There she began working as a teacher at Archbishop Keough, a Catholic high school for girls. Soon she had earned the respect of both students and teachers alike. According to those who knew her, she was gentle and kind, with an empathetic nature that made her an excellent nun.
However, it was the 1960s, and many young men and women within the church were beginning to question the restrictions of their faith. Furthermore, Cathy had grown into a beautiful woman – a fact that hadn’t escaped the attention of the priests who crossed her path.
In fact, in 1968, a Jesuit priest named Gerard Koob succumbed to his feelings and asked Cathy to marry him. And even though she declined his offer, the pair remained close friends. Then, the next year, Cathy and a fellow nun, Sister Helen Russell, decided to leave the convent where they were living.