Carmelite Events

Celebrating our 90th Anniversary of Foundation with Dan Schutte

Friday, September 27, 2019 | Comments (0) | Permalink


Dan Schutte is an American composer of Catholic liturgical music and a contemporary Christian songwriter best known for composing the hymn "Here I Am, Lord" (1981, also known as "I, the Lord of Sea and Sky") and over 150 popular hymns and Mass settings. (Wikipedia)

On September 26, 2019, the Carmelite Sisters hosted a Dan Schutte concert to commemorate the 90th anniversary of their foundation.  The concert was a celebration of God's love, mercy and power expressed in the many songs familiar to the many people who have followed Dan Schutte's music through the years.  Enjoy the photos!

Mother Mark introduces Dan SchutteDan Schutte


After the concert performed at St. Teresa's Motherhouse, Dan Schutte headed out to a St. Louis Jesuits concert to reunite with other members for their last group performance. Click the link below for an update of that event:


Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm Celebrate 90 Years of Excellence

Saturday, September 07, 2019 | Comments (0) | Permalink

Photo: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown

By Tony DeGol


Garvey Manor Nursing Home in Hollidaysburg is renowned for its excellence in caring for the sick and elderly.

For Sister Joachim Anne Ferenchak, O Carm., one guiding principle helps to maintain that standard.

“The primary identity of Garvey Manor should be that we’re a Catholic facility because here in this house, in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament, we are bringing Christ,” explained Sister Joachim. “We’re bringing Christ to them morning, Noon, and night – not treating each person as a patient, but treating them as Christ – the Christ that we meet in our neighbors, the Christ that we meet in those that we associate with. If we don’t bring Christ to them and recognize Christ in them, then we fail in our Catholic identity.”




Cardinal Dolan Visits Saint Teresa's Motherhouse

Thursday, September 05, 2019 | Comments (0) | Permalink

On Tuesday, August 27, we were blessed to have a visit from Timothy Cardinal Dolan and his secretary Fr. Stephen Reis.  After speaking with Mother Mark and Council in the White House (where the Prioress General and her Council stay) and making a visit to Mother Angeline's chapel, the Cardinal offered Mass at 11:45 a.m. in the Main Chapel.  Sisters and available staff attended, and lunch followed in the Refectory.   As always, the Cardinal was warm and personable, and all enjoyed his exuberant presence and the privilege of attending his Mass. On his way out after lunch, Cardinal Dolan and Fr. Stephen said prayers at Mother Angeline's grave and were offered a very quick tour of the Heritage Center. He promised the Novices he would offer their Profession Mass, so hopefully he will make a return visit.



Sories from Home: Celebrating 90th Anniversary of Foundation

Thursday, September 05, 2019 | Comments (0) | Permalink


Photos: Holly Keller, BSW, PCA

Director of Development, Garvey Manor & Our Lady of the Alleghenies Residence

Hollidaysburg, PA

On September 3, 2019, the Carmelite Sisters, Staff members, Residents and Family members of Garvey Manor Nursing Home and Our Lady of the Alleghenies Residence celebrated the 90th anniversary of Foundation of the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm.  A Mass of Thanksgiving was celebrated by Bishop Mark Bartchak at the facility's Saint Joseph's Chapel. (CLICK TO ENLARGE PHOTOS)



Photos: Sr. Maureen Elizabeth, O.Carm.

On September 3, 2019, the Carmelite Sisters, Staff members, Residents and family members of Mary Manning Walsh Home celebrated Foundation Day. A special Mass was held and our own Sr. Maureen Elizabeth made special wreaths with Venerable Mary Angeline's badges on them. They were visible as families signed in for their visits and were given out in a basket with a sign about Foundation day.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE PHOTOS)


Celebrating 90 Years of Service: The Difference Is Love

Tuesday, September 03, 2019 | Comments (0) | Permalink

The Carmelite Sisters celebrated their 90 Years of Foundation with a Thanksgiving Mass presided by the bishop of the Diocese of Albany Most Reverend Edward B. Scharfenberger. The celebration was held September 3rd at Saint Teresa's Motherhouse chapel located in Germantown, New York. We thank God for the many blessings showered upon this Congregation founded in 1929 by Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa McCrory and her Six Companions.


90th Anniversary Foundation Day from Carmelite Sisters on Vimeo.