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


Pope Francis recently declared 2015 to be a year dedicated to consecrated life. By doing so, he wishes to highlight “beauty and preciousness of this unique form of Christian discipleship”. There are many forms of consecrated life: cloistered nuns, active sisters, hermits, consecrated virgins, teaching brothers, lay missionaries,etc, but one thing they all have in common is a sincere desire to respond to an invitation God has placed in their heart. And if you were to ask any of these sisters, priests or brothers about their vocation, I think that most would say that they are humbled that God would choose someone as weak and sinful as themselves to carry out His will. And then they would say that they couldn’t imagine doing anything more worthwhile or fulfilling with their lives. Continue reading “From the Pen of Brother Robert Chiulli, O.Carm.”

Blessing of Mother Angeline Heritage Center

by Mary Ann Iaccino

On May 16, 2015 The Mother Angeline Heritage Center was blessed by The Most Rev. Howard J. Hubbard, D.D. The event was attended by the Carmelite Sisters General Council, both past and present, the Project Team responsible for the design and construction of the Center, and the artists whose work in glass, stone and wood captured the life of Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa, her companions, and the heritage of the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm. Also in attendance were many Carmelite Sisters who journeyed to the Center for the blessing. Continue reading “Blessing of Mother Angeline Heritage Center”

Ireland Honors Mother Angeline

On October 24, 2014, Archbishop Eamon Martin performed the unveiling of a new shrine at saint Brigid’s Church in Brocagh honoring Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa McCrory, O.Carm.  In 1893, Mother Angeline was baptized in the Co. Tyrone Church and lived in the village until she was seven years old.  The baptismal font bearing a plaque with the inscription of the date of Mother’s baptism, and the shrine with a portrait of Mother Angeline was blessed during the celebration of the Mass. Continue reading “Ireland Honors Mother Angeline”

Celebrating the 31st Anniversary

The Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm celebrated the 31st anniversary of Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa’s entrance into eternal life on January 21st.  If Mother Angeline was alive today, she would have been 122 years old!  Called to religious life at an early age of nineteen, she reached the fullness of her religious consecration when God called her to establish a religious community especially dedicated to the care of the elderly.  Among the many attributes of virtues, one that best describes this woman of faith was her religious zeal.  It is very appropriate then that the theme for this year’s anniversary celebration which falls on this proclaimed “Year of Consecrated Life” is that of the “Consecrated Woman of the Church.” Continue reading “Celebrating the 31st Anniversary”