Carmelite Events

The Thirteenth General Chapter- First Day

Sister Helena - Saturday, September 06, 2014

September 6, 2014

The first day of the 13th General Chapter began with a Votive Mass of Our Lady of Mount Carmel celebrated by Very Reverend Mario Esposito, O.Carm. At 10:30 am, the Capitulars, Parliamentarians and Secretarial Staff proceeded to Carmel Hall. Very Reverend Mario Esposito, O.Carm. delivered the Opening Prayer invoking the guidance of the Holy Spirit.  Mother Mark Louis Anne Randall, O.Carm. gave her Opening Address articulating relevant issues pertaining to the life and mission of the Congregation and the challenges to be faced so as to remain faithful to the vision of our Foundress, Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa. 

The ratification by votation of the following was held with the following results:                                                              1st Teller- Sr. Mary Rose Heery; 2nd Teller- Sr. Theresa Marie Pfeffer; Secretary- Sr. Helena of Mary; Delegate Members of the Central Coordinating Committee- Sr. Cyril Methodius Kasper and Sr. Jean Ann Davis; Order of the Chapter of Affairs and Chapter of Elections; the three Commissions- Government and Finance; Spirituality and Ministry; and Community, Vocations and Formation.  The Oath of Secrecy was taken by the President, Tellers and Moderator.

Presentations on Six-Year Financial Report on Sponsored Facilities, Congregational Finances, Trends Analysis and Government Programs were held in the afternoon by invited presenters in their respective fields of expertise.

The announcement of a newly published  book containing Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa's circular letters for distribution to every Sister in the Congregation came as a great surprise to end the day!

13th Gen Chapter- Votive Mass OLMC 13th Gen Chapter- Votive Mass OLMC (299 KB)


Mother Mark Opening AddressCapitularsMother Mark taking Oath of Secrecy
Sr. Mary Rose taking Oath of SecrecySr. Theresa Pfeffer taking Oath of SecrecySr. Madeline Angeline Fasano taking Oath of Secrecy
RecessCapitularsPresenter-Paul McGiffert,President Carmelite System
RecessPresenter-Connie Neeson, Benefits Eligibility for Religious InstitutesPresenter- Bro. Lawrence Lundin, S.J,Resource Center for Religious Institutes
Book on Circular LettersSecretarial Assistants-Sr. Patricia Eileen, Sr. Mary, Sr. Ann

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