Academic journal article The Catholic Historical Review

Obituaries: Ann Miriam Gallagher, R.S.M. (1931-2012)

Academic journal article The Catholic Historical Review

Obituaries: Ann Miriam Gallagher, R.S.M. (1931-2012)

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Ann Miriam Gallagher, R.S.M., died April 10, 2012, at Mercy Center in Dallas, PA, where she had entered the Sisters of Mercy of the Union (Scranton Province) in 1954. She became a member of the American Catholic Historical Association in 1974 and served on its Executive Council from 1980 to 1982.

Sister Ann Miriam was born in nearby Plymouth, PA, on November 22, 1931. She graduated from College Misericordia (now Misericordia University) with a major in elementary education in 1953- She obtained both her master's degree and doctorate from The Catholic University of America in 1959 and 1972. Her doctoral dissertation focused on "The Family Background of the Nuns of Two Monasteries in Colonial Mexico: Santa Clara, Queré taro, and Corpus Christi, Mexico City, 1724-1822." She became expert in the history of women religious in Latin America and did postdoctoral work in Spain and Mexico. Sister Ann Miriam also obtained a diploma in educational management from Harvard University. In the late 1970s, she served as president of College Misericordia. She came to Mount Saint Mary Seminary in Emmitsburg, MD, in 1979 and taught church history for twenty-five years. While at Emmitsburg, she researched the splendid archives of the Daughters of Charity and became well versed in the life of Catherine Josephine Seton, the only long-lived daughter of St. …

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