Carmelite Events

Sister Philomena Anne Renews Vows

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Story Contribution: Sister Joachim Anne, O.Carm.

Photo Courtesy: Garvey Manor

We had a beautiful Mass for Sr. Philomena Anne's renewal of vows on June 8, 2019. Msgr. Robert Saly, Garvey Manor's chaplain and Sr. Jacinta Mary, O.Carm., local Prioress, officially received Sister's vows.  We had a wonderful congregation of people. Sister’s father, Robert Schill, was present for the Mass and did the first reading.  Sister Philomena and her dad carried up the offertory gifts. It was an honor for us all to be at the Mass and to celebrate this wonderful event!

Sr. Philomena's father Joe Schill




2019 Religious Jubilees

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Photos Courtesy: Sister Christopher Jude, O.Carm. / Sister Helena of Mary, O.Carm.

On June 1, 2019, Saint Teresa’s Motherhouse at Avila-on-Hudson celebrated with our Carmelite Sisters who commemorated their respective 80, 75, 70, 60 and 50 years of religious jubilees. As in times past, the celebration began with a festive Jubilee Socials on the eve of the Congregational Mass. Friends, family members and Sisters who were able to travel joined to thank God for the many graces He has bestowed on these special women!

Father Joseph Fonti, S.T.L, along with Very Rev. Mario Esposito, O.Carm., Rev. James Hess, O.Carm., Rev. John Horan, O.Carm., Very Rev. Michael Kissane, O.Carm., and Rev. Senan Taylor, O.F.M, Cap.,celebrated the Jubilee Mass at Saint Teresa's Chapel. We are so grateful to the Carmelite pre-novices who made the liturgical celebration richer by their participation. Our Jubilarians thank friends, families, and their Sisters in Carmel,  for joining them in thanking God and Community for this very special event. It was a graced moment for all present in very many ways.

After the Eucharistic liturgy, everyone proceeded to Carmel Hall for the reception.

80th Jubilee - 1939

Sister M. Edwin Thomas Debany, O.Carm.  

75th Jubilee - 1944

Sister M. Therese of the Child Jesus Foley, O.Carm.

Sister M. Rose of the Sacred Heart Spencer, O.Carm.

70th Jubilee- 1949

Sister Maureen Rochford, O.Carm.

Sister M. Joseph Augustine Thornley, O.Carm.

60th Jubilee- 1959

Sister M. Madeline Angeline Fasano, O.Carm.

Sister M. Eulaliae Angeline George, O.Carm.
  

50th Jubilee- 1969

Sister Maureen Elizabeth Doonan, O.Carm.

Sister M. Sean Damien Flynn, O.Carm.

Sister M. Jeanne Francis Haley, O.Carm.

Sister M. Catherine Leighton, O.Carm.

Sister M. Brendan Sean Phillips, O.Carm.

Sister M. Charlotte Michael Smolik, O.Carm.

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Preparing for Socials2019 Jubilarians
Preparing for SocialsPreparing for Socials
50th Jubilarians
60th Jubilarians
70th Jubilarian75th Jubilarian
SocialsSocials80th Jubilarian
SocialsSocialsCommunity Choir members
Community Choir membersCommunity Choir members
Entrance Procession
Sr. Madeline Angeline First ReaderSr. Eulaliae Angeline Second ReaderCelebrant Fr. Joe Fonti
Sr. Joseph Augustine 70th Jubilarian60th Jubilarians50th Jubilarians
Sr. Maureen Elizabeth Prayer of the FaithfulOffertory procession
Mother Mark at the OrganInvited Clergy and Council
80th and 75th JubilariansSr. Madeline Angeline's Guests
Mother Mark Welcomes Jubilarians and GuestsSr. Edwin Thomas' Family