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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.

Homily Fatima Day Homily Fatima Day (302 KB)


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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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Father Christopher Iannizzotto, O.Carm. Bids Farewell to St. Patrick's Home

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 | Comments (0) | Permalink

by Janet Kibassa, Contributing Author

For the past ten years Fr. Christopher has faithfully served the residents and staff at St. Patrick’s Home. He offered Mass three times per week, brought the Sacraments to the sick, offered spiritual comfort to the residents who are at the end of life and support to their families. He also heard confessions and was in general a friend to all.

“Fr. Chris” as he was called, never refused to assist the Pastoral Care staff St. Pats even though he had a full schedule at St. Simon Stock, St. Josephs and teaching in St. Simon Stock School. He just love being a Carmelite Priest and coming to St. Patrick’s Home.  He was always very patient, kind, easy to talk to, and understanding even in the most challenging situations.  Fr. Chris always said “Sometimes we are all blessed in many ways and I am not sure who received more blessings, the people at St. Patrick’s Home or myself.”  Everyone at St. Patrick’s Home wishes “Fr. Chris” many blessings as he begin his new ministry at the church and school of St. Jude in Boca Raton Florida. We are all sad to see our much loved “Fr. Chris” leave us for his new assignment.

Thank you “Fr. Chris,” for all you have done for all of us and we will always keep you in our heart and prayers.

PHOTO COURTESY: ST. PATRICK'S HOME, BRONX, NY

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Father Chris celebrating Mass at St. Patrick's Home
Sr. Kevin Patricia and Fr. ChrisFather Chris with Resident at St. Patrick's Home


 

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