Sister Maria Johanita   

Sister Maria Johanita                     ND 5602                    PDF Download

Gertrud Munk

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:


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.


Rev 7:12

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


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.