Hospital Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis

Sister M. Hildegard Krechting

✝ Tuesday, December 28th 2021


Lord, to whom shall we go? You have words of eternal life." John 6:68

At the noon hour of the Feast of the Innocent Children, on December 28, 2021, the Lord God called our dear   Sister M. Hildegard Krechting.              

Sister M. Hildegard was born on August 28, 1936, in Lette near Coesfeld, Germany. She entered our religious community on April 7, 1965. In making her first profession on October 28, 1967, she followed Jesus' invitation to give her life completely to him, to follow his word and to serve the sick.

Sister M. Hildegard worked as a nurse on the ENT ward at the St. Francis Hospital in Münster until 1998, having already completed nursing training before joining. She then lived and worked at the Maria Frieden Rehab Clinic in Telgte from 1998 - 2015. She prepared for her service as a ward leader in 1988 by attending an advanced training course at the Caritas Academy in Freiburg. Sister M. Hildegard was a calm and conscientious nurse to whom the patients gladly confided. After serving in nursing, she joined St. Josefs-Haus in Seppenrade in 2015, where she still took on small- scale duties. For health reasons, in the year 2020 she had to move into St. Heriburg House in Münster.

Sister M. Hildegard was always a modest sister who lived out of her deep faith in a good and giving God. Thus she was able to live her life in contentment and also joy, accepting everything as it came to her. In doing so, she was characterized by a great gratitude. She sang with joy, especially in church services. Her voice was clear and bright. This year she was able to let it resound once again at the manger.

Well prepared for God's call, Sister M. Hildegard returned her life into God's hands and continues to celebrate Christmas in heaven.

We bid farewell to our sister M. Hildegard with love and gratitude. We remember her in prayer and are confident that her life was completed in God. We will celebrate the Eucharist on Monday, January 03, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. in the Motherhouse Church in Münster. Afterwards Sister M. Hildegard will be buried in our Sisters' Cemetery in Münster. Because of the Corona situation, the usual rules apply.