Hospital Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis
I wait for the LORD, my soul waits and I hope for his word.
My soul looks for the Lord more than sentinels for daybreak. Psalm 130
In faithful reliance on the resurrection and the merciful love of Jesus Christ, the earthly life of our dear Sister M. Renatis, the former Maria Krummen, Hospital Sister of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis, was completed on March 5, 2019 in St. Anna-Stift, Lohne-Kroge.
Sister M. Renatis was born on May 12, 1938 in Bawinkel-Plankorth, district Emsland. She entered our Congregation on August 16, 1962 and made her first profession of vows on May 3, 1965.
According to the apostolate of our Congregation, Sister M. Renatis studied the profession of nursing. After completing her nursing exam she initially served as a nurse in St. Francis Hospital in Münster until 1972. From 1972 – 1981, she worked in St. Francis Hospital in Ahlen and from 1981 -1995, at St. Bernard Hospital in Kamp-Lintfort. In 1984, she completed a further study in head nursing and since then she served as a head nurse. In 1995, she assumed the responsibility for the information desk and the patient escort service in St. Barbara-Hospital in Gladbeck. In 1998, she changed to St. Anna-Stift in Kroge. Here she committed herself at the visitors’ entrance.
Many people have experienced her gentle, kind and welcoming nature. As an authentic Franciscan, she radiated cordiality, benevolence and contentment. Her life was marked by deep faith and a close union with Christ. As an unpretentious and humble Sister, she followed Jesus on the path of discipleship. Sister M. Renatis was highly respected, especially by the Sisters, because of her helpfulness and her joyfulness.
Due to health reasons, she resigned from her commitment at the visitors’ entrance. A home care became necessary for her.
With a profound faith in God and full of confidence she awaited the coming of her Savior and Redeemer, who yesterday afternoon, about 2:30 PM, called her to eternity.
Grateful to God for the life of Sister M. Renatis in the healing ministry of our Congregation, we say farewell to her. We know that she is now called to the heavenly banquet with the Lord. In prayer and in the celebration of the Eucharist, we remember her and remain united with her.