Sisters of the Past
SISTER BARBARA - Agnes Green
Profiled March 2011
4 April 1893 - 3 July 1974
Agnes Green was born in Wellington on 4 April 1893 to Stephen William Green and his wife Francis Edith, nee Colley, formerly from London. Her father was a book-binder.
Agnes entered the Sisters of St Joseph community in Whanganui on 4 December 1917. She was professed on 27 March 1919, taking the religious name of Barbara.
Sister Barbara was a music teacher, and she taught in many of the Josephite branch convents, from Hawkes Bay to Taranaki and Levin.
Barbara had a caliper on one leg and it is thought to have been the result of polio. This meant she walked with a limp, but it did not appear to curtail her ministry. She was remembered as quite a private person.
Sister Barbara retired to Sacred Heart Convent in Whanganui in 1960, and died there on 3 July 1974.
Her funeral Mass was held at Sacred Heart Convent Chapel and she was buried at Aramoho Cemetery.