Hospital Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis

Sister M. Johanna Pütz

✝ Thursday, December 9th 2021


I am the Lord your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you: Fear not, I will help you. (Is. 41: 13)

Last night, December 09, 2021, in St. Francis House in Nordwalde, the earthly pilgrimage of our dear Sister M. Johanna Pütz was completed.

Sister M. Johanna was born on November 21, 1936 in Waldniel and entered our congregation on August 12, 1965. She made her first profession on May 03, 1968.

Sister M. Johanna trained as a nurse and was then employed in the healing ministry as a nurse in various hospitals from 1976 to 1985. With great personal attention and empathy, she lovingly and competently cared for the patients entrusted to her. 

Stations in her life since 1985 were the ‘St. Marienstift’ in Neuenkirchen, the ‘Marien Hospital’ in Steinfurt-Borghorst and the ‘St. Elisabeth-Haus’ in Hörstel-Riesenbeck, where she assumed services in the chapel and pastoral services in the hospitals. In 2005, she came to the motherhouse and volunteered at the neighboring Klara-Stift. As a result of a fall, she had to give up this commitment in 2009. 

Sister M. Johanna had been living in St. Francis House in Nordwalde since June 2011. In the beginning, she still participated in community life, but her strength visibly diminished. For many years she was completely dependent on help and care. She bore her illness with great patience and Rhenish cheerfulness, was always content and prayed a lot. About three weeks ago she celebrated her 85th birthday with a glass of wine. Afterwards she signaled that it had now been enough with her life. She was ready for the coming of the Lord in this Advent season.  Last night, at 10:15 p.m., she went quietly to the Lord. 

Gratefully we take leave of Sister M. Johanna. We believe that the almighty and good God will now receive her into the eternal home and into his peace through his Son, who died and rose for us.

Burial will be on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021, at 10.00 a.m. in the parish cemetery in Nordwalde. Due to the Corona Pandemic, the usual rules apply.