In memory of
Sister Mary Eva Regina Martin
In memory of
Sister Mary Eva Regina Martin
Sister Mary Eva Regina Martin (nee Gloria Martin) daughter of the late Felix Martin and Adeline Charles, entered eternal life on April 7, 2014. She was 74 years of age. Sister Eva Regina, a native of Grand Coteau, LA, entered the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Family on September 8, 1959, professed First Vows on August 15, 1962, and Perpetual Vows August 15, 1967. During her life as a consecrated religious, Sr. Eva Regina served the people of God as an educator, catechist, and retreat director. She taught at St. Raymond and St. Paul the Apostle in New Orleans, LA; and Our Lady of Lourdes in Abbeville, LA. She was principal at St. Francis Xavier in Baton Rouge, LA; Holy Ghost in Marksville, LA; Immaculate Heart of Mary in Lafayette, LA; St. Nicholas, St. Philip Neri and Our Mother of Mercy in Houston, TX. Sr. Eva Regina also served as reading consultant while in Houston. In 1991 Sr. Eva Regina became a full-time doctorate student at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, where she earned her Ph.D in African American Studies in1994. In 1995 she served as the Director as well as a faculty member of the Institute of Black Catholic Studies at Xavier University in New Orleans. She also was the Director of Archives for Loyola and Xavier universities. Sr. Eva Regina taught spirituality part-time for the Archdiocese of New Orleans, trained teachers in Dangriga, Belize, gave numerous workshops and retreats on the topics of spirituality, evangelization, conversion and the teaching of catechetics. Sister also served on several boards including: The Catholic Book Store of New Orleans, Notre Dame Seminary, and the American Bishops Advisory Board for Black Catholics. Sr. Eva Regina was the genealogist for the Delille Museum. Sister received many awards and certificates, most notable among them, was the Harriett Tubman Award given by the National Black Sisters Conference in 2002. Sr. Eva Regina was elected to leadership in her Community and served as a General Councilor, Vicar General, and succumbed to death while presiding in office as Congregational Leader. Sr. Eva Regina was preceded in death by one brother, Joseph Martin, three sisters: Annabelle M. Semien, Mary Alice Roberts, and Agnes M. Milton. Left to celebrate her life: one brother Harold Sanco of Beaumont, TX; three sisters, Mary M. Landry and Theresa Martin of Houston, TX, and Helen M. Auzenne (Benjamin) of Texas City, TX as well as a host of nieces and nephews. Sr. Eva Regina's body will lie in state at the Motherhouse of the Sisters of the Holy Family Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Wake Service at 6:00 p.m. Funeral Monday, April 14, 2014 at St. Louis Cathedral for 10:00 a.m., viewing starts at 8:30 a.m. Interment follows at St. Louis #2. MAJESTIC MORTUARY in charge of all arrangements.
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In memory of
Sister Mary Eva Regina Martin
Sister Mary Eva Regina Martin (nee Gloria Martin) daughter of the late Felix Martin and Adeline Charles, entered eternal life on April 7, 2014. She was 74 years of age. Sister Eva Regina, a native of Grand Coteau, LA, entered the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Family on September 8, 1959, professed First Vows on August 15, 1962, and Perpetual Vows August 15, 1967. During her life as a consecrated religious, Sr. Eva Regina served the people of God as an educator, catechist, and retreat director. She taught at St. Raymond and St. Paul the Apostle in New Orleans, LA; and Our Lady of Lourdes in Abbeville, LA. She was principal at St. Francis Xavier in Baton Rouge, LA; Holy Ghost in Marksville, LA; Immaculate Heart of Mary in Lafayette, LA; St. Nicholas, St. Philip Neri and Our Mother of Mercy in Houston, TX. Sr. Eva Regina also served as reading consultant while in Houston. In 1991 Sr. Eva Regina became a full-time doctorate student at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, where she earned her Ph.D in African American Studies in1994. In 1995 she served as the Director as well as a faculty member of the Institute of Black Catholic Studies at Xavier University in New Orleans. She also was the Director of Archives for Loyola and Xavier universities. Sr. Eva Regina taught spirituality part-time for the Archdiocese of New Orleans, trained teachers in Dangriga, Belize, gave numerous workshops and retreats on the topics of spirituality, evangelization, conversion and the teaching of catechetics. Sister also served on several boards including: The Catholic Book Store of New Orleans, Notre Dame Seminary, and the American Bishops Advisory Board for Black Catholics. Sr. Eva Regina was the genealogist for the Delille Museum. Sister received many awards and certificates, most notable among them, was the Harriett Tubman Award given by the National Black Sisters Conference in 2002. Sr. Eva Regina was elected to leadership in her Community and served as a General Councilor, Vicar General, and succumbed to death while presiding in office as Congregational Leader. Sr. Eva Regina was preceded in death by one brother, Joseph Martin, three sisters: Annabelle M. Semien, Mary Alice Roberts, and Agnes M. Milton. Left to celebrate her life: one brother Harold Sanco of Beaumont, TX; three sisters, Mary M. Landry and Theresa Martin of Houston, TX, and Helen M. Auzenne (Benjamin) of Texas City, TX as well as a host of nieces and nephews. Sr. Eva Regina's body will lie in state at the Motherhouse of the Sisters of the Holy Family Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Wake Service at 6:00 p.m. Funeral Monday, April 14, 2014 at St. Louis Cathedral for 10:00 a.m., viewing starts at 8:30 a.m. Interment follows at St. Louis #2. MAJESTIC MORTUARY in charge of all arrangements.
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