Author Biographical Info

Sister Agnes Mary Joy served as director of chaplaincy services for the Institute of Religion, which provided chaplaincy services for the Texas Medical Center (TMC) healthcare facilities. Sister Joy fulfilled chaplaincy roles in the TMC from the mid-1970s until early 2000s. See more at


MS 220

Publication Date(s)

March 2020




Religion and medicine, Counseling, Pastoral care, Houston (TX), Australia (South Pacific), Russia (Asia), China (Asia), Texas Medical Center, Agnes Mary Joy, Ben Taub General Hospital, Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital, Institute of Religion (Houston, TX), Quentin Mease Hospital, notes (documents), correspondence, photographs, prayers (literary genre), lecture notes, obituaries, ephemera (general object genre)


Sister Agnes Mary Joy papers include ephemera, photographs, handwritten detailed patient notes, lectures, administrative material, correspondence, and professional material. The bulk of the material in this collection is linked to her work at the director of chaplaincy services for the Institute of Religion. See more at MS 220.


Sister Agnes Mary Joy donated the papers to the Institute for Spirituality and Health (ISH). The ISH donated the collection the McGovern Historical Center, Texas Medical Center Library.



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