Hospital Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis

Sister M. Cyriaka Peters

✝ Saturday, May 6th 2023

"Praise and glorify my Lord and serve him with great joy!" (Canticle of Brother Sun of St. Francis)

The good and merciful God called to Himself after a long and fulfilled life our dear Sister M. Cyriaka Peters, Hospital Sister of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis.

Born:               February 12, 1928

Entrance:        September 16, 1952

Profession:     May 03, 1955

Died:               May 06, 2023

Sister M. Cyriaka was born 95 years ago in Langen in the district of Lingen and grew up in the family circle. At the age of 24, she followed her older sister, our fellow sister M. Anatolia, into the convent.

After her nursing training in Münster and some short assignments in Erle, Stadtlohn and Ankum, Sister M. Cyriaka was found in Telgte. From 1969 - 1982 she was in charge of a ward in St. Rochus Hospital, then trained as a nurse for the elderly in Munich, and then worked with the elderly sisters in Convent Maria-Hilf. In 2009, the ailments of old age weighed so heavily on her that she moved to St. Franziskus-Haus in Nordwalde as a resident, where she spent a few more good years.

We know and appreciate Sister M. Cyriaka as a lively sister who was good for every kind of joke. This certainly made it easier for her to work with the mentally challenged and with the elderly sisters.

She was a true Franciscan who would have made the founder happy if they had met in person. Now she will surely meet him in heaven, as well as her Sister M. Anatolia, her relatives and fellow sisters who preceded her.

Gratefully we bid farewell to Sister M. Cyriaka. We remain fraternally united to her in prayer and in the celebration of the Eucharist.

We will celebrate the Resurrection Mass for Sister M. Cyriaka, at 10.00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 in the chapel of St. Francis House in Nordwalde and then say farewell to her in the parish cemetery, where she will find her final resting place.  Afterwards, we can share our memories at coffee in St. Francis House.