Hospital Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis
The bliss of heaven consists in seeing and loving God face to face.
(St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori)
„In trust of God’s love our dear Sister M. Edeltrudis née Agnes Huesmann, Hospital Sister of the Third Order Regular of Saint Francis, passed away this morning, August 1, 2018 in St. Francis House in Nordwalde.
Sister M. Edeltrudis was born on December 15, 1924 in Steinfurt-Borghorst. She entered our Congregation on April 3, 1948 and made her first profession of vows on October 28, 1950.
As a nurse, Sister M. Edeltrudis committed herself lovingly in various hospitals for many years. From 1975 to 1991, she served in ‘St. Elisabeth Stift’ in Lastrup.
In the autumn of 1991 she came to St. Francis House, Nordwalde. Here she committed herself in the "hobby room". With much patience she did needlework together with the older Sisters and she also loved to sing a song with them. Sister M. Edeltrudis always radiated contentment. She was a good listener, so she cared for a good and pleasant atmosphere. Believing and trusting, she walked the path of a disciple of Christ in Franciscan simplicity. She was very interested in all happenings in the Congregation, Church and in the world. In prayer, Sister M. Edeltrudis brought to God all the concerns entrusted to her. She maintained good contacts with her relatives.
Over the past years, as a resident of St. Francis House, Sister M. Edeltrudis was completely dependent on help and care. The loving care was good for her and made her sometimes quite humorous. Tonight she was called home by God.
We trust, that Sister M. Edeltrudis now can see the Risen Christ, the light of our life. He will receive her and bring her to perfection in His love. Gratefully we say farewell to Sister M. Edeltrudis and remember her in prayer.