Sister Catherine is one of our Sisters in temporary vows. She is currently missioned at Carmel Terrace in Framingham, MA.
On July 6, 2019 at 9:00 am, as the Universal Church celebrates the memorial of the virgin Saint Maria Goretti, ,our three Postulants, Sr. Doris, Sr. Sharon and Sr. Morgan, received their Carmelite habit and religious names. It was a private ceremony attended by the local community at Saint Teresa's Motherhouse in Germantown, New York. Mother Mark Louis Anne, Prioress General, assisted by Sr. Lois Ann , Postulant Director, and Sr. Helena of Mary, Novice Director, received the new novices into the Carmelite family. The Eucharistic liturgy followed right after the ceremony with Fr. James Hess, O.Carm., Chaplain to the Sisters, as celebrant. The event was a moving witness on how God continually calls young women to follow Him in an exclusive way of the evangelical counsels, and how many of our young still hears and responds "YES" to His voice, amidst this increasingly confused and secular world. With the reception of the Carmelite Habit, the new novices also received their new religious names: Sr. M. Dolores Carmel, Sr. M. Sharon Rose Carmel, Sr. M. Joanne Therese Carmel. Pray for them!
On April 9-12, 2019, Sr. Helena of Mary and Sr. Lois Ann attended the Annual Formators' Workshop sponsored by the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious (CMSWR) at Malvern Retreat House in Malvern, PA. The event was attended by approximately ninety women religious from different religious congregations. This year's topic was on "Formative Listening." The speakers chosen for this year's event gave great presentations in the areas of their expertise: Father Thomas P. Acklin, O.S.B and Father Boniface Hicks, O.S.B from Saint Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe, PA spoke on Subjectivity/Interiority, Listening/Challenges to Listening in the context of Spiritual Accompaniment; Sister Mary Madeline Todd, O.P gave a presentation on Cultivating A Listening Heart: Silence and Prayer, Cultivating A Listening Heart: Hearing God's Will with Others; and Stephen Giodano, President and Founder of Day One Group specializing in leadership development gave a rousing presentation on Guiding Others Through Coaching.
The gathering was filled with special graces as we gathered for liturgies, meals and fraternity with Formators seeking out opportunities to consult and share with one another issues pertaining to vocation and Formation.
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Postulants and Temporary Vowed Sisters on outing to St. Joseph’s Carmelite Church located in Troy, NY to see its famous Tiffany stained glass windows.
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