Sister Cecilia Maria from Saints Teresa and Joseph Monastery in Santa Fe, Argentina was always known for her beautiful smile and positive personality even in the face of a really painful and hard time in her life. She chose to spend her life in prayer and in a contemplative environment at the convent. It was because of her amazing spirit and outlook on life that she left her loved ones with hope and peace after she passed on.
Six months ago, Sister Cecilia was diagnosed with cancer of the tongue and the disease fast metastasized into her lungs. The disease took its toll on her and her condition worsened.Soon she had to be hospitalized but even from her hospital bed she never for once stopped praying. Her hope and faith in the Lord remained constant and she kept offering up her sufferings with the surety that she would soon be with God. Doctors said she only had a few months to live, but that did not change her stand with the Lord.Just before she passed on, Sister Cecilia wrote her will on a piece of paper. It read, “I was thinking about how I would like my funeral to be. First, some intense prayer and then a great celebration for everyone. Don’t forget to pray but don’t forget to celebrate either!”
After she passed away, the group of nuns she belonged to released their statement saying, “Jesus! Just two lines to let you know that our dearly beloved sister gently fell asleep in the Lord, after such a painful illness, always borne with joy and her surrender to her Divine Spouse. We send you all our love, grateful for your support and prayer during this entire time, so painful yet so wonderful at the same time. We believe she flew directly to heaven, but we also ask you to not cease commending her to your prayers, so from heaven she may repay you. A big hug from her Sisters in Santa Fe.”