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Garvey Manor #Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 | Comments (0) | Permalink

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R.I.P Sister M. Veronica Therese De Lourdes, O.Carm.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 | Comments (0) | Permalink


Sister M. Veronica Therese De Lourdes, O.Carm. was called by the Lord to Himself peacefully, although unexpectedly, on the morning of Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at Ozanam Hall in the 62 nd year of her religious life. Having been moved to the enhanced living convent in 2015, failing health made it necessary to admit her to the nursing home in August of 2016 where she received the very best of care.

Linda Ann Charlton was born in New York City on September 30, 1939 to Norman and Julia (nee Cunniff) Charlton. She entered the Congregation on September 7, 1957, professed first vows on April 20, 1960 and professed final vows on March 28, 1965.

Sr. Veronica Therese was missioned at Carmel Hall, St. Margaret Hall, Madonna Residence, Catholic Memorial Home, Garvey Manor, Mt. Carmel Home (NY), Mary Manning Walsh Home, St. Patrick’s Home, and Ozanam Hall. A graduate of St. Clare’s Hospital School of Nursing, and later receiving a B.S. in Health Care Administration from St. Francis College, Sr. Veronica was an excellent registered nurse and gave herself completely to the residents in her care. A truly dedicated religious who went “above and beyond the call of duty” in many big and small ways, Sr. Veronica held the position of Director of Nursing at both Mary Manning Walsh Home and St. Patrick’s Home.

Sr. Veronica loved dogs and looked forward to daily visits from cocker spaniel Buddy whom she delighted in petting. In addition to her great love of nursing, Sr. Veronica, who was affectionately known as “Ducky” by her Sisters, also had a very great love of Community. During this month of the Holy Souls, as Sr. M. Veronica Therese De Lourdes joins our dear departed Carmelite Sisters, may Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa greet her and present her – amid great rejoicing - to God the Most High.


Thursday, November 21, 20192:00 p.m. at 7 pm

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Chapel

Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m.

Ozanam Hall

42-41 201st Street

Bayside, NY 11361



Friday, November 22, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.

 Our Lady of Mount Carmel Chapel

 Ozanam Hall



Friday, November 22, 2019

Calvary Cemetery

49-02 Laurel Hill Blvd.

Queens, NY11377



D'Youville Event

Monday, November 11, 2019 | Comments (0) | Permalink

Story Contribution by Mother Mark Louis Anne, O.Carm., Prioress General

On Thursday evening November 7, Mother Mark and Council attended a Gala for the benefit of D'Youville Life and Wellness Center, Lowell, MA at a local country club. The Sisters of Charity of Ottawa were honored at the Gala, as they are winding down some of their ministries in the United States due to their decreasing numbers in this country. Once all necessary government and ecclesial approvals are received, the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm will assume sponsorship of D'Youville. Sr. Rachelle Watier, SCO, Superior General was present at the Gala and gave a beautiful address. (see below). She surprised the Carmelite Sisters by inviting Mother Mark and Naomi Prendergast, D'Youville CEO, to the podium to receive beautiful lanterns with the logo of the Sisters of Charity of Ottawa on them. An LED candle was flickering inside each lantern. Sr. Rachelle then passed this "torch of Mission" of Mission to Mother Mark and Naomi. There was not a dry eye among the 300 guests at the Gala. Continuing the legacy of these Sisters is an honor and privilege.

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Rosary Rally 2019

Saturday, October 19, 2019 | Comments (0) | Permalink

On October 19, 2019, the Carmelite Sisters held their annual Rosary Rally at the Motherhouse grounds in Germantown, NY.  The event was attended by members of The Mother Angeline Teresa Ministers of Care, and Carmel Connection, Novices from St. Elias Province, friends and visitors from local areas.  The event began with rosary procession and Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Sunday Vigil Mass was celebrated by Fr. Jim Hess, O.Carm.  Attendees were then invited to socials with the Sisters.  It was a beautiful October day to honor the Mother of God!

OctoberFest: Novitiate Style!

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 | Comments (0) | Permalink

Our Sisters in Formation made the best of the remaining days in October by going apple and pumpkin picking at Greig's Farm in Red Hook, NY.  This was Sr. Katie's first outing since being received as Postulant in our Community and everyone had a blast! Joining our spirited group was Kate Mc Goldrick who was visiting from Ireland with our Vocation Director, Sr. Mary O'Donovan.


Once those beautiful pumpkins were picked and polished, the task of carving them was planned during our evening recreation. Armed with carving kits, flood lights, garbage bags, camera and upbeat music, the REAL fun of the harvest time began. And in Carmel, nothing gets wasted, as Sr. Katie will bake those pumpkin seeds for the picking! Sr. Sharon Rose is also not far away with those pumpkin pies in the making!

Homegrown Story: Carmel Richmond

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 | Comments (0) | Permalink


Parishioners and friends of St. Teresa’s R.C. Church gathered for the second annual Benefit Luncheon in LiGreci’s Staaten, West Brighton, where some 300 guests came out to support the Castleton Corners parish.


NY Archdiocesan Forum for Catechism & Youth Ministry

Tuesday, October 08, 2019 | Comments (0) | Permalink

by Sr. Mary Anne Dennehy, O.Carm.


On Saturday, October 5, the NY Archdiocesan forum for catechesis and youth ministry at Cardinal Spellman High School presented an opportunity to display and distribute Carmelite Sisters’ vocation materials and information on Venerable Mother Mary Angeline Teresa O.Carm.

Our Carmelite Fathers, Rev. Francis Amodio, O.Carm. and Rev. Justin Cinnante, O.Carm. were presenters and Brother Von Sadoval, O.Carm. accompanied a large group of catechists and youth ministers from the parish of St. Simon Stock-St. Joseph who participated in the educational sessions.  Bishop Gerald Walsh was the main celebrant for the liturgy. Over 400 people attended this event.

The sessions will be repeated on Saturday, Oct. 26 at Sacred Heart parish in Monroe for parishes in the upper counties of the Archdiocese of New York.






New Postulant Enters Carmel

Saturday, October 05, 2019 | Comments (0) | Permalink

On October 5, 2019, the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm welcomed in their midst a new Postulant! Katie Nicosia is well known to our Congregation as she had been a regular participant of the SALT Program.   In a simple Entrance Ceremony, she made an Act of Consecration to the Mother of God and Queen of Carmel and received the brown scapular of Carmel with these words:

"Most Holy Virgin, Mother of God and Queen of Carmel, I consecrate myself to your service. I choose you for my Mother and Queen. Accept me as your child and receive this offering of my body and soul, of my mind and heart, of all that I am and possess. Through you, I offer my entire life to the service of your beloved Son, Jesus Christ. Take me under your protection and give me your blessing, O most dear Mother. Protect me agaist temptation, deliver me from danger, assist me in my trials, and help mereach that blessed day when I will become a "Bride of Christ" and receive the holy Habit of Carmel. Then, fortified by your blessed gift to Carmel, the Brown Scapular, may I bring glory to God, to you, and to our Community. Amen.

We ask God's blessings and the intercession of Mary, our Mother, to be with Sr. Katie as she takes these first steps of her journey to Mount Carmel!

The Novices and Formators gathered for a prayer service organized by Sr. Lois Ann, Sr. Katie's  Postulant Director.  The prayer service was followed by opening of gifts, an enjoyable socials with cookies, tea and lots of fun!

Stories From Home: Saint Patrick's Home

Wednesday, October 02, 2019 | Comments (0) | Permalink

Photos and Story Contributor: Sr. Kevin Patricia, O.Carm. 

Saint Patrick's Home celebrated the religious jubilees of some members of the Sisters of Charity who are in residence.  The Eucharistic celebration was presided by Fr. Michael Kissane, O.Carm.  and  was followed by a special reception in Saint Joseph's Hall.

Sr. Luke Mary renewed her religious vows in the presence of the local prioress, Sr. Bernadette Therese, O.Carm. and Fr Mark Zittle , O.Carm was celebrant at Mass.





R.I.P Sr. Francis Clare of All Saints, O.Carm.

Wednesday, October 02, 2019 | Comments (0) | Permalink



Sister M. Francis Clare of All Saints, O.Carm.  passed away peacefully at Saint Patrick's Manor on the morning of October 2, 2019 in the 55th year of her religious life. 

Rosalina Magano was born in Fall River, MA on September 7, 1940, the younger of two children born to Manual and Mary (nee Sousa Rapoza) Magano of Fall River. We join her older sister, Sr. Mary Ellen Bernadette, in mourning and extend to her our heartfelt condolences.

Sr. Francis Clare entered the Community on September 12, 1964, professed first vows on April 5, 1967 and made her final profession on December 8, 1972. She had brief assignments at St. Joseph’s Manor, Madonna Residence, Garvey Manor, Catholic Memorial Home, Our Lady’s Haven, St. Teresa’s Manor, St. Ann Home, and St. Rita’s Home. Her lengthier missions were at Marian Manor (2005 - 2012) and St. Patrick’s Manor (2012 - 2019). A gifted musician, Sr. Francis Clare shared her gift for music both in ministry and in community.  She was an active member of the Community Choir for many years, and beautifully played the violin for many a liturgical celebration. Her ministry to the residents was mainly in the area of Activities, including music therapy and planning music and Mass booklets for liturgies. Sr. Francis also visited the residents to pray with them and for them.

Having courageously carried the cross of illness for many years, Sr. M. Francis Clare of All Saints now and forever experiences the peace she so longed for.  And somewhere beyond this world, she giftedly moves a bow across a violin pressed against her shoulder, in perfect harmony with all the angels and saints, as her beautiful music resounds in joyful praise before the Lord!


Friday, October 4, 2019

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


 Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

Holy Family Chapel 

St. Patrick’s Manor- location to be announced.)


Friday, October 11, 20192:00 p.m.

 St. Patrick’s Cemetery

2233 Robeson Street 

Fall River, MA 02720