Carmelite Events

First Profession of Vows 2021

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 | Comments (0) | Permalink

On July 10, 2021, Sister Dolores Carmel and Sr. Sharon Rose Carmel professed First Vows before Mother Mary Rose, Prioress General of the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm.  The Eucharistic liturgy was held at the chapel of Saint Teresa's Motherhouse in Germantown, NY. His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan of the Archdiocese of New York was the main celebrant.  Also present were Very Reverend Mario Esposito, O.Carm., Rev. Matthew Breslin and the Carmelites of the Saint Elias Province from Middletown, NY. The occasion was made especially memorable by the families and friends of the newly professed who attended, as well as the Carmelite Sisters from the different Homes, where the newly professed spent their Postulancy and mission experience. Sr. Dolores Carmel's family traveled all the way from California to attend their daughter's First Profession. 

We thank God for the grace of receiving two new Sisters to our Carmelite Congregation. We pray for their perseverance and wish them happiness as they continue their journey in Carmel.  We encourage other young women to heed the call of Jesus to follow Him in the life of Obedience, Poverty and Chastity. Be Not Afraid!



Renewal of Sr. Catherine Angeline's Religious Vows

Monday, August 31, 2020 | Comments (1) | Permalink

Story Contribution: Sr. Catherine Angeline, O.Carm.

Photo Courtesy: Sr. Carol Nolan, O.Carm.

Sister Mary Catherine Angeline Hinkle renewed her religious vows in the presence of her local Prioress, Sr. Michelle Anne Reho, O.Carm. and Fr Jack Siberski, SJ MD as celebrant.  The homily was  based on the readings personally chosen by Sister Catherine with the theme on "The Greatness of God's Merciful Love - To Jesus through Mary." The liturgical celebration used the Votive Mass for the Renewal of Profession. Sr. Catherine is currently missioned at Saint Patrick's Manor in Framingham, MA.


Reception Ceremony Sr. Michelle Elizabeth Marie

Sunday, August 16, 2020 | Comments (3) | Permalink

On August 15, 2020, our Postulant Sr. Katie Nicosia, was received into the Novitiate and will begin her formation as a Canonical Novice. The Reception Ceremony was held at Saint Teresa's Motherhouse in Germantown, New York. The Avila Sisters were present as well as invited Sisters from the Homes where Sister Katie spent her Postulancy (St. Patrick's Manor in Framingham, MA) and where she volunteered (Carmel Richmond, Staten Island, New York).  Father Jim Hess, O.Carm. was the celebrant.  Sister received her Carmelite habit and her name in religion- Sister Michelle Elizabeth Marie, O.Carm.

We thank God for this beautiful gift to our religious community and pray that many more young women will be drawn to give of themselves in service to God and His Church!

Congratulations, Sr. Michelle Elizabeth Marie, and may your journey in Carmel be blessed!

PHOTO COURTESY: Sr. Theresa Marie, O.Carm.

PHOTO COURTESY: Sr. Christopher Jude, O.Carm.

Carmelite HabitPostulant Sr. Katie Enters Chapel
What do you desire?Habit is blessed by Mother Mark
Sr. Katie leaves chapel for clothingNovice returns to Chapel
Sr. Michelle Elizabeth Marie receives Congratulations
Our four Novices
Sr. Michelle Elizabeth, Mother Mark and Council MembersSr. Michelle Elizabeth, Council and Father Jim HessWith Formators
With Sr. Maureen and Sr. Mary SuzanneReception CakeAnd she cuts the cake