Carmelite Events

Homegrown Story: Sr. Philomena Anne Renews her Vows

Monday, June 08, 2020 | Comments (0) | Permalink

Photo Courtesy: Garvey Manor

Story Contribution: Garvey Manor Nursing Home

Please join us in congratulating Sister Mary Philomena Anne of Divine Mercy O. Carm. for the renewal of her vows this past Sunday, June 7, 2020 in St. Joseph's Chapel, Garvey Manor, Hollidaysburg, PA.
"For the honor of God, and moved by a firm resolve to consecrate myself more fully to Him, and to follow Christ more closely in my whole life, here and now, before Sister Jacinta Mary, Delegate of the Reverend Prioress General, I, Sister Mary Philomena Anne of Divine Mercy, vow for one year Obedience, Poverty, and Chastity, according to the Rule and Constitutions of the Congregation of the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm. I give myself with whole heart to this religious community so that by the grace of the Holy Spirit, and the help of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel, I may seek perfect charity in the service of God and the Church."


Homegrown Story: Saint Patrick Home and "New Normal"

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 | Comments (1) | Permalink

Photo Courtesy: Saint Patrick Home, Bronx, NY


The ongoing CoVid-19 pandemic dominates the headlines around the world. As the Carmelite Sisters, who serve our frail elderly in long term care facilities, we adjust to infection control guidelines established by federal and state authorities to protect our vulnerable residents. Saint Patrick Home does just that. Creative ways of conducting activities most important to our residents and making sure for continuity of care while implementing social distancing, a "new normal" has evolved as you can see from these photos!

Social Distancing while playing BingoSr. Kevin Patricia announcing Bingo televised with residentsResidents social distancing playing Bingo
Carmelite Sisters reciting the Rosary televised for Residents in their roomsSr. Luke Mary offers Spiritual Communion prayer in Spanish.
Sister Dianne crowns Our Lady televised for our Residents in their roomsSr. Bernadette Therese
Carmelite Sisters at the Crowning of Our LadySt. Patrick Resident crowning Our Lady
Staff member at Happy Mother's Day display
Pastoral Care and Recreation Team on Mother's DayServing ice cream on Mother's Day- The New Normal


Homegrown Stories: Beating the Corona Virus

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 | Comments (1) | Permalink

As healthcare workers and scientists work hard to beat the Corona Virus pandemic, our Sisters are doing their best to contribute to the efforts of  containment and prevention of disease, each in their own way.  With social distancing and lock downs as the buzzwords these days, we share some photos of some creative efforts made by some.

Featured Photos: Carmel Terrace Residents, Framingham, MA and Saint Teresa's Motherhouse, Germantown, NY. (Used with Permission)



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Carmel Terrace 4Sr. Joseph Marie cuts materials for making masksSr. Paul Anthony making masks
Sr. Patricia and Sr. Dolores making masksSr. Sharon Rose cutting out vacuum filter bags
Sr. Jean with great fabric sample for making masks

Story from Home: Ozanam Hall Celebrated Mother Angeline's Anniversary

Tuesday, February 04, 2020 | Comments (0) | Permalink

Photos and Story Contribution: Sr. Madeline Angeline, O.Carm., Ozanam Hall Nursing Home

Ozanam Hall celebrated the 36th death anniversary of their Foundress, Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa on January 21, 2020. Bishop Witold Mroziewski , Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Brooklyn, was the invited celebrant and homilist.



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Carmel Connection Reunion 2019

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 | Comments (0) | Permalink

by Dawn Tucker, Carmel Connection member

Photo Courtesy: Sr. Christopher Jude, O.Carm.

On November 15-17, 2019, members of the Carmel Connection held their fifth reunion at Saint Teresa’s Motherhouse in Germantown, New York. The overwhelming feeling was gratitude. The Avila and Formation Sisters joined us in thanksgiving and the liturgical celebration. St. Teresa's Chapel was decorated with overflowing cornucopias and autumn flowers. Father Jim Hess, Chaplain, celebrated Mass on Saturday and Sunday and delivered inspiring words of love and appreciation that nourished the spirit.

Nourishment for the body was provided by the Kitchen Staff at Avila with a special luncheon and delicious foods all weekend. During the Saturday evening prayer service, each person hung a dove with a personal note of thanks on the Tree of Gratitude and Blessings. There was a lighting of the tree and the Salve Regina was sung by all at the conclusion of the service.

Gratitude was expressed for so many blessings throughout the reunion weekend: gratitude for loved ones, for health of mind and body, for the gift of aging, for each other, and for the connection to the family of Carmel.




Story from Home: Carmel Terrace

Thursday, November 21, 2019 | Comments (0) | Permalink

Photos courtesy of Mother Mark / Sr. Catherine Angeline

Carmel Terrace celebrated their 25th Anniversary of Groundbreaking (see photos below).  New picture for the indoor garden was blessed.


Garvey Manor #Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 | Comments (0) | Permalink

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D'Youville Event

Monday, November 11, 2019 | Comments (0) | Permalink

Story Contribution by Mother Mark Louis Anne, O.Carm., Prioress General

On Thursday evening November 7, Mother Mark and Council attended a Gala for the benefit of D'Youville Life and Wellness Center, Lowell, MA at a local country club. The Sisters of Charity of Ottawa were honored at the Gala, as they are winding down some of their ministries in the United States due to their decreasing numbers in this country. Once all necessary government and ecclesial approvals are received, the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm will assume sponsorship of D'Youville. Sr. Rachelle Watier, SCO, Superior General was present at the Gala and gave a beautiful address. (see below). She surprised the Carmelite Sisters by inviting Mother Mark and Naomi Prendergast, D'Youville CEO, to the podium to receive beautiful lanterns with the logo of the Sisters of Charity of Ottawa on them. An LED candle was flickering inside each lantern. Sr. Rachelle then passed this "torch of Mission" of Mission to Mother Mark and Naomi. There was not a dry eye among the 300 guests at the Gala. Continuing the legacy of these Sisters is an honor and privilege.

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Homegrown Story: Carmel Richmond

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 | Comments (0) | Permalink


Parishioners and friends of St. Teresa’s R.C. Church gathered for the second annual Benefit Luncheon in LiGreci’s Staaten, West Brighton, where some 300 guests came out to support the Castleton Corners parish.


NY Archdiocesan Forum for Catechism & Youth Ministry

Tuesday, October 08, 2019 | Comments (0) | Permalink

by Sr. Mary Anne Dennehy, O.Carm.


On Saturday, October 5, the NY Archdiocesan forum for catechesis and youth ministry at Cardinal Spellman High School presented an opportunity to display and distribute Carmelite Sisters’ vocation materials and information on Venerable Mother Mary Angeline Teresa O.Carm.

Our Carmelite Fathers, Rev. Francis Amodio, O.Carm. and Rev. Justin Cinnante, O.Carm. were presenters and Brother Von Sadoval, O.Carm. accompanied a large group of catechists and youth ministers from the parish of St. Simon Stock-St. Joseph who participated in the educational sessions.  Bishop Gerald Walsh was the main celebrant for the liturgy. Over 400 people attended this event.

The sessions will be repeated on Saturday, Oct. 26 at Sacred Heart parish in Monroe for parishes in the upper counties of the Archdiocese of New York.