Carmelite Events

Celebrating Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa 36th Anniversary of Death

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 | Comments (0) | Permalink

On January 21, 2020, the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm celebrated the 36th death anniversary of their beloved Foundress, Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa McCrory. Mother Angeline Teresa died on January 21, 1984, the same day of her birthday. The liturgy was held at Saint Teresa's Motherhouse chapel with Very Reverend Mario Esposito, O.Carm. as the principal celebrant.  The event was attended by invited members of the clergy, friends of the Congregation, invited guests from D'Youville Life and Wellness Center, members of the McCrory family, Avila Sisters, Postulant and Novices.  The Carmelite Pre-Novices of the Saint Elias Province were present, and the Novices of both American Provinces, from Middletown, as well.

The theme of this year's anniversary is "Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa, Model of Fidelity."  Enjoy the photos of the day and we also provided you with Father Mario Esposito's homily.

PHOTO COURTESY: SR. CHRISTOPHER JUDE, O.CARM.

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D'Youville Life And Wellness Center Guests
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R.I.P Sr. Hope Therese Angeline Maring, O.Carm.

Sunday, January 19, 2020 | Comments (0) | Permalink


 

Sister M. Hope Therese Angeline, O.Carm. passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 19th at 1:27 a.m. at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, where she had been admitted for surgical repair of a tear in her aorta on the night of January 4th.  Sr. Michelle Anne and Sr. Barbara Maloy were at her bedside when the Lord took Sr. Hope to Himself in the 8th year of her religious life and six days after her 33rd birthday.

Dianna Hope Maring was born on January 13, 1987 in East Strousburg, PA to John and Jo Ellen(nee Guba) Maring and raised in West Winfield, New York where her parents now reside.  Sr. Hope entered our Congregation on February 14, 2012, and received the habit on October 1, 2012. Her First Profession was on October 4, 2014 and her fifth renewal of vows was on September 8, 2019. Sr. Hope’s first mission was Carmel Manor where she served from October 2014 until her transfer to St. Patrick’s Manor in November 2017. A Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, Sr. Hope was assigned to Activities, where her happy personality brought joy to the residents to whom she ministered. Though tiny in stature, she gave huge hugs to one and all.  A wiz at Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune, Sr. Hope also loved to knit. More importantly, her purity of heart and love of the Lord flowed out from her in many ways, perhaps most evident by the depth and beauty of her poetry and other writings. In her beautiful reflection entitled My Thoughts on Joy Sr. Hope wrote: Joy comes from seeing everything as blessing, even suffering. No suffering lasts forever. God’s will and ultimate plan is for all of us to be happy in heaven with him.

Rest in peace, Sr. Mary Hope Therese Angeline. Like your patron, St. Therese, you were only in Carmel a few brief years, but the impact of your love of Christ and your vocation will stay with us forever. You will always be remembered with great love and affection.

WAKE:

 

Thursday, January 23, 2020

3:00 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

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL:

 Friday, January 24, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

Holy Family Chapel

St. Patrick’s Manor

BURIAL:

Friday, January 24, 20202:00 p.m.

Queen of Carmel Cemetery 

St. Teresa’s Motherhouse

Germantown, NY 12526

 




R.I.P Sr. Deirdre Mary Ferguson, O.Carm.

Tuesday, January 07, 2020 | Comments (0) | Permalink

Sister Deirdre Mary Ferguson O.Carm. died unexpectedly on the evening of January 6, 2020 at Mary Manning Walsh Home, in the 40 th year of her religious life.

Deirdre Mary Josephine Ferguson was born on October 23, 1952 in Dublin, Ireland to William and Breda (nee Mullen) Ferguson. For several years during her childhood she lived in New Jersey, but returned to Ireland and trained as a nurse at St. Laurence’s Hospital Training School for Nurses. She entered the Congregation from Our Lady’s Manor on September 7, 1980 and received the habit on May 9, 1981 taking the name Sr. M. Deirdre of Jesus, later returning to her baptismal name.  Sr. Deirdre professed first vows on April 11, 1983 and final vows on June 1, 1991.

Sr. Deirdre’s missions included St. Joseph Nursing Home (1983-1985); St. Raphael’s Home (1985-1987; Our Lady’s Manor (1991-2001); Kahl Home (2001-2009); Little Flower Manor (2009-2010); St. Patrick’s Home (2010-2013); St. Margaret Hall (2013-2016); and Mary Manning Walsh Home (2016-2020). She practiced as a Registered Nurse in New York, Ohio, and Iowa, and also served the Congregation as Prioress, Assistant Prioress, and Bursar. Sr. Deirdre successfully completed the Geriatric Spiritual Care course in 2013 and while at Mary Manning Walsh Home assisted in Pastoral Care in the Calvary Hospice Unit and throughout the House, ministering to others by her presence and her prayers.

Always conscious of the needs of others rather than her own – sometimes to a fault - we rejoice in knowing that Sr. Deirdre Mary’s own needs are now fully and eternally met in the arms of our loving God, and that her immortal soul is filled with joy and peace forever!

WAKE:

Sunday, January 12, 20203:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Mary Manning Walsh Home

Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m.

First Floor Parlor

1339 York Avenue

New York, New York 10021

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL:

Monday, January 13, 202010:30 a.m.

Mary Manning Walsh Home

 Viewing prior to Mass from

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. in the Parlor

Holy Family Chapel

BURIAL:

 Monday, January 13, 2020 at 2:30 p.m.

 Queen of Carmel Cemetery  

St. Teresa’s Motherhouse

Germantown, NY 12526 

 



R.I.P Sr. M. Anthony Rosarie, O.Carm.

Friday, December 06, 2019 | Comments (0) | Permalink

Sister M. Anthony Rosarie O.Carm. died peacefully at St. Patrick’s Home on the morning of December 5, 2019 in the 71 st year of her religious life.

Gloria DiOrio was born on August 25, 1929 in the Bronx to Thomas and Adeline (nee Zezza) DiOrio, who had immigrated to the United States from Italy. Sr. Anthony entered the Congregation on September 7, 1948, received the habit on March 20, 1949, professed first vows on April 12, 1950 and made her final profession of vows on December 8, 1954.

Sr. Anthony’s lengthier missions included St. Patrick’s Home (1950-1953,1960-1968, 1975-1977, and 1992-2019); Josephine Baird Home (1955-1959 and approx.1968-1975); Mt. Carmel Home (NYC) (1959-1960 and 1977-1980) and St. Joseph’s Manor (1980-1992). Sr. Anthony’s other mission assignments were all for very brief periods of time at Catholic Memorial Home, Our Lady’s Haven, and Cathedral Faculty House.

Sr. Anthony’s ministry was mainly in the clerical area, including personnel records clerk, resident billing, computer data entry, and various types of office work where she assisted with typing and filing. Her last 27 years were spent at St. Patrick’s Home, where to provide her with the care she needed, she was admitted to the nursing home in September of 2016.Sr. Anthony is survived by her sister, Emma Matarazzo, as well as nieces and nephews.

During these days of Advent as we prepare for the coming of the Lord on Christmas Day, let us also be mindful of His coming on the last day marked out for each of us. We trust that in the depths of her heart and soul, Sr. M. Anthony Rosarie was prepared to meet the Lord when He came, and that she now and forever abides with Him in peace and joy.

WAKE:

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

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

St. Patrick’s Chapel

Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Home

66 Van Cortlandt Park South

Bronx, New York 10463

 

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL:

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.

 St. Patrick’s Chapel

St. Patrick’s Home

Bronx, New York 10463 

 

BURIAL:

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Gate of Heaven Cemetery 

Hawthorne, NY

 


Carmel Connection Reunion 2019

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 | Comments (0) | Permalink

by Dawn Tucker, Carmel Connection member

Photo Courtesy: Sr. Christopher Jude, O.Carm.

On November 15-17, 2019, members of the Carmel Connection held their fifth reunion at Saint Teresa’s Motherhouse in Germantown, New York. The overwhelming feeling was gratitude. The Avila and Formation Sisters joined us in thanksgiving and the liturgical celebration. St. Teresa's Chapel was decorated with overflowing cornucopias and autumn flowers. Father Jim Hess, Chaplain, celebrated Mass on Saturday and Sunday and delivered inspiring words of love and appreciation that nourished the spirit.

Nourishment for the body was provided by the Kitchen Staff at Avila with a special luncheon and delicious foods all weekend. During the Saturday evening prayer service, each person hung a dove with a personal note of thanks on the Tree of Gratitude and Blessings. There was a lighting of the tree and the Salve Regina was sung by all at the conclusion of the service.

Gratitude was expressed for so many blessings throughout the reunion weekend: gratitude for loved ones, for health of mind and body, for the gift of aging, for each other, and for the connection to the family of Carmel.



 


 

 





Story from Home: Carmel Terrace

Thursday, November 21, 2019 | Comments (0) | Permalink

Photos courtesy of Mother Mark / Sr. Catherine Angeline

Carmel Terrace celebrated their 25th Anniversary of Groundbreaking (see photos below).  New picture for the indoor garden was blessed.



 


Garvey Manor #Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 | Comments (0) | Permalink

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R.I.P Sister M. Veronica Therese De Lourdes, O.Carm.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 | Comments (0) | Permalink

 

Sister M. Veronica Therese De Lourdes, O.Carm. was called by the Lord to Himself peacefully, although unexpectedly, on the morning of Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at Ozanam Hall in the 62 nd year of her religious life. Having been moved to the enhanced living convent in 2015, failing health made it necessary to admit her to the nursing home in August of 2016 where she received the very best of care.

Linda Ann Charlton was born in New York City on September 30, 1939 to Norman and Julia (nee Cunniff) Charlton. She entered the Congregation on September 7, 1957, professed first vows on April 20, 1960 and professed final vows on March 28, 1965.

Sr. Veronica Therese was missioned at Carmel Hall, St. Margaret Hall, Madonna Residence, Catholic Memorial Home, Garvey Manor, Mt. Carmel Home (NY), Mary Manning Walsh Home, St. Patrick’s Home, and Ozanam Hall. A graduate of St. Clare’s Hospital School of Nursing, and later receiving a B.S. in Health Care Administration from St. Francis College, Sr. Veronica was an excellent registered nurse and gave herself completely to the residents in her care. A truly dedicated religious who went “above and beyond the call of duty” in many big and small ways, Sr. Veronica held the position of Director of Nursing at both Mary Manning Walsh Home and St. Patrick’s Home.

Sr. Veronica loved dogs and looked forward to daily visits from cocker spaniel Buddy whom she delighted in petting. In addition to her great love of nursing, Sr. Veronica, who was affectionately known as “Ducky” by her Sisters, also had a very great love of Community. During this month of the Holy Souls, as Sr. M. Veronica Therese De Lourdes joins our dear departed Carmelite Sisters, may Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa greet her and present her – amid great rejoicing - to God the Most High.

WAKE:

Thursday, November 21, 20192:00 p.m. at 7 pm

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Chapel

Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m.

Ozanam Hall

42-41 201st Street

Bayside, NY 11361

 

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL:

Friday, November 22, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.

 Our Lady of Mount Carmel Chapel

 Ozanam Hall

 

BURIAL:

Friday, November 22, 2019

Calvary Cemetery

49-02 Laurel Hill Blvd.

Queens, NY11377

 

 


D'Youville Event

Monday, November 11, 2019 | Comments (0) | Permalink

Story Contribution by Mother Mark Louis Anne, O.Carm., Prioress General

On Thursday evening November 7, Mother Mark and Council attended a Gala for the benefit of D'Youville Life and Wellness Center, Lowell, MA at a local country club. The Sisters of Charity of Ottawa were honored at the Gala, as they are winding down some of their ministries in the United States due to their decreasing numbers in this country. Once all necessary government and ecclesial approvals are received, the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm will assume sponsorship of D'Youville. Sr. Rachelle Watier, SCO, Superior General was present at the Gala and gave a beautiful address. (see below). She surprised the Carmelite Sisters by inviting Mother Mark and Naomi Prendergast, D'Youville CEO, to the podium to receive beautiful lanterns with the logo of the Sisters of Charity of Ottawa on them. An LED candle was flickering inside each lantern. Sr. Rachelle then passed this "torch of Mission" of Mission to Mother Mark and Naomi. There was not a dry eye among the 300 guests at the Gala. Continuing the legacy of these Sisters is an honor and privilege.

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Rosary Rally 2019

Saturday, October 19, 2019 | Comments (0) | Permalink

On October 19, 2019, the Carmelite Sisters held their annual Rosary Rally at the Motherhouse grounds in Germantown, NY.  The event was attended by members of The Mother Angeline Teresa Ministers of Care, and Carmel Connection, Novices from St. Elias Province, friends and visitors from local areas.  The event began with rosary procession and Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Sunday Vigil Mass was celebrated by Fr. Jim Hess, O.Carm.  Attendees were then invited to socials with the Sisters.  It was a beautiful October day to honor the Mother of God!