Rest in Peace Sr Agathana Trinkl FNS
Franciscan Nardini Sister Melinda Seiler and Benedictine Brother Bernard Pachner, followed by Fr Francis Sibusiso Zulu, lead the procession from Inkamana Abbey to the graveside following the Requiem Mass for Sr Agathana Trinkl FNS, who died aged 86 after 63 years of service as a religious and missionary in the diocese of Eshowe.
Presiding celebrant Bishop Xolelo Thaddeus Kumalo of Eshowe had warm words of praise for her life and service to the Church and people. Fr Zulu, of St John Vianney Seminary, used his homily to recall the virtues of Sr Agathana, who had supported him in his vocation. He noted that “agathana” in Greek means “goodness”, which Sr Agathana had in abundance. He recalled her saying to him one day: “To be happy in your vocation you must learn to be faithful.” (Photo: Sydney Duval)