Cathy Beckley

Profile Updated: June 10, 2015
(City) State or Country Seattle, WA USA

July 2007

After graduation from OSU in Physical Education, I taught in the Portland Public Schools for 3 years. I met Holy Names Sisters while living in St. Francis Parish in SE Portland. I decided to enter the religious community. I have been a sister for the past 35 years.

I taught at Sacred Heart Academy in Salem, received an MSW at Univ of WA in 1983, was administrator at St. Mary's Academy in Portland for two years. I then worked as a therapist at St. Joseph Family Center in Spokane. In 1991 I started a Drop In Center for Women and later a residential house named Graceworks for women getting out of prostitution in Spokane.

I received a Masters in Divinity degree from Gonzaga University in 1999, wishing someday to be an ordained Catholic Priest - who knows? I did some Ecumenical and Interfaith Leadership in Spokane. Presently I have been working as a Vocation Director for our religious community - encouraging young women to consider becoming a sister.

I spend time as a spiritual director - especially mentoring young adult Catholics . I enjoy reading, hiking, golf (when I get a chance).

Blessings and Peace,

Cathy Beckley, snjm

Vocation Director

Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary

"This spreading radiance of a True Human Being has great importance. Look carefully around you and recognize the luminosity of souls. Sit beside those who draw you to that." ~Jalal Uddin Rumi

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May 25, 2022 at 4:33 AM
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May 18, 2021 at 10:10 AM

Cathy....I wish you a happy, happy birthday "old" friend. I would really like to get in contact with you!

Nov 10, 2020 at 5:24 PM

Posted on: Nov 10, 2020 at 5:20 PM

Wow....I tried to send an email to you, but it came back! I really want to get in touch with you, but don't know how....hope you respond to this!!

May 18, 2020 at 3:49 PM

Happy Birthday Cathy....!
Wow...73! How did we get so old?!?

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May 25, 2019 at 4:33 AM
May 19, 2019 at 1:52 PM

Hi Cathy..HAPPY BIRTHDAY!..Hope you are doing well...and I wish you the very best for 72!

May 25, 2018 at 8:16 AM

Hi dear old friend...hope you have a wonderful day! Wish I could pop in and see you!

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May 20, 2016 at 6:53 AM

Your birthday is coming up Cathy....last year before 70! Ahhhhh how did we get so old?! Hope all is going well for you. We've sold the house in Port Townsend so don't get the NW anymore I'm sad to say. If you ever head to the East Coast we'd love for you to visit up in Maryland.

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