Hospital Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis

Sister M. Rutula Kurpiela

✝ Thursday, July 30th 2020

"The joy of the LORD is our strength."
Neh 8.10


On Thursday, July 30th, 2020 our dear Sister M. Rutula was called home to the eternal father house.
Sister M. Rutula was born on January 25, 1925 in Zwiastowice, in the district of Neustadt O.S., Poland, and joined our Congregation on March 12, 1949. She professed her religious vows on October 28, 1951.


Sister M. Rutula began serving in our congregation by nursing practice in Glatz-Scheibe Hospital and in 1950-1956 in Opole Hospital. She then worked for five years as a tutor in the treatment and education center for children in Gierałcice. From 1961 to 1979 she served as a nurse at the state teaching hospital in Wroclaw. In the meantime, in 1963 in Wroclaw, she received a nurse diploma. In 1979, she assumed the obligations to be superior of the convent in Pieszyce, and in 1986 in St. Monika. She also worked as a cook here. In 1996 she went to the convent in Glatz-Scheibe, where she served her fellow sisters in the kitchen. From 2018 she was transferred to the nursing home in Oppeln-Stephanshöh for health reasons.

Sisters remember her as a happy and praying sister. She was always good, responsible and hardworking with an open ear for the guests of the houses in which she was superior. She conscientiously and willingly took part in common prayers and community life. She was also very attached to her family.


The last years of her life were associated with increasing dementia. Gradually, she needed more care and help with everyday activities. Gradually her condition worsened. It was difficult to contact her. Yesterday evening at 9:50 p.m. she went home to her father's house.
We thank God for the life of our sister M. Rutula in our congregation and ask Him to reward for her goodness with eternal peace. We remain connected to her in prayer. We express our sincere condolences to the family and her relatives.


The funeral will take place on Monday, August 3, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in the cemetery chapel of the main cemetery of the City of Opole.