Sister Mary Shawn Lyons

Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (ASCJ)
Jubilee year: 
50th profession
Birth name: 
Providence, R.I.
First profession: 
Final profession: 

Bachelor's in biology, St. Louis University, St. Louis

Master's in gerontology counseling, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, Conn.

Licensed practical nursing degree, Eli Whitney Technical School, New Haven, Conn.

Service in the archdiocese: 

Teacher, St. Ambrose School, St. Louis, 1966-67

Teacher, Our Lady of Good Counsel, St. Louis, 1967-68

Teacher, St. Ambrose School, St. Louis, 1968-72

Service outside of the archdiocese: 

Teacher  Our Lady of Loreto School, Pittsburgh, 1972-73

Teacher, St. Rita School, Connellsville, Pa., 1973-76

Teacher,  Blessed Sacrament Junior High School, Hamden, Conn., 1976-78

Nurse, Sacred Heart Manor, Hamden, Conn.,  1979-83; 1984-88

Teacher, Geibel High School, Connellsville, Pa., 1983-84

Director, Clelian Adult Day Care Center, Hamden, Conn., 1988-2002

Year of study in spirituality, Rome, Italy, 2002-03

Parish Ministry, St. Rocco Parish, Johnston, R.I.  2003-04

Director of the adult workshop, Clelian Heights, Greensburg, Pa., 2004- present

About me: 

Sister Shawn has served in the ministry of teaching and health care ministry. She has served in congregational leadership as provincial councilor in the United States Province of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. She was one of the three founding sisters and the first director of the Clelian Adult Day Center in Hamden, Conn. By her caring and generous spirit, Sister Shawn's love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus inspires others to respond to God’s call and share the love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.