Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Eva Cruz

Late yesterday afternoon, I received word that Eva Cruz, a long-time colleague and friend, died after a brief illness.

I served with Eva on many RCIA institutes around the United States since the early 1990's. She helped people in Hispanic and Anglo communities understand what RCIA is all about and how to implement the rite in culturally diverse settings. I have such fond memories of Eva. Sometimes it's the smallest things about people that one remembers. I was always intrigued, believe it or not, with Eva's fingernails. She went to some kind of nail salon that actually affixed small pieces of jewelry to her laquered fingernails. They were so cool! She was a dedicated mom and servant of the Lord. Please keep Eva's parents, her children, and grandchildren in your prayers.

Her obituary says it all: Eva was a wonderful, caring, and loving person, always helping others, even in death she was a donor. Eva was very active in church ministry at St. Mary’s Catholic Church and previously at Sacred Heart Church in Aurora. She spent may volunteer hours working with the homeless at Hessed House as well as the many hours she devoted to the women at Mutual Ground. Her love of God, family and friends was amazing.

Que los ángeles te lleven este día al paraíso y que puedas hoy en plenitud ver el rostro de nuestro Dios.
Gotta Sing. Gotta Pray.

1 comment:

Dolores Martinez said...

Oh, Jerry, another loss. She was amazing indeed. May she rest in peace.