The Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm recently celebrated Foundation Day September 3, 2012 at Saint Patrick’s Manor.  The Archbishop of Boston, Cardinal Sean O’Malley, OFM Cap.  was the main celebrant and it was a great honor to have him among us!  This Foundation day was extra special this year as our Foundress was recognized by Pope Benedict XVI with the title “Venerable” on June 28, 2012. Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa founded our community eighty three years ago in 1929.  It has been a wonderful mission experience for all of us these past six months, learning about our mission of care for our elderly from the Staff and Sisters at St. Patrick's Manor, and to witness their love and dedication.  Our Foundress would be proud of the way her philosophy of care is being lived out at St. Patrick's.  Soon we will be returning to the Motherhouse to begin our Novitiate.  Stay posted!

Sr. Cathie, Sr. Heather, Sr. Maureen & Sr. Dianna bringing the gifts

Cardinal Sean O'Malley with Postulants


  1. Wow! This is one for the photo album. What a beautiful picture. I loved reading about your foundation story and celebration! Guess what? I met a priest who did the retreat I went to yesterday, who was at your convent/St. Patrick's Manor as a seminarian. He worked with Sister Brigid and became a priest 3 years ago. He is Father Rendell Torres, and he did a beautiful Marian retreat on the Mass. We were there for the feast of the Birth of the Blessed Mother. What a day and what a priest! He has a great love for all the Sisters and remembers you very fondly. I asked him to pray especially for you Postulants as you prepare to enter the Novitiate and also he is praying for Sister Brigid. (Please excuse me if her name ends with a t - I am not sure.)May all our celebrations of faith bring us grace and give glory to God. God bless you all dear Sisters on your foundation day! Happy feast day of the birth of the Blessed Mother! Thank you for all your sharing! :) Mama Jo

  2. This is so beautiful, so inspiring! We are so thankful for your beautiful blog entries. They are so encouraging. May the Lord bless all of you!