Sr. Carmen Garcias, MAG, former Hispanic ministry associate in Chattanooga, passes away

Sister Carmen Gordillo Garcias died May 29 at Emory Health Care in Atlanta. She was 49 and was a resident of Rome, Ga.

Sister Carmen was a member of the Order of Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, A.G., of Humantla, Mexico. At the time of her death she was the Hispanic ministry coordinator and pastoral assistant at St. Mary’s Church in Rome. Prior to her assignment there, she was a pastoral assistant and Hispanic ministry associate at Catholic parishes in Atlanta, Chattanooga, Jonesboro, and Calhoun, Ga.

Sister Carmen had a degree in early childhood education from the Yermo y Parres College in Puebla, Mexico, and had been an elementary school teacher and school principal prior to becoming a religious sister.

She was a graduate of several theological programs and institutes in the Archdiocese of Atlanta.

Sister Carmen was born in Chiapas, Mexico, to Moises and Angela Gordillo in 1970. She is survived by three sisters, three brothers, and a number of nephews and nieces.

After lying in state on June 1 in Rome, Sister Carmen is being buried in Mexico.

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