Carmelite Events

Rosary Rally 2019

Saturday, October 19, 2019 | Comments (0) | Permalink

On October 19, 2019, the Carmelite Sisters held their annual Rosary Rally at the Motherhouse grounds in Germantown, NY.  The event was attended by members of The Mother Angeline Teresa Ministers of Care, and Carmel Connection, Novices from St. Elias Province, friends and visitors from local areas.  The event began with rosary procession and Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Sunday Vigil Mass was celebrated by Fr. Jim Hess, O.Carm.  Attendees were then invited to socials with the Sisters.  It was a beautiful October day to honor the Mother of God!

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.


R.I.P Sr. Francis Clare of All Saints, O.Carm.

Wednesday, October 02, 2019 | Comments (0) | Permalink



Sister M. Francis Clare of All Saints, O.Carm.  passed away peacefully at Saint Patrick's Manor on the morning of October 2, 2019 in the 55th year of her religious life. 

Rosalina Magano was born in Fall River, MA on September 7, 1940, the younger of two children born to Manual and Mary (nee Sousa Rapoza) Magano of Fall River. We join her older sister, Sr. Mary Ellen Bernadette, in mourning and extend to her our heartfelt condolences.

Sr. Francis Clare entered the Community on September 12, 1964, professed first vows on April 5, 1967 and made her final profession on December 8, 1972. She had brief assignments at St. Joseph’s Manor, Madonna Residence, Garvey Manor, Catholic Memorial Home, Our Lady’s Haven, St. Teresa’s Manor, St. Ann Home, and St. Rita’s Home. Her lengthier missions were at Marian Manor (2005 - 2012) and St. Patrick’s Manor (2012 - 2019). A gifted musician, Sr. Francis Clare shared her gift for music both in ministry and in community.  She was an active member of the Community Choir for many years, and beautifully played the violin for many a liturgical celebration. Her ministry to the residents was mainly in the area of Activities, including music therapy and planning music and Mass booklets for liturgies. Sr. Francis also visited the residents to pray with them and for them.

Having courageously carried the cross of illness for many years, Sr. M. Francis Clare of All Saints now and forever experiences the peace she so longed for.  And somewhere beyond this world, she giftedly moves a bow across a violin pressed against her shoulder, in perfect harmony with all the angels and saints, as her beautiful music resounds in joyful praise before the Lord!


Friday, October 4, 2019

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

Holy Family Chapel 

Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Manor

863 Central Street

Framingham, MA 01701


 Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

Holy Family Chapel 

St. Patrick’s Manor- location to be announced.)


Friday, October 11, 20192:00 p.m.

 St. Patrick’s Cemetery

2233 Robeson Street 

Fall River, MA 02720



Stories From Home: Saint Patrick's Home

Wednesday, October 02, 2019 | Comments (0) | Permalink

Photos and Story Contributor: Sr. Kevin Patricia, O.Carm. 

Saint Patrick's Home celebrated the religious jubilees of some members of the Sisters of Charity who are in residence.  The Eucharistic celebration was presided by Fr. Michael Kissane, O.Carm.  and  was followed by a special reception in Saint Joseph's Hall.

Sr. Luke Mary renewed her religious vows in the presence of the local prioress, Sr. Bernadette Therese, O.Carm. and Fr Mark Zittle , O.Carm was celebrant at Mass.