In Memory

Sister M. Carmel Gallagher, IHM

October 25, 1849 – March 14, 1917

Sister M. Carmel Gallagher, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on Wednesday, March 14, 1917 at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

She was born on October 25, 1849 in Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania, and given the name Bridget. She was the daughter of the late Anthony and Mary Cooney Gallagher. She entered the IHM Congregation on May 5, 1873, received the religious habit on November 21, 1873, and made profession of her vows on April 25, 1876.

Interment is at the Marywood College Cemetery, on the grounds of Marywood College in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Survivors include a brother John of Kansas City, Missouri.

Memorial contributions may be made to support the retired IHM Sisters c/o the IHM Sisters Retirement Fund, IHM Center, 2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509.

” On September 18th, a Shrine of the Sacred Heart of Jesus was erected on the seminary grounds. The shrine was built in a picturesque spot not far from the little cemetery that now holds the remains of so many of our dear ones. This beautiful shrine was the gift of Mr. John Gallagher of Kansas City, brother of Sister M. Carmel. Sister M. Carmel watched its erection with the greatest interest and hoped to live to see it dedicated. Her hopes were not realized. She died on Wednesday, March 14, 1917. Her death was beautiful in its edifying resignation to God’s holy will. The shrine now, according to the wish of her brother, is Sister M. Carmel’s memorial. “

Excerpted from The Sisters of the I.H.M.: The Story of The Founding of The Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and Their Work In The Scranton Diocese by Sister M. Immaculata Gillespie, IHM, P.J. Kenedy & Sons, NY, 1921, p. 462

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