The Postulants will be leaving St. Patrick's Manor and returning to St. Teresa's Motherhouse in Germantown, NY on Saturday, September 15th. On October 1, 2012, Feast of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus, Sr. Cathie, Sr. Heather, Sr. Maureen and Sr. Dianna, will be received as Novices in a private ceremony to be held in St. Teresa's Chapel. They will be attending a Retreat on September 23 - 29th to spiritually prepare for this solemn occasion.
The Novitiate is a two-year period of time during which the Novice explores on a deeper level what it means to be a member of our Carmelite Congregation. The resolve and suitability of the Novice is further discerned. There is concentration on developing a solid spiritual foundation. The Novice receives the Habit of Carmel comprising of a brown tunic, brown scapular and a white veil. She also receives her religious name.
Their names in religion are Sr. Luke Mary Angeline (Heather Lukose), Sr. Mary Catherine Angeline (Cathie Hinkle), Sr. Maureen Paul Angeline (Maureen Sullivan), and Sr. Hope Therese Angeline (Dianna Maring).
Congratulations Sisters! May Our Lady of Mount Carmel bless your journey in Carmel and may your religious life be abundantly blessed!
|Top Row-L to R: Sr. Heather & Sr. Cathie, Bottom Row L to R: Sr. Dianna & Sr. Maureen|