On September 6 - October 1, the Annual Renewal Program for the Carmelite Sisters will be held at Saint Teresa's Motherhouse in Germantown, New York. The program runs for a month with Retreat being held at the last week of the program. During this Jubilee Year of Mercy, Session I opens with reflections on "The Wideness of God's Mercy: Year of Mercy and Saint Faustina" given to us by Sister Caterina Esselen, O.L.M . Sister Caterina is a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy to which Sister Faustina belonged. Sister has been proclaiming the message of Divine Mercy at conferences, in parishes, schools and prisons. On the second week of the program (Session II), Very Reverend Mario Esposito, O.Carm. will speak on the topic of "Daughter of Carmel- Carmelite Spirituality in the Life of Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa." Father Mario is the current Vice-Postulator for the Cause of Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa and was recently appointed General Postulator for the Order of Carmelites effective 2017. Reverend Leopold Glueckert, O.Carm . closes the program with his two-day talk on "The Carmelite Mystics ." Father Leo was a member of the Historical Commission for the Process of Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa's Cause from 2004-2005. For over 30 years, he has taught Carmelite history to the Novitiate in Middletown, NY. During Session III, Sister Kelly Connors, P.M, JCD will be our speaker. The title of her conferences is "Companions on the Journey- Tools for Successful Community Living." Sister Kelly is a member of the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary, United States Province. She serves as canonical consultant to various dioceses and religious institutes and speaks nationally and internationally on Canon Law and Religious Life.
The Renewal Program will close with a week-long Retreat preached by Reverend Peter DiMaria on October 1, Feast of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus.
SEPTEMBER 12-14, 2016- SESSION II: "DAUGHTER OF CARMEL- CARMELITE SPIRITUALITY IN THE LIFE OF VENERABLE MARY ANGELINE TERESA- VERY REV. MARIO ESPOSITO, O.CARM.
SEPTEMBER 6-9, 2016: SESSION I: "THE WIDENESS OF GOD'S MERCY"- SISTER M. CATERINA ESSELEN, O.L.M
Relic of Saint Faustina.
Sister M. Caterina Esselen, O.L.M
Participants of the 2016 Carmelite Renewal Program with the Temporary Vow Sisters