Sister Agnes Helmingdirks, 1854-1934

Born July 16, 1854, Altenlune, Hanover Germany
Entered St. Walburg Monastery, March 19, 1876
First Profession November 21, 1878
Died June 6, 1934

Sr. Agnes Helmingdirks was born to Bernard and Theresia Fischer Helmingdirks and given the name Angela at her baptism. Anglea entered St. Walburg Monastery on March 19, 1876 and received the habit and her new name on January 15, 1877. Sr. Agnes made first profession on November 21, 1878 and final profession on December 8, 1882. She celebrated her Golden Jubilee on December 8, 1928.

Sr. Agnes taught kindergarten and primary grades at St. Walburg Academy and St. Joseph, Covington. In 1886 the mission of St. Rose in Fulton, Ohio opened and Sr. Agnes was one of four teachers sent there. The mission continued for seven years and then closed. Sr. Agnes returned to St. Walburg. Sr. Agnes died on June 6, 1934 at the age of eighty.