Sister Barbara Barr

Sister Barbara Barr

Sister Barbara Barr, M.M.

Current Ministry Location-Maryknoll Sisters Center

Sister Barbara Barr was born in the Canal Zone of the Republic of Panama and entered Maryknoll Sisters in 1947. Assigned to Bolivia in 1952, she taught in Maryknoll Elementary Schools throughout the country. By 1972, she helped the Maryknoll Sisters turn over the schools to lay teachers whom we they had been training for years.

From 1972-1979, Sister Barbara began working in rural areas where she helped develop a popular “informal” education program for scripture study groups as well as groups for empowering and promoting women. From 1990-1994, she served in Congregational Services at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Maryknoll, NY.

Currently, Sister Barbara is an active volunteer at the Maryknoll Sisters Center.





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