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Mechtilde Goertz Obituary
October 18, 1930 - January 11, 2019
Sister Mechtilde Goertz, OSB, a Benedictine Sister of Boerne, passed away at St. Scholastica Monastery, Boerne, TX on January 11, 2019.

Sister Mechtilde was born in Rockne, Texas on October 18, 1930 . Sister Mechtilde grew up in the country, loving and respecting God's creation. She never lost her rootedness to the land.

Sister Mechtilde attended Sacred Heart Church and School in Rockne where the Benedictine Sisters' taught and influenced her decision to enter religious life. After receiving her bachelor's as an RN she worked as Director of Nurses and Administrator of ST. Benedict Hospital and Nursing Home.In November, 2018, Sister Mechtilde was diagnosed with cancer. She accepted her illness with remarkable grace. Her simple way of life was a special witness to all.

Sister Mechtilde was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Cecilia Goertz, her sister Alice Beck. She is survived by her Benedictine Community and her nieces and nephews: Judy Ambrose (Gary), Carolyn Parker (Charlie), Bobbie Beck, Steve Beck and Jim Beck and several great nieces and nephews.

Services will be held on January 16 at Christ the King Chapel at Omega Retreat Center, 316 W. Highland Dr., Boerne, TX 78006:
10:00 am - Remembrance of Sister Mechtilde's Life 10:45 am - Mass of Resurrection Burial at Holy Angels Cemetery to follow.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be sent to Benedictine Sisters, 216 W. Highland Dr., Boerne, TX, 78006, or made online at Benedictine Sisters of Boerne's website (boernebenedictines.org)
Published in Express-News on Jan. 14, 2019
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