Carmelite Events

Mother Angeline McCrory Manor Celebrates Nurses Week

Thursday, June 15, 2017 | Comments (0) | Permalink

Story and Photos contributed by Kathy Drufke - Mother Angeline McCrory Manor

The Nurses Week was celebrated nationally on May 6-12, 2017.  The Nursing Staff of Mother Angeline McCrory Manor and The Villas At Saint Therese were honored with a blessing of hands by Fr. Raymond Maher, O.Carm. and a special Italian luncheon. Gifts and a raffle were added to the enjoyment of all.  There were approximately 45 nurses in attendance. The Statue of Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa was dedicated and blessed as part of the celebration. The following was the prayer that Fr. Raymond Maher, O.Carm. offered for this dedication:

"Almighty and eternal God, it does not displease You that images of Your saints are sculpted or painted. For as often as we look on these images with our bodily eyes, so often do we consider the actions of Your saint with our mind's eye and ponder their sanctity for our imitation.Be so good, we beg of You, as to bless and sanctify this statue made in honor of Venerable Angeline Teresa McCrory, foundress of the Carmelite Sister for the Aged and Infirm and the one to whose memory this home is dedicated. Grant that whoever in the presence of this statue humbly pays devout reverence to Mother Angeline may through her merits and intercession win grace in this life and everlasting glory in the world to come through Christ Our Lord. AMEN."



Thursday, June 15, 2017 | Comments (0) | Permalink

Our Rosary Rally will be held at Saint Teresa's Motherhouse on August 13, 2017.  On this 100th centenary celebration of the Apparitions at Fatima, Portugal, the Fatima statue will join us. See details below.


Rosary Rally 2017 Rosary Rally 2017 (438 KB)

2017 Religious Jubilees

Sunday, June 11, 2017 | Comments (0) | Permalink

On June 3, 2017, thirteen Carmelite Sisters celebrated their 75th , 60th and 50 th religious jubilees.The event was held at the Congregation’s Motherhouse located in Germantown, New York.  It was a beautiful and joyous occasion for all present.  The Eucharistic liturgy was celebrated at 11:00 am with Father Myles Sheehan, S.J as the main celebrant.  Father Myles was joined at the altar by Fr. Jack Welch, O.Carm., Fr. Joseph Finch, Fr. Christopher Iannuzzio, O.Carm., Fr. Jack Collins, C.S.P, Fr. John Davis, O.P, Very Rev. Michael Kissane, O.Carm. and Very Rev. Mario Esposito, O.Carm. who acted as the Master of Ceremonies.  The Carmelite pre-Novices provided assistance with serving at Mass.  The event was attended by invited family members, guests and the Carmelite Sisters.  We remembered Sr. Stephen Immaculate, our 75th jubilarian,  who could not attend the celebration.  A reception was held at Carmel Hall with lots of music, dancing and the "Electric Slide" line dancing that garnered 2.3 million views and 47,669 shares on Facebook! You can visit our Facebook page below.

We congratulate our Jubilarians and thank them for the many years of dedicated service to our Congregation.  We thank God for the gifts that He has bestowed on each of them.


75th Jubilee-1942

Sister M. Stephen Immaculate Sodl, O.Carm.

60th Jubilee- 1957

Sister M. Veronica Therese De Lourdes Charlton, O.Carm.

Sr. Jean Ann Davis, O.Carm.

Sister M. Patrick Michael De Lourdes Kane, O.Carm.

Sister M. Carmel Cecilia O’Connor, O.Carm.

Sister M. Joseph Catherine De Lourdes Raymond, O.Carm.

Sister M. Bernadette Therese De Lourdes Reilly, O.Carm.

Sister M. Brigid De Lourdes Riley, O.Carm.

50th Jubilee- 1967

Mother M. Mark Louis Anne Randall, O.Carm.

Sister M. Joachim Anne Ferenchak, O.Carm.

Sister M. Timothy Anne Iovannone, O.Carm.

Sister M. Joan Rita Anne Jennings, O.Carm.

Sister Ann McCartney, O.Carm.



50 Years Jubilarians60 Years Jubilarians
All our Jubilarians60 Years JubilariansSister Carmel Cecilia 60 Years Jubilarian
Mass Entrance ProcessionMass Entrance ProcessionAltar with Priests
First Reading with Sr. Mary BrigidGospel Reading with Fr. Chris IannuzzioHomily by Fr. Myles Sheehan
Profession of Vows Sr. Mary Brigid De LourdesProfession of Vows Sr. Jean DavisProfession of Vows Sr. M. Bernadette Therese De Lourdes
Profession of Vows Sr. Carmel CeciliaProfession of Vows Sr. M. Joseph Catherine De LourdesProfession of Vows Sr. M. Veronica Therese De Lourdes
Profession of Vows Sr. M. Patrick Michael De LourdesProfession of Vows Sr. M. Timothy AnneProfession of Vows Sr. M. Joan Rita Anne
Profession of Vows Sr. Ann McCartneyProfession of Vows Sr. M. Joachim AnneProfession of Vows Mother Mark Louis Anne
Mass Offertory ProcessionMembers of ClergyMembers of Council and Clergy
Jubilee CakeJubilarians with Cake






Sister Irene Christopher Keene, O.Carm.- R.I. P

Saturday, June 10, 2017 | Comments (5) | Permalink

Sister M. Irene Christopher, O.Carm. passed away peacefully on the afternoon of June 6, 2017 in the 52 nd year of her religious life.

Julia Margarette Keene was born on September 2, 1945 in North Wildwood, New Jersey to the late Walter and Margarette (Schellinger) Keene. She was pre-deceased by her brother, Walter, and remained close to her sister-in-law, Sandra, who had visited during her illness. She is survived by her twin brother, Elden.

Sr. Irene entered the Congregation on September 8, 1965, professed first vows on April 15, 1968 and perpetual vows on July 22, 1974.  Her early assignments were all very brief and included St. Joseph’s Seminary, Sacred Heart Home, Madonna Residence, and Josephine Baird Home.  Her lengthier assignments were Ozanam Hall (1971-1986), Little Flower Manor (1986-1998), Villa Teresa (1998-2006), and finally, Carmel Manor where she had been since November 10, 2006.

Sr. Irene worked in activities for most of her religious life, but she spent the past 3 years providing pastoral care to the residents. She loved music, especially country music, and played both the organ and guitar. She also loved word puzzles, birds and all animals, especially “bunnies”. Material things meant nothing to her and she gave away everything she received. May the Lord’s words “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth….but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven” ring true for all of us, as it did for Sr. Irene Christopher, who knew and understood that “where your treasure is, there is your heart.”


Wednesday, June 14, 20172:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Mother of God Chapel  Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m.

Carmel Manor

100 Carmel Manor Road

Fort Thomas, KY41075


Thursday, June 15, 201710:00 a.m.

Mother of God Chapel

Carmel Manor

Fort Thomas, KY 41075


Monday, June 19, 201711:30 a.m.

Queen of Carmel Cemetery 

St. Teresa’s Motherhouse

Germantown, NY 12526