Sister Anne Boyer (Mary Mark)- 70th Jubilee

Written on: May 6, 2020

Sister Anne Boyer is a North Country girl, born and raised in Ogdensburg, New York, one of ten children. The Grey Nuns have been a part of her life since her student years at Holy Cross School and St. Mary’s Academy. Her journey as a Grey Nun of the Sacred Heart led her to Christ the King School in Atlanta, Georgia as an elementary school teacher, to St. Mary’s and Holy Angels Academy as an English and History instructor and to D’Youville College as Assistant Dean and Financial Aid Counselor. Sister Anne notes that a special grace in her life was to find that she was happy at whatever she was called to do and wherever she was sent. Following a course in Clinical Pastoral Education, she served for many years in Pastoral Ministry at Claxton-Hepburn Memorial Hospital. During her retirement in the Philadelphia area, she was active in the Welcoming the Stranger program, teaching ESL (English as a Second Language) and computer skills. She resides at Holy Redeemer Lafayette and is presently helping a Vietnamese religious sister – long distance – with her reading and writing skills. She finds this challenging but is rewarded in knowing that her student’s skills show great improvement.


Reflecting on these 70 years, I am grateful for all whom I met along my journey, those who friended me and those who challenged me to be a better person.

6 thoughts on “Sister Anne Boyer (Mary Mark)- 70th Jubilee

  1. Norman Kremer says:

    Congratulations Sr Anne. Hope you are still able to enjoy the corn on the cob you used to bring back from the North Country. Wishing you health and happiness.

  2. Mary Karen Kelly GNSH says:

    Congratulations, Anne, on your seventy years as a Grey Nun of the Sacred Heart. You have enriched the lives of your students and your Grey Nun Sisters. Blessings in abundance!

  3. Deacon TomSharrow says:

    Dear Sr Ann or Sr Mary Mark
    You truly are a God sent Christ like person to all the lives you have touched. Besides my relationship with you as a terrific teacher was your presence at my ordination z as s a deacon. You gave me a great talent as a public speaker as you also taught in high school congratulations at your 70th Anniversary and may God continue to bless you with many gifts especially the gift of good health for years to come. Love always Deacon Tom Sharrow

  4. Sylvia Herzog LaSelva says:

    Sister Anne,
    I often think of you as someone who was very significant in my life and hoped that one day I would have an opportunity to thank you.
    You took a personal interest in me when I was involved with Forensics and saw potential that I never would have picked up on and provided me with support and encouragement to overcome some anxiety and poor self esteem. I struggled with being the youngest in my class -15 as a senior and I was emotionally and socially a bit out of sync.
    My life journey has been quite fruitful and satisfying.
    Married, Mother of 4, 9 grandchildren, a career in nursing, hospital administration, consulting and at 65 returned to school and became a certified professional life coach.
    Part of the initial training included identifying 5 people in your life who really made a difference and left an impact. You were one of the 5.
    I am currently 72 and still reflect back on the confidence you had in me even when I didn’t.
    Thank you and may God continue to bless you.
    Sylvia Herzog LaSelva
    Class of 1964

  5. Doug Comstock says:

    Keep on. Stay strong.
    Anniversary Blessings !

  6. Joe Tebo says:

    Sr. Anne

    Congratulations on your 70th jubilee. Many Blessings to you on your special day.
    The Potsdam Associates
    Joe, Mary and Rose

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