Sr. Mary Salome Bayer entered the Novitiate of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary in N. Providence, Rhode Island Sept. 18 1939. After pronouncing her first vows on March 19, 1942 she was sent to study nursing at St. Anne’s School of Nursing in Fall River, MA. After that she was sent in mission to Our Lady of Hope community in East Boston where she served as a Group Mother and a nurse in the Orphanage. She pronounced her final vows March 19, 1945. In 1950, she graduated from Boston School of Occupation Therapy as a registered occupational therapist. Her preparation as a nurse and an occupational therapist was in view of the new hospital for children that was under construction originally called Kennedy Memorial Hospital. It is known today as Franciscan Hospital for Children. Over the years, Mary served as a registered nurse in Franciscan Missionaries of Mary missions in Cardinal Hayes Home for Children, Millbrook, NY, Divine Providence Child Care Agency, Manhattan, and in St Francis Sanatorium, now St. Francis Hospital, Roslyn, NY.
Sr. Mary has served as the local coordinator in communities in New York, Boston and N. Providence. Her current ministry is that of prayer and suffering for Church and the world.
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