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.