Sheila & Stella

Sisters Sheila Byrne and Stella Breen

Sisters Sheila and Stella have been co-directors of the Franciscan Center, a Diocesan Catholic Social Outreach on St. Helena Island, for the past fifteen years.



Sister Sheila M. Byrne

Sister Sheila was born in Mallow, County Cork, Ireland. She entered the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia and received her B.S. degree from Nuemann College, Aston, PA.

Sister Sheila taught in the Catholic School System for thirty years in Wilmington, DE; Baltimore, MD; Morehead City, NC; and Anderson, SC. Her experience includes Director of Parish Religious Education Programs.


Sister Stella M. Breen

Sister Stella was born in County Cork, Ireland, She entered the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia and received her B.S. degree from Mount St. Mary's University, Emmitsburg, MD. She furthered her studies at Valparaiso University, IN and Clemson University, SC.

Sister Stella taught in the Catholic School System for thirty three years in Wilmington, DE; Baltimore, MD; Pensacola, FL; and North Augusta, SC. Her experience includes coordinating Liturgy, Liturgical Music and Ministry to the Sick.