Venerable Mother

Venerable Mother Angeline Teresa McCrory, O. Carm.

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They don’t make more powerful Irish women than Mother Angeline.  Originally professed as a Little Sister of the Poor and sent to serve in the United States, Mother Angeline felt called to do more for the elderly for whom she cared.  She believed that old age strikes all classes leaving them alone and frightened.

Through the advice and support of Cardinal Hayes of New York, Mother and six other Sisters withdrew from the Little Sisters of the Poor and were granted permission from Rome to begin a new Community in the care of the aged putting into effect Mother Angeline’s ideals.  This gave birth to the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm who care for elders needing skilled nursing, short term rehabilitation and end-of-life care.  The Sisters serve the elderly throughout the United States and Ireland.

The Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm are happy to announce that on Thursday, June 28, 2012, His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, authorized the Congregation for the Causes of Saints in Rome to promulgate the decree of Heroic Virtues of their Foundress, Mother Mary Angeline Teresa, O.Carm. (Bridget Teresa McCrory).  While there is no public ceremony associated with becoming Venerable, one of the steps towards being canonized a Saint, the faithful are encouraged to pray for their intentions through Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa’s intercession.