Cardinal Ritter Honors S. Teresa Maria Eagan
On June 28, Sister Teresa Maria Eagan, CSJ was honored as one of the first residents of Holy Infant Apartments, an affordable housing senior apartment complex operated by Cardinal Ritter Senior Services (CRSS) in St. Louis, during its 20th anniversary celebration. CRSS is an agency of Catholic Charities and the Archdiocese of St. Louis, located on Watson Road.
S. Teresa Maria moved to Holy Infant in July 1992 to be closer to her place of work.
“I worked for the Archdiocese of St. Louis and they were moving their operations to what is now the Cardinal Rigali Center,” she says. “I didn’t drive and needed a place where I could walk to work. Holy Infant is located right behind the Rigali Center.”
And she remains there today as one of three original residents.
S. Teresa Maria and the other two “originals,” along with the first four residents of CRSS’ St. Joseph Apartments that also celebrated its 25th anniversary, were honored with a Mass, luncheon and music. A special video was also made of those who have lived in and provided community and support to each other over the ongoing life of the two facilities.
“S. Teresa Maria has been and continues to be a wonderful blessing to the senior adults she shares life with at Holy Infant,” says S. Suzanne Wesley, chief executive officer of CRSS. “Cardinal Ritter Senior Services is very grateful to have S. Teresa Maria sharing the charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph among our senior adults each day.”