Hospital Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis
Jesus said to her:
“I am the resurrection and the life.
Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live”.
God, the Lord over life and death, called our dear Sister M. Malcha, the former Gertrud Krogmann, from St. Heriburg House in Münster home to His eternal joy on September 29, 2019.
Sister M. Malcha was born on November 14, 1926 in Kroge-Ehrendorf. She entered our Congregation on January 27, 1950 and made her first profession of vows on October 28, 1952.
She completed her education as a state registered nurse at St. Francis Hospital in Münster. From 1967 onwards she taught the students at ‘St. Bonifatius Hospital’ in Lingen. In 1967, she successfully graduated in Cologne-Hohenlind and got the teaching qualification for hospital schools of nursing and pediatric schools. She assumed the ministry of being the head teacher at the nursing school in Lingen. In addition to her specialist knowledge, she was always open to the questions and impulses of the students and gave them guidance and orientation for their life. In the spring of 1985 she handed over this ministry to younger hands.
She then took over duties in the library of St. Elisabeth Hospital in Damme. Later, she committed herself in the domestic sector in the Episcopal seminary in Münster and in St. John's Hospital in Altenberge.
True to her vocation, she was loyal in her faith journey. Personal prayer and the sacred scriptures were repeatedly her sources of strength. Sister M. Malcha always radiated benevolence and contentment. With sympathy, understanding and love, she met the people entrusted to her.
In May 2007, she went from St. Irmgardis Convent in Telgte to St. Heriburg House, in Münster. In the last few days her health deteriorated rapidly. This morning, about 10.45 AM, God, to whom she consecrated her life, called her home to eternity.
We are grateful to God for the life of our Sister M. Malcha and ask Him to reward her all her goodness during her life and to take her into the Father’s eternal dwelling. We will remember her in our prayer and in the celebration of the Eucharist.