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.
Sister Morris taught at the Convent of the Sacred Heart, San Francisco (Broadway), then at the Academy of the Sacred Heart (Menlo) now known as Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton. She then served in administration for more than fifty years. She was head of school for three Sacred Heart schools and the last President of the San Diego College for Women, working to merge the men and women’s colleges during her five years there.
Sister Morris has served in development for the Sacred Heart schools in San Francisco and Atherton, as well as for the former United States Province of the Society of the Sacred Heart, Josephinum Academy in Chicago and most recently, St. Raymond School in Atherton.
“I am so grateful for my life in the Society where I have met God and some of the brightest and holiest women alive!”