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Mother Angeline Ministers of Care: Manhattan

Monday, February 01, 2016 | Comments (0) | Permalink

by Mother Mark Louis Anne, O.Carm.

On a crisp but sunny January 30, our Sisters literally set sail on the Ferry from Staten Island to Our Lady of the  Rosary Church on the very tip of Manhattan, which is also the Shrine of St. Elizabeth Seton.  Module I training for Mother Angeline Ministers of Care was conducted in the hall below the small brick church, which is almost swallowed up by the high rise glass and concrete structures around it.    Before the sessions began, a visit was made to the Shrine, and one could not help reflect on the strength and courage of both Mother Seton and Mother Angeline, and how apropos the site was for training. The beautiful bronze statue of Mother Seton in the back of the church was designed by Sr. Margaret Beaudette SC, who also sculpted our statue of Mother Angeline. Attendees were from various parishes in lower Manhattan and were eager to learn and establish their own branch of the ministry.  They are being encouraged by their pastors, one of whom was present for the whole day.  Please keep this ministry is your prayers as we reach out to the homebound elderly, who are often isolated and cut off from the mainstream of parish life.

photos courtesy: Mother Mark Louis Anne, O.Carm.

  

NEWS: The Nelsons: Ministers of Care

Sunday, February 09, 2014 | Comments (0) | Permalink

By Bridget Martin, Photos by Matthew Lomanno

Diocese of Manchester

 

Last year, while visiting the home of a seriously ill woman, Bill and Joan Nelson watched their fellow parishioner light up despite her suffering. The woman had confided in Joan that she wanted to do more for God. Aware of the woman’s beautiful writing skills, Joan suggested that she compose notes to include with prayer shawls given to the sick and dying. Over the next several weeks, the woman, amidst her own suffering, created personalized messages of comfort and prayer – fulfilling her desire to serve God while providing compassion and empathy to other parishioners. FULL ARTICLE