Pseudonym of Sister M. Antonio Gallagher
Gallagher, Sister M. Antonio (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1846--June 6, 1916, Latrobe, Pennsylvania). When 10, she went to school at St. Joseph's Academy, Emmitsburg, Maryland. When that was closed in the middle of the Civil War, she and her sister went further west to St. Xavier's Academy in what is now Latrobe, Penn., run by the Sisters of Mercy. Upon graduation, she entered their novitiate, taking the name in religion of Sister Mary Antonio and was professed in 1866. St. Joseph's College, Emmitsburg, awarded her the L.H.D. degree in 1911.
For a number of years she taught in the parochial schools of Pittsburgh and worked with the poor of the city. Around 1890, she returned to St. Xavier's wh… Go to person page >