Mourning the death of Sr. Maria Kollmannsberger OP
"Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, our sister in faith,
Mary, one of us, stand by us now
and in the hour of our death.
Sr Maria Kollmannsberger was born on 5 May 1935 in Altötting (Germany), the famous town of the Marian shrine in the diocese of Passau. She entered our Congregation in Neustadt am Main on 16 August 1957.
At her reception on 28 April 1958, Maria received the name Sr. Immaculata. After the one-year novitiate, she made her First Profession on 2 May 1959, together with nine other Sisters, and her Perpetual Profession on 5 May 1962.
In many ways Sr. Maria testified to her faith and thus passed on to many people what she herself had been given by God and how she experienced God's work in herself – she lived the Dominican vocation in a very natural way.
Sr. Mary departed to God, her eternal Creator, late in the evening of 25 June 2022, and placed her life back in His hands. Through the intercession of Our Lady, may she now enjoy the fullness of God’s presence and behold Him in His light of love, mercy and peace.
We are grateful for her testimony of life and faith and we trust that she is our intercessor with God.
Dominican Sisters of Oakford/Natal