A funeral Mass for Sister Anne Pickard, I.H.M., was offered April 11 in Scranton, Pa. Formerly Sister M. St. Gerald, Sister Anne died April 6. She was 89.
A Pennsylvania native, she ministered as an elementary school teacher and religious educator from 1947 to 1972 in Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland. During that time, she served at St. Bernardine School, Baltimore, and St. Rita School, Dundalk.
Sister Anne also served as a director of religious education in New York, a director of activities at the Marian Convent, and a member of the support staff at the I.H.M. Center. Before her death, she was engaged in a ministry of prayer.