Cora’s Prayer

“I knelt in prayer to thank Jesus for His gift of knowledge and for the gift of writing He had given me, better to describe His life and infinite love into our world.”

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Our Role

In responding to our role and the continuation of His mission here on earth we encourage people to live with a heightened awareness of the living indwelling presence of Jesus in their daily lives. We accomplish this work through publishing the works of Cora Evans and others, by giving talks and parish retreats, and by promoting her cause for sainthood.

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Cora Evans

Cora's Bio

Cora Evans was born July 9, 1904, and she passed away March 30, 1957. Her first mystical experience, an apparition of the Blessed Mother, took place when she was three years old. It was an event she could not fully comprehend and would never forget. Many years would pass before she understood the vision and the message. Cora was raised a Mormon and was married to Maclellan Evans in the well-known Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah. That event was the turning point in her life.

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Cora's Cause

In July 1938, she had a profound mystical experience. Cora wrote about this event in the autobiography of her mystical life, titled "Captain of the Ship." During this deep ecstasy Cora made the choice to serve God for the rest of her life. She described the state of her soul as being intimately united to God, and referred to this as her vow day: "It was necessary for me to live my chosen vocation with Him as my companion. By loaning Jesus my humanity for Him to govern as well as dwell within, would make my life a living prayer for He was life, living life within me, and my body now dead to me was His living cross, His cross to take to Calvary, Calvary, the door to eternal life."

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Check Out Our Books

Learn More About our Books written by Cora Evans, Fr. Frank Parish, S.J., and Michael McDevitt. Read Reviews, Browse, and Shop.

Sparks from His HeartFr. Frank Parrish, S.J.

Ever wonder why Jesus said, “I come to cast a fire on the earth”? His next words—“how I wish it were ignited”—suggest a certain impatience. For over 50 years, Jesuit priest, Fr. Frank, preached on the syndicated “Catholic Quarter Hour” radio program. He selected his favorite talks to be published in this book, Sparks from His Heart.

Selected Writings of Cora EvansCora Evans

In 1945 Cora Evans set out to write of her mystical experiences under the direction of a renowned Jesuit priest. Selected Writings is comprised of excerpts from her diaries, letters, meditations, and books, and is designed to meet worldwide demand for more information about Cora Evans.