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Cathy Beckley, SNJM receives Marie Pizelo Award

Congratulations to Cathy Beckley, SNJM who received the Marie Pizelo Award at Transitions' annual People Who Care fund-raising event on October 24. Sr. Cathy founded the Spokane Women's Drop-In Center for homeless women in 1991. Now called the Women's Hearth, the center is one of three programs that operate as part of Transitions, an intercommunity project founded and sponsored by the Sisters of Providence, the Dominican Sisters, the Franciscan Sisters and the Sisters of the Holy Names. The first recipient of the Marie Pizelo award, named in honor of a woman who volunteered at the Drop-In Center from its founding until her death a year ago, Sr. Cathy was honored for her pioneering spirit in founding the ministry and creative direction of the program. Read more at: http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2012/oct/25/transitions-just-keeps-on-helping/.