Hospital Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis

Sister M. Amabilis Fornol

✝ Monday, June 25th 2018


We are treated as deceivers and yet are truthful;
as sorrowful yet always rejoicing;
as poor yet enriching many;
as having nothing and yet possessing all things.
(2 Cor 6:9)

On June 25, 2018 in the Provincial House in Ullersdorf our dear Sister M. Amabilis née Klara Fornol, Hospital Sister of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis, was called home by God into the eternal Father-House.

Sister M. Amabilis was born on August 12, 1928 in Dambiau near Opole/Silesia. She entered our Congregation on February 20, 1954 and made her first profession of vows on October 28, 1956 in Ullersdorf.

In the first 28 years of her religious life, Sister M. Amabliis served as a nurse in various departments of St. Hedwig-Hospital in Bad Warmbrunn. Then she changed to the retirement home for priests in Opole. For nearly 12 years she cared for the sick and elderly priests. Many priests, who have experienced her warm, "maternal" heart and her abilities to care, will also remember her.

In 1995, Sister M. Amabilis went to the Provincial House in Ullersdorf. Here she cared for the sick Sisters. Tirelessly and helpfully, she committed herself in the care of the patients, the Priests, entrusted to her and the elderly and sick Sisters.

Sister M. Amabilis was a lively, a good Sister, a Sister of prayer. Through her diligence, punctuality, and integrity at work, she earned a great deal of respect from doctors, nurses, and patients. Believing and trusting, she walked the path of a disciple of Christ in Franciscan simplicity. She deeply valued the fact, that in all the convents where she lived, there was a chapel with the Blessed Sacrament and that the Eucharist was celebrated every day. She had a special devotion to Mary, the Mother of God and she admired St. Joseph and St. Francis. Sister M. Amabilis often visited the Sisters' cemetery as long as her health allowed.

In the last years her strength diminished and the difficulties of aging and dementia deepened. More and more, she was dependent upon help and care, lovingly cared by the Sisters. Sister M. Amabilis gladly and gratefully accepted all the help and care.

On June 25, 2018 her health deteriorated rapidly. Surrounded by the praying sisters, around 9:40 AM, she faithfully gave back her life into the good hands of her Creator.

In love and gratitude we take our last farewell and we commend her to the presence and love of God.