HISTORY OF RESURRECTION CEMETERY
In 1963 Resurrection Cemetery had its beginnings as a private cemetery for the Cordi-Marian Sisters, and in 2004 it was planned, designed, and approved as a public cemetery. It was extended 20 more acres. Nestled in the 85 gorgeous acres of the Cordi-Marian Catholic Community, Resurrectino Cemetery offers a tranquil site with plots, niches, and crypts that are now available to the public for reservation. In 2008, a chapel dedicated to St. Joseph was built with four beautiful, large monumental niches and additional glass-front niches and marble-enclosed niches.
ABOUT RESURRECTION CEMETERY
Surrounded by nature, the trees and gorgeous landscaping at Resurrection Cemetery create a secluded, protected, and peaceful atmosphere. A friendly staff is dedicated to keeping the grounds in pristine condition.
In addition to the natural beauty of the site, Resurrection Cemetery is also home to gorgeous, life-sized marble sculptures representing the Stations of the Cross, which double as icons of faith as well as a columbarium for cremations. When you step onto the grounds, you will be filled with a sense of peace and spirituality. The beautiful grounds allow us to experience and hear an atmosphere of God’s nature.
SHORT HISTORY OF THE CORDI-MARIAN SISTERS
The Cordi-Marian Sisters were founded in 1921 in Puebla, Mexico. The order was started during the Mexican Revolution and early members were forced to overcome threats of violence by the government and revolutionary groups. In 1926, a group of Sisters came to the United States while fleeing from religious persecution and settled at Martindale, Texas.
Since that time, the Cordi-Marian sisters have actively labored in service to the poor through teaching, evangelization, social work and prayer. In the early 1930s, the Cordi-Marian mother house was established at 2910 Morales Street, San Antonio, Texas. With the help of Archbishop Stephen E. Levin, in 1957, the Sisters acquired 85 acres of property just outside the city limits of San Antonio. At this property, known as The Villa, they built a new mother house, established their novitiate, and work the small farm. In 1967, a 5000 square foot Limestone Chapel was built for the Sisters’ private prayer and public religious celebrations. In the 1970’s, the Cordi-Marian sisters built 16 apartments for senior citizens and the handicapped to provide safe, adequate, and affordable housing. In 1985, the formation house (novitiate) was transferred to a smaller convent at 2902 Morales, in San Antonio, and the dormitories were transformed into double-bed rooms for retreat groups.
Since 1985, the Cordi-Marian sisters have offered their property and building as a setting for retreats. Cordi-Marian offers three retreat centers which can accommodate 32, 56, and 93 persons. The sisters use their talents and dedication to make the retreats especially meaningful for the participants. The peacefulness and beauty of Cordi-Marian lends itself for reflection and praise. The quality of the retreat setting motivates many groups to turn to the cordi Marian sisters when planting spiritual exercises.