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Sheehan, Shawn G.



  • Existence: 1912 - 1990

Biographical Note

Shawn Sheehan was born in Brockton, MA in 1912, attended Holy Cross College (1933), was ordained (1940), and earned a doctorate from Catholic University of America (1944). He taught at St. John's Seminary and held a number of parochial assignments in eastern Massachusetts. Sheehan was active in the liturgical, ecumenical, and peace & justice movements in the Church until his death in 1990.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Liturgical Conference records


The Liturgical Conference is an organization originally comprised of religious and lay Catholics working towards liturgical reforms and greater lay involvement in the liturgy. The collection consists of organizational records once held by Thomas J. Carroll, SJ, Martin B. Hellriegel, William J. Leonard, SJ, and Shawn Sheehan, and includes correspondence, reports, minutes, and photographs.

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research. Audio recordings have been digitally copied; all original media were retained, but may not be played due to format. Digital use copies can only be accessed in the Burns Library Reading Room.

Dates: 1927 - 1990; Majority of material found within 1945 - 1969

Shawn Sheehan papers


Shawn Sheehan was a parish priest in Boston, Massachusetts and professor of liturgical and church history at St. John's Seminary. The papers consist of materials pertaining to his parish activities, including numerous sermons, and church movements, particularly ecumenism and justice and peace. In addition, there are materials pertaining to Sheehan's involvement in community projects.

Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research.

Dates: 1926-1991; Majority of material found within 1940-1990