Carmelite Sisters to open assisted-living cottage for the elderly in Duarte, CaliforniaSeptember 5, 2012 No Comments
September 5, 2012 / MariaNews.com
Headlines from Apollo - Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart to open assisted-living cottage for the elderly
The Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart will celebrate the grand opening of The Rose Gardens at Santa Teresita: A Neighborhood of Care, their first assisted-living cottage for the elderly, on Sept. 8 in Duarte, Calif.
The home is the result of years of planning and reflection on the part of the sisters and represents their best effort to create a wholesome Catholic environment in which the elderly can live out their final years in preparation for entry into eternity.
“Children prepare for entry into school and couples prepare for marriage. Our seniors will soon cross the threshold of death and have the opportunity to enjoy the Beatific Vision. We need to prepare them for that,” said Sister Regina Marie Gorman, vicar general of the Carmelites. “We shouldn’t view our senior years as a time of decay or be in denial about our upcoming death, but instead see this period as a time of ripening and preparing to meet God.”
Read more: http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/religious-sisters-offer-more-compassionate-care-to-the-elderly/#ixzz25bxWdVnl
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