Biographical Timeline

Birth, Midvale, Utah; child of Laura and Robert Yorgason

1912

Cora is baptized a Mormon (8 years old).

June 4, 1924

Mormon Marriage to Mack Evans, Mormon temple in Salt Lake City (this location is the worldwide headquarters for the Mormon Church). Cora completely rejects Mormon religion based on the secret ritual and what she considers to be false teachings about God. Cora begins ten-year search for the true religion.

December 9, 1934

Future Catholic Bishop is catalyst for Cora’s Conversion – Ogden, Utah: Cora listens to radio talk by Catholic Monsignor Duane Hunt (later he would become Most Reverend Hunt, Bishop of Salt Lake City), decides to visit local Catholic Church.

Cora baptized a Catholic by Father William E. Vaughn, Saint Joseph Catholic Church, Ogden, Utah

March 31, 1935

Cora receives her First Holy Communion

1936 - 1939

Cora influences more than 1,000 Mormons to visit Saint Joseph Catholic Church and numerous conversions follow

July, 1938

Ogden, Utah: mysticism – During this deep ecstasy Cora makes choice to serve God for the rest of her life. Describes state of her soul as being intimately united to God. Cora refers to this as her “vow day.”

March 17, 1941

Cora moves to Southern California and is active at Saint Cecilia's Parish.

May 21, 1942

Apparition of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga

Father Frank Parrish, S.J. (1911-2003) appointed confessor and spiritual director by Father Joseph King, S.J., Provincial of the California Province of the Society of Jesus

December 24, 1946

Mission entrusted to Cora Evans reveled to her by Jesus. Cora learns she is to promulgate the Mystical Humanity of Christ (the Divine Indwelling) within souls – as a way of prayer in the United States and throughout the world. Jesus promises to foster the devotion.

1945-1957

Based on ecstasies, and in complete obedience to her spiritual director, Cora writes numerous profound manuscripts and diaries.

Mystical Phenomena witnessed by priests, religious, and lay people. Many testimonies are written.

July 30, 1947

Stigmata- Cora begins experiencing the stigmata. She endures frequent pain for the rest of her life in the palms of her hands, head (crown of thorns), feet and over her heart.

Cora prays that Our Lord will allow her to be like the Little Flower, Saint Therese, helping souls on earth after her death.

1956

Cora moves to Boulder Creek in Northern California, Saint Michael Parish.

January 4, 1957

Most Reverend Duane Hunt (1884-1960), Bishop of the Diocese of Salt Lake City, visits Cora at her home in Boulder Creek, California.

Cora enters Eternal Life. Twenty-two years earlier on this same date, March 30 (1935) Cora was baptized a Catholic.

Burial in crypt in the Fatima Wing of the Mausoleum adjacent to the site where the California Jesuits are buried in Santa Clara, California.

Michael McDevitt is appointed custodian of the writings of Cora Evans.

1993

Organization founded by Father Frank Parrish, S.J. conducts first retreat at the Jesuit retreat house in Southern California.

1999

Organization officially named “The Mystical Humanity of Christ, Inc.” incorporated as a Catholic services organization entrusted with the promulgation of the Mystical Humanity of Christ as a way of prayer throughout the world. Initial non-profit status granted.

December 29, 2003

Founder, Father Frank Parrish, S.J. enters eternal life.

Mystical Humanity of Christ, Inc. classified as 501 c 3 non-profit organization by the Internal Revenue Service.

2008

The remarkable story of Cora Evans told to Most Reverend Richard Garcia, Bishop of Monterey, California. Canon Law requirements reviewed.

2010

The official biography of Cora Evans produced

January 27, 2011

Renowned postulator appointed: Fr. Joseph Grimaldi, JCD (formally Promoter of Justice for the Cause of St. Damian of Molokai).

Session I Opening of the Cause for Beatification and Canonization of Cora Evans scheduled for December 19, 2012

Imprimatur Granted for the Prayer for the Intercession of Cora Evans by Most Reverend George Niederauer, D.D., Archbishop of San Francisco. Prayer card published.

October 6, 2011

Fr. Marc Lindeijer, S.J., Jesuit Postulator, provides guidance during a meeting in Rome, Italy.

Monsignor Robert Sarno, Congregation for the Causes of Saints, provides guidance, meeting in Rome, Italy.

Article announcing the cause for Cora Evans runs in Archdiocesan newspaper: Catholic San Francisco. Article goes viral, achieves worldwide exposure.

Vatican grants nihil obstat, authorizing the Cause of Beatification and Canonization to proceed. Letter (written in Latin) signed by Angelo Cardinal Amato, S.D.B., prefect, Congregation for the Causes of Saints.

November 17, 2012

Cause for Cora Evans presented to faith community of Monterey, California, at the Cathedral of San Carlos.

Front page feature article appears in 5th largest newspaper in the United States, San Jose Mercury News. Article goes viral. Organization contacted by people in 34 states and 12 foreign countries.

November 23, 2013

Saint Rose of Lima Parish retreat in Newtown, Connecticut introduces parisioners to Cora Evans. Rosemary Rioux prays that Cora will intercede on behalf of her daughter.

November 27, 2013

Prayers answered. Rosemary’s daughter, Jennifer, reports cure of Lupus.

December, 2013

Publishing business launched to make writings of Cora Evans available.

The Refugee from Heaven published in both hard- and soft-cover editions

January 27, 2015

Session II Newly appointed Episcopal Delegate for the instruction of the cause, Fr. Michael Ravenkamp, S.J. and Adjunct Notary, Krystyna Amborski, J.C.D.

2016

Jeffrey Burns, Ph.D., an expert in historical matters and matters that pertain to archives, agrees to head up the Historical Commission following the means of the canonical process