The first missionary religious congregation for women in the history of the Church and the world is the Institute of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary founded in 1877 by BL. Mary of the Passion, now in the 139th year of its course.

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In Memory

Sr. Anastasia Thathireddy in Heavenly Abode


 Sr. Anastasia Thathireddy in Heavenly Abode

 

Dear Sisters,

I would like to inform you our  Sr. Anastasia THATHIREDDY (Fatima) passed away on 24th March 2019 at 1.15 a.m. Sr. Anastasia was in Regina Mundi, Kazipet for  the past many years. She was suffering from diabetes, hypertension and other age related ailments. Few months back she underwent surgery on her hip in Hyderabad. After recuperating she was brought back to Regina Mundi and since  then she was confined to bed. She was also suffering from bronchitis and had to be hospitalized again. When she felt better was brought home and was taken care by the sisters and a maid. Since few days she was feeling restless and had no appetite to eat. On 23rd night she was unwell and very restless, Srs. Annie Manuel and Rose Francis along with the maid were with her praying. The sisters were praying uttering the name of Jesus, Sr. Anastasia also joined them praying and on her own she loudly repeated ‘Our Lady, Our Lady’ after which she peacefully and gently breathed her last. It was a beautiful coincidence as her religious name was Fatima and the next day was the Annunciation. She had great devotion to Mother Mary and surely the Blessed Virgin received her in heaven.

She was a calm and serene person who was very gentle, jovial and pleasant. She was engaged in the ministry of finance (Accounts) for many years in different communities and did it to the best of her ability with much dedication. She faithfully carried out whatever ministry was entrusted to her. She was a kind and deeply spiritual person and loved her FMM family. She was a person who had surrendered herself to God and was ready to go to her eternal home anytime.  She was 85 years old. May she enjoy eternal happiness in paradise.

Romaldina Rebello fmm