Carmelite Events

Centenarian Celebrates Birthday

Thursday, May 10, 2012 | Comments (0) | Permalink
This past Leap Day marked a very special day for Dame Alma Slacum Dupuy.  Not only did she turn 100 years old, she celebrated her actual birthday for only the 25th time.  READ FULL STORY HERE. (Posted with permission from Palms West Monthly)

"I Listen to People"- Article on Sr. Suzanne Marie Ronan

Thursday, May 03, 2012 | Comments (0) | Permalink

 by Mary Thurwachter Palm Beach Post Staff Writer


She's 80 and a nun, but don't let her habit fool you. Sister Suzanne Marie Ronan is anything but demure about her work or her life and the joy both bring her every day. Last month she was honored for her 60 years of faithful service with a Jubilee Mass of Thanksgiving - presided over by no less than six priests - at the St. Joseph Chapel at Lourdes-Noreen McKeen, the full-service retirement community in West Palm Beach where she works.  READ FULL ARTICLE

Leadership for Mission Program

Thursday, March 29, 2012 | Comments (0) | Permalink
The Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm,  in coordination with the Avila Institute of Gerontology (AIG),  sponsored a three day workshop from March 26-28, 2012.   The theme chosen was “The Heart of Mission: Caring for Life.”  It was held at St. Teresa’s Motherhouse in Germantown, New York and was attended by Administrators and Assistants from our facilities.  The topics presented, including but not limited to, Leadership Qualities that Promote Life-Giving Environments, Physician Assisted Suicide with its legislation, Principles of the Catholic Moral Tradition and Application, and How to Create Life-Giving Culture, were timely and urgent ones if our Homes were to develop a proactive stance on what we in healthcare may very well face in the near future.  The Carmelite Sisters wish to acknowledge the expertise and knowledge of the invited speakers: Mary Tellis-Nayak, RN, MSN, MPH, Vice-President of Quality Initiatives for MyInner View, Fr. Thomas Nairn, OFM, PhD, Senior Director, Ethics of Catholic Health Association, Karen Ssbanakitta, RN, MS, Director of Oncology & Palliative Care, PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center (Bellingham, WA), Kathryn L. Anderson, PhD, RN, Director of Clinical Services, Providence Mount St. Vincent, and Dr. Francis L. Battisti, PhD, LCSW, CEO, Battisti Network.  Acknowledgement also goes to Sr. Peter Lillian DiMaria, O.Carm and her AIG Staff for facilitating this workshop.  Physician Assisted Suicide is unfortunately a sad reality.  Our mission of caring for the elderly and their families compels us to engage ourselves in whatever will prepare us to meet the challenges ahead and to arm ourselves in the best ways we can to continue the mission of Jesus in the world.  Our motto remains: “The Difference is Love.” PHOTO GALLERY



Mary Tellis-Nayak, RN, MSN, MPH
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="150" caption="Dr. Francis L. Battisti, PhD, LCSW"]     Fr. Thomas Nairn, OFM, PhD