by Janice Smircich
One of the goals of the Education sub-committee of the Cause and Charism Commission is to spread Mother Angeline’s story and make her better known. On January 27, I visited Ryan Mahoney, the Director of the Irish American Heritage Museum. Since Mother was from Ireland, what better place to share her story! The Irish American Heritage Museum in Albany, New York, has a mission to preserve and tell the story of the contributions of the Irish people and their culture in America. Through many activities, programs, exhibits, collections of artifacts, records, and library, visitors are able to examine the importance of their own heritage as part of the American cultural mosaic. The Museum serves as a national repository for the National Board of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, as well as the American Irish Legislators Society of New York. Its unique library holdings are accessible to anyone in the world through the inter-library loan program.
The website is: https://irish-us.org I brought books, pamphlets, and other material to Ryan, about the life of Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa. Ryan was anxious to learn more about Mother Angeline and the Carmelite Sisters. All the materials I shared will be on display and be available to those who come to visit the Museum. This is just another way we can help others to learn about Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa and her vision for the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm.