A Home in Honor of Sister Evie

Posted by Spalding Hurst

March 13, 2024

Sister Evelyn Hurley, celebrated her 109th birthday March 7. In anticipation and recognition of the event, a lay missionary group traveled to Belize in February under the guidance of Sister Luke Boiarski, a dear friend of Sister Evelyn’s. The group’s mission was to build a home, in Sister Evelyn’s honor, for Dorla and her 6-year-old grandson, Tephawn. The missionary group included Sister Luke, Sister Sangeeta Ayithamattam, Sister Mary Ann Connolly, SC (Halifax), and six of Sister Evelyn’s family members.

“It was a humbling privilege for all who were part of this journey,” said Sister Mary Ann. “The blessing of the life of ‘Evie,’ who has embodied Charity for the past 90 years, has now blessed this beautiful family! Happy birthday, Sister Evelyn, and thank you for a lifetime of love and service!”

Above: The missionary group in front of the newly built house in Belize. Below: Sister Mary Ann with Sister Evelyn.


  1. Ann Palatty

    Thankto everyone who has immortalised Sister Evelyn’s life through this housing project.

  2. Maria Brocato

    What a wonderful way to honor our dear Evie!

  3. Sr. Luke

    It was such a delight being with Sr. Evie’s family, Sr. Sangeeta and Sr. Mary Ann on this house build in Belize City.
    Each person was a beacon of light to Ms Dorla Fortune, her grandson, Tephawn, as well as each other.
    I love this quote of St. Theresa of Avila :
    “Christ has no body now but yours. No hands, no feet on earth but yours. Yours are the eyes through which he looks compassion on this world. Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good. Yours are the hands through which he blesses this world.”

  4. Anne Magruder, SCN

    This was not only a wonderful gift to Dorla but also a gift to Evie for her birthday. Thanks goes to Luke and Evie’s beautiful family.

  5. Cecelia sacca

    “Well done, good & faithful servant.” We are so proud of all of you, especially you Mary Ann!


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