Carmelite Events

Election of the Superior General

Sister Helena - Monday, September 15, 2014

September 15, 2014

The Election of the Superior General began with a Votive Mass to the Holy Spirit (homily below) celebrated by Very Reverend  Mario Esposito, O.Carm.  Following Mass, the Capitulars processed in silence to the Chapter Room (Carmel Hall) wearing their mantles.  In the Chapter Room, the Capitulars sang "Come Holy Ghost" invoking the guidance of the Holy Spirit.  The President of the General Chapter (Mother Mark Louis Anne Randall) read the Procedure for Voting.  After the roll call, Sr. Helena of Mary, O.Carm., Chapter Secretary, read articles of the Constitutions pertaining to the qualifications, responsibilities and election of the Superior General. 

After the votes were collected, read and tallied, Mother Mark Louis Anne Randall, O.Carm was re-elected Superior General.

The Capitulars then joined the Avila Sisters in Chapel for a Paraliturgical ceremony and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. When the ceremony was completed, members of the Congregation present in Chapel, then proceeded to greet their re-elected Superior General.

The day continued with a festive lunch in the refectory to celebrate this very important event in the life of the Congregation.

Votive Holy Spirit Votive Holy Spirit (295 KB)

Sr. Mary Suzanne Sapa announced Re-Election of Mother Mark Louis Anne as Superior GeneralThe Congregation applauds Mother Mark
An emotional momentVery Rev. Mario Esposito, O.Carm. - Benediction of the Blessed SacramentSisters congratulating Mother Mark

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