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Garvey Manor News Article

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 | Comments (0) | Permalink

Story Contribution:  Sr. Joachim Anne, O.Carm. (Garvey Manor Administrator)

On December 12, 2017, Garvey Manor  was featured as the Non-profit focus by the Blair Chamber of Commerce in an article in the Altoona Mirror.

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Closing of Diocesan Inquiry on Blessed Titus Brandsma

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 | Comments (0) | Permalink

Blessed Titus Brandsma

 

Source: Carmelite Website

On December 12th 2017, at 2.00 pm in the Cathedral of Saint Ignatius of Loyola in Palm Beach (Florida, United States), the Most Reverend Gerard Barbarito, Archbishop of Palm Beach presided over the closing session of the diocesan inquiry on the purported miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Titus Brandsma.

 

Born in the Frisian city of Bolsward, Holland, in 1881, Bl. Titus Brandsma joined the Carmelites while still young and was ordained priest in 1905. He undertook further studies in Rome and was awarded a doctorate in philosophy at the Gregorian Pontifical University.

Returning to Holland, he taught in a number of schools before taking up a post as Professor of Philosophy and the History of Mysticism at the Catholic University of Nijmegen where he was later appointed Rector Magnificus. A noted writer and journalist, in 1935, he was appointed adviser to the bishops, for Catholic journalists. He was noted for being ready to receive anyone in difficulty and to help in whatever way he could. In the period leading up to and during the Nazi occupation in Holland, he argued passionately against the National Socialist ideology, basing his stand on the Gospels, and he defended the right to freedom in education and for the Catholic Press. As a result, he was imprisoned. So began his Calvary, involving great personal suffering and degradation whilst, at the same time, he himself brought solace and comfort to the other internees and begged God's blessing on his jailers. In the midst of such inhuman suffering, he possessed the precious ability to bring an awareness of goodness, love and peace. He passed from one prison or camp to another until he arrived in Dachau where he was killed on 26th July 1942. He was beatified as a martyr by Pope John Paul II on 3rd November 1985. 

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Catechetical Forum in Monroe

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 | Comments (0) | Permalink

Story Contribution: Sr. Mary Anne Dennehy, O.Carm.

On Saturday, along with Michael Guglielmo, I attended the Archdiocese of New York Catechetical Forum at Sacred Heart Parish in Monroe where ArchCare was a sponsor/exhibitor. I had been unable to attend the session in the Bronx, but this was my second year in Monroe. In addition to distributing and discussing ArchCare program information, I was able to do quite a lot of networking and dissemination of vocation material and information on Venerable Mother M. Angeline Teresa. Our Carmelite Fathers Justin and Francis were presenters and novice Brother Von attended as a participant.

 




R.I.P Sister Teresa Kennedy, O.Carm.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 | Comments (2) | Permalink

Sister Teresa Kennedy, O.Carm. passed away peacefully Sunday morning, October 29, 2017 at the Kahl Home in the 61 st year of her religious life.

Teresa Ann Kennedy was born in Brooklyn, NY on May 18, 1938 to Thomas and Mary (Bergin) Kennedy. Her father was from Scotland and her mother was from Ireland. She entered the Congregation on September 7, 1956, professed First Vows on October 2, 1958, and made her Perpetual Profession of Vows on December 8, 1962.

Sr. Teresa had many missions during her time in Community, among them Carmel Hall, Detroit, MI (1958-1962 & 1971-1974); Kahl Home, Davenport, IA (1963-1965, 1986-1991, & 2013-2017); St. Patrick’s Residence, Joliet, IL (1965-1970) & Naperville, IL (1991-1998). She was also at Carmel Manor, Fort Thomas, KY (1998-2013) as either the Administrator, Prioress/Administrator, or Assistant Prioress/Administrator.

Sr. Teresa was fond of reading British mystery novels and watching old movies. Her favorite color was yellow, she preferred plain food (no salt and pepper), and cooked the very best steak and lamb chops.She loved to laugh, and she was often heard spontaneously raising her voice in song – even when nobody else was singing! May her special patron, St. Therese of Lisieux, and all the Carmelite Saints, open the gates of heaven to Sr. Teresa, as she spontaneously raises her voice with theirs in a song of joy that will never end!

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Sunday, November 5, 20172:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Chapel

 Kahl Home for the Aged

6702 Jersey Ridge Road

Davenport, IA 52807

 

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL:

Monday, November 6, 2017 at 11:15 a.m.

 Our Lady of Mount Carmel Chapel

 Kahl Home for the Aged

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Memorial Mass – Avila Chapel (no casket) at 10:00 a.m.

Viewing:

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Mother Angeline Heritage Center

St. Teresa’s Motherhouse

600 Woods Road

Germantown, NY 12526

Committal Ceremony:

12:15 p.m.

Mother Angeline Heritage Center

 


 


Palliative Care Defined

Thursday, October 26, 2017 | Comments (0) | Permalink

Photo Courtesy: Saint Patrick's Manor

Palliative care seeks to provide relief from the five domains of pain that persons experience when faced with a debilitating diagnosis. Palliative care is not reserved for those who are imminently dying, but allows each resident to receive the appropriate treatment that brings him/her comfort and the best possible care. Palliative care can be combined with curative care or with less aggressive care. Palliative care is not the same as hospice care or end-of-life care, which is reserved for those who are clearly dying.

The Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm have offered palliative care since 1929, and they felt it was important to formalize the palliative care they have provided throughout the years to preserve the mission and philosophy of their Foundress, Venerable Mary Angeline McCrory. To do this, the Carmelite Sisters along with the Avila Institute of Gerontology began a pilot program with six of their homes where they serve, sponsor or co-sponsor. By working with these six homes and measuring their outcomes, a research-based program that seeks to ensure quality palliative care in long-term facilities was developed. The Avila Institute’s new, extensive palliative care training program includes a complete approach to implementing a program, staff training, and a series of assessment tools. To learn more about this program visit the website: www.carmelitepalliative.org

 




Celebrating Perpetual Profession of Vows

Monday, October 09, 2017 | Comments (0) | Permalink

On October 7, 2017, as the Universal Church celebrated the Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary, Sister Mary Josephine Crowe, O.Carm. professed Perpetual Vows as a Carmelite Sister for the Aged and Infirm.The event was held at Saint Teresa’s Chapel in Germantown, New York. The Eucharistic liturgy was celebrated by Most Reverend Edward Scharfenberger, Bishop of Albany. Very Reverend Mario Esposito, O.Carm was Master of Ceremony. Present at the altar were other invited members of the clergy including Sr. Mary Josephine’s brother, Rev. Phillip Crowe.The Carmelite Sisters were delighted to welcome Sr. Mary’s friends and family members who traveled from Ireland to Saint Teresa’s Motherhouse to celebrate this joyous occasion. Congratulations, Sister Mary Josephine! May your life in Carmel be continually blessed with joy, graces and love for the Church and His elderly!

PHOTO COURTESY: SR. FIDELIS THERESE, O.CARM.





R.I.P Sister Fidelis Mary Regan, O.Carm.

Sunday, October 08, 2017 | Comments (0) | Permalink

 

 

 

Sister Fidelis Mary Regan, O.Carm.  passed away peacefully Thursday night, September 28, 2017 at St. Patrick’s Manor in the 65 th year of her religious life. 

Fidelis Mary Regan was born on January 12, 1934 in the Bronx to Charles and Catherine (Ahearn) Regan, who were both born in Scotland.  Sr. Fidelis entered the Congregation on August 14, 1952, professed First Vows on May 3, 1954 and made her Perpetual Profession on December 8, 1958.

Sr. Fidelis was trained as a Registered Nurse and a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. She served in several missions but her strong leadership skills were exceptionally well utilized as Administrator of Carmel Richmond (1973-1982), St. Joseph’s Manor (1982-1987), The Pennsylvania (1987-1994) Lourdes Noreen McKeen Residence (1994-2003), and Sacred Heart Manor (2003-2009), where she was instrumental in the successful transfer of ownership.  She received an Obedience to St. Teresa’s Motherhouse in 2009 and was assigned to The Carmelite System as a consultant for building projects until her health began to fail.  She was briefly admitted to Teresian House and in August 2015 moved to the assisted living Convent at St. Patrick’s Manor.

Sr. Fidelis Mary loved history, reading, bagpipes, Ireland, the ocean, the opera, and “the old people”. May she who knew how to transform the brick and mortar of an empty building into a true home for the aged and infirm, now enter into her own true home and into the open arms of the Lord who has loved her with an unconditional and everlasting love!





Silver Jubilee Opening of the Cause for Venerable Mary Angeline

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | Comments (0) | Permalink

The 25th Anniversary of the Opening of Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa McCrory's Cause for Beatification and Canonization was celebrated on September 10, 2017 at Saint Teresa's Motherhouse in Germantown, New York.  Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa founded the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm on September 3, 1929 and pioneered a way of caring for the elderly that has become a standard of care today.  Bishop Howard Hubbard, who was then bishop of the Diocese of Albany and who knew Mother personally, was the principal celebrant at the Eucharistic celebration held in the Sisters'  chapel to honor the occasion.  Very Reverend Mario Esposito, O.Carm., Vice-Postulator, was the homilist.  Rev. Roberto Perez, O.Carm. and Rev. Joseph Finch also concelebrated. 

Below is Father Mario's homily.

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Interview with Bishop Hubbard from Carmelite Sister on Vimeo.

 

PHOTO COURTESY: SR. FIDELIS THERESE, O.CARM.

 

  

 

 

 

 


 



New Community of Sisters

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 | Comments (0) | Permalink

Story Contribution: Mother Mark Louis Anne, O.Carm.

Sr. Peter and I were invited to the Reception ceremony in Buffalo, NY, of our former Interns, Nicolette and Kristen, as well as Lindsay, who joined them later on. They are trying to form a diocesan community dedicated to the new evangelization. Bishop Malone is very happy to have potential religious dedicated to this apostolate. They are known as the Marian Franciscans, and will begin a canonical year of Novitiate with the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity, Mother of the Church, in Bolton, Connecticut. Their Franciscan formation will be handled by the Franciscans TOR Sisters.

The ceremony was held in Our Lady’s Chapel in the Cathedral. The Bishop asked the usual questions, they processed out with their habits, changed and returned. They then received their religious names. They are very happy to take the next step. Keep them in prayer. “If it is of God, it will prosper.”

Names: Kristen – Sr. Anne Florence of Our Lady of Grace

Nicolette – Sr. Colette Caritas of Our Lady of Grace

Lindsay - Sr. Lindsay Joan of Our Lady of Grace

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Fatima Day and Rosary Rally

Thursday, August 17, 2017 | Comments (0) | Permalink

On August 13, 2017, the Carmelite Sisters hosted a Rosary Rally on the occasion of the 100th Anniversary Jubilee Celebration of the Apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima.  This day in 1917 would have been the promised day Our Lady was to appear to the children of Fatima, but because of the children's imprisonment, the apparition occurred on August 19, 1917 instead.  You can read the details of the apparitions HERE.   The public event was held at Saint Teresa's Motherhouse, Avila-on-Hudson in Germantown, New York.  In partnership with the Albany Division of the World Apostolate of Fatima / Blue Army, a special statue of Our Lady of Fatima was brought to the Motherhouse. We were privileged to welcome as our speaker, Professor Americo Lopez-Ortiz, President of the World Apostolate of Fatima International.  Pope Francis has granted a plenary indulgence for this Jubilee Year of the Fatima Apparitions.  You can read about it HERE. 

 The Eucharistic Sacrifice was celebrated by Very Rev. Mario Esposito and with Rev. Justin Cinnante, O.Carm. as concelebrant.  You can read Father Mario's homily below.

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Guardians of  Fatima Statue Joanne and Tim O'HaraSr. Ambrose and Mother Mark final preparations
Family venerating Our Lady of FatimaShort history of the statue by Joanne
Sr. Patricia hosts The Mother Angeline Society tableRosary Rally attendees arriving
Sr. Barbara, Sr. Mary Rose and Sr. Francis PatrickGathering for Rosary Procession
Mother Mark welcomes attendees
Joanne O'Hara introduces The Blue Army and SpeakerAmerico Ortiz Lopez Fatima Speaker and President
Mass Entance Procession
Sr. Mary Rose First Reading
Rev. Justin Cinnante, O.Carm.Very Rev. Mario Esposito, O.Carm. Homilist
Offertory The Mother Angeline Ministers of Care
The Fatima Farewell
The Fatima Farewell
Americo Ortiz Lopez Fatima Speaker and PresidentSr. Helena and Sr. Cyril posed with Our Lady of FatimaSaint Elias Province Friars, Brother and Pre-Novices
Carmelite Sisters posed with Prof. AmericoSocial Gathering after MassOur Lady of Fatima Statue Albany Division of the The Blue Army Shrine

 

 

 

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