Flos Carmeli Award
The Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm and the Avila Institute of Gerontology are pleased to offer the Flos Carmeli (Flower of Carmel) Award as a way to recognize persons who embody the spirit of Mother M. Angeline Teresa.
This award is given on an annual basis at a special ceremony. The Flos Carmeli Award takes the form of a medal and a certificate and is conferred on persons who most exemplify the characteristics found in the life of Mother M. Angeline Teresa. It is a way of honoring individuals who have contributed in a unique and personal way to bettering the life of the elderly and advancing respect for life.
All entries are reviewed by a five-member committee comprised of a member of the long term care community, a member of a not-for-profit organization, an ethicist, the Postulator for the Cause of Mother Angeline or his delegate and a Board Member of Avila Institute of Gerontology, Inc. After this the committee selects finalists from among the nominees, the Prioress General and General Council of the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm make the final decision.
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The Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm, along with the Avila Institute of Gerontology, honored three individuals with the Flos Carmeli award for their excellence and dedication to the mission of Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa McCrory, O.Carm., Foundress of the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm. “Flos Carmeli,” meaning “Flower of Carmel,” is an award that is given to individuals chosen for their commitment and enthusiasm for living out and spreading the Carmelite mission. The 2020 Flos Carmeli celebration took place on March 9 at St. Teresa’s Motherhouse in Germantown, NY.
Mary Fetick is the 2019 Flos Carmeli Award recipient for Compassion. Mary’s job as Activity Director for six years and as Mission Effectiveness Director for three years are based on her deep faith. She formerly worked at American Airlines for twenty years and then at St. Margaret Hall for four and a half years. She plans all the special events and activities, trains and organizes volunteers, and oversees the Pastoral Care Department.
Recipients, Wayne Schuberth of Carmel Terrace in Framingham, MA and Dianne Kloeker of St. Margaret Hall in Cincinnati, OH, received the award for Shared Commitment.