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Anthony, Sister (15 August 1814–08 December 1897), member of the Sisters of Charity and Civil War nurse, was born Mary O’Connell in Limerick, Ireland, the daughter of William O’Connell and Catherine Murphy. After her mother’s death in about 1825, Mary and a sister emigrated to the United States, where they lived with an aunt in Maine. While still quite young, both girls were enrolled in the Ursuline convent in Charlestown, Massachusetts....

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Walters, Sister Annette (18 May 1910–22 February 1978), experimental psychologist, educator, and Catholic nun, was born Margaret Anna Walters in Elmwood, Wisconsin, the second child and only daughter of Emil A. Walters and Anna Berglund. Raised in the Lutheran faith in Minneapolis, Walters attended public schools until her mother placed her in St. Margaret’s Academy, which was staffed and administered by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondolet (CSJ). In 1927 Walters enrolled at the College of St. Catherine (later St. Catherine’s University) in St. Paul, Minnesota, with plans to pursue a career in medicine. She converted to Catholicism during her sophomore year, and in February 1929 she entered the Sisters of St. Joseph as a postulant. Several months later she was given the religious name of Sister Annette....