|Birth: ||Aug. 27, 1858|
|Death: ||Jun. 6, 1942|
Mother M. Cyril Conway, IHM
Born: August 27, 1858 in Pittston, PA
Died: June 6, 1942
Name: Ellen Conway
Parents: Margaret Shellue and Henry J. Conway
Entered the Congregation: June 1876 at St. Cecilia's, Scranton
Reception of Habit: February 13, 1877, St. Rose, Carbondale
Religious Profession: August 27, 1878, St. Cecilia's, Scranton
Elected Superior General: August, 1901
Mother Superior of the IHM Congregation in Scranton, PA: 1901 to 1913
■1901-1903: Walked nearly every day from St. Cecilia's, Scranton to supervise work at new motherhouse site.
■1903: Completed Mt. St. Mary's Motherhouse, Scranton.
■Constructed shrine to Our Lady of Victory in Thanksgiving that a proposed railroad was not built through the grounds.
■1903: Father Jankola sought the assistance of Mother M. Cyril to direct the candidates who would form a new congregation to serve Slovak immigrants and the first 3 aspirants began their initial formation at Mt. St. Mary's In Scranton, PA
■November 2, 1905: Mother M. Cyril accepted Casmira Kaupas and two other young women into the formation program at Mount St. Mary
■August 29, 1907: Mother Maria, Mother Immaculata and Mother Concepta were professed. This day marked the birth of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Casimir (Lithuanian Sisters)
■September 11, 1909: celebration of the founding of the Sisters of Sts. Cyril and Methodius occured (Slovak Sisters)
■1903: Opening of St. Lawrence School, Portland, Oregon
■1903: IHM Academy, Couer d'Alene, Idaho
■1905: St. Joseph's School, Spokane, Washington
■Orphanages: 1909: St. John's Home, Altoona, PA
Memorial contributions may be made to the IHM Retirement Fund, IHM Center, 2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509.
Saint Catherine's Cemetery
Plot: IHM Sisters Section; Block D; Lot A-1
Created by: Fran Fasolka, IHM
Record added: Feb 25, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48753084