Sister Marilyn LeDoux

Sister Marilyn LeDoux: In her own words

During Lent of my eighth grade at St. John the Baptist School in Milwaukie, Oregon, we went into church on Friday afternoons for Stations of the Cross. I received my vocation (call) during one of those spring afternoons while being distracted by the bright sunshine and feeling like I wanted to be outside. God had other plans.

That year, some of my companions and I came out to see this large convent in Beaverton. Mother Colette graciously conducted us through much of the convent and chapel. From that experience, I came to St. Mary of the Valley to go to school and, during my last year of high school, entered the postulancy. The rest is history.

Later, I became a teacher of grades four, five and six. I enjoyed teaching all of these grades very much. I taught my first two years in Sublimity and then Stayton, Our Lady of Sorrows, St. Andrews, and Holy Trinity. After about 10 years of teaching, I was transferred to St. Mary’s in Spokane, and served there for about five years. Then I returned back to Oregon to teach in Sublimity, at St. Matthew’s in Hillsboro, and at Visitation in Verboort.

At that time in my life, I needed a change from full time teaching, so I did a few other jobs for the Sisters’ Community and also was a substitute teacher.

I really enjoyed my teaching days and working with enthusiastic young people. My last years in school were spent teaching art and taking playground duty. I enjoyed both of those in different ways.

Photo album

We are pleased to share photos from the life and ministry of Sister Marilyn LeDoux, who celebrates her 60th Jubilee in 2015.