Hospital Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis

Sister M. Paulinata Scholz

✝ Wednesday, April 11th 2018


"I am the resurrection and the life
whoever believes in me, will live.” (
see John 11:25

Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior called our dear Sister M. Paulinata née Ursula Scholz, Hospital Sister of the Third Order Regular, home to His eternal joy on April 11, 2018 from St. Francis Hospital, Münster. 

Sister M. Paulinata was born on September 22, 1927 in Wederau / Silesia. She entered our Congregation on August 9, 1952  and made her first profession of vows on May 3, 1955.

From 1956 up to the end of 2003, Sister M. Paulinata served as a certified massage therapist  at St. Francis Hospital in Münster. She had an outgoing personality and showed a great deal of understanding. Sister M. Paulinata was wholeheartedly devoted to the patients, entrusted to her. She maintained a good relationship with her employees and even later she remained very close  to them. Personal prayer and the sacred scriptures where repeatedly her sources of strength for her ministry.

For almost 60 years Sister M. Paulinata lived in the Motherhouse convent. Even after the active time at St. Francis Hospital, she continued to work for the sisters as a massage therapist with much love and devotion. For many years, she was a member of the Motherhouse Choir and she gladly committed herself for the community.

In May 2015, Sister M. Paulinata changed to St. Heriburg House, Münster. Bravely and patiently, she bore the increasing health ailments. About three weeks ago, she was hospitalized at St. Francis Hospital. Despite intensive medical treatment she could not recover. Yesterday afternoon she received the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. Willingly and full of gratitude, she went to meet the incarnate and risen Christ, in the presence of her sisters, this early morning, about 2:25 AM.

We believe that Sister M. Paulinata now sees Jesus Christ, the light of life. He will receive her in His glory and bring her to perfection in His love. With gratitude, we take our farewell from Sister M. Paulinata and ask for a remembrance in prayer for her.