With hope that she is now enjoying eternal rest and with gratitude for her life of consecration, we announce the passing of our dear Sr. Mary Therese Kirstein. Sr. Therese was looking forward to her 70th Jubilee this summer and will now be celebrating from heaven.
Courageously accepting the challenges of age, Sr. Therese was hospitalized last week. She peacefully slipped into eternity during the afternoon of Tuesday, April 7 at Los Robles Hospital in Thousand Oaks. The current visitor restrictions at the hospital prevented any of us from being with her since she was hospitalized on April 1. We believe it was a special gift, though, that Kelly Lanquist Reilly, a La Reina graduate and nurse at Los Robles, was with her in her final moments.
A memorial service will be held in the coming weeks to celebrate her life and legacy. Additional information will be posted when it is available. We can be confident that she is interceding for us before our good and provident God…and may she rest in peace.