Carmelite Events

NY Archdiocesan Forum for Catechism & Youth Ministry

Tuesday, October 08, 2019 | Comments (0) | Permalink

by Sr. Mary Anne Dennehy, O.Carm.


On Saturday, October 5, the NY Archdiocesan forum for catechesis and youth ministry at Cardinal Spellman High School presented an opportunity to display and distribute Carmelite Sisters’ vocation materials and information on Venerable Mother Mary Angeline Teresa O.Carm.

Our Carmelite Fathers, Rev. Francis Amodio, O.Carm. and Rev. Justin Cinnante, O.Carm. were presenters and Brother Von Sadoval, O.Carm. accompanied a large group of catechists and youth ministers from the parish of St. Simon Stock-St. Joseph who participated in the educational sessions.  Bishop Gerald Walsh was the main celebrant for the liturgy. Over 400 people attended this event.

The sessions will be repeated on Saturday, Oct. 26 at Sacred Heart parish in Monroe for parishes in the upper counties of the Archdiocese of New York.





New Postulant Enters Carmel

Saturday, October 05, 2019 | Comments (0) | Permalink

On October 5, 2019, the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm welcomed in their midst a new Postulant! Katie Nicosia is well known to our Congregation as she had been a regular participant of the SALT Program.   In a simple Entrance Ceremony, she made an Act of Consecration to the Mother of God and Queen of Carmel and received the brown scapular of Carmel with these words:

"Most Holy Virgin, Mother of God and Queen of Carmel, I consecrate myself to your service. I choose you for my Mother and Queen. Accept me as your child and receive this offering of my body and soul, of my mind and heart, of all that I am and possess. Through you, I offer my entire life to the service of your beloved Son, Jesus Christ. Take me under your protection and give me your blessing, O most dear Mother. Protect me agaist temptation, deliver me from danger, assist me in my trials, and help mereach that blessed day when I will become a "Bride of Christ" and receive the holy Habit of Carmel. Then, fortified by your blessed gift to Carmel, the Brown Scapular, may I bring glory to God, to you, and to our Community. Amen.

We ask God's blessings and the intercession of Mary, our Mother, to be with Sr. Katie as she takes these first steps of her journey to Mount Carmel!

The Novices and Formators gathered for a prayer service organized by Sr. Lois Ann, Sr. Katie's  Postulant Director.  The prayer service was followed by opening of gifts, an enjoyable socials with cookies, tea and lots of fun!

Stories From Home: Saint Patrick's Home

Wednesday, October 02, 2019 | Comments (0) | Permalink

Photos and Story Contributor: Sr. Kevin Patricia, O.Carm. 

Saint Patrick's Home celebrated the religious jubilees of some members of the Sisters of Charity who are in residence.  The Eucharistic celebration was presided by Fr. Michael Kissane, O.Carm.  and  was followed by a special reception in Saint Joseph's Hall.

Sr. Luke Mary renewed her religious vows in the presence of the local prioress, Sr. Bernadette Therese, O.Carm. and Fr Mark Zittle , O.Carm was celebrant at Mass.





R.I.P Sr. Francis Clare of All Saints, O.Carm.

Wednesday, October 02, 2019 | Comments (0) | Permalink



Sister M. Francis Clare of All Saints, O.Carm.  passed away peacefully at Saint Patrick's Manor on the morning of October 2, 2019 in the 55th year of her religious life. 

Rosalina Magano was born in Fall River, MA on September 7, 1940, the younger of two children born to Manual and Mary (nee Sousa Rapoza) Magano of Fall River. We join her older sister, Sr. Mary Ellen Bernadette, in mourning and extend to her our heartfelt condolences.

Sr. Francis Clare entered the Community on September 12, 1964, professed first vows on April 5, 1967 and made her final profession on December 8, 1972. She had brief assignments at St. Joseph’s Manor, Madonna Residence, Garvey Manor, Catholic Memorial Home, Our Lady’s Haven, St. Teresa’s Manor, St. Ann Home, and St. Rita’s Home. Her lengthier missions were at Marian Manor (2005 - 2012) and St. Patrick’s Manor (2012 - 2019). A gifted musician, Sr. Francis Clare shared her gift for music both in ministry and in community.  She was an active member of the Community Choir for many years, and beautifully played the violin for many a liturgical celebration. Her ministry to the residents was mainly in the area of Activities, including music therapy and planning music and Mass booklets for liturgies. Sr. Francis also visited the residents to pray with them and for them.

Having courageously carried the cross of illness for many years, Sr. M. Francis Clare of All Saints now and forever experiences the peace she so longed for.  And somewhere beyond this world, she giftedly moves a bow across a violin pressed against her shoulder, in perfect harmony with all the angels and saints, as her beautiful music resounds in joyful praise before the Lord!


Friday, October 4, 2019

2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Holy Family Chapel 

Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Manor

863 Central Street

Framingham, MA 01701


 Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

Holy Family Chapel 

St. Patrick’s Manor- location to be announced.)


Friday, October 11, 20192:00 p.m.

 St. Patrick’s Cemetery

2233 Robeson Street 

Fall River, MA 02720



Celebrating our 90th Anniversary of Foundation with Dan Schutte

Friday, September 27, 2019 | Comments (0) | Permalink


Dan Schutte is an American composer of Catholic liturgical music and a contemporary Christian songwriter best known for composing the hymn "Here I Am, Lord" (1981, also known as "I, the Lord of Sea and Sky") and over 150 popular hymns and Mass settings. (Wikipedia)

On September 26, 2019, the Carmelite Sisters hosted a Dan Schutte concert to commemorate the 90th anniversary of their foundation.  The concert was a celebration of God's love, mercy and power expressed in the many songs familiar to the many people who have followed Dan Schutte's music through the years.  Enjoy the photos!

Mother Mark introduces Dan SchutteDan Schutte


After the concert performed at St. Teresa's Motherhouse, Dan Schutte headed out to a St. Louis Jesuits concert to reunite with other members for their last group performance. Click the link below for an update of that event:


Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm Celebrate 90 Years of Excellence

Saturday, September 07, 2019 | Comments (0) | Permalink

Photo: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown

By Tony DeGol


Garvey Manor Nursing Home in Hollidaysburg is renowned for its excellence in caring for the sick and elderly.

For Sister Joachim Anne Ferenchak, O Carm., one guiding principle helps to maintain that standard.

“The primary identity of Garvey Manor should be that we’re a Catholic facility because here in this house, in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament, we are bringing Christ,” explained Sister Joachim. “We’re bringing Christ to them morning, Noon, and night – not treating each person as a patient, but treating them as Christ – the Christ that we meet in our neighbors, the Christ that we meet in those that we associate with. If we don’t bring Christ to them and recognize Christ in them, then we fail in our Catholic identity.”




Cardinal Dolan Visits Saint Teresa's Motherhouse

Thursday, September 05, 2019 | Comments (0) | Permalink

On Tuesday, August 27, we were blessed to have a visit from Timothy Cardinal Dolan and his secretary Fr. Stephen Reis.  After speaking with Mother Mark and Council in the White House (where the Prioress General and her Council stay) and making a visit to Mother Angeline's chapel, the Cardinal offered Mass at 11:45 a.m. in the Main Chapel.  Sisters and available staff attended, and lunch followed in the Refectory.   As always, the Cardinal was warm and personable, and all enjoyed his exuberant presence and the privilege of attending his Mass. On his way out after lunch, Cardinal Dolan and Fr. Stephen said prayers at Mother Angeline's grave and were offered a very quick tour of the Heritage Center. He promised the Novices he would offer their Profession Mass, so hopefully he will make a return visit.



Sories from Home: Celebrating 90th Anniversary of Foundation

Thursday, September 05, 2019 | Comments (0) | Permalink


Photos: Holly Keller, BSW, PCA

Director of Development, Garvey Manor & Our Lady of the Alleghenies Residence

Hollidaysburg, PA

On September 3, 2019, the Carmelite Sisters, Staff members, Residents and Family members of Garvey Manor Nursing Home and Our Lady of the Alleghenies Residence celebrated the 90th anniversary of Foundation of the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm.  A Mass of Thanksgiving was celebrated by Bishop Mark Bartchak at the facility's Saint Joseph's Chapel. (CLICK TO ENLARGE PHOTOS)



Photos: Sr. Maureen Elizabeth, O.Carm.

On September 3, 2019, the Carmelite Sisters, Staff members, Residents and family members of Mary Manning Walsh Home celebrated Foundation Day. A special Mass was held and our own Sr. Maureen Elizabeth made special wreaths with Venerable Mary Angeline's badges on them. They were visible as families signed in for their visits and were given out in a basket with a sign about Foundation day.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE PHOTOS)


Celebrating 90 Years of Service: The Difference Is Love

Tuesday, September 03, 2019 | Comments (0) | Permalink

The Carmelite Sisters celebrated their 90 Years of Foundation with a Thanksgiving Mass presided by the bishop of the Diocese of Albany Most Reverend Edward B. Scharfenberger. The celebration was held September 3rd at Saint Teresa's Motherhouse chapel located in Germantown, New York. We thank God for the many blessings showered upon this Congregation founded in 1929 by Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa McCrory and her Six Companions.


90th Anniversary Foundation Day from Carmelite Sisters on Vimeo.

VIDEO NEWS: Care for the Elderly at Carmel Terrace

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 | Comments (0) | Permalink