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. The 2020 Flos Carmeli celebration took place on March 9 at St. Teresa’s Motherhouse in Germantown, NY.
The Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm recently formalized a groundbreaking Palliative Care program that raises new standards for palliative and end-of-life care in the United States. Kaplan Multimedia, Inc. teamed up with the Carmelite Sisters to produce a thirteen-minute film capturing the hallmarks of the program titled “The Difference is Love.” The film’s excellence was recognized with a nomination for a 2017 Suncoast Emmy Award under the category “Societal Concerns.”
This October the Avila Institute and the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm awarded two recipients, Cheryl Petell and Alfred W. Norwood, with the Flos Carmeli Award. This year’s award ceremony took place on Monday, October 9th at the Carmelite Sisters' Motherhouse in Germantown, NY during the AIG October Long-term Care Conference. Both recipients were honored with a citation and medal and took a moment to express their appreciation.
The Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm and AIG Board Members are proud to announce two awards for excellence in living out and spreading the Carmelite mission. “Flos Carmeli,” meaning “Flower of Carmel,” is an award given to those individuals who are a part of the Carmelite family who propagate the mission of Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa McCrory, O. Carm., Foundress of the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm, with dedication and enthusiasm.
On August 19, 2015, Sister M. Peter Lillian was honored at an Excellence in Ethics Symposium in Eau Claire, WI. Father Dunklee founded the Center for Spiritual Care at the HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital, and each year an award for Excellence in Ethics is given in his memory. “Father Dunklee’s expertise in ethics provided a steady voice and a calming influence during times when difficult health care decisions needed to be made,” said Philip Anderson, director of the Center for Spiritual Care at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital. “We are pleased to be giving this award annually in his honor.” Sister Peter is the fourth recipient of the Father Dunklee Award.
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