Carmelite Events

Congregational Jubilee 2015

Sister Helena - Monday, June 08, 2015

On June 6, 2015, nine Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm celebrated their 50th, 60th and 70th religious jubilees.  The event was held at the Chapel of Saint Teresa’s Motherhouse in Germantown, New York.  The day was perfect for such a joyous occasion and the beauty of Avila-on-Hudson was ever at its best.  The principal celebrant was Rev. David Simpson, O.Carm. Also present at the altar were Very Rev. Mario Esposito, O.Carm, Rev. Joseph Nguyen Do, O.Carm., Rev. Joseph Finch and Rev. Kane.  The Carmelite Novices assisted during the liturgy.  The event was attended by family members and friends of our Jubilarians. 

Father David Simpson gave an inspiring homily which drew attention to the Jubilee celebration being held on this Year of Consecrated Life and 5th Centenary of the Birth of Saint Teresa of Avila.

You can read Fr. David’s homily BELOW:

FrSimpson Homily2015 FrSimpson Homily2015 (216 KB)

We thank the Carmelite Sisters Congregational Choir led by Mother Mark Louis Anne, O.Carm. for providing the music for the liturgy.  We congratulate this year’s Jubilarians:

70th Jubilarian 

Sr. M. Veronica of the Little Flower Ciarlante, O.Carm.

60th Jubilarians

 Sr. M. Virginia of St. Joseph Gannon, O.Carm.

Sr. M. Helena Therese of St. Joseph Horan, O.Carm.

Sr. Kevin Patricia of St. Joseph O’Brien, O.Carm.

50th Jubilarians

Sr. M. Irene Christopher Keene, O.Carm.

Sr. Maureen de Lourdes McDonough, O.Carm.

Sr. M. Regina Monique Molner, O.Carm.

Sr. M. Francis Cecile Marcinak, O.Carm.

Sr. M. Bernadette Teresa Saunders, O.Carm.

After Mass, the Carmelite Sisters and their guests proceeded to Carmel Hall for reception and continued celebration and dancing!



Letty commented on 20-Jun-2015 01:29 AM
Congratulations to my category "The Mary's." From entrance day until now. Of the 50 Mary's who entered on September 8, 1965, 5 persevered! Many more happy years n Carmel.


Letty C. (formerly Sr. Mary Catherine Bernadette, O.Carm.
Letty commented on 20-Jun-2015 04:18 PM
Congratulations to my category, the Mary's for a job well done. Many more years in Carmel.

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