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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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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.

 


Catechetical Forum in Monroe

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 | Comments (0) | Permalink

Story Contribution: Sr. Mary Anne Dennehy, O.Carm.

On Saturday, along with Michael Guglielmo, I attended the Archdiocese of New York Catechetical Forum at Sacred Heart Parish in Monroe where ArchCare was a sponsor/exhibitor. I had been unable to attend the session in the Bronx, but this was my second year in Monroe. In addition to distributing and discussing ArchCare program information, I was able to do quite a lot of networking and dissemination of vocation material and information on Venerable Mother M. Angeline Teresa. Our Carmelite Fathers Justin and Francis were presenters and novice Brother Von attended as a participant.

 




Meet Our New Vocation Director!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 | Comments (0) | Permalink

 

Sr. Mary O'Donovan, O.Carm.

I have been in Religious Life for the past 35 years.  I spent 16 years in New York after Final Profession of Vows and returned to Ireland to serve in Our Lady’s Manor, Dublin.  I spent 19 years working there as a licensed Social Worker and Psychotherapist.  Earlier this year I received a call from our Mother General asking me if I would be willing to take up the post of Vocation Director for our Congregation.   Like the disciples in the boat, I felt the fear mounting as the rough waters of transition loomed in the distance.  The task ahead is huge but I know that there is a power within me greater than myself and I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.  I pray that in the days ahead the Spirit of the Lord may fall afresh on me, renew me, fill me and use me, so that I may become a source of living water where others can come and quench their thirst for Jesus. The great news about this work is that it is God’s work, not mine, and so “lower the nets for a great catch”.  Glory be to Him whose power at work in us can do infinitely more than we can ask or dream.

Moving Forward In Hope: Key to the Future

Friday, February 15, 2013 | Comments (0) | Permalink

 This Year of Faith and of New Evangelization proclaimed by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI is an appropriate time to think of and talk about vocation to Religious Life.  As the Universal Church enters further into the invitation of inner conversion by its members and of sharing the fruits derived from this experience to others, Religious Life is in the same way confronted by the invitation to self-examination, conversion and transformation, aimed at meeting the changing needs of the times.  In 2009, the National Religious Vocation Conference (NRVC) sponsored an in depth study of the current state of Religious Life in the United States.  The study yielded statistical information which became known as the CARA (Center for Applied Research in Apostolate) Study. The Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm conducted a workshop at St. Teresa’s Motherhouse on February 14, 2013 aimed at bringing the results of this study to the Congregation at large.  The program was designed to be part of a larger strategic plan to promote a climate of awareness and members participation in the challenging task of vocation work.  The all-day workshop is the first of many same meetings which will be held in the local houses of the Congregation.  The ultimate goal is to recognize the strengths and weaknesses of the present and to develop best practices which will carry us on to the future- new memberships, renewed commitment to God, one’s religious community and  Ministry. We are grateful to have as presenters Holy Cross Brother Jonathan Beebe, C.S.C, and Sister Jeanne Gocha, C.S.J.

Sisters gathering for the "Moving In Hope" workshop.

  Words of Introduction and Welcome from Mother Mark Louis Anne, Superior General

   Brother Jonathan Beebe, C.S.C, was Presenter.

  Sister Jeanne Gocha, C.S.J, was Presenter.