Death of a noble woman.
--The New Orleans See,
of the 24th ult., thus announces the death of a Sister of Charity.
Yesterday afternoon, at 4½ o'clock, Sister Regis Barrett
died in this city, at the age of fifty-eight years, after an illness of a few days.
She was one of the most noble women of our population, and was loved by all, irrespective of sect, nationality or age. Nor was this glorious tribute of love and admiration, so cheerfully paid by all to the humble Sister
, undeserved; for there was not in the city a human being who had done more good for the last thirty-six years.
Had Sister Regis been a man, endowed with the same amount of energy and business aptitude, she would have achieved an uncommon fame in any station of life.
Being a woman and a sister of Charity, she was contented with being a model of devotedness and this bounded energy to other women, and the pattern of everything that is pure, virtuous and lovely for her companions.
In the year 1826, when she was twenty-two years old, Sister Regis joined the Sisters
She came to New Orleans in 1856, and a few men the after her arrival was known among us as an extraordinary woman, who knew no obstacle whatever in the execution of any plan suggested to her by a spirit of charity — always on the look-out.
Successively she established the camp Street Asylum
, the St. Elizabeth Asylum
, the St. Vincent Infant Asylum
, (on Magenine street,) and an Orphan Asylum in Carrolton
Were we to recount all the good works done by that saluted woman, we might fill easily a column of our paper.