Hospital Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis

Sister M. Faustiniana Baron

✝ Friday, December 25th 2020

"The joy of the Lord is our strength." Neh. 8:10

On Christmas Day, 25 December, 2020, called to eternal life our dear Sister M. Faustiniana Baron.

Sister M. Faustiniana was born on March 6, 1935 in Wengern, Opole district, O.S. She entered our congregation on February 20, 1954. She made her first profession on October 28, 1956.

Sister M. Faustiniana began her ministry in our congregation by working in the care home in Oppeln-Stephanshöh, where she worked as an accountant for over 25 years. After a short substitution in St. Monika Haus, she came to Jeroltschütz (Kreuzburger Land), where she worked as a childcare worker from 1981-1990.  After closing the convent there, she came to the priests' home in Opole, where she served the priests and guests in the dining room of the house for five years. From 1998-2011 she was the Superior of the convent in Wroclaw. Then she came to the provincial house in Ullersdorf, where she served the sisters in the refectory with joy and goodwill. At the end of October 2016 she suffered a stroke and since then lived in our nursing home in Oppeln-Stephanshöh.

Sister M. Faustiniana was very diligent and efficient. As the superior of the convent she looked after the sisters with great kindness and warmth for many years. She was open and cordial to the guests and sisters. She was interested in the life of the community, as well as in her relatives and friends. She was happy to receive visits from relatives, but also enjoyed visiting her family, as much as her health permitted.

We will remember her as a warm, happy sister; optimistic about life. She was able to enjoy in little things.  Despite the fact that the last four years of her life the apostolate of prayer and suffering was part of her, a smile on her face was always visible.  Often one could meet her in the house chapel in the Adoration of the Lord with a rosary in hand. In her life she entrusted various matters and intentions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, also she recommended herself and others to the intercession of Mary and St. Joseph.

Sister M. Faustiniana had relatives and three biological sisters in our community. Sister M. Wilborada, her twin sister, who preceded her in death, and Sister M. Taurina, who took great care of her in her last years. We extend our sincere condolences to Sister M. Taurina.

Sister M. Faustiniana had attended Vespers and the traditional dinner in the community with sisters on Christmas Eve. In the early hours of Christmas Day, she was unexpectedly called home by God.

We know now, Sister M. Faustiniana safe in the love of God and in his peace. This gives us comfort. Thanking God for her life, we take leave of her. We ask God to reward her for all the goodness.   We remember her in prayer and in the celebration of the Eucharist.