Hospital Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis

Sister M. Theresa Ahlbrand

✝ Thursday, December 2nd 2021


"The LORD bless you and keep you! The LORD let his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you! The LORD look upon you kindly and give you peace! Num 6:22-27

Our dear Sister M. Theresa Ahlbrand reached the goal of her faith in St. Heriburg House in Münster, last light, December 2, 2021.

Sister M. Theresa was born on January 26, 1930 in Münster-Roxel.  She entered our congregation on October 07, 1953. She made her first profession on May 3, 1956. 

For more than 65 years, Sister M. Theresa put her life at the service of our community. She was characterized by piety and deep trust in God. From 1960 to 1990, she directed the nursing school at St. Franziskus Hospital in Münster. In addition to her professional knowledge, she was always open to the questions and wishes of the students and gave them orientation for life.

Afterwards, Sister M. Theresa committed herself to St. Franziskus-Hospital in 1990, took over services at the information desk, and provided information for patients from 2003 to 2019.  

Sister M. Theresa spent the last years of her religious life as a senior in the Motherhouse. She loved to knit and many babies wore her socks. She could often be found in the Adoration Chapel. In accordance with her vocation, she was loyal to her faith journey.

Increasing need for help demanded that she move to St. Heriburg House, Münster, in the spring. She had to accept more help and care. Gratefully she accepted them. She was ready and waiting for the coming of the Lord, who called her by her name tonight at about 11:50 p.m.

We believe that she will now see Christ, the light of life. He will receive her and complete her in His love. With gratitude, we take leave of Sister M. Theresa. We ask for the remembrance of prayers for her.

We will celebrate the Eucharist on Wednesday, December 08, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. in the Motherhouse Church in Münster; afterwards Sister M. Teresa will be buried in our Sisters' Cemetery in Münster. Because of the Corona situation, the usual rules apply.