Some Like It Hot- Very Hot!

Sr Maureen Paul just came back from New Mexico and brought the heat back with her with these peppers! Sr. Mary Catherine was the obliging assistant.


So Long! We'll Be Back!

Our Novices are on their way to visit their families after having completed their first year of religious formation as Novices.  They have become Senior Novices and they wear the title with pride! (good pride that is)  They make their way by land and air to visit parents, brothers and sisters in Western New York, Colorado, New Mexico and Bronx, New York.  We wish them safe travels and trust that their guardian angels will bring them back!  Have a wonderful time, Sisters!


Celebrating Jubilees at the Motherhouse!

October 5th saw a big celebration at Saint Teresa's Motherhouse as five of our Avila Sisters celebrated their 60 and 50 years as Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm.  Of course, the Postulants and Novices were invited and had a great time!  Now, who said being a Sister is no fun?

                                                               The Jubilee Cake

                               Front Row: Sr. Mary Catherine, Sr. Julie, Sr. Rebeca
                               Back Row: Sr. Luke, Sr. Trish, Sr. Hope, Sr. Maureen

                    Sr. Hope & Sr. Maureen enjoying a conversation with Sr. Bernadette Marie

                         Sr. Rebeca showing Sr. Jean a hand sign as Sr. Trish laughs

                                    Sr. Jean with Sr. Luke, Sr. Rebeca and Sr. Trish

                                                     Gotcha, Sr. Hope Therese!

                                       Sr. Rebeca shares Sr. Hope Therese's cake!

                                       The Novices took Sr. Cyril to the dance floor!

The celebrations put the icing on the cake as Novices set-off in the morning to visit families and the Postulants go back to their Mission experience in Framingham, MA.




On the Feast of Saint Francis, the Novices and Postulants, received a visit from Sr. Francis Patrick and her pet parrot Oatie.  He has a reputation of being a smart talking bird, throwing words like "God bless you!" when someone sneezes, or "Are you okay?" when Sr. Francis Patrick is not herself.  Whether this amazing skill is true or not, was put to the test, when Novices, Postulants and their Formators gathered during recreation to test the famous bird.  Did Oatie pass the test??

                                Sr. Rebeca & Sr. Hope were surprised when Sr. Helena  
                                                     walked in with the camera                          


Waiting for the "Oatie moment" ........

                              Sr. Lois patiently gave the Carmelite pep-talk ........

                             Sr. Mary Catherine even tried a few tricks of her own .......

                                 Sr. Patricia got up to bid goodnight (the final trick)

                                      Someone sneezed .. "God bless you!" Oatie did it!!