Hospital Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis

Sister M. Aurelia Richter

✝ Saturday, August 1st 2020

My soul is waiting for the Lord. I hope for his word. I hope for the Lord more than sentinels are waiting for the morning. (Ref. Psalm 130)


August 01, 2020, shortly after midnight our dear Sister M. Aurelia Richter returned to her creator.

Sister M. Aurelia was born on January 24, 1930 in Lower Silesia in Kolbnitz / Jauer. On August 3rd, 1951 she joined our Congregation. She made her first profession on May 3, 1954.

According to the apostolate of our religious community, Sister M. Aurelia learned the profession of nursing. After completing her training, she was initially employed as a nurse in various hospitals. Her deep faith and attachment to Christ shaped her life. With great personal care and empathy, she lovingly and competently looked after the patients entrusted to her.

Sister M. Aurelia came to the St. Joseph-Stift, Bremen in 1974. For many years she managed two stations there. She always enjoyed working in the nursing profession. Their tireless efforts, their loving encounter and their constant willingness to help were valued and made them very popular. She was also happy to help in the exam area. Again and again, she brought joy to her fellow sisters with delicious delicacies.

In the summer of 2011 Sister M. Aurelia moved to the convent “Maria-Hilf” in Telgte as a senior resident. Here, too, she did not remain inactive. She followed the path of following Christ sincerely and faithfully. As a true Franciscan, she dad a positive influence of kindness and gratitude to everything.

Sister M. Aurelia came to the St. Anna convent three years ago. Lately, she has been increasingly dependent on help and care. She never lost her courage to live and kept her satisfaction until the very end. She deliberately prepared to go to God. Her personal prayer and scripture were always her source of strength. Tonight she slept peacefully in the Lord around 0:10.

We are grateful for the life of Sister M. Aurelia in the healing ministry of our religious community. We are certain that she is now called to the Eternal Supper. We remain committed to her and remember her in prayer and in celebration of the Eucharist.

Due to the current situation, the Eucharist will take place on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 2:30 p.m., in closed circle, in the Herz-Jesu Church in Kroge; Sister M. Aurelia is then buried in our community cemetery in Kroge. May she rest in peace.