Carmelite Events

UPCOMING EVENT: Dan Schutte Music Concert

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 | Comments (0) | Permalink


A one night music concert by famous music composer Dan Schutte sponsored by the Carmelite Sisters. Free will donations only.

Event Starts at 7:00 pm in Carmel Hall, 600 Woods Road, Germantown, NY 12526




Wednesday, June 26, 2019 | Comments (0) | Permalink


This is our Annual Rosary Procession and Crowning of Our Lady open to the public on the beautiful grounds of Saint Teresa's Motherhouse in Germantown, NY along the Hudson River. The event starts at 2 pm with rosary procession, Crowning of Mary and Sunday Vigil Mass by Rev. Jim Hess, O.Carm. Bring food to picnic. Socials after event with Sisters.

Call Sr. Francis Patrick for more information at 518-537-5000

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UPCOMING EVENT: Vocation Weekend Retreat

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If you are discerning a possible religious vocation to the Carmelite Order in service to the care of the elderly, come and join us for a weekend of silence, prayer, conference and time with the Sisters at their beautiful Saint Teresa's Motherhouse in Germantown, New York.

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Sister Philomena Anne Renews Vows

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | Comments (0) | Permalink

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

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | Comments (0) | Permalink

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.


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