Friday, December 13, 2013

Sister Carlota Baca

No, this isn't my big sister from Santa Fe, Dr. Maria Carlota Baca.  This is my great great aunt Sister Carlota Baca who died yesterday at the age of 104.  She celebrated her 85th Jublilee as a nun with our Lady of Missionary Sisters this year.  She was a woman devoted to helping the poor and worked for many years in border towns with Mexico doing just that.  She was lively and un-dogmatic.  She just wanted to help those in need without any quid pro quo.  She was born in Pena Blanca, NM in 1909 and lived a long and meaningful life.  She died in the Victory Noll Center in Huntington, Indiana.

2 comments:

Bubba Muntzer said...

I've been doing a little reading about her order. Those are some idealistic people. To paraphrase Barbara Mandrell, they were thinking about the poor before Pope Francis made it cool.

What strikes me in looking at pictures of them is that they all seem to be wearing a smile and a look of contentment, like your aunt in her picture. As if to verify everything you say about her life.

Anonymous said...

Walking the walk is much more difficult than talking. What a beautiful person she must have been.