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R.I.P Sister M. Benigna Consolata, O.Carm.

Saturday, June 23, 2018 | Comments (0) | Permalink

 

Sister M. Benigna Consolata, O.Carm.

On the morning of Thursday, June 21, 2018 while sitting in her chair, fully clothed in her habit, waiting for a Sister to take her to meet her Lord at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, Jesus came for Sr. Benigna Himself and took her to the Beatific Vision instead. She was in the 82 nd year of her religious life, and approaching her 102nd birthday!

Marie Bernadette Palmiere was born on September 2, 1916 in New York City to Rosario and Carmella (nee Dottoli) Pinizzotta. Entering the Congregation on June 19, 1936, less than seven years after its founding, Sr. Benigna received the habit on March 13, 1937, made her first profession of vows on March 17, 1938 and professed perpetual vows on December 9, 1942.  Her first mission was Mt. Carmel Home, NY (1938-1958) after which she served at St. Joseph’s Seminary and Mater Christi Seminary.  Her many other missions included Marian Manor, Carmel Hall, Carmel Manor, St. Mary’s Home, Lourdes Residence, St. Rita’s Home, Catholic Memorial Home, St. Patrick’s Manor, The Pennsylvania, Mary Manning Walsh Home, St. Raphael’s Home, and Madonna Residence.  Sr. Benigna was missioned at St. Patrick’s Home in June of 1995 where she remained until her death.  During that time she enjoyed going to the Activities Department and spending time visiting the residents.  She was loved very much by all, and during her later years was well cared for by the Sisters and staff of St. Patrick’s Home.

Sr. Benigna Consolata lived a full life and kept the Sisters laughing. She was always interested in knowing about vocations to our Congregation and prayed fervently for this intention.  She loved to sing and dance, and at her 80 th Jubilee in 2016 - with a little help from her Sisters - Sr. Benigna danced joyfully in celebration.  Now her joy will know no bounds as she sheds the burden of her years and leaps for joy as she dances before the Lord!

WAKE:

Sunday, June 24, 2018

2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Chapel 

Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Home

66 Van Cortlandt Park South

Bronx, New York 10463

 

 

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL:

Monday, June 25, 2018

10:00 a.m.

 St. Patrick’s Chapel

St. Patrick’s Home

Bronx, New York 10463 

 

BURIAL:

Monday, June 25, 2018

1:30 p.m.

Queen of Carmel Cemetery 

St. Teresa’s Motherhouse

600 Woods Road

Germantown, New York 12526

 

 



White Mass at Saint Patrick's Cathedral

Thursday, June 07, 2018 | Comments (0) | Permalink

Story and Photo Contribution: Sister Maureen Elizabeth, O.Carm.

 

Our Carmelite Sisters from Mary Manning Walsh Home in New York City and Carmel Richmond in Staten Island attended the Annual White Mass at Saint Patrick's Cathedral on June 7, 2018 for Healthcare workers in the Archdiocese of New York.  Sister Mary Suzanne Sapa, O.Carm. read the Prayer of the Faithful.



 


Jubilee Celebrations 2018

Saturday, June 02, 2018 | Comments (0) | Permalink

On June 2, 2018, Saint Teresa’s Motherhouse at Avila-on-Hudson celebrated with our Carmelite Sisters who are commemorating their respective 70, 60 and 50 years of religious jubilees. As in times past, the celebration began with a festive Jubilee Socials on the eve of the Congregational Mass on June 2nd. The friends, family members and Sisters who were able to travel joined to thank God in fraternity for the many graces He has bestowed on our Jubilarians.  By their 930 years (and counting) of combined dedication, love and service to the elderly and our congregation, one cannot help but break into thanksgiving and praise!

On June 2, 2018, Father James Price, C.P, along with other invited members of the clergy, celebrated the Jubilee Mass at Saint Teresa's Chapel.  We are so grateful to the Carmelite pre-novices who made the liturgical celebration richer by their participation. We thank friends and families for joining us in the celebrations.  It was a graced moment for all present in very many ways.

After the Eucharistic liturgy, everyone proceeded to Carmel Hall for the reception.  God bless our dear Jubilarians!

Jubilarians of 2018

70th Jubilee- 1948

Sr. M. Helen Rosarie Arakelian, O.Carm.

Sr. M. Anthony Rosarie DiOrio, O.Carm.

Sr. M. Brendan Rosarie O’Brien, O.Carm.

60th Jubilee- 1958

Sr. M.Dolores Courtney, O.Carm.

Sr. Eileen Mary Fitzsimmons, O.Carm.

Sr. Margaret Therese Marie Jackson, O.Carm.

Sr. Joan Mary Lewis, O.Carm.

Sr. Angelica Rose Marie Mora, O.Carm.

Sr. Pauline Ross, O.Carm.

Sr. M. Virginia Aloysius Russo, O.Carm.

50th Jubilee- 1968

Sr. Mary Ann Dennehy, O.Carm.

Sr. M. Jeanette David Lindsay, O.Carm.

Sr. Maureen Theresa Murray, O.Carm.

Sr. M. Therese Suzanne Rankin, O.Carm.

Sr. M. Michelle Anne Reho, O.Carm.

Sr. Mary Suzanne Sapa, O.Carm.

  

 

 


 


Memorial Day Cook-Out

Monday, May 28, 2018 | Comments (0) | Permalink

On this Memorial Day, the Carmelite Sisters at Saint Teresa's Motherhouse celebrated with a cook-out at our cloister walk. We remember the sacrifices made by our troops to protect the freedoms we all enjoy. May we never take them for granted.  God bless our country and God bless our troops!

  


Saint Patrick's Residence National Skilled Nursing Care Week

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 | Comments (0) | Permalink

Story Contribution by Cathy Carr

Saint Patrick's Residence, Marketing & Development Director

As we celebrate National Skilled Nursing Care Week, May 13 – 18, we would like to share a St. Patrick’s Residence video we created to promote and thank our staff for the difference they make…The Difference is Love.


New Chaplain for St. Teresa's Motherhouse

Saturday, May 12, 2018 | Comments (1) | Permalink

Father James Hess, O.Carm.

 

Father James Hess was born in Syracuse, New York on July 4, 1948. He entered the Carmelite Junior Seminary in Middletown, New York in 1963 before beginning the religious and priestly formation program in the Saint Elias Province of Carmelites. On September 7, 1974, Father professed Solemn Vows and was ordained to the priesthood on May 29, 1976 in Middletown, New York.  Father studied Theology at the Washington Theological Union and has a B.A in Education from the University of Maryland.  Father Jim has serviced the church as:

-a parish priest (Our Lady of the Scapular - 28th Street, Saint Simon Stock - Bronx, Our Lady of Mount Carmel - Middletown, Our Lady of the Assumption - Bloomingburg, St. Thomas Aquinas - Brooklyn and St. Stephen's - North Huntington)

-campus minister (Pope John Paul II High School - Boca Raton and George Washington University - Washington, DC)

-hermit (Mt. Carmel - Bolivar)

-retreat director and

-seminary instructor in Christian Spirituality ( Byzantine Catholic Seminary - Pittsburgh).

In the St. Elias Province, he served on the Provincial Council for six years, under Sean Cardinal O'Malley, he serviced as Episcopal Vicar for Youth in the Diocese of Palm Beach, he has tri-ritual faculties to celebrate the Roman, Byzantine and Maronite Liturgies. He also is a VIRTUS facilitator.

In June 2016, Father James was transferred to St. Albert's Priory Carmelite Community in Middletown, New York. He assisted at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St. John's in Goshen, as well as, doing retreat work throughout the United States.

On May 1, 2018, the Carmelite Sisters at Saint Teresa's Motherhouse in Germantown, NY welcomed Father Jim, as their new Chaplain.

 


 


Christian Concerts Blasts!

Friday, April 27, 2018 | Comments (0) | Permalink

Article Story / Photos/ Videos Contributed by Sister Christopher Jude, O.Carm.

Sister Deirdre and I attended a Chris Tomlin Concert ""Worship Night in America" on April 12, 2018 at Times Union Center in Albany, NY.  The center was packed with everyone on their feet singing along with Chris Tomlin.  After the concert, we met a group of young ladies who told us they were "nuns" in their school play, "The Sound of Music." One young lady was so excited that her T-shirt- "Addicted to Jesus"- showed up in this picture.

 


You can feel the energy as you watch the Chris Tomlin performance on the videos below:

 

 

On April 23, 2018, Sisters Maria Agnes, Mary of Jesus and I had the opportunity to see Hillsong United perform LIVE in Boston, MA.  This Grammy Award Christian Praise and Worship group was inspirational and of course "loud"!  Everyone was up off their seats- hands raised- praising "Jesus our King."

On April 26, 2018, Sister Catherine and Sister Fidelis Therese were happy to join the audience at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center at a Christian music concert of Casting Crowns.

 


FALL Discernment Retreat 2018

Friday, April 27, 2018 | Comments (0) | Permalink


 

  Date:  OCTOBER 12-14, 2018  For Single Women Ages 18-40 

 ST. TERESA'S MOTHERHOUSE, 600 WOODS ROAD, GERMANTOWN, NY 12526

 

Daily Schedule Includes:
  • Holy Mass and Talks
  • Eucharistic Adoration
  • Evening and Night Prayer
  • Spiritual Direction (as available)
  • Time for Reflection, Prayer and Relaxation
Accommodations Include:
  • Chapel
  • Private Rooms
  • Lounge and Library
  • Spacious grounds overlooking the Hudson River for leisure walking and reflection.

Time of Arrival: Friday, OCTOBER 12 from 3:00 pm- 7:00 pm (Dinner will be offered at 5:30 pm))

Retreat Begins:  Friday, OCTOBER 12 at 7:15 pm 

Retreat Ends:  Sunday, OCTOBER 14, after lunch 

Cost: $50.00 per person - Financial Assistance available upon request

Checks Payable to:  Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm

RETURN TO:  Sr. Mary O"Donovan, O.Carm, St. Teresa's Motherhouse, 600 Woods Road, Germantown, NY 12526   Email: srmaryod@stmhcs.org  

Tel No:  (convent) 518-537-5000  (Cell) 845-768-2303  Fax: 518-537-4725

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R.I.P Sister M. Serafino of the Assumption, O.Carm.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 | Comments (0) | Permalink

Sister M. Serafino of the Assumption, O.Carm. passed away unexpectedly on April 11, 2018 in the 68th year of her religious life.

Gloria Louise Besozzi was born on April 3, 1928 in Wainwright, OH to Serafino and Mary Assunta (Lupi) Besozzi. Entering the Congregation on August 14, 1950, Sister Serafino made her first profession on April 15, 1952, and professed final vows on the Feast of the Assumption, August 15, 1957.  Her missions included Mary Manning Walsh Home (1962-1970), St. Rita’s Home (1970-1979), St. Margaret Hall (1979-1985), Garvey Manor (1985-1990), St. Patrick’s Home (1990-1997), and St. Teresa’s Motherhouse (1997-2014).  On August 26, 2014 she returned to her “Home-State” of Ohio and was admitted as a resident to Mother Angeline McCrory Manor, where she would be in close proximity to her family.  Sister Serafino received excellent care from the staff of Mother Angeline McCrory Manor and was lovingly looked after by our Sisters.

In her ministry to the aged and infirm, Sister Serafino was appointed the Superior and/or the Administrator of the majority of the Homes where she was assigned, and did her best to perform the duties that were asked of her.  A talented musician who loved to sing, Sister Serafino played the organ and piano beautifully, directed the Community Choir, and taught the Sisters many hymns and songs. She also had a competitive streak that was obvious to anyone with whom she played cards!

As she enters the courts of heaven, may Sister M. Serafino of the Assumption be surrounded by the choirs of archangels, angels, cherubim and seraphim as she joins her voice to theirs in singing Gloria in Excelsis Deo!

 

WAKE:

Friday, April 13, 20184:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

St. Joseph’s Chapel 

Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m.

Mother Angeline McCrory Manor

5199 Broad Street

Columbus, OH 43213

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL:

Saturday, April 14, 201810:00 a.m.

 St. Joseph’s Chapel

Mother Angeline McCrory Manor

Columbus, OH 43213

 

BURIAL:

Saturday, April 14, 2018  

 Calvary Cemetery (Family Plot)

Delaware Drive SE 

New Philadelphia, OH 44663 

 



Easter Liturgical Celebrations

Sunday, April 01, 2018 | Comments (0) | Permalink

The Carmelite Sisters wish to extend their Easter wishes and blessings to all of their friends and families! May the joy, awe and hope of the Easter Season permeate all of your days!  Alleluia, Alleluia!

Very Rev. Mario Esposito, O.Carm. and Saint Elias Province pre-Novices