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13th General Chapter- Day Seven

Sister Helena - Friday, September 12, 2014

September 12, 2014

What a beautiful day!  The Church celebrates the memorial of the Holy Name of Mary, and for Carmelites, there could not be too many feasts and memorials in her honor!  "Carmel is totally Mary" is the phrase well known in Carmel.  Very Reverend Mario Esposito, O.Carm. gave a beautiful homily on Mary and the Sisters sang beautiful hymns honoring the Mother of God. It was the perfect way of commencing the day and ending the Chapter of Affairs. 

Homily Holy Name of Mary Homily Holy Name of Mary (389 KB)

On this seventh day of the Chapter, the Commission on Community, Vocations & Formation, presented the last of their proposals.  The Commission on Spirituality & Ministry presented two revised proposals. At the close of the presentations,  Sr. Joachim Anne invited the Capitulars, to listen to the music tape "HAPPY" and "move as the Spirit directs you!"  It didn't take much encouragement for the Sisters to get on their feet and dance with the beat!  Mother Mark & Council were then presented with tokens of appreciation for the six years of dedicated service rendered to the Community.  It was an emotional moment for Mother Mark and Council and a moving testimony of love and support from their Sisters.  In closing, Mother Mark thanked the Capitulars, Sr. Julie of St. Joseph and Jojo the technician for their live stream coverage, and the Sisters who were watching on live stream.  She remarked that a challenge is before us, and that the hard work done during the Chapter, must now be realized and lived in the Missions.

Sr. Joseph Catherine gets cartoon chucklesr. Theresa Marie holds up the cartoon sheet.In Session
Capitulars cast their VotesRecess: Sr. Richard Carmel & Sr. Veronica RobertRecess: Sr. Christopher Jude, Fr. Mario & Sr. Madeline Angeline
Recess- Sr. Maria Agnes, Sr. Maria Therese & Sr. Lois AnnRecess- Sr. Helen Rosarie, Sr. Mary Rose & Sr. Lois JosephRecess- Sr. Mary of Jesus & Sr. Ann
Live Stream team- JoJo & Sr. Julie of St. JosephRecess- Sr. Mary of Jesus & Sr. Therese EileenPressure is on-Sr. Patricia Margaret & Sr. Anthony
Seeing the light- Sr. Patricia Margaret & Sr. AnthonyTGIF


"Thank You, Mother Mark & Council!"

Mother Mark and Council membersSr. Mary Suzanne presents tokens of appreciationSr. Helen Rosarie presents a gift to Mother Mark
Sr. Augustine presents a rose to Sr. Ann ElizabethSr. Patrick of the Assumption presents a rose to Sr. AnthonySr. Shawn Bernadette presents a rose to Sr. Michelle Anne
Sr. Patrick Michael presents a gift and a hug to Sr. Patricia MargaretSr. Jean presents a rose to Sr. Richard CarmelSr. Joseph Catherine presents a rose to Sr. Veronica Robert
Mother Mark reads her spiritual bouquetCapitulars thanked live stream tech Jojo and Sr. Julie of St. JosephEnd of the Chapter of Affairs

The Capitulars will take a much deserved Day-Off on Saturday, September 13th, and a Day of Prayer on Sunday, September 14th.  The Election of the new Superior General and Council Members will be held on Monday and Tuesday, September 15th & 16th. 


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