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R.I.P Sister M. Benigna Consolata, O.Carm.

Sister Helena - Saturday, June 23, 2018


Sister M. Benigna Consolata, O.Carm.

On the morning of Thursday, June 21, 2018 while sitting in her chair, fully clothed in her habit, waiting for a Sister to take her to meet her Lord at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, Jesus came for Sr. Benigna Himself and took her to the Beatific Vision instead. She was in the 82 nd year of her religious life, and approaching her 102nd birthday!

Marie Bernadette Palmiere was born on September 2, 1916 in New York City to Rosario and Carmella (nee Dottoli) Pinizzotta. Entering the Congregation on June 19, 1936, less than seven years after its founding, Sr. Benigna received the habit on March 13, 1937, made her first profession of vows on March 17, 1938 and professed perpetual vows on December 9, 1942.  Her first mission was Mt. Carmel Home, NY (1938-1958) after which she served at St. Joseph’s Seminary and Mater Christi Seminary.  Her many other missions included Marian Manor, Carmel Hall, Carmel Manor, St. Mary’s Home, Lourdes Residence, St. Rita’s Home, Catholic Memorial Home, St. Patrick’s Manor, The Pennsylvania, Mary Manning Walsh Home, St. Raphael’s Home, and Madonna Residence.  Sr. Benigna was missioned at St. Patrick’s Home in June of 1995 where she remained until her death.  During that time she enjoyed going to the Activities Department and spending time visiting the residents.  She was loved very much by all, and during her later years was well cared for by the Sisters and staff of St. Patrick’s Home.

Sr. Benigna Consolata lived a full life and kept the Sisters laughing. She was always interested in knowing about vocations to our Congregation and prayed fervently for this intention.  She loved to sing and dance, and at her 80 th Jubilee in 2016 - with a little help from her Sisters - Sr. Benigna danced joyfully in celebration.  Now her joy will know no bounds as she sheds the burden of her years and leaps for joy as she dances before the Lord!


Sunday, June 24, 2018

2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Chapel 

Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Home

66 Van Cortlandt Park South

Bronx, New York 10463




Monday, June 25, 2018

10:00 a.m.

 St. Patrick’s Chapel

St. Patrick’s Home

Bronx, New York 10463 



Monday, June 25, 2018

1:30 p.m.

Queen of Carmel Cemetery 

St. Teresa’s Motherhouse

600 Woods Road

Germantown, New York 12526



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