Sister Maria Johanita
May 17, 2020
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Maria Regina Province, Coesfeld / Germany
Date and Place of Birth: 15 February 1936 Lorup, County Aschendorf
Date and Place of Profession: 18 April 1960 Coesfeld
Date and Place of Death: 17 May 2020 Coesfeld, Kloster Annenthal
Date and Place of Funeral: 22 May 2020 Coesfeld, Convent Cemetery
Sister Maria Johanita wrote a brief testimony of her life, which should be published after her death:
A M E N
In the course of time, the following words became more and more the motto of my life:
Blessing and glory,
wisdom and thanksgiving,
honor and power and might
be to our God for ever and ever.
The first AMEN was said to me as a human being – as a gift of God – by my parents and the people in my environment, especially my grandfather and my Aunt Lisbeth. THANK YOU!
As I was growing, the circle of those who spoke this AMEN for me or with me became greater and greater:
Siblings – relatives – acquaintances – teachers – educators
Sisters in Lorup
Sisters in Vechta
Sisters in Coesfeld – Bocholt – Rome – Turin
and many other people – among them many students and co-workers
I THANK YOU ALL!
With the help of God and the support of many people, I gradually learnt to grow into this great AMEN.
Through joy – sorrow – pain – bitter disappointment, failing, and success – being loved – loving – forgiving and asking for forgiveness.
With God’s help I will say the last AMEN alone, asking for mercy.
May it be an AMEN of love, of thanksgiving, of praise, of adoration.