Dorothea Trudel

After her profound conversion, Dorothea Trudel (born 1813 in Hombrechtikon, died in 1862 in Männedorf) prayed, according to the fifth chapter of the Epistle of James in the bible, for the ill employees of her nephew's company, whereupon the sick were restored to health. The news travelled far and wide, and she received many ailing people into her home. Her focus was always first and foremost the healing of the soul.



From the start, Dorothea Trudel was visited by the villagers with whom she prayed and read the bible. This inspired others who travelled great distances to see her. The spirit of prayer reigned in the house, and the word of God was true medicine that was offered to guests. There weren't just two devotions per day, but about four or five. Pastor Arnold Bovet reported enthusiastically of the early days, where six hours of bible study and prayer times were normal.

And today

The Word of God is still the foundation of our centre and defines the centre's character. The Word is valuable to us: it is the spiritual nutrition for our daily faith, it is the light for our path, it is the medicine for our infirmities, it is a refreshment to the weary, and strength for the weak.

vintage pictures

Dorothea Trudel, portraits