Ruth Pfau

Sep 9, 1929 – Aug 10, 2017 (Age 87)


September 9, 1929
August 10, 2017


Ruth Pfau, a German-born nun who was known as the Mother Theresa of Pakistan for devoting her life to efforts to rid that country of leprosy, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, in Karachi, Pakistan. For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

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It's always commendable to see someone desire to help others, especially in a world where it is no longer valued. She put the lives of others ahead of herself. She displayed qualities that our Creator expects for us to show to others. Such a wonderful example for us all. Thanks to our Creator eventually we will have a permanate cure for leprosy and all other diseases. Ruth would be happy to see that.

May heartfelt condolences and prayers to the family and acquaintances of Ms Ruth. May God grant solace to the bereaved during this most challenging time. Ruth was truly an amazing and wonderful woman of integrity. She will be truly missed. With Love & Prayers ~ Ann ~ NY

Respectful farewell to Dr Ruth Pfau.

It's refreshing there's good people in this world and Ruth was one of them. She made an impact on others lives and fought for those who couldn't for themselves. She will be forever remembered. Psalm 147:4

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

The world thank you for all your wonderful effort to help people. May 'God' give the PRAU FAMILY peace during this most difficult time.

My condolences to the Pfau Family and friends of Ruth for your loss. God rewards those who care for others, she is in His memory for a blessing (Proverbs 19:17) ~ Linda, Queens, NY

Your care and love will endure forever!