Hospital Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis
Jesus lives and I with Him! Death where are your terrors now?
He, He lives and He will raise me from the dead.
Hymnal Gotteslob (Praise of God) 336
In faithful reliance on the resurrection and the merciful love of Jesus Christ, the earthly life of our dear Sister M. Servula née Maria Einhaus was completed on April 2, 2018 in St. Anna-Stift in Kroge.
Sister M. Servula was born on September 14, 1919 in Petersfeld, district Cloppenburg. She entered our Congregation on August 8, 1947 and made her first profession of vows on May 3, 1950.
For decades, Sister M. Servula placed her life in the service of our community. She committed herself in the hospitals in Lengerich, Nottuln, Riesenbeck and Drensteinfurt as a nurse. Lovingly, devotedly and filled with understanding, Sister M. Servula cared for the patients and staff entrusted to her. With her kind and helpful manner she was highly respected by many of them.
In the autumn of 1985, as a senior Sister, Sister M. Servula went to the convent Alverna in Kamp Lintfort. She always met her religious Sisters with gentleness. Her life was marked by deep faith and a close union with Christ. In great simplicity, she walked in the footsteps of St. Francis.
At the beginning of the year 2007, Sister M. Servula changed to St. Anna-Stift in Kroge. She was very fond of doing needlework and until the end she embroidered beautiful cards, which she always kept ready as a gift. During the last years she was increasingly dependent on help and care. The nursing staff lovingly cared for her. With confidence and well prepared, she awaited the coming of her Savior and Redeemer, who called her to eternity this early morning, about 3:15 AM.
Grateful to God for the life of Sister M. Servula in the service of our Congregation, we say farewell to her. We know that she is now called to eternal communion with the Lord. In prayer and in the celebration of the Eucharist, we remember her and remain united with her.