Sister Olga Poluch, DSF, will celebrate her 70th jubilee Aug. 15.
She was born June 25, 1925, in Slovakia. She attended Notre Dame in Bratislava, Slovakia, St. Bede College, Peru, Ill., and St. Francis College, Joliet, Ill.
She entered the convent of the Daughters of St. Francis of Assisi on Sept. 8, 1940, and received her habit Aug. 15, 1942.
Sr. Poluch came to the United States on Sept. 16, 1946. She ministered in Illinois, Missouri, Ohio and at St. Mary’s in Davenport. She served her community as superior, vocation director, council member and novice mistress.
“I have heartfelt gratitude to almighty God and his Blessed Mother Mary for the grace of my vocation and for sustaining me in 70 years of religious life,” she said. “I have served the Lord joyfully and faithfully all these years. I rejoice and express my gratitude to one and all who supported me and made my jubilee possible. I do pray many young ladies will follow the Franciscan way of life, to be able to enjoy and relish, as I have, the moments of these past 70 years as a Franciscan Sister.”