Hospital Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis

Sister M. Pateria Johanngieseker

✝ Sunday, May 1st 2022

Help Mary, it is time, help Mother of Mercy! (Ancient Marian prayer)

At noon on the feast day of Our Lady, May 1, the tender hearted and loving God called our Sister M. Pateria Johanngieseker to Himself.

Born:               November 15, 1925

Entrance:        August 03, 1951

Profession:     May 03, 1954

Died:               May 01, 2022

Sister M. Pateria was born in Westerwiehe in the district of Wiedenbrück and entered our congregation on August 3, 1951. As was customary at that time, she passed the disinfection exam while still a novice and, after her profession, completed nursing training at St. Franziskus Hospital in Münster. Later she was trained as a geriatric nurse in Munich. These trainings shaped her professional commitment. She was a surgical nurse in Billerbeck, Vreden and Ahaus and then a geriatric nurse in Lastrup. In 1991, she came to the Maria-Hilf convent in Telgte, where she cared for her fellow sisters in need of nursing care until she moved to St Heriburg House in Münster as a senior citizen in 2011.

Sister M. Pateria was a calm and prudent sister who maintained a particularly good and trusting relationship with the Mother of God. In her last years, when her strength was more and more limited, she often prayed from the bottom of her heart: "Help Mary, it is time, help Mother of Mercy! You are powerful to save in our needs and dangers. For where human help is failing, it is not your fault…”  With this confidence, Sister M. Pateria entered to heaven on the first day of the month of May, which is dedicated in a special way to Our Lady.

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

We will celebrate the Resurrection Mass on Friday, May 6, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. in the Motherhouse Church in Münster. Afterwards we will accompany Sister M. Pateria on her last way to the Sisters' Cemetery. Due to the Corona Pandemic, the usual rules apply.