PAZ & Friends: December 2009 Archives
Prayers were requested by my friend, Suzanne, for a friend, Tina Lillig, one of the pioneers of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) here in the U.S., and indeed Director of the National Association of the CGS. Tina suffered a stroke Friday afternoon while at work. She underwent surgery at Loyola Medical Center (Chicago). Tina died early this morning. Here is the note sent by her friends at CGS:
We share with great sadness that our beloved Tina Lillig has been received into the heavenly fold of the Good Shepherd. She passed away peacefully at 12:05 am Sunday morning surrounded by her loving family and all the prayers from so many around the world that were lifted up on her behalf. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be shared with you, our members, soon.
Into your hands, O merciful Savior, we commend your servant, Tina. Acknowledge, we humbly beseech you, a sheep of your own fold, a lamb of your own flock, a sinner of your own redeeming. Receive her into the arms of your mercy, into the blessed rest of everlasting peace, and into the glorious company of the saints in light. Amen.
Tina, our dear sister in Christ, may your rest be this day in peace, and your dwelling place in the Paradise of God. May you see your Redeemer face to face, and enjoy the vision of God for ever. Amen.
Tina impacted countless lives with her loving care. She served as our National Director with such devotion and grace. She fully gave of her gifts and skills to further the work of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. She was a vital branch on the True Vine who knew the joy of first remaining and then of bearing fruit. How full of gratitude we are for who she is and what she has done in service to God. How grateful we are for her friendship. She will be deeply missed. May her life be an inspiration to all of us who seek to love and serve the Lord with such joyful purpose.
CGS Board of Directors and Staff