|Young Eleonore Margarete Weiss,|
the future Sr. Maria Fidelis of Reutberg
By aged 16, Eleonore had already decided to enter a convent and was directed to the Franciscan community in Reutberg by her confessor. Due to her youthful age, the Sisters delayed her admittance with them so for the next few years she continued her schooling in the Franciscan convent in Lenzfried where she learned needlework and how to play the organ.
In October 1902, being 20-years-old, Eleonore bid goodbye to the secular world and reapplied with the Reutberg convent where she was accepted the second time around. There, she received the religious name by which she is now more commonly known - Maria Fidelis, or simply Sr. Fidelis.
~ Words of Jesus to Sr. Maria Fidelis
|Another photo of Sr. Maria Fidelis|
(note the reliquaries on the table)