Adele Euphraise Barbier was the founder of the Sisters of Our Lady of the Mission or sometime called the Mission Sisters.
Euphraise Barbier was born at Caen,Normandy,France on the 4th of January 1829.She was the child of Louis-Desire Barbier,a shoe maker, and his wife Jeanne Adele Le Cler. She worked for a time as a laundress before entering religious life.
Euphraise brought the congregation to birth in France on Christmas Day,1861,and the four Sisters arrived in Napier in 1864 to establish the first community in NZ.The celebration started in Christchurch in April,followed by Nelson,Petone,Napier,New Plymouth,Hamilton and the final on in Pukekohe.
Euphraise Barbier was a faithful person who loved helping the children in poor countries.
To be like Euphraise Barbier I could help those poor people who have no parents, and have no money to buy shelter and food so they can be protected. I could be a kind, loving and sharing person by giving the poor some of my money.