Sister Mary Sheila, O.P.

  • originally from Santa Clara, California
  • met the Sisters at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio
  • entered the Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia of Nashville, Tennessee
  • BA Liberal Arts/Education from Aquinas College, Nashville, Tennessee
  • MA in Administration from University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana
  • Pursuing MA in Thomistic Studies at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C.
  • Experience teaching in Denver, Colorado and Providence, Rhode Island
  • Experience serving as principal in Cincinnati, Ohio; New Orleans, Louisiana; Greenville, South Carolina; and Cottleville, Missouri

“Remain in my love . . . I have told you this so that my joy may be in you, and your joy may be complete.”  –Jesus Christ, John 15:9, 11

“From the first moment that a student sets foot in a Catholic school, he or she ought to have the impression of entering a new environment, one . . . permeated with the Gospel spirit of love and freedom.”

#25, The Religious Dimension of Education in a Catholic School, Vatican Congregation for Catholic Education, 1988



Dear Faculty and Families,

Welcome to Aquinas e-Learning Days!  Please know of my prayers for you as we all continue to study and pray.

See the left sidebar for recordings of the morning and afternoon prayers and announcements for each school day. Consider beginning and ending your study time at home with these audio recordings to help sanctify study time and to build the children’s sense of normalcy and security, especially for younger students.

On Wednesday morning announcements, I remind the students that our school Mass is usually at 10:45am on Wednesdays. I invite you and all our Aquinas community to pause to pray for one another on Wednesdays at 10:45am.

On the Friday morning announcements, I remind the students that we pray the Stations of the Cross on Fridays in Lent. Below is a link to the version of the Stations of the Cross we use at Aquinas, but there is no “official” or “correct” way to pray the Stations of the Cross. Feel free to simplify or adapt these prayers for use in your home. For example, simply praying an Our Father together in place of the recited reflection may be easier for younger children.

My prayers for you and your families.

In Saint Thomas Aquinas,

Sister Mary Sheila, O.P.


Stations of the Cross