Hospital Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis

Sister M. Erminette Dumpe

✝ Tuesday, May 10th 2022

Mary said: "Do whatever He tells you!"
(John 2:4)

On the evening of May 10, 2022, the Risen God called our dear Sister M. Erminette, née Anna Dumpe, Hospital Sister of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis, home to His eternal peace.

Date of birth: February 2, 1928
Entrance: January 26, 1952
First profession of vows: October 28, 1954
Date of death: May 10, 2022

Sister M. Erminette was born in Wulfen-Deuten into a large family, which was deeply rooted in the Catholic Church. She was the second of four sisters, entering our religious community. She studied the profession of nursing at St. Francis Hospital in Münster and was assigned to Saint Rochus Hospital in Telgte in 1955. For 55 years, she lovingly and compassionately cared as ward supervisor for the mentally ill patients in this hospital.

In 2010, due to her age, she changed to the Convent Maria Hilf,where she remained until her transfer to St. Heriburg House in Münster in the year 2019. Sister M. Erminette was a religious sister who dedicated her life full of respect to the handicapped patients and treated them with benevolence and kindness. In this way, Sister M. Erminette helped to shape the face of St. Rochus Hospital for over 64 years. Tirelessly and diligently, she served the patients as a nurse. She drew her strength from prayer and the life in community. For many years, she sang in the choir of the hospital for the glory of God. She was a joyful, open and interested, a true Franciscan Sister.

Later, when her strength progressively diminished, and her vision and hearing became less and less, she decided to return to Münster to be cared for by the staff of St. Heriburg House, after the long time she had spent in Telgte. Two days ago, because of an unbearable shortness of breath, Sister M. Erminette came to the intensive care unit of St. Francis Hospital. Well prepared she gave back her life into the hands of our merciful God to whom she consecrated herself for 70 years of religious life. At the gate of heaven, she was surely received by her family sisters, our Sister M. Ingridis, Sister M. Bernardia and Sister M. Francis, who preceded her in death.

We gratefully say farewell to Sister M. Erminette. We remember her in prayer and in the celebration of the Eucharist and remain united with her.