Sister Esther Fidelina Rodriguez, O.P.

Sister Esther Fidelina Rodriguez, O.P.

2/08/1953– 09/12/2023

Our beloved Sister and Chaplain, Esther Fidelina Rodriguez Fernandez, O.P., 70, of Brownsville, TX, entered eternal life as she was called home by Our Lord, on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX. Sister spent nearly 20 years as Chaplain, ministering to patients and their families at Valley Regional Medical Center. Her service as Director of Pastoral Care began in October of 2004. She was a humble servant of God who served our community with kindness and compassion. She was a selfless servant of God who was committed to God’s ministry and calling.

She is preceded in death by her parents Ramiro Rodriguez and Esther Fernandez.

Left to cherish her memory are her blood family; countless friends; The Congregation of Dominican Sisters of Saint Thomas Aquinas; and her Valley Regional Medical Center family.

Services Schedule

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Saint Joseph Catholic Church

(555 W St Francis St, Brownsville, TX 78520)

Holy Rosary

6:00 p.m.

Memorial Mass:

7:00 p.m.

Friday, September 15, 2023

Immaculate Conception Cathedral

Funeral Mass:

2:00 p.m.

Services are under the guidance of Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Crematory & Flower Shop. 657 Springmart Blvd., Brownsville, Texas. (956) 350-8485

Donations, in memory of Sister Esther Fidelina Rodriguez Fernandez, O.P., may be forwarded to the charity of your choice.

To send flowers or a plant to the family in the memory of Sister Esther Fidelina Rodriguez, O.P., please visit or call (956) 455-3718.


  • Minerva salinas Posted September 14, 2023 7:41 pm

    May she rest in peace

  • Christina Cavazos Posted September 15, 2023 9:53 pm

    Sister Esther was such a humble, kind, and beautiful hearted. Sister was a Godsend to my mother and my family. I will always remember her smile and devout dedication to uplifting us all in prayer. May Sister Esther be at eternal peace at home in Heaven. My family and I extend our sincerest condolences to her family and the sisters of St. Thomas of Aquinas. God bless each of you in your loss.

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