The Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm are happy to announce that on Thursday, June 28, 2012, His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, authorized the Congregation for the Causes of Saints in Rome to promulgate the decree of Heroic Virtues of their Foundress, Mother Mary Angeline Teresa, O.Carm. (Bridget Teresa McCrory). Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa was born in Ireland in 1893 and entered the Little Sisters of the Poor in 1912. While stationed in the Bronx, New York, Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa began a new Congregation for the care of the elderly, the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm, in 1929 which is dedicated to giving high quality service to the Aged with a special reverence for the sanctity of life. The Sisters conduct seventeen homes for the Aged in the United States and one in Ireland. The Motherhouse of the Sisters is in Germantown, New York, Diocese of Albany. While there is no public ceremony associated with becoming Venerable, the faithful are encouraged to pray for their intentions through Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa's intercession.