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New Portrait on Display at The National Shrine of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

Sister Helena - Wednesday, October 01, 2014


The National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Middletown, NY is honored to display a new portrait of Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa, O. Carm., or Mother Angeline, as she is fondly remembered by the Carmelite Community. Below the portrait is a plaque with the inscription “Daughter of Carmel – Mother to the Aged – Friend of Priests, Pray for Us.” The original painting was done by Robert Whelan in 2011. As the founder of the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm in 1929, Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa was able to offer a different type of care and ministry to the elderly. Her vision and mission bore fruit and her spiritual daughters, along with their lay staff, continue this same mission of compassionate care to the Aged and Infirm today.The Mother Angeline Society is dedicated to the promotion of the Cause for Beatification and Canonization of the now Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa and the advancement of her charism in the Church. In a recent Mother Angeline Society Bulletin, Brother Robert Chiulli, O. Carm., wrote, “God teaches us through all the people we encounter: the well and the sick, the young and the old, the poor and the rich. Mother Angeline intuited this when she wrote, ‘We are privileged to take care of the dying Christ in the Mystical Body,’ as she knew that by lovingly attending to those who were living their final days on this Earth, that God was being revealed in a most special and tender way.” In her own words, Mother Angeline wrote, “…our Apostolate is not only to staff and operate up-to-date Homes for the Aged. As religious, it is to bring Christ to every old person under our care. Bringing Christ means giving them His compassion, His interest, His loving care, His warmth – morning, noon, and night!” To learn more about The Mother Angeline Society or become a member, visit the website of the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm.
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