Some Moments from Sister Franziska´s Life. Part 7.

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Sister Franziska and friends outside the Cafe Emma T.  Photo Katja Harbi. Sister Franziska and friends outside the Cafe Emma T.     Photo Katja Harbi.

Sister Franziska is now eighty two. She has bone cancer. Her hips and spine have, as she says, gone. The cancer cannot be cured. This autumn she will move back to Münster to spend the last part of her life with her Sisters. Her Order, the Sisters of Divine Providence, apologized some years ago now for excluding her from the Community.

In July of this year she celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of her living in the east of Germany. During her years in Berlin Weissensee there were, of course, many challenges.

As she first walked into the kitchen in St Joseph’s Hospital she saw immediately.

“The kitchen was a catastrophe.”

There was a cook. But the Sister was ill and was over eighty. Some of the patients found themselves responsible for the kitchen. And, of course, mentally ill…

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