Hospital Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis

Sister M. Dietgund Wolters

✝ Sunday, May 1st 2022

When morning came, Jesus was standing on the shore. (John 21:4)

On the morning of May 1st, when the Sisters were on their way to the Motherhouse for the Jubilee celebration, the resurrected God called our Sister M. Dietgund Wolters to Himself.  

Born:              March 25, 1940

Entrance:       August 19, 1961

Profession:     May 3, 1964

Died:      May 01, 2022

Sister M. Dietgund was born as the second youngest of eight children into a very musical and singing family in Emsdetten. When the Wolters met, they always had a song on their lips. The siblings even once took part in a singing competition on television. Theresia also loved the ‘Plattdeutsch’ language of her Münsterland dialect, which she cultivated until the end.

Sister M. Dietgund completed her nursing training at St. Franziskus Hospital in Münster starting in 1963.  In 1980, she took part in the one-year training program to become a nursing supervisor in Göttingen.

The interested and talented Sister Dietgund was employed in many ways. In Kamp-Lintfort she was the assistant to the superior.  Later she assumed the ministry as convent superior in Hückeswagen. In Bochum she cared for the candidates for the priesthood and later in Datteln for the dying in the hospice. She then was sent to Wilhelmshaven, where she provided pastoral services until the convent was dissolved in 2016. Then she came to the Convent Maria-Hilf - St. Rochus in Telgte and spent her last months together with her longtime companion Sister M. Coronata in St. Francis House in Nordwalde. Unexpectedly on May 1st, God  called her home.

We gratefully bid farewell to Sister M. Dietgund. We remember her in prayer and in the celebration of the Eucharist and remain united to her.

On Wednesday, May 4, 2022, we will say farewell to Sister M. Dietgund at 10:00 a.m. at the parish cemetery in Nordwalde, where she will receive her final resting place in the circle of her fellow sisters. Due to the Corona pandemic, the usual rules apply.