Ministry Corner: Welcoming the D’Youville Life and Wellness Community into Our Carmelite Family

A few years ago our Congregation was approached by D’Youville Wellness and Life Center in Lowell, Massachusetts to look at the possibility of their becoming a sponsored entity (Member) of the Carmelite System. At the time they were looking at various options for the future, realizing the difficulty of remaining a stand-alone entity and wanting …

Remembering Two Doctorate of Humane Letters Awarded to Mother Angeline

Doctorate Degree photo Brother Gregory Nugent, F.S.C., President of Manhattan College Many colleges bestow honorary degrees on people for their lasting impact on society - presidents, musicians, authors, scholars, clergymen, business leaders, and sports figures, to name a few. Universities usually award this degree to a distinguished person, having no previous connection to the university, …

Why a Palliative Care Culture is Needed Now More Than Ever

Mother Angeline Teresa with Resident Recently, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of states considering death with dignity laws. These laws make it possible for terminally ill patients to use prescribed medication to end their lives peacefully rather than suffering a difficult death. The New York State Assembly has introduced a number …

From the Pen of Brother Robert Chiulli, O.Carm.

Brother Bob Chiulli, O.Carm. Just as our bodies need refreshment and rest, so too do our souls. And for centuries, Catholics have established places where we can step away from our busy schedules and contemplate the deeper mysteries of life. Whether it be at a retreat house, shrine, or hermitage, these holy places help to …