(Courtesy of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ)
Sr. Agnes Mueller was always inspired to be a missionary and joined the Adorers on this premise. She started as a nurse and worked 15 years as a nurse. Mueller always wanted to learn more about her vocation and enrolled in theology classes. She did parish work as she cared for her aging mother until she succumbed to her illness. Mueller left for Liberia in 1987, six months after her mother's death.
In West Africa, Mueller found purpose in working at a clinic and assisting Liberian women to achieve financial independence. She taught them reading and writing literacy, which also brought them closer to the church.
Mueller was shot in the company of Srs. Kathleen McGuire and Shirley Kolmer on Oct. 23, 1992, outside their residence in Gardnersville, Liberia, as part of warlord Charles Taylor's attack on Monrovia, Liberia's capital. She was 62.