Hospital Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis

Sister M. Cyriona Görlich

✝ Wednesday, April 7th 2021


Come, you who are blessed by my Father.  Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. Halleluiah! Mt 25:34

Today at noon, April 7, 2021, in the hope of the completion of life through Jesus Christ, died at St. Francis House in Nordwalde, our dear Sister M. Cyriona Görlich.

Sister M. Cyriona was born on June 10, 1923 in Neisse (Silesia). She entered our Congregation on October 7, 1950 and made her first profession of vows on May 3, 1953.

In 1954, Sister M. Cyriona graduated as a nurse. In the beginning, she served in St. Joseph Hospital, Legden. In July 1958, she moved to Bottrop-Kirchhellen to St. Antonius Hospital. Here she worked in the Laboratory for almost 48 years. Her life was marked by deep faith in Christ, who is close to all people and who can be experienced through people. Lovingly devoted to the people she lived her vocation.

After the closing of the convent at St. Antonius Hospital, Bottrop-Kirchhellen, she returned to the Motherhouse in Muenster. Here she willingly assisted with small services and enjoyed being in community. Sister M. Cyriona could often be found in the Adoration Chapel. 

In November 2015, Sister M. Cyriona came to St. Francis House in Nordwalde. Due to her increasing health problems, she needed nursing help. Sister M. Cyriona lived a withdrawn life; she was quiet, content and very grateful and prayed a lot. With trust, she waited for the coming of the Lord. Fully prepared she gave back her life into the good hands of God when HE called her by name at noon today. 

Gratefully we take leave of Sister M. Cyriona. We thank God for her life in our community and for all her goodness. Trusting in God's goodness and firmly believing that He will receive her into the eternal home, we remember her in prayer and in the celebration of the Eucharist.

Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 10, 2021, at the parish cemetery in Nordwalde. Due to the Corona Pandemic, the usual rules apply.