As many know by now, Cyndi had been fighting for her life throughout the past seven months with an auto-immune disease as well as end-stage COPD, having had pneumonia 60 times out of her 65 years on this earth. She was a fighter, who was willing to suffer whatever God so deigned for her to undergo in making reparation for her own sins, her family's sins and all the sins of this world, so entrapped by the world, the flesh and the devil. She passed peacefully into eternity in her sleep around 3:33 Tuesday morning, April 8th during Passion Week.
Cyndi was laid to rest on April 16, 2014 Spy Wednesday in Holy Week in Miramar National Cemetery following a meaningful Requiem High Mass by Fr. Gerard McKee, CMRI at Bayview Chapel in San Diego with our dear friend Doug Praska serving for her funeral Mass. On her gravestone will read: "Beautiful Mom who lived the Beatitudes". And, oh, did she! I share this in a tribute entitled, "God writes straight with crooked lines".
In her memory, and to help cover the funeral costs as well as past medical expenses she incurred over her many years of illness and the fact that the $515.00 she received monthly in Social Security benefits she had paid into over the years stopped with her death, and now I'll have that much less coming in just to be able to pay the monthly bills and mortgage, I have no choice but to humbly and respectfully request donations to Cyndi's Angels, a bonafide non-profit arm of SANCTUS and the DailyCatholic. Just earmark in the comments section of your donation that it is to go to Cyndi's Angels. Through our benefactors' generosity we've been able to pare nearly $8000.00 down to a more manageable $3000.00, but that means things are still in the red and, with interest rates and late charge, that can still climb rapidly.
In addition, as a daily reader (Cyndi had just been reading reflections on Passion Week and the liturgy the night before she passed) of the renowned Benedictine Abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger's masterpiece 15-volume The Liturgical Year, she specifically asked in her will to have Thirty Gregorian Masses said for her soul. That has been accomplished and Father is in the midst of saying those consecutive Masses over a period from September 12 through October 12. It was Cyndi's only written request, but it meant the world to her in realizing how vital the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is to a soul in reaching Heaven sooner, rather than later. And, if she's already in Heaven, as I truly believe for the way she lived her Faith, than those Masses will go to another needy soul in Purgatory.
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We thank you in advance for your generosity to remember Cyndi as well as helping us keep this apostolate growing and bringing the truths of the holy Catholic Faith to more souls so lost in the Great Apostasy caused by the counterfeit church of conciliarism. Those giving $100.00 or more will receive a personal reply for your tax records. May our Lord
and our Lady
richly bless you for your charity.
The beautiful, inspiring, and truly meaningful painting of our Lady above was dedicated specifically for Cyndi by the amazing Traditional Catholic artist Michelle Maher
. We will be featuring many of her works in future editions. We thank Michelle for her unique loving gift that so beautifully captures the essence of the Mother of God as Cyndi so often depicted the Immaculate Queen in sharing the purity and majesty of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
The picture to the right is the last photo taken of her on April 5. Despite her pain and suffering, she could still smile. This was taken after Father Gerard had brought her the Sacraments for the First Saturday of April. She passed away less than three days later fully in the state of Sanctifying Grace, wearing her Brown Scapular and, as always, clutching her trusty blessed and well-used Rosary in her hand. She was laid to eternal rest in that same manner wearing her mantilla, her Scapular, Miraculous Medal and the holy Rosary was entwined around her hands as you can see below during the viewing prior to Rosary and her Requiem Mass.
You can contribute by either clicking on the button to the right above or you may send a check of any amount you choose to Cyndi's Angels % SANCTUS, 2750 Wheatstone #111, San Diego, CA 92111.
We thank you in advance for your caring and sharing, and the kind notes that have been flooding in for this true victim soul who is finally free of suffering, having completed her mission on earth with the salutation of our Lord in St. Matthew 25: 21,"Well done, good and faithful servant."