Sr. Gloria Gallagher O.S.F

first_imgSr. Gloria Gallagher, age 94 of the Srs. of St. Francis in Oldenburg, died Monday, January 7, 2019 at the convent.  Born November 12, 1924 in Cincinnati, Ohio, she is the daughter of Elizabeth (Nee: Phillips) and Edward Gallagher.Sr. Gloria attended St. Clare School and Our Lady of Angels High School in Cincinnati where she met the Franciscan Sisters and began to pursue her music career.  She accepted a scholarship to Marian University in Indianapolis, pursuing a degree in chemistry with a minor in music.  By the end of her sophomore year, she reversed her major and music soon became her life.She earned an A.B. in music and chemistry from Marian, a B.M. from the College of Music in Cincinnati and an M.M. from the Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati.  Her career spanned 63 years teaching at Our Lady of Angels Academy and Fenwick High School in Ohio, Oldenburg Academy and Marian University in Indiana as well as serving as the organist and liturgist at the convent for 20 years.In 2000 she celebrated her golden jubilee.  Much to her surprise, over 160 former Oldenburg Academy students secretly met for over year to plan and present a “Mr. Holland’s Opus” type of concert in her honor.  As she entered the auditorium, she froze in amazement as she discovered it was filled with former students, family and friends gathered in her honor.  A two hour concert followed, featuring many of her favorite instrumental and choral selections.  It culminated with Sr. Gloria being invited to conduct the finale, Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus.Earlier in Sr. Gloria’s career she wrote “The Blessing of St. Clare” which continues to be sung by the Sisters when extending their blessing to others in song.  When Congregational Minister Sr. Christa announced Sr. Gloria’s death, she noted, “As Sr. Gloria sang many times the “Blessing of St. Clare”, may God pour forth all graces on her abundantly and in heaven may God place her among the saints.”Visitation is Thursday, January 10th, from 1 -3 p.m. at the convent chapel.  Funeral services follow at 3 p.m. with Rev. Bob Weakley O.F.M., officiating and burial will follow in the convent cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Srs. of St. Francis, P.O. Box 100, Oldenburg, Indiana, 47036 (www.OldenburgFranciscans.org). Weigel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements (www.weigelfh.com for online condolences).last_img read more

Connacht pile on the points

first_img Press Association The home side were full of early running against a stiff Sportsground wind, a fifth-minute effort from the returning Tiernan O’Halloran helping them on their way to a 13-5 half-time lead. Treviso centre Sam Christie struck for a try before the break, but Pat Lam’s men had the bonus point in the bag by the 54th minute thanks to successive scores from Jake Heenan, Matt Healy and Denis Buckley. Connacht gave their bid to finish in the top half of the Guinness PRO12 a big lift with a 53-5 bonus-point win over Benetton Treviso. center_img Man-of-the-match Craig Ronaldson was near faultless off the kicking tee, pocketing 18 points from nine attempts, with Aly Muldowney, Healy and Danie Poolman completing the seven-try rout. The result moved the Irish province six points clear of the seventh-placed Scarlets, as the battle for European Champions Cup qualification intensifies. The Italian defence crumbled out wide in the opening minutes when Healy’s lovely run and snappy pass out of a tackle sent O’Halloran stepping through to score on his first start of the season. Ronaldson converted and then added a penalty on the quarter-hour mark after a spell of forward pressure. The visitors should have replied via good breakdown work from scrum-half Alberto Lucchese, but Jayden Hayward pushed the resulting penalty wide. Connacht kept the Italians out as they pressed for a try from a close-in penalty and the hosts’ solid scrum platform saw them build for a second successful penalty from excellent out-half Ronaldson. However, Treviso hit back in the 34th minute when Niyi Adeolokun and John Cooney were unable to stop Christie from close range, with Hayward missing the conversion from the left. A foot in touch denied winger Healy a quick try on the resumption, although the Connacht pack were in clinical form when a well-worked maul saw flanker Heenan crash over in the right corner. Ronaldson maintained his 100 per cent kicking return at that stage, brilliantly drawing in the difficult conversion off the left post. Try number three swiftly followed as Healy deservedly got over near the left corner flag, profiting from Poolman’s timely injection of pace in a back-line move. The province’s best maul of the night saw prop Buckley plunge over for the bonus-point score. And although they failed to prosper from hooker Tom McCartney’s eye-catching run, a short Ian Porter pass soon had the hard-working Muldowney reaching over the line. As the penalties stacked up, Treviso replacement prop Salesi Manu was sin-binned for a ruck infringement near his posts and Healy scored again, before Poolman outpaced the cover to get his side past the half-century points mark. last_img read more