Exactly 30 years ago Mrs Aloisia Lex died in Eisenberg. Hans Mueller, President of the Lawn Cross Pilgrim Association (RKPV), Andwil (Switzerland), remembers her death very well and relates as follows:
When I arrived there Mother Lex surprised me because her face was so radiant. While I was there she told me of the previous days and asked about the priest who was with us on pilgrimage. She replied that Rev. Fr. Rudolf was quite okay! Then as Mother Lex began talking about her family, about the pilgrims, and even about me, I became even more alert. Among other things she warned me that even I would get into difficulties due to my firm belief in the Lawn Cross, because, she added, the times we live in get worse and the people as well. As we parted I noticed that Mother Lex did not bless me with the sign of the cross in the usual way, at about a distance of about 20cm as she had done previously over the years but instead blessed me directly on my forehead with holy water. This touched me very much, yes I was deeply stirred by our meeting. I went back to the pilgrim guesthouse as light as a feather, where some of the pilgrims awaited me. In anticipation they wanted to know if there was anything new to tell? Yes and no, I couldn’t say very much about what happened! Despite my tiredness that night I could hardly sleep, as a lot of things were going through my head, like what will become of this mark in the ground in the form of a cross, what will be the outcome of the Lex family, of us pilgrims and what will happen to me? All these thoughts raced through my head like a film over and over again.”
The following morning, after Holy Mass, the innkeeper of the Pilgrim guesthouse rushed into the sacristy and said:
“Come immediately to Mother Lex, she has just passed away!”
The priest and I drove to Lex’s house without saying a word, where her husband and son Karl were kneeling down and crying at her bedside. Right after she had got her last rights, the anointment with holy oil, Rev Fr. Rudolf Skunza remarked: “Now you know why Mother Lex called you to her bedside, and added that she surely knew the hour of her death“.
Mother Lex’s last words were spoken to her oldest son, Karl sometime before eight o’clock in the morning. She spoke rapidly and unexpectedly with a strong, clear voice, before she finally went to her eternal rest on the feast of the Holy Innocents (28th December, 1984). Mother Lex said over and over again;
„one must be prepared”
She was prepared. Two months later her dear husband Karl, followed her and departed from this life. Lord give them eternal rest and let perpetual light shine upon them and may they rest in peace, Amen.
„Once I am dead, I can do much more for you, provided then that you still ask me and do not forget“
Words of the late Mother Lex