Carmelite Events

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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R.I.P Sister M. Veronica Therese De Lourdes, O.Carm.

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


Sister M. Veronica Therese De Lourdes, O.Carm. was called by the Lord to Himself peacefully, although unexpectedly, on the morning of Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at Ozanam Hall in the 62 nd year of her religious life. Having been moved to the enhanced living convent in 2015, failing health made it necessary to admit her to the nursing home in August of 2016 where she received the very best of care.

Linda Ann Charlton was born in New York City on September 30, 1939 to Norman and Julia (nee Cunniff) Charlton. She entered the Congregation on September 7, 1957, professed first vows on April 20, 1960 and professed final vows on March 28, 1965.

Sr. Veronica Therese was missioned at Carmel Hall, St. Margaret Hall, Madonna Residence, Catholic Memorial Home, Garvey Manor, Mt. Carmel Home (NY), Mary Manning Walsh Home, St. Patrick’s Home, and Ozanam Hall. A graduate of St. Clare’s Hospital School of Nursing, and later receiving a B.S. in Health Care Administration from St. Francis College, Sr. Veronica was an excellent registered nurse and gave herself completely to the residents in her care. A truly dedicated religious who went “above and beyond the call of duty” in many big and small ways, Sr. Veronica held the position of Director of Nursing at both Mary Manning Walsh Home and St. Patrick’s Home.

Sr. Veronica loved dogs and looked forward to daily visits from cocker spaniel Buddy whom she delighted in petting. In addition to her great love of nursing, Sr. Veronica, who was affectionately known as “Ducky” by her Sisters, also had a very great love of Community. During this month of the Holy Souls, as Sr. M. Veronica Therese De Lourdes joins our dear departed Carmelite Sisters, may Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa greet her and present her – amid great rejoicing - to God the Most High.


Thursday, November 21, 20192:00 p.m. at 7 pm

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Chapel

Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m.

Ozanam Hall

42-41 201st Street

Bayside, NY 11361



Friday, November 22, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.

 Our Lady of Mount Carmel Chapel

 Ozanam Hall



Friday, November 22, 2019

Calvary Cemetery

49-02 Laurel Hill Blvd.

Queens, NY11377



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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