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Alicia Marill - d. January 23, 2023

01/24/2023 1:37 PM | Anonymous

The CTSA prays for Alicia Marill who died on January 23.  

Eternal rest grant unto Alicia, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon her.
May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Sr. Gloria L. Schaab, SSJ's letter to Alicia Marill's colleagues, students, and alumni at Barry University follows: 

It is with great sadness that I inform you of the death last evening (1/23/2023) of Alicia Marill, DMin. Dr. Marill faithfully served the Department of Theology and Philosophy for more than twenty years, most notably as Doctor of Ministry Director from 1999 until her retirement. In addition to her vast contributions to the Department and to Barry University, Dr. Marill was tirelessly active in the Archdiocese of Miami and the community of Miami.  Among many other significant and extensive contributions, Dr. Marill was the  founder and president of Amor en Accion, supporting projects  of education, nutrition, health, evangelization and reforestation in Haiti. She served as a board member of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United   States and was elected a representative of the United States Catholic Church to the first Congreso Americano Misionero held in Parana, Argentina.

Please remember Alicia’s family and friends in this time of deep mourning.

Sister Gloria L. Schaab, SSJ
Chair, Department of Theology and Philosophy


  • 01/24/2023 2:21 PM | Anonymous
    Alicia was an unfailingly generous colleague from the minute I arrived at Barry University in 2009--kind, helpful, understanding.
    She was a Cuban exile, and perhaps the most important thing she taught me was that "island people" have--in her view--a sense of place which is different from that of people who hail from a continent. They also have a desire to die on their island, something she knew she would be denied. To compensate, she would regularly visit other island nations, especially the Dominican Republic, during vacation periods, just to "touch into the feeling of an island." I think this was deep in her psychology and spirituality. She made me aware of the special care that many people in South Florida and elsewhere need as they prepare for death.
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  • 03/31/2023 4:01 PM | Maria-Pilar Aquino
    I had the blessing of working with Alicia for many years. She brought light and wisdom to our meetings with her joyful, gracious, and generous character. Her solidarity with the marginalized was truly admirable as she engaged in helping communities literally beyond borders and oceans. She was an intercultural person committed to social justice, a prophetic voice. I miss her presence among us, but she will continue to inspire many pastoral ministers and theologians for years to come. The glory of God with you. Rest in peace dear Alicita.
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