Born: November 22, 1931
Death: April 10, 2012
Sr. Ann Miriam Gallagher
November 22, 1931 -
April 10, 2012
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Sister Ann Miriam Gallagher, RSM
Sister Ann Miriam Gallagher, a member of the Mid-Atlantic Community of the Sisters of Mercy, died at Mercy Center on Tuesday, April 10, 2012.
Sister Ann Miriam was born November 22,1931 in Plymouth, PA and was the daughter of Joseph and Margaret Hanlon Gallagher.
Sister graduated from St. Vincent High School in Plymouth and received a degree in Elementary Education from Misericordia University. In addition she was awarded both a Master's Degree and PH.D. from the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
Sister also did post doctoral work in Spain and Mexico and received a
diploma from the Harvard University School of Business in Educational
Sister Ann Miriam entered the Sisters of Mercy on September 8, 1954
in Dallas, PA and professed her vows on August 16,1957.
Her teaching experience included Montgomery County Public Schools
in Maryland, Scranton Diocesan elementary and secondary schools,
Misericordia University, the University of Scranton, Catholic University
of America, and Mount St. Mary's University and Seminary,
Following her tenure as faculty member and then President of College
Misericordia, Sister Ann Miriam joined the seminary faculty of Mount
St. Mary's Emmitsburg, MD. For more than twenty five years Sister
Ann Miriam served Mount St. Mary's as professor of Church History
and the Director of Seminary Research and Planning.
An accomplished scholar and teacher, Sister Ann Miriam published
extensively on the role of women religious in Latin America. In recent
years her scholarship and writing focused on Catherine Seton, the
daughter of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first native-born citizen of the United States to be canonized as a saint. Her daughter Catherine
became the first New York born Sister of Mercy in 1846.
In addition to her parents, Sister Ann Miriam was preceded in death by
her sister Rosaire. She is survived by her brothers, Dr. Edward P. Gallagher and his wife Joanne of Frederick, MD and Joseph Gallagher and wife Julie of Lancaster, PA, her nieces and nephews and her beloved Sisters of Mercy.
The celebration of her life will begin on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at
Mercy Center with a prayer service and visiting hours from 2:00 - 4:30pm.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, April 13, 2012 at 10:30am and interment will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton.
Memorial contributions in the name of Sister Ann Miriam Gallagher may be made to Mercy Center PO Box 370, Dallas, PA 18612.