Hospital Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis

Sister M. Gabriela Okuma

✝ Sunday, September 11th 2016

I am the servant of the Lord; may it be to me as you say.  Lk 1, 38

Sister Gabriela was born on October 11, 1931 in Okayama prefecture. She studied nursing at National Hospital Nursing School in Himeji. As age 19 years old, she was baptized at Himeji Catholic Church. After working at the National Hospital as a nurse for two years, she entered our Community on October 7, 1954. She made her first profession of vows on June 13, 1957.

She worked quietly, and her easy manner made people happy. She was so good to clean surrounding, once for this she was recognized officially in Korea.

Like the word of Mary who had answered to the Angel Gabriel, Sister Gabriela Okuma lived her life according to the God’s word, and returned to the heavenly Father on September 11, 2016.

We thank God who sent Sister Gabriel to our community, and allowed us to live with her our consecrated life. May she rest in peace.