Hospital Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis

Sister M. Ludgeri

✝ Saturday, December 29th 2018


If you have Jesus, you have everything. (Sister Euthymia Üffing)

Today at noon, December 29, 2018 our dear Sister Ludgeri died in St. Heriburg House in Münster.

Sister M. Ludgeri was born on December 24, 1934 in Billerbeck. She entered our Congregation on October 8, 1960 and made her first profession of vows on May 3, 1963.

Sister M. Ludgeri was a trained nurse and pediatric nurse.  For decades, she placed her life in the healing ministry of our Congregation. In 1967, she participated in an annual seminar for hospital and nursing school management at the Caritas Institute for Health Care in Cologne-Hohenlind. From 1970 to 1988, Sister M. Ludgeri directed the pediatric nursing school in St. Marien-Hospital in Bottrop. In addition to her professional knowledge she was always open to the questions and impulses of the students. She gave them guidance and orientation for their life.

In spring of 1989, she assumed the supervisor ministry of the children's department in St. Francis Hospital in Münster. Tirelessly, she committed herself in a straightforward and realistic way for the welfare of the children, the parents and the employees, entrusted to her. She was very open-minded and had several interests. The life of Sister M. Ludgeri was marked by profound faith in God and by creativity. As an authentic Franciscan, she radiated benevolence and contentment.

In summer of 1997, Sister M. Ludgeri changed to Telgte to the convent Maria-Hilf-St. Rochus. Here she committed herself for the older Sisters. She assumed many driving transport services and accompanied the sisters on visits to the doctors. Willingly she worked in the laundry, when necessary.

Since her health deteriorated, Sister M. Ludgeri transferred to St. Heriburg-House, Münster, in May 2012. In the past few months, she was more and more dependent upon help and care and she gratefully accepted this care. Today at noon, when the bell rang for the Angelus prayer, God, to whom she had consecrated her life, called her home to eternity.

Gratefully we say farewell to Sister M. Ludgeri. May the good God grant her the ful­fillment of her desire and complete her life in Christ. In prayer and in the celebration of the Eucharist, we remember her and remain united with her.