Sr. Shawn Pauline OCD is a native of the Adirondack area of upper New York State. She attended Catholic Schools through 8th grade and public High School in the local town of Crown Point, a small rural community of approximately 2000 people. She attended College at the Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio where she received a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Theology. Sister Shawn Pauline entered the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles on September 14th, 2003 and made her final vows on July 15th, 2012. She currently is assigned to the apostolate of Avila Gardens, an Independent Living Community for Seniors here in the city of Duarte, where she has served for seven years. Sister also received a license in RCFE Administration from the State of California in 2011. Sister Shawn Pauline has a passionate desire to live fully the mission of the Carmelite Sisters to be a presence inflamed with God’s love through union with God in prayer, joyful witness and loving service.