Carmelite Events

Sr. Virginia Joseph Webster, O.Carm. R.I.P

Sunday, February 01, 2015 | Comments (5) | Permalink

 

Sister M. Virginia Joseph, O.Carm. died on the afternoon of Saturday, January 31, 2015 after suffering a stroke earlier in the day.  A resident of St. Patrick’s Manor, Sr. Virginia received the Sacrament of the Sick, and Sr. Helen Rosarie, Sr. Brigid DeLourdes, Sr. Francis Clare, and Sr. Francis of All Saints were all at the bedside when Sr. Virgin,

Born in Winthrop, Massachusetts on May 31, 1942, Dorothy Nancy Webster entered the Community on September 7, 1961, professed first vows on April 1, 1964 and professed final vows on December 8, 1969. Throughout her many years as a Carmelite Sister, Sr. Virginia was stationed in Houses in various states, including Maryland, Florida, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts.  She had been at St. Patrick’s Manor since June 1, 1995.  We extend our special and heartfelt condolences to Sr. Virginia’s younger sister, Sr. Alice Webster, as we share in her personal loss.

Endowed with the gift of creativity, Sr. Virginia Joseph loved to knit and to bake.  The delicious baked beans she often made during her days at Mount Carmel in Manchester, NH are especially remembered!  She was often assigned to the Activities Department where she was able to use her God-given talents on behalf of the residents. Even though she faced numerous health challenges over a period of many years, Sr. Virginia always managed a smile – a smile that often held a touch of mischief in it!  And when she was selling raffle tickets in the lobby, no one could pass that smile by without buying one.

May the gates of heaven now open to Sr. M. Virginia Joseph, and may she receive the crown of glory reserved for her since the beginning of time.  May she rest in peace!

WAKE:                      

            Friday, February 6, 2015   

            2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

            Holy Family Chapel           

            Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m.

            St. Patrick’s Manor

            863 Central Street

            Framingham, MA 01701

 MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL:

            Saturday, February 7, 2015           

            10:00 a.m.

            Holy Family Chapel

            St. Patrick’s Manor

            Framingham, MA

BURIAL:       

            Saturday, February 7, 2015           

            Burial immediately following Mass.

            St. Joseph’s Cemetery

            West Roxbury, MA                                                                                                                                                             

Sr. Mary Elizabeth Marciano, O.Carm.- R.I.P

Wednesday, January 07, 2015 | Comments (5) | Permalink

 

Sister Mary Elizabeth Marciano, O.Carm. died very suddenly on January 7, 2015, in the 49th year of her religious life.  Although she carried the cross of illness for many years, the Lord came for Sr. Mary on a day and at an hour least expected to take her Home to His Father’s House.

Sr. Mary was born on April 19, 1948 in Brooklyn, NY and entered the Congregation on September 8, 1966.  She professed first vows on March 19, 1969 and final vows on June 28, 1975. Her first mission was St. Joseph’s Manor, Trumbull, CT (1969-1979) where she graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Master’s Degree in Social Work.  Appointed the Vocation Director in 1979, Sr. Mary was stationed at Avila for several years (1979-1991). After her time as Vocation Director, she was assigned to Administrative positions at Ozanam Hall, (1991-2006), Teresian House, (2007-2010) and St. Patrick’s Manor/Carmel Terrace (2010-2013).  Sr. Mary transferred to Mary Manning Walsh Home on October 9, 2013 and has been utilizing her social work training by assisting in the Social Service Department there.  A member of the Board of Directors of the Avila Institute of Gerontology for several years, Sr. Mary was the Chairperson of the Jubilee Committee that planned the AIG’s 25th Jubilee in 2013.

In addition to her many years of compassionate ministry to the elderly, Sr. Mary Elizabeth Marciano will be remembered for her wonderful sense of humor, quick wit, and love of the New York Mets!  Although she struggled with her own poor health, she brought humor to many difficult situations and kept the Sisters laughing on numerous occasions. Sr. Mary beautifully arranged many a table for Community celebrations and is now enjoying the eternal banquet with her Lord in Heaven.

WAKE: 

Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m.

Mary Manning Walsh Home                                                    

First Floor Parlor

1339 York Avenue

New York, NY 10021

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL:

Monday, January 12, 2015  at 10:00 a.m.

Viewing prior to Mass from 9:00am to 10:00 am in Parlor

Mary Manning Walsh Home

Holy Family Chapel                                                                 

BURIAL

Monday, January 12, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.

Queen of Carmel Cemetery   

Germantown, New York 12526                                                                       

Sr. Christine Mary Keefe, O.Carm.- R.I.P

Thursday, November 27, 2014 | Comments (1) | Permalink

Sister Christine Mary, O.Carm. went home to the Lord in the 61st year of her religious life.  She passed away peacefully at Garvey Manor on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 with the Sisters at her bedside, and having been visited by Mother Mark, Sr. Patricia Margaret, Sr. Mary Robert and Sr. Ann McCartney the previous evening.

Born in Washington, D.C. on January 24, 1931, Rita Margaret Keefe entered the Congregation on February 2, 1953, and professed first vows on September 11, 1954.  Following some brief early assignments, she was stationed at Carroll Manor, Hyattsville, MD (1957-1964 &1968-1972) where she trained as a Registered Nurse, and at Sacred Heart Manor, Philadelphia, PA (1964-1968).  Entrusted with greater responsibilities, Sr. Christine was appointed the Superior/Administrator of St. Patrick’s Residence, Joliet, IL (1972-1982), and it was she who initiated the fund-raising dinners that continue to this day at St. Patrick’s Residence, Naperville.  She was also Superior/Administrator of Carmel Richmond, Staten Island, NY (1982-1987), Superior at Teresian House, Albany, NY (1987-1991), Administrator of Little Flower Manor, Wilkes-Barre, PA (1991-1994) and Administrator of St. Rita’s Home, Columbus, OH (1994-1998).  On January 10, 1998 Sr. Christine received her final Obedience to Garvey Manor, where in recent years she endeared herself to many through her ministry as the greeter/receptionist at the entrance to Our Lady of the Alleghenies Residence. 

When she was in good health Sr. Christine enjoyed cooking for the Sisters, and was always cutting out articles from newspapers/magazines to either save or give to others she thought would be interested in the topic she had read about.  A faithful daughter of Mother Angeline may Sr. Christine Mary, who celebrated the Feast of Christ the King as her own feast day, now be “led in with joy and gladness, as she enters the palace of the King.”  (Ps. 45:15)

WAKE:

 Wednesday, December 3, 2014  

 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.      St. Joseph Chapel

 Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m.

Garvey Manor

1037 South Logan Blvd.

Hollidaysburg, PA 16648

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL:

Thursday, December 4, 2014 at   10:30 a.m.

St. Joseph Chapel

Garvey Manor,  Hollidaysburg, PA 16648

BURIAL:

Friday, December 5, 2014

1:30 p.m.

Queen of Carmel Cemetery      

St. Teresa’s Motherhouse                                          

600 Woods Road, Germantown, NY 12526

R.I.P- Sr. M. Anthony of the Sacred Heart, O.Carm.

Sunday, October 05, 2014 | Comments (0) | Permalink

 

Sr. M. Anthony of the Sacred Heart, O.Carm. passed away peacefully at St. Patrick’s Home, Bronx, NY on the morning of October 4, 2014, the “First Saturday” of the month, in the 76th year of her religious life. 

Born on May 25, 1918 in Philadelphia, PA, Claire Bade entered the Congregation on July 9, 1938, during the first decade of its existence.  Sr. Anthony professed first vows on February 29, 1940 and perpetual vows on April 10, 1944.  During her early years in Community, Sister served at St. Joseph Seminary, Cathedral Faculty House, and the Bishop’s Residence in Albany. 

Sr. Anthony had several assignments following her “seminary days”, her lengthiest Mission being Sacred Heart Manor (1983 – 2009). When the Community withdrew from Sacred Heart, Sr. Anthony received an Obedience to St. Patrick’s Home, where she had been previously assigned several times.

A member of the Cause and Charism Commission, Sr. Anthony of the Sacred Heart had a great love for Mother Angeline and the Congregation, and never tired in her efforts to make Mother known and loved by enrolling numerous family members, friends, staff, and residents in the Mother Angeline Society.  A prayerful, cheerful, and zealous Carmelite, Sr. M. Anthony of the Sacred Heart was well loved and respected by her Sisters, and by all whose lives she touched with her wit and wisdom. May she now enter into the joy of her Lord, as His arms open wide to receive this faithful daughter of Mother Angeline.

WAKE:                   

Thursday, October 9, 2014        

 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

 Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m.

  St. Patrick’s Home Chapel  66 Van Cortlandt Park South, Bronx, NY 10463-2702

 MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL:

 Friday, October 10, 2014   - At 10:00Am

 St. Patrick’s Home Chapel

BURIAL:  

Friday, October 10, 2014- At 2:00 pm

Queen of Carmel Cemetery, 600 Woods Road, Germantown, NY 12526


           

R.I.P- Sr. M. Therese Eugene Robitaille, O.Carm.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 | Comments (0) | Permalink

  

Sr. M. Therese Eugene Robitaille, O.Carm.

Sister M. Therese Eugene died at St. Patrick’s Manor, MA on the evening of August 14, 2014 in the 66th year of her religious life.  Sr. Therese was the Prioress at Carmel Manor, KY since 2009.  On August 11, accompanied by Sr. Alice Webster and Sr. Fidelis Mary, she traveled to Framingham on an “Angel Flight” so that family and friends could spend time with her and say their goodbyes.  Sr. Joseph Jude, Sr. Philip Ann, and Sister’s family were with her when she died.

Born on June 17, 1930 in Lowell, MA, Sr. Therese entered the Sisters of St. Mary in 1948, professing final vows with them. While in that Congregation she taught kindergarten and second grade and having acquired a master’s degree in special education, ministered to severely handicapped infants. Sr. Therese transferred to our Congregation on September 1, 1989, professing final vows as a Carmelite Sister on September 12, 1992.  She was missioned at Ferncliff Nursing Home, St. Patrick’s Residence, St. Teresa’s Motherhouse, St. Raphael’s Home, Marian Manor, and finally at Carmel Manor, where she generously gave of herself to the residents as the Director of Pastoral Care. 

Sr. Therese Eugene was the sister of Rev. Eugene Robitaille, SS.CC, the first Promoter of the Cause of Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa, and served for a time on the Cause and Charism Commission.       Gifted with creativity and many talents, Sr. Therese loved music, played the guitar, and sang beautifully. She enjoyed decorating throughout the Home for special occasions and seasons, and everyone knows how much she loved the color pink!                                                                                                   

Sr. M. Therese Eugene completed the work God gave her to do and entered her eternal Home.  May she intercede for each of us until the day our work is completed and we are also called Home.

R.I. P - Sr. M. Edmund Francis Teresa, O.Carm.

Friday, June 20, 2014 | Comments (0) | Permalink

  Sr. M. Edmund Francis Teresa, O.Carm., went peacefully to her eternal reward on the night of June 18, 2014 at Mary Manning Walsh Home, New York, NY.  Her medical condition changed rather quickly, and the Sisters had just finished praying the Rosary when the Lord whom Sr. Edmund served so well came to take her Home, in the 67th year of her religious life.

Jennie Theresa Filip was born in 1924 in Maybrook, NY of Polish immigrant parents.  She entered the Congregation on March 16, 1947 and professed Perpetual Vows on December 8, 1954.  Sr. Edmund was trained as a Registered Nurse having attended Nursing School at Bon Secour Hospital in Baltimore, MD.  She served generously at both the old and new Ferncliff Nursing Home as Superior/Administrator (1966-1979), and at both the old and new Mary Manning Walsh Home (1960-1966 as Director of Nursing, and 1990-2014). Prior to being admitted as a resident to the Walsh Home in 2012, Sr. Edmund worked with Sr. M. Aloysius on the Cause of Cardinal Cooke and was also assigned to the Pastoral Care Department, where up until last week, she supervised the writing of the Sunday Bulletin.

Sr. Edmund was very artistic and loved to do fancy printing. She wrote poems, enjoyed decorating at Christmas, and was an avid fan of the N.Y. Yankees. On June 9th, Sr. Edmund celebrated her 90th birthday, and along with the Sisters, enjoyed every bit of the Carvel Ice Cream Cake brought to her room, complete with candles and singing to mark her special day. 

May Sr. M. Edmund Francis now enjoy the special reward bestowed upon all who are faithful until death, and may she and all our Sisters who have journeyed on ahead of us, rest in eternal peace! 

WAKE:         

Sunday, June 22, 2014    2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Mary Manning Walsh Home 

Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m.

 First Floor Parlor

 1339 York Avenue

 New York, NY 10021

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL:

Monday, June 23, 2014                                                     10:00 a.m.

Mary Manning Walsh Home 

Holy Family Chapel

Viewing prior to Mass from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. in Parlor   

BURIAL:

Monday, June 23, 2014                                                    

Gate of Heaven Cemetery 

Hawthorne, New York


 

 

R.I.P: Sr. M. Joseph Celine Walsh, O.Carm.

Friday, March 14, 2014 | Comments (1) | Permalink

 

Sister M. Joseph Celine Walsh, O.Carm., died very peacefully at 10:20 a.m. on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in the 65th year of her religious life. Sr. Charlotte Michael and Sr. Timothy Anne were with her when the Lord called her to Himself during the recitation of the Apostles Creed at the beginning of the Rosary. The other Sisters came a minute behind and joined in the Rosary.

Born in South Boston, MA on October 17, 1922, Sr. Joseph Celine served in the United States Navy following her graduation from High School. She entered the Congregation on August 21, 1949, and professed final vows on December 8, 1955. Although assigned to various Mission Houses, Sr. Celine did not remain long in any of them – a true “pilgrim” on the road to heaven.

She received her final Obedience in 1987 when she was sent to Ozanam Hall where she worked in Medical Records. Her thoughtfulness was evident in many ways….having a cup of coffee ready for the Director of Nursing at 3 p.m. daily, crocheting baby blankets for anyone expecting a baby, and purchasing dolls and then giving them to a child or donating them to the Gift Shop. She was very supportive of Priests and the poor, frequently sending them money. She also loved twinkies, mallomars, chocolate, and asking questions! A very prayerful Carmelite, Sr. Celine’s custom was to spend an hour in the morning and an hour in the afternoon in Chapel before the Blessed Sacrament. Although saddened by the loss of another of our Sisters, may we also be consoled when we imagine the profound joy that Sr. M. Joseph Celine must have experienced when at last she beheld her Eucharistic Lord face to face!

WAKE:

Friday, March 21, 2014

2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Chapel, Ozanam Hall

42-41 201st Street Bayside, New York 11361

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL:

Saturday, March 22, 2014

10:00 a.m.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Chapel Ozanam Hall

BURIAL:

Saturday, March 22, 2014

1:30 p.m.

Queen of Carmel Cemetery (followed by Luncheon)

St. Teresa’s Motherhouse

600 Woods Road, Germantown, New York 12526

R.I.P: Sister Josita of the Sacred Heart Maloney, O.Carm- R.I.P

Thursday, March 06, 2014 | Comments (2) | Permalink

 

Sister M. Josita of the Sacred Heart Maloney, O.Carm. was called by the Lord to Himself on the night of March 4, 2014, in the 76th year of her religious life.  Sister Josita had been slowly failing for some time and the Sisters at Mary Manning Walsh Home were keeping a close watch on her especially in recent days. Having just left the room to allow staff to provide necessary care, Sister Teresa Kathleen was called and told Sister Josita had died.

Born on October 12, 1918 in Brooklyn, NY, Sister Josita entered the Congregation on September 8, 1938 and professed final vows on April 10, 1944. Although trained as an L.P.N., her ministry mostly involved bookkeeping and administration. In 1954, Sister Josita was appointed by Mother Angeline as  Superior/Administrator of Josephine Baird Home. She was also Superior/ Administrator of Mount Carmel Home in NYC, Sacred Heart Manor in Philadelphia, and Lourdes Residence and The Pennsylvania in West Palm Beach. Other assignments followed, until Sister Josita received her final Obedience to Mary Manning Walsh Home in 1976, where she assisted with clerical work until failing health made it necessary to admit her as a resident in 2005. Sister Josita was a strong force in the Community during her day, and was given the nickname “Mighty Jo”. She had the ability to articulate well and her voice was strong at many a General Chapter. She also had a great love of flowers and was quick to direct that any flowers she received be placed before a Statue of Our Lady.

May the Lord who loved Sister M. Josita of the Sacred Heart with an everlasting love, now grant her everlasting joy with all our departed Carmelite Sisters - and may they all intercede for us. 

WAKE:

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m.

Mary Manning Walsh Home, First Floor Parlor

1339 York Avenue New York, NY 10021

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL:

Thursday, March 13, 2014

At 10:00 a.m.

Mary Manning Walsh Home (Viewing prior to Mass from Holy Family Chapel 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. in Parlor)

BURIAL:

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Gate of Heaven Cemetery Hawthorne, New York

R.I.P: Sr. M. Charles of St. Joseph Garrett, O.Carm.- R.I.P

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 | Comments (1) | Permalink

 

 Sister M. Charles of St. Joseph, O.Carm. died very peacefully at 3:45 a.m. on Saturday, March 1, 2014 in the 59th year of her religious life. The Sisters at Ozanam Hall were with her when she died. Sr. Charles had been in the Enhanced Living section of the convent of Ozanam Hall until her stroke, but then required care in the nursing home.

Born in Astoria, NY on October 5, 1925, Sr. Charles entered the Congregation on September 8, 1955, and professed final vows on December 9, 1961. Her first mission was to Carmel Hall in Detroit, Michigan (1957-1962), where she was educated as a Registered Occupational Therapist. Her other Missions included St. Patrick’s Home (1962-1972), St. Teresa’s Motherhouse (1973-1977), Teresian House (1977-1987), Carroll Manor (1987-1990), Sacred Heart Manor (1990-2001), Carmel Richmond (2001-2010), and finally Ozanam Hall. While stationed at St. Teresa’s Motherhouse Sr. Charles served as Postulant Mistress and Assistant Novice Mistress. She was kind, quiet and unassuming in character.

During her life Sr. Charles used her artistic talents and was also a gifted seamstress. When no longer able to serve as an OTR she volunteered her services, most recently in the beauty parlor at Ozanam Hall. Sr. Charles loved animals, especially dogs and cats, was athletic and at one time enjoyed speed skating. May Sr. M. Charles of St. Joseph receive the reward promised to all who follow in the footsteps of the Divine Master. May her soul rest in eternal peace. 

WAKE:

Friday, March 7, 2014

2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Chapel

Ozanam Hall , 42-41 201st Street,  Bayside, New York 11361

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL:

Saturday, March 8, 2014

At 10:00 a.m.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Chapel

Ozanam Hall, 42-41 201st Street, Bayside, New York 11361

BURIAL:

Saturday, March 8, 2014

At 11:45 a.m.

Gate of Heaven Cemetery Mausoleum Hawthorne, New York

R.I.P Sr. M. Xavier Francis of the Holy Family, O.Carm

Friday, November 08, 2013 | Comments ((Disabled)) | Permalink

 

 Sister M. Xavier Francis of the Holy Family, O.Carm.

The Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm mourn the loss of Sr. M. Xavier Francis Russo, O.Carm. whom the Lord called to Himself on the morning of November 7, 2013 at St. Patrick's Home, in the 58th year of her religious life, following a courageous battle against cancer.  Her sisters, Sister M. Virginia Aloysius, Lucy, and Phyllis were privileged to spend time with her over the past few days.  

Born in Hoboken, New Jersey in 1936 to Italian immigrant parents, Sr. Xavier entered the Community on February 11, 1955 and professed perpetual vows on December 9, 1961.  Trained as a licensed practical nurse, she was assigned to Missions in New York, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Ohio.  Her most recent and lengthiest assignments were Villa Teresa, Harrisburg, PA (1985 - 1994) and St. Joseph Nursing Home in Utica, NY, (1994 – 2010).  Sister Xavier's final assignment was to St. Patrick's Home, Bronx, NY where she had been since April 10, 2010, and where she was recently admitted to the nursing home.  Throughout her illness she volunteered when able and her kind, gentle spirit endeared her to the Sisters, residents, and staff.

Sr. Xavier had a great devotion to Padre Pio (now St. Pio of Pietrelcina) who surely interceded for her to her last breath.  Sister Xavier also had a great love of Country, and her fondness for the "red, white and blue" of her American homeland highlighted her patriotism.  

May Sr. Xavier Francis now rest peacefully in her Heavenly Homeland .... where there is no more pain or suffering ... ONLY EVERLASTING JOY!

The Mass of Christian burial will be held on November 14, 2013 at 9:30 am in Saint Patrick's Home Chapel, Bronx, NY, followed by the burial in Queen of Carmel Cemetery at Saint Teresa's Motherhouse in Germantown, New York.