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Sister Theresia Maria Holtschlag

December 29, 1970 January 15, 2020
Sister Theresia Maria Holtschlag
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Olga Hendrika Berendina Holtschlag was born on December 29, 1970 in Enschede, Netherlands to Mr. and Mrs. Wim Holtschlag. She entered Postulancy with the Congregation of the Apostolic Sisters of St. John on April 21, 1998 in Semur-en-Brionnais, France. On August 30, 1999 she was received into the community as a novice. During her time in the novitiate, on January 3, 1999, she received the habit along with her religious name: Sister Theresia Maria of the Merciful Love. After professing her vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, on September 3, 2000 she was sent on mission for two years to Villecroze, France. Then, from 2002-2003 she was in formation at the priory of Rimont, France. Following this, she served in Autun, France from 2003-2004. Sister professed final vows on September 12, 2004, and was assigned to the priory in Brignoles, France for the years of 2004-2007. In the fall of 2007 she was sent as one of the founding sisters of the priory in East Orange, NJ where she served from 2007-2018. While in East Orange she served St. Joseph's Parish as DRE and catechist of the RCIA program. She also served the Archdiocese of Newark working in the Office of Vocations and then as Delegate for Religious. In 2018 she was appointed Superior of the House of Formation in Princeville, IL where she served for one year. In August 2019 she returned to East Orange, NJ. She died on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at the Rosary Hill Home, NY which is run by the The Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne.

She is survived by her Father Wim Holtschlag, her brother Andre and his wife Brigitte and their children - niece Juliët and Vera, and nephew Vincent.

FRIDAY JANUARY 24

WAKE at St. Joseph's Chapel, Congregation of St. John (Brother's Chapel)

Saint Joseph Priory, 11223 Legion Hall Rd, Princeville, IL 61559

6pm The Rosary followed by the Divine Mercy Chaplet

9pm END with a reading from the Office of the Dead.

Brothers and Sisters will be keeping watch over the body throughout the night.

SATURDAY JANUARY 25

10:30 am Funeral Mass at St. Joseph's Chapel, Congregation of St. John (Brother's Chapel), followed by Burial at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Kickapoo.

Luncheon will follow at the Conference Center, Saint Joseph Priory, 11223 Legion Hall Rd, Princeville, IL 61559

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Visitation

Friday

24

Jan

6:00 PM 1/24/2020 6:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 1/24/2020 9:00:00 PM
Saint Joseph Priory

11223 Legion Hall Rd
Princeville, IL 61559

Saint Joseph Priory
11223 Legion Hall Rd Princeville 61559 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Saturday

25

Jan

10:30 AM 1/25/2020 10:30:00 AM
Saint Joseph Priory

11223 Legion Hall Rd
Princeville, IL 61559

Saint Joseph Priory
11223 Legion Hall Rd Princeville 61559 IL
United States
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