Mother Mary Angeline Teresa McCrory, O.C., has been declared venerable by the Congregation for the Cause of Saints in Rome.
Born in Ireland in 1893, she founded the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm in 1929 while stationed in the Bronx, New York.
Today, her community conducts 17 homes for the aged in the United States – including the Kahl Home in Davenport — and one in Ireland.
The motherhouse is based in Germantown, N.Y., and its members are committed to providing high quality service to the aged with a special reverence for the sanctity of life.
The Sisters announced that Pope Benedict XVI authorized the Congregation for the Cause of Saints on June 28 to promulgate the decree of heroic virtues of their foundress.
While no public ceremony is associated with becoming venerable, the faithful are encouraged to pray for their intentions through Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa’s intercession.