Sister Dolores Beatty (Sister Mary of Nazareth)- 60th Jubilee

Written on: April 4, 2016

Dolores BeattyCurrently, Sister Dolores Beatty (Sister Mary of Nazareth) volunteers as the receptionist at Grey Nun Academy in Yardley, PA. This school is dear to her heart as she was Principal there for thirteen years and then and now loved being with the children. Sister Dolores has been an educator her entire religious life, first in elementary school as a kindergarten teacher and then as a history, social studies teacher at St. Pius X High School in Atlanta and Bishop McDevitt High School in Wyncote, Pennsylvania. She rounded out her ministry years as Director of Religious Education at St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Fallsington.

Over the past 60 years I have been the recipient of innumerable blessings as a Grey Nun of the Sacred Heart. Just alone, the many educational opportunities I have received afforded me with the “tools of my trade”—my love of teaching from Kindergarten through High School, Administration, and Parish Religious Education. It was in this ministry of education that I have met students, parents, colleagues, and friends who continue to enrich my life to the fullest. I share prayer and community with women of wit, wisdom, and grace who model for me the meaning of sacrifice and perseverance in religious life, together with love, laughter, tears, and joy! I look forward to this celebration with my sisters, family, and friends, my companions on the journey, as I reflect on the many gifts I receive daily, and number each of them among my greatest treasures. Life is all about relationship, and they consistently mirror for me the God Presence. I am truly grateful for these years filled with so many varied experiences of learning, stretching, and with God’s grace, growing in wholeness and holiness.

10 thoughts on “Sister Dolores Beatty (Sister Mary of Nazareth)- 60th Jubilee

  1. Janet Piede Jones says:

    Thank you for all your love and friendship at St Pius so many years ago! You were an amazing teacher and role model! May God continue to bless you and keep you safe! Congratulations!!!

  2. Nancy Ago says:

    Dear DB,. So glad I found this article. Many congratulations and blessings. I remember all the good times we had during the McDevitt days.

  3. Sr. Marian Francis (Mary Lou Kelly) says:


    Congratulations and best wishes on your 60th anniversary in religious life.

    Haven’t these 60 years gone by quickly!!!!???

    We have such wonderful memories of our “Sorority” as 6 of us entered religious communities.


    Mary Lou

  4. Maureen Cronin Bergan says:

    Wonderful memories from St. Pius X – class of 1971! Congratulations and blessings!!

  5. Rosemary Polaneczky Jenins '84 says:

    Dear Sister Dolores, I wish you the best on your amazing celebration of service to God and all the students whose lives you have touched! Thanks for contributing to the wonderful memories of Bishop McDevitt!

  6. Meg evangelist says:

    DB glad to see you are doing so well. What wonderful memories I have of you during our McDevitt days. I wish you all the best. Take care. Ps you look exactly the same. Love you!!! Meg

  7. COL Martin J.Jones USA (Ret) says:

    Happy Anniversary Sister. I hope and pray that God continues to bless you with good health and happiness. Thanks for the being a positive influence in my life, I always remember. Take care.

  8. Lee Fredericks says:

    Happy Anniversary, Sister. Had a wonderful time in your class at Bishop Mcdevitt in the mid seventies. May God always bless you.

    Lee Fredericks
    Bucket, Class of ’75

  9. Fr. Patrick Hoare says:

    So grateful to Sister for a great education and wonderful memories of her classes at Bishop McDevitt!!

  10. Joanne Cornell says:

    Happy Happy Anniversary, dear DB. May you continue to be blessed in all you do and be happy wherever life leads you.

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