This spring the Mother Angeline Heritage Center was enhanced by the display of awards, international gifts, and artwork: (1) an Award given to the Carmelite Sisters at the 60th
Anniversary Gala for St. Patrick’s Manor and Marian Manor, November 14, 2012; (2) the Monsignor James J. Murray Memorial Award presented to the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm by Scott La Rue President and CEO of ArchCare, November 3, 2011; an Award from AAHA – American Association of Homes for the Aged – presented to Mother Angeline November 19, 1969 (not pictured); and the Alfred E Smith Memorial Foundation Award – presented to the Carmelite Sisters by John Cardinal O’Connor, Archbishop of New York on September 4, 1997 (not pictured).
International Gifts include: (5) a Statue of Our Lady of Aparecida – given to the Carmelite Sisters by the Braga Family from Brazil after praying at Mother Angeline’s grave for the healing of their daughter Pietra (6) a Silver St. Brigid’s Cross-and Irish Tea Pot – presented to the Mother
Angeline Heritage Center by Very Reverend Benedict Fee and the people of Brocagh in Mother Angeline’s native parish of Clonoe, Co Tyrone, Ireland and (7) a Wood Carved Statue of the Holy Family made from trees in Vietnam – given to our Sisters visiting Rome for the Jubilee of the Elderly during the Holy Year 2000, by Cardinal Francis Xavier Nguyen.
A handmade quilt (8) presented to Mother Mark by the members of Carmel Connection during their Reunion in 2016 is displayed over the gift shop case. A Photo of Mother Bernadette and President Lyndon Baines Johnson along with the original pen used by the President in signing H. B. 3708, authorizing the development of programs for the elderly and the Administration on Aging can be viewed (not pictured), as well as (10) a display depicting Mother’s devotion to ordained priesthood and the 1978 Decree declaring Mother Superior General for life (not pictured). The east wall of the Reflection Room has been enhanced with beautiful graphics and quotes of Mother Angeline (12).