Hospital Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis

Sister M. Balbina Gabor

✝ Monday, January 10th 2022

               "In quiet and in trust lies your strength." Isa 30, 15a

On January 10, 2022 passed away in the Lord our dear Sister M. Balbina Gabor, Hospital Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis.

Sister M. Balbina was born in Krapkowice on June 11, 1935.  She entered our congregation on February 10, 1962. She made her first profession on October 28, 1964.

Sister M. Balbina worked in the first years of her religious life until 1972 as a nursing assistant in the nursing home for children in Ludwigsdorf and Reinertz. After that, she worked as a nursing assistant in the nursing home in Groß Döbern until 1974. In the same year until 1993, she served the sick in the nursing home in Proskau near Opole. Here she also served as the convent superior from 1974 to 1986.

From 1993 to 2016, she served in various convents as convent superior and in the facilities as a nursing assistant.

In 2016, she returned to Ullersdorf, where she remained until the end of her days.

Sister M. Balbina will be remembered as a prayerful sister, faithful in abiding with the Lord, quiet, humble, diligent and available. She was very dedicated to serving the sick and her companion Sisters. She was always able to appreciate all that was good and beautiful that she was able to experience in the community.

Sister M. Balbina patiently endured her illnesses and ailments during the last years. Gradually, her physical strength diminished more and more. A few days ago, her health deteriorated considerably. Until the end, she was fully conscious; she received the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick and Holy Communion. She told the sisters: "I am now ready to meet the Lord. I thank you for everything, I apologize for everything that was not good, and I ask for forgiveness".

This morning at 4.00 a.m., Sister M. Balbina, in the presence of her fellow Sisters, returned to the Father's home.

Let us remember Sister M. Balbina in our prayers.