Hospital Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis

Sister M. Lutharda Mönning

✝ Tuesday, May 7th 2019

"I am not dying, I am entering life"
St. Therese of Lisieux

Sister M. Lutharda was born on April 10, 1933 in Bakum-Hausstette (Oldenburg). She entered our Congregation on August 10, 1957 and made her first profession of vows on May 3, 1960.

In accordance with the apostolate of our Congregation, Sister M. Lutharda studied nursing.  After completing her nursing exam, she served until 1979 in St. Francis-Hospital in Münster, in St. Francis-Hospital in Ahlen and in St. Vincent Hospital in Datteln.  In 1975, Sister M. Lutharda continued a head nurse education and served as a head nurse.

In 1979, Sister M. Lutharda went to “Stift Tilbeck” and committed herself in the occupational therapy. Later she assumed the responsibility for the care sector. The kind, friendly and welcoming nature of Sister M. Lutharda was beneficial to many people. As an authentic Franciscan, she radiated cordiality, benevolence and contentment. Her life was marked by profound faith in God and a close union with Christ. She walked the path of a disciple of Christ in humbleness and simplicity. From 2002 to 2012, Sister Lutharda committed herself in the assistance and escort service and in the library.

In autumn of 2012, Sister M. Lutharda changed to St. Anna Stift in Lohne-Kroge. As a senior sister, she was very close to nature, enjoyed the walks in the garden, participated in a gymnastic group and joined the bible group. She enjoyed the community life and she liked to play the board game parcheesi (ludo). With profound faith in God, she awaited full of confidence her savior and redeemer. He called her home to eternity yesterday evening, about 7:15 PM.

Grateful for the life of Sister M. Lutharda in the healing ministry of our Congregation, we say farewell to her. We know that she is now called to eternal communion with the Lord. In prayer and in the celebration of the Eucharist, we remember her and remain united with her.