In deep sadness and gratitude
- 2019/08/17 -
Misericordias Domini in aeternum cantabo.

Sr. M. Xaveria Jelitzka was born in Stulpicani (Romania) on December 16, 1927. As a young girl she had to witness the expulsion of her family from Eastern Europe and succeeded in escaping to Western Germany. There she became acquainted with the Sisters of St. Charles Borromee who “awakened in her the desire to devote her life to the service of God and her fellow human beings”.
On May 6, 1935 she entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy of St. Charles Borromeo in Altstädten (Allgäu). On May 8, 1952 she discerned the religious habit in Jerusalem and on June 13, 1954 she took the First Vows in Emmaus. After having finished her teacher training she worked at our school in Alexandria (Egypt) from 1954 to 1975. There she took her Final Vows in 1957. Our order entrusted her with the task of the Novice Master in Egypt and through decades she introduced many sisters of our congregation into religious life. From 1981 to 1984 she was Mother Superior of our convent in Cairo and since 1990 Mother Superior in Jerusalem. When she went into retirement as Superior in 2008 she wrote the final sentence in her journal: “Retired – until God will call me”.
In 2012 she was awarded with the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in honour of her tireless social and charitable engagement. She remained in close contact with her local Diocese Iasi (Romania) and cherished friendly relationships with a great number of ecclesiastical dignitaries, politicians and pedagogues from near and far.
It is with deep gratitudethat our Convent of St. Charles
says farewell to Sister M. Xaveria,
finding consolation in our belief and hope
of our resurrection and our life in Christ.

German Hospice St. Charles Jerusalem - Lloyd George Street 12, 91080 Jerusalem, Israel - Tel. 00972 2 5637737 -