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News Story: Carmelite Sister Finds Joy in Ministry

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 | Comments (0) | Permalink

by Eileen Connely, The Catholic Telegraph

 

Sister Teresa Kathleen Dominick, O.Carm.

It was as a child that Sister M. Teresa Kathleen Dominick first became acquainted with the compassionate and skilled ministry of the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm. The community, founded by Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa, ministers to the elderly in the person of Christ, while always returning to the spiritual mount of prayer and contemplation.

“I met our sisters at our home in Chicago when I was in the sixth grade,” Sister Kathleen recalled. “They were very down to earth, happy in what they were doing, and clearly loved caring for the residents.”

Sister Kathleen said she “fell in love with caring for the elderly,” too, and has been a Carmelite for 57 years.

The sisters minister in long-term healthcare, assisted living and independent living facilities located primarily in the United States, with one home in Ireland. In the archdiocese, they operate St. Margaret Hall, where Sister Kathleen serves as a resident representative and family advocate, along with being involved in pastoral ministry. Her role, she explained, is to welcome new residents, visiting daily for the first two weeks to ensure they feel comfortable and are adjusting to the change in environment. Sister Kathleen also spends time with residents’ relatives, answering questions and offering reassurance.

“They are turning the care of their family members over to us, many after caring for them for a long time,” she said. “Once they learn we can do the same thing they did at home, they can relax, spend time with their family members, and love them. We provide the physical care, and they can be the emotional support.”

“I tell people that the elderly give so much more to us than we give to them,” Sister Kathleen said. “They share their love, their wisdom, their appreciation for our care. They don’t ask a lot, just to be recognized as a person and to know that someone cares about them. That’s the best gift we can give to any of our residents.”

 

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PODCAST Feature

Saturday, January 26, 2019 | Comments (0) | Permalink

Sister Peter Lillian and Sister Mary O'Donovan were invited to appear at a podcast by Stacey Sumereau called "Called and Caffeinated.

MARIAN MANOR NEWS

Friday, November 09, 2018 | Comments (0) | Permalink

Photo: YELP website

The Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm recently announced the availability of Marian Manor, which sprawls across a prime location in the heart of South Boston. They want to build a modern replacement, possibly as part of a new condo or apartment project, or through a land swap, the Boston Globe reports .

Marian Manor is a “beloved” local institution, the newspaper said, but the property is massive and desirable to builders — tallying 2 acres and stretching from Dorchester Street to Thomas Park. Sale brochures label it as “an unprecedented redevelopment opportunity” that’s located in one of “Boston’s most sought-after neighborhoods.”  FULL ARTICLE

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An Article on God's Grace in our Lives

Thursday, August 02, 2018 | Comments (0) | Permalink

Rev. Terrance Klein wrote an article entitled "How Can We Recognize God's Grace in Our Lives?"  This article was published on August 1, 2018 by America Magazine and is now being reprinted with expressed permission from the Editor.

Sister Michelle of All Saints Moore, O.Carm., who Father Klein mentions in the article, is continuing the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm's mission of care to the elderly at Saint Patrick's Manor in Framingham, MA.   



 

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Homegrown Stories: Garvey Manor Award at Leading Age

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 | Comments (0) | Permalink

By Holly Keller

Director of Development, Garvey Manor & Our Lady of the Alleghenies Residence Center

We were honored Monday evening to attend the Great Minds Gala in Washington DC, where our very own Sandy Shocker was awarded the National Exceptional Friend award from LeadingAge. Sandy embodies the mission and values of Garvey Manor through her selfless acts of kindness for the residents. Sandy’s mother was a resident at Garvey Manor and has since passed away, however, she continues to visit Garvey Manor on an almost weekly basis. Sandy comes in on her own time to celebrate birthdays, holidays, and special resident moments. Known among residents for the special touches, like festive napkins and table decorations, that she brings to celebrations — not to mention her festive garb and sparkly shoes — Sandy makes a difference in the quality of life of the residents. Sandy has taught us that you don’t need to move mountains to make a difference for our elders, you just need to show love for one another.

2018 Award Winners

Excellence in Dementia Care Program Award – St. Paul Elder Services, Inc.

Exceptional Friend or Family Caregiver Award – Sandy Schocker, Garvey Manor Our Lady of the Alleghenies Residence

The Senator William and Ellen Proxmire Award – Marcia Gay Harden

The Senator William and Ellen Proxmire Award – Madison Cowan


 

Homegrown Stories: Called to Serve

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 | Comments (0) | Permalink

Story Contribution: Sister Anthony Veilleux, O.Carm.

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By Carlos Briceño
March 2018 View more Humanitarian

It should not come as a big surprise that St. Patrick’s Residence, a nursing and rehabilitation facility for the elderly in Naperville, holds a party on St. Patrick’s Day every year. Labeled as “Come to Mom’s House,” with the color green on vivid display everywhere, the party offers lively entertainment, usually including Irish musicians, Irish and Scottish dancers, children’s games, face painting, food and raffle drawings. To top it off, St. Patrick himself even makes an appearance. READ FULL ARTICLE

Check out Saint Patrick's Residence website.

 


 

 


Garvey Manor News Article

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 | Comments (0) | Permalink

Story Contribution:  Sr. Joachim Anne, O.Carm. (Garvey Manor Administrator)

On December 12, 2017, Garvey Manor  was featured as the Non-profit focus by the Blair Chamber of Commerce in an article in the Altoona Mirror.

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Event: Grand Opening Neurodegenerative Care Ferncliff Center

Friday, April 14, 2017 | Comments (0) | Permalink

Photo Courtesy: Daily Freeman News

The Carmelite Sisters attended the grand opening and ribbon cutting of Ferncliff’s Center for Neurodegenerative Care in Rhinebeck, NY. His Eminence celebrated Mass and blessed the Center during the grand opening ceremony for the residents, family members, caregivers and community leaders. You can find coverage of the event by visiting the following links:

1. Daily Freeman

http://www.dailyfreeman.com/…/cardinal-dolan-helps-dedicate…

2. Poughkeepsie Journal

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/…/cardinal-do…/100324128/

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/…/video-cardi…/100388540/

 


Avila Institute of Gerontology: US Training Program

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 | Comments (0) | Permalink

 Originally published on GlobalSistersReport.org.  Shared with permission


 

A group of women religious from China may turn out to be innovators of a very particular kind — and that has everything to do with China's changing demographics.

Six Chinese sisters from five different congregations recently completed a 120-hour Geriatric Spiritual Care certificate program through the Avila Institute of Gerontology, the educational arm of the Carmelite Sisters of the Aged and Infirm. The Avila Institute compressed a four-month program into four weeks, said Fr. Timothy Kilkelly, the coordinator of the Maryknoll China Education Project. "People can't come for four months, so compressing the program was a great service to us." READ FULL ARTICLE

NEWS : WIN for Little Sisters of the Poor

Monday, May 16, 2016 | Comments (0) | Permalink

 

 Photo Courtesy:  The Becket Fund Website

The following statement was taken from The Becket Fund Website:

"Today the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the government cannot fine the Little Sisters of the Poor. The Supreme Court vacated the lower court rulings against the Little Sisters, accepting the government’s admission that it could meet its goals of providing the free services to women without involving the Little Sisters or using their plan. The Court also ordered the lower Courts to help the government choose an alternative method of providing the services that does not require the participation of the Little Sisters."  FULL ARTICLE