Eve of Tiele-Winckler - to 145th birthday

Eve of Tiele-Winckler - to 145th birthday


The daughter of rich parents, the ennobled family of industrialists Tiele-Winckler, her brother was Franz Hubert von Tiele-Winckler, decided by an early awakening, people of their Upper Silesian homeland, which had brought the agricultural and industrial revolutionary changes in poverty and need to . help After she had learned in the nursing institutions Bodelschwingh'schen Bethel near Bielefeld in Westphalia, she founded in her home without the support of her father's own diaconal institution for the poor and elderly, the disabled and travelers, the "peace Short". She created a Protestant sisterhood in which they "tied and yet free" and as head nurse at the same time as the sisters life profession of deaconess practiced [1].

An important area of ​​Eve saw Tiele-Winckler fact homeless children to create a home. Contrary more prevalent tradition, needy children be placed in large institutions such as rescue, correctional or orphanages, in foster care, she founded over villages and towns scattered children homes. Here abandoned children found in community-based, manageable, family-like and run by a sister communities a home. Eve of Tiele-Winckler and her sisters familiar attention to the geborgenheit creating power of communities designed for women, which they called "home" and not "family." They were convinced that the essence of education "happens" and thus scientific explanation and human representation ultimately escapes. What they saw as the essential, namely to help, in the child herauszugestalten the image of God, not "feasible", either by act or by educational welfare generic interventions. It remains secret of the Divine "rescue Mercy" left to. Basically, instead the use life of the sisters was: Working for the Children "with the little sore souls" active, cheerful, courageous and God-trusting, loving and initiate reliable relationships and so enable through responsible human activity the divine work of salvation.

Financial and material foundations of these institutions GmbH formed "home for the homeless," donations of land and buildings, property and cash donations from friends and random circles Care funds the public sector.

How many personalities from the early years of the Inner Mission and Eve from Tiele-Winckler was comprehensively journalistic work. She wrote letters sister, religious considerations, biblical interpretations, experience texts, proverbs, poems and hymns. Undeterred by academic and theological erudition and scientific criticism of the Bible they wanted to contribute as written lay theologian to develop a religious inwardness and also give instructions to a God-pleasing life outside. Their piety historical roots grounded in medieval mysticism, in Pietism and in different currents of contemporary international revival.

In an era of German history, in which the modern world has been enforced vigorously, Eva embodied by Tiele-Winckler as a deaconess and member of the Inner Mission and their contradictions: She has to hold within the historic boundaries of the organization, to persisting political and social orders remarkable feats accomplished , but modern liberation movements against, advocating a comprehensive structural change in society, closed. However, Eva lived Tiele-Winckler in their attempt to follow Jesus one worth preserving message. In this sense, she wrote in one of her spiritual considerations: "Love must love, or she dies, you must be, otherwise it will arm.".