Carmelite Events

Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa 32nd Anniversary

Sister Helena - Saturday, January 23, 2016

On January 21, 2016, the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm celebrated the life of Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa and the 32nd anniversary of her passing to eternal life.  The Eucharistic celebration was held at Saint Teresa’s Motherhouse in Germantown, New York. The Most Reverend Brendan Comiskey, Bishop Emeritus of Ferns, Ireland, was the celebrant and homilist. There were five members of the clergy who also joined the celebration.  Also present were members of the McCrory family, invited guests of the Carmelite Sisters, Carmelite friars and their novices.  In conjunction with the Jubilee Year of Mercy proclaimed by the Holy Father Pope Francis, the theme selected for the celebration was “Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa, Apostle of Mercy to the Aged.” Bishop Comiskey shared an encouraging insight in his homily on the centrality of mercy in the life of the Venerable. The  “secret” of Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa, according to the Bishop, was her having made the Word of God  the source and inspiration for her life, its vocation and mission. Furthermore, it is not enough to think of her exemplary life with grand admiration, but more importantly,  to contemplate the goodness of God who accomplished great things in her and through her! 

Photo courtesy: Sr. Fidelis Therese, O.Carm.

The Holy Door of Mercy
Bishop Emeritus Brendan Comiskey
First Reading by Sr. Mary Rose HeerySecond Reading by Sr. Barbara Maloy
Gospel Reading by Fr. DonlonHomily by Bishop Brendan Comiskey
Prayer of the Faithful by Sr. Leda
Carmelite Friars Novices with SistersGrace before Meals by Fr. Donlon
Welcome by Mother MarkCall for Toast by Fr. SweeneyThe Mother Angeline Society Display

Siister Alice commented on 23-Jan-2016 03:51 PM
Great photos. We also had a wonderful Mass and an afternoon Tea party with our residents.

Post a Comment

Trackback Link
Post has no trackbacks.