Hospital Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis

Sister M. Adelmara Peusen

✝ Tuesday, October 16th 2018


Glory, honor, and peace for everyone who does good.
Romans 2:10

“Our dear Sister M. Adelmara, the former Edith Peusen, Hospital Sister of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis, reached the goal of her faith in St. Francis Hospital in Münster on October 16, 2018.

Sister M. Adelmara was born on January 5, 1929 in Düsseldorf. She entered our Congregation on August 4, 1951. In her first profession of vows she promised a life in the discipleship of Christ.

Like all other Sisters, Sister M. Adelmara was trained as a nurse. Because of her great musical talent, Sister M. Adelmara went for a one-year study to the music school in Bremen and became a trained organist and choir director. For many years, Sister M. Adelmara accompanied on the organ the Sisters' liturgy of the hours in the Motherhouse.  She directed the Motherhouse choir with joy and commitment. In addition to these activities she served in the administration and cared for the priests in the "Little Vatican". Sister M. Adelmara spent a lot of time together with our deceased Sister M. Birgitte.  In the last few years, she served diligently in the post office and had so many good contacts.

Sister M. Adelmara was a very sociable Sister and she loved the music. There are a lot of theater plays, songs and poems in good memory. In many festivities she has given the sisters and guests joy.

In 2014, Sister M. Adelmara decided to transfer to St. Heriburg House. She enjoyed being in the Sisters’ community and she was often outside in her wheelchair, especially in the nature.
A few days ago Sister M. Adelmara was admitted to St. Francis Hospital. In her last hours, on her last journey, she was lovingly accompanied by her brother, by her sister-in-law and by our Sisters.

May God reward her for all the good she realized in her life. May He receive her and bring her to perfection in His love. Gratefully we say farewell to our Sister and remember her in prayer and in the Eucharistic celebration.