June 14th was a wonderful time to celebrate! On this feast day of Elisha the prophet, two young women entered the Congregation!  Julie Corcoran is from Waterford, Virginia and is the eldest in a large family. She worked in data entry at a shipping company.   Rebeca Klohe is from Leonia, New Jersey.  She is an LPN and worked as an EMT.  Both Postulants participated in our Vocation Discernment Retreats and the Affiliate Program.

The Entrance Ceremony was presided by Father Ashley Harrington, O.Carm., and included an Act of Consecration to Our Lady.  The Postulants received the Brown Scapular of Mount Carmel from Mother Mark Louis Anne, O.Carm., Superior General.   By wearing the scapular day and night, it becomes a sign of constant prayer and special dedication to the love and service of the Virgin Mary, Mother And Queen of Carmel.  The event was attended by the Avila Sisters who welcomed the new members with love and prayers.

Fr. Ashley Harrington, O.Carm

Mother Mark Louis Anne, Superior General


Sr. Lois Ann, O.Carm., Postulant Director

Sr. Rebeca Klohe & Sr. Julie Corcoran

Sr. Maria Therese, O.Carm., Vocation Director

(L-R): Sr. Luke, Sr. Maureen, Sr. Catherine, Sr. Hope, Sr. Rebeca, Sr. Julie