Hospital Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis

Sister M. Edelgund Vaske

✝ Sunday, November 17th 2019


The chances of my life are in your hand;
now I can be calm, be quiet in you.
(Peter Strauch)

In faithful reliance on the resurrection and the merciful love of Jesus Christ, the earthly life of our dear Sister M. Edelgund, the former Julia Vaske, was completed on November 17, 20219 in St. Anna-Stift in Kroge.

Sister M. Edelgund was born on July 18, 1930 in Emstek-Halen / Oldenburg. She entered our Congregation on October 2, 1952 and made her first profession of vows on May 3, 1955.

According to the apostolate of our Congregation, Sister M. Edelgund studied the profession of Nursing. After she learned nursing, until the year 1973, Sister M. Edelgund served as a nurse and supervisor in various hospitals. Her life was marked by a selfless service, by  great attention and helpfulness.

From 1973 - 2013, Sister M. Edelgund served in 'St. Henricus-Stift' in Südlohn. Tirelessly, she immersed herself for the welfare of patients and staff entrusted to her in her straightforward and realistic way. Sister M. Edelgund was an authentic Franciscan. She radiated cordiality, benevolence and contentment with her outgoing personality and her tenderness. She was deeply rooted in faith and had a very close union with Christ. As an unpretentious and humble Sister, she followed Jesus on the path of discipleship.

In October 2013, Sister M. Edelgund went to the nursing home 'St. Anna Stift', Lohne-Kroge. She maintained good contacts with her relatives and she always enjoyed the visit of her nieces and nephews. As far as her health condition allowed, Sister M. Edelgund was very fond of doing needlework. With pleasure, she participated in community life.

Marked by her faith in God, with confidence and well prepared, she awaited the coming of her Savior and Redeemer. Yesterday, during the Sunday Mass, He called her to eternity. For us, this was unexpected and sudden. Grateful for the life of Sister M. Edelgund in the healing ministry of our Congregation, we say our farewells from our Sister. We know that she is now called to eternal communion with the Lord. In prayer and in the celebration of the Eucharist, we remain united with her.