Carmelite Events

R.I.P Sister M. Bernadette Teresa, O.Carm.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 | Comments (1) | Permalink


Sister M. Bernadette Teresa, O.Carm. went to her eternal reward unexpectedly on the morning of September 18, 2018 at Teresian House in Albany, New York.  Sr. Bernadette was in the 53 rd year of her religious life.

Catherine Genevieve Saunders was born in Brooklyn, NY on July 1, 1947 to Daniel and Genevieve (nee Reilly) Saunders.  Shortly after graduating from High School, Sr. Bernadette entered the Congregation on September 8, 1965.  She professed First Vows on April 15, 1968 and professed Perpetual Vows on July 22, 1974.  Having trained as an LPN at the Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC, and then as an R.N. at Joliet Junior College, for a time Sr. Bernadette served the residents as a nurse.

Sr. Bernadette’s missions included Madonna Residence (1968-1969 and 1988-1995), Carmel Hall (1969-1971 and 1978-1979), Ozanam Hall (1971-1978), St. Rita’s Home (1979-1982), St. Patrick’s Residence (1982-1988), St. Patrick’s Home (1995-2005), Carmel Richmond (2005-2009), Mary Manning Walsh Home (2009-2010) ,and St. Teresa’s Motherhouse (2010-2013).  Due to failing health, she was admitted to Teresian House as a resident on October 7, 2013.

Sr. Bernadette had a good sense of humor, and when she was in good health she loved to travel.

A regular participant at the “assisted week at Benziger’s,” Sr. Bernadette was quick to voice her appreciation for the efforts of those who made it possible for her to enjoy vacation time with the Sisters.  May Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa and all our deceased Sisters welcome Sr. M. Bernadette Teresa to their company, and may they all join in praying for an increase of good vocations to our beloved Congregation.


Thursday, September 20, 20183:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Infant of Prague Chapel 

Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m.

Teresian House

200 Washington Ave. Ext.

Albany, NY 12203


 Friday, September 21, 2018  at 10:00 a.m.

Infant of Prague Chapel

Teresian House


Monday, September 24, 2018

11:30 am

Greenwood Cemetery

5th Avenue and 25th Street (Main Entrance)

Brooklyn, NY 11231





HOMEGROWN:" Stories from Home"

Monday, September 10, 2018 | Comments (0) | Permalink

Saint Patrick's Home, Bronx, New York:

Sister Luke Mary Angeline made her Renewal of Temporary Vows at St. Patrick's Nursing Home where she is presently missioned.   Rev. Nicholas Blackwell, O.Carm. received Sister's vows in the presence of her local Prioress, Sister Bernadette Therese.



Ozanam Hall Nursing Home, Bayside, New York:

Our Sisters celebrated our 89th year of Foundation with Bishop Neil Tiedemann, C.P. on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2018.


R.I.P Sister Jude Regina Morrison, O.Carm.

Saturday, September 08, 2018 | Comments (0) | Permalink

Sister M. Jude Regina, O.Carm. passed away peacefully at St. Patrick’s Manor on September 8, 2018 in the 64 th year of her religious life.Although her health had been fluctuating for some time, there was nothing other than her age to indicate her time on earth was nearing its end.

Ann Bridget Morrison was born in County Mayo, Ireland, to Austin and Bridget (nee Gibbons) Morrison on October 16, 1925.  She immigrated to the U.S.A. where she settled in Boston, MA., and in 1952 become a naturalized American Citizen.  She entered the Congregation on September 8, 1954, professed first vows on March 17, 1956, and made Final Profession on December 9, 1961.

After serving in Philadelphia, Massachusetts and New York, Sr. Jude returned to Ireland as Superior of Our Lady’s Manor, Dublin (1969-1979).  Upon coming back to the United States she served at Teresian House, Madonna Residence, Marian Manor and St. Joseph’s Manor, and was then appointed the Superior/Administrator of St. Margaret Hall (1985-1991) and the Superior/ Administrator of St. Rita’s Home (1991-1994). Then Sacred Heart Manor (1994-2000), Carmel Richmond (2000-2006) and St. Patrick’s Manor, where she was eventually admitted as a resident, followed. 

Sr. Jude Regina lived a long life of 93 years, 64 of which were spent journeying along the spiritual path of Carmel.  It is fitting that the Lord called her home on the Birthday of Our Blessed Mother – exactly 64 years from the day long ago when she set out on that journey, not knowing where it would lead. We give praise and thanks to God that Sr. M. Jude Regina journeyed with us.


Tuesday, September 11, 20183:30 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


 Wednesday, September 12, 201810:00 a.m.

Holy Family Chapel

St. Patrick’s Manor


Wednesday, September 12, 20182:00 p.m.

 Queen of Carmel Cemetery 

St. Teresa’s Motherhouse

Germantown, NY 12526 


New Postulants Enter Carmel

Saturday, September 08, 2018 | Comments (1) | Permalink

On September 8, 2018, Feast of the Nativity of Mary, four young women joined the Carmelite Sisters and became the newest members of the Congregation!  The Entrance Ceremony was held at Saint Teresa's Chapel of the Motherhouse in Germantown, New York and was presided by Rev. James Hess, O.Carm.  The new Postulants were invested with the brown scapular of Mount Carmel and received the Congregation's Community Prayer book.  We welcome Sister Holly, Sister Morgan, Sister Doris and Sister Sharon to the great family of Carmel and wish them God's abundant blessings on their journey ahead!