A Santa Cruz woman named Cora Evans is one step closer to a decades-long journey of becoming a saint.

Evans was a wife, mother, writer, and mystic. Last week, she was declared a servant of God in a unanimous decision by the U.S. Conference of Bishops.

She was best known for her spiritual writings and acts of service.

“She never had a thought that these over 3,000 pages of writing that she had done for her. It was never a thought in her mind these would be published and she would reel any benifit from it. It was an act of charity,” said Michael McDevitt, custodian of Evans’ writings.

First born as a Mormon in Utah, Evans later realized her calling to the Catholic faith. She and her husband moved to Los Angeles because they were shunned for converting, and then ended up at Boulder Creek in the Santa Cruz mountains.

Full story at ksbw.com.

See previous CalCatholic story, A close friend remembers Servant of God Cora Evans.