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Sister Marcia O'Dea Celebrates Forty Years at Forest Ridge

Sister Marcia O'Dea

This year, Sister Marcia O’Dea celebrates having served at Forest Ridge High School in Bellevue, Washington for forty years. She started at the school as an English teacher for juniors and seniors, immediately after completing her graduate studies in Learning Environments at Harvard University in 1975. Her milestone tenure was recognized with an award certificate from the Network of Sacred Heart Schools.

Lorraine Landry, RSCJ

2015 Jubilarian, Celebrating 60 Years

The second of six children, Lorraine Landry was born on September 25, 1932 in Patterson, Louisiana. Alongside her three sisters and twin brothers, Sister Landry was raised in the country, as her father was a sugarcane farmer. She attended public schools until college, when she went to the College of the Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau, Louisiana. It was here that she became aware of her vocation.

Carolyn Osiek, RSCJ, Provincial Archivist

2015 Jubilarian, Celebrating 50 Years as a Religious of the Sacred Heart

St. Louis native Carolyn (Lyn) Osiek, RSCJ, is the Archivist for the Society of the Sacred Heart, United States - Canada Province. She enjoys the collaborative nature of this role, as she is “able to assist many people in the Society, the Network of Sacred Heart Schools, and the circle of our collaborators and friends who daily live the same message of love.”

Patricia Shaffer, RSCJ

Patricia Marie Shaffer was born on June 11, 1928, in Los Angeles, to Rose Cecelia Rey and Edwin Joseph Shaffer. She was the oldest of five - three girls and two boys—in a devout Catholic household. In order to attend Catholic schools, she worked hard during summers in a local canning factory and at times helped in the fields.

Kum Soon Eum, RSCJ

2015 Jubilarian, Celebrating 50 Years as a Religious of the Sacred Heart

The middle of three children, Kum Soon Eum, RSCJ, spent her early childhood in North Korea playing with her two brothers. After WWII, her family relocated to South Korea, where she met a friend who had just entered the Society of the Sacred Heart. Sister Kum Soon had long considered the option of religious life, and was inspired by her friend’s vocation. In 1959, she responded to her lifelong call, and decided to enter the Society.   

Nancy Morris, RSCJ

Born and raised in Piedmont, California, Nancy was the middle of seven children (five boys, two girls). She attended local public schools and graduated from University of California-Berkeley in 1949. Drawn to a life of prayer, she entered the Society of the Sacred Heart in January, 1951. During her noviceship, four of her five brothers were in the Jesuit noviceship in Los Gatos.