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We mourn the death of Sr. Theresita Wanitschek OP

Sr. Theresita Wanitschek OP

With faithful trust in God's love and mercy, our Sr. Theresita Wanitschek OP completed her earthly life.

Sr. Theresita was born on 3 April 1933 in Wichstadtl in the Eagle Mountains in Eastern Bohemia (now the Czech Republic). On 1 August 1952, Sr Theresita entered the Congregation of the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena of Oakford, Natal, at the “St. Josef’s Mission House” in Neustadt am Main. After the novitiate she trained as an educator.

In August 1957, she was sent to Swaziland by the leadership of the Order. In Durban, South Africa, she studied to become a primary and secondary school teacher and taught mathematics and creative arts at the “St. Theresa's School”  in Manzini/Swaziland, a primary and secondary school run by the Congregation at that time with about 900 pupils.

Back in Germany she administered, among other things, the provincial archives of the Congregation

In 1981 Sr Theresita returned to Germany and took on other tasks. She worked in the St. Michael rehabilitation centre and from 1989 in the provincial administration of the Dominican Sisters in Neustadt. For just as long, she looked after and administered the provincial archives of the congregation and - until her departure from Neustadt - guided interested people through the history of the parish church in Neustadt am Main.

In 2018 Sr Theresita received the Golden Badge of Honour of the Association Heimatlandschaft Adlergebirge”

For her meritorious work since 2006 as a local representative for the “Association Heimatlandschaft Adlergebirge”, she was awarded the Golden Badge of Honour of the Eagle Mountains 2018 by the responsible persons of the Association.

We thank Sr. Theresita for her life, her testimony of faith and her service and commend her to the prayers of all who feel connected to her in life and beyond death.

You can light a candle for Sr. Theresita here. An obituary will follow.

Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena Oaktford-Natal
Neustadt am Main and Kist