Hospital Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis

Sister M. Nemesina

✝ Tuesday, December 31st 2019


“God sent his only Son into the world
          so that we might have life through him.”
(1 John 4:9b)

On the last day of the calendar year 2019, God called our dear Sister M. Nemesina Wiesweg home to His eternal peace.

Sister M. Nemesina was born on April 12, 1924 in Coesfeld. She entered our Congregation on August 9, 1947 and made her first profession of vows on May 3, 1950.

According to the apostolate of our Congregation, Sister M. Nemesina studied the profession of nursing. After she learned nursing, until the year 1957, Sister M. Nemesina served as a nurse in various hospitals.

In summer of 1957, Sister M. Nemesina changed to St. Mary’s Hospital in Lünen.  Here she served for more than 35 years in the operating room. Among the staff, Sister M. Nemesina enjoyed a great deal of trust. She was whole-heartedly devoted to them. With a lot of love, Sister M. Nemesina cared for the sick.

In 1992, she handed over this ministry, which had become so precious to her, to younger hands.  She then assumed duties in the chiropody.

Always concerned for the welfare of her family and her former employees, she maintained close contacts to them and she brought all of them before the lord in prayer.

From 2009 to 2014, Sister M. Nemesina lived as a senior Sister in “St. Josefshaus” in Seppenrade. As far as her strength allowed, she committed herself with little household chores. Believing, trusting and with determination, she walked the path of a disciple of Christ in Franciscan simplicity.

From December 2014 onwards, Sister M. Nemesina lived in the Sisters Nursing Care Home St. Heriburg House in Münster. In the past few weeks, her strength progressively diminished and she was more and more dependent upon help and care. She was very grateful for any care. Sister M. Nemesina patiently accepted this last phase of her life. With great faith in God, Sister M. Nemesina awaited the coming of the Risen Lord, who took her home to the eternal father house this morning, about 10:00 AM.

We know, that our Sister M. Nemesina will now partake in Christ’s glory. With love and gratitude we say our farewells to her. In prayer, we commend her to the presence and the benevolence of God.