Each year the sisters celebrate the anniversary of their entrance into religious life. The 2020 Jubilarians are:
Sisters Angele Marie Sadlier, Lee Faszold, and Cheryl Scheaffer will be honored on May 9, 2020 in celebration of the anniversary of their religious profession at Mount Carmel Academy Mother Thérèse Chevrel Assembly Center. Sisters Gloria Ibalio, Rosalinda Lim, and Elizabeth Tomo will celebrate July 18 at Dumaguete Cathedral, Philippines.
Sister Angele Marie Sadlier, born Elma Marie Wilhelmina Sadlier to Claus Sadlier, Sr., and Angela Viosca, celebrates 70 years of professed religious life. She attended Lakeview Public Elementary School and Mount Carmel Academy. She entered the congregation in 1947 and pronounced first vows in 1950. She received a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education from Loyola University, a master’s degree in English from the University of Notre Dame, and a master’s degree in Religious Education from Boston College. Sister has served in Catholic Education as a teacher at St. Dominic School, St. James Major, and Mount Carmel Academy in New Orleans; St. Joseph in Rayne, and Notre Dame in Crowley. She ministered as principal at Mount Carmel Elementary/High in Lafayette and at St. Joseph High/Elementary, which became Rayne Catholic Elementary when the Catholic High Schools of the area merged to become Notre Dame in Crowley. Sister returned to Rayne to become principal again at Rayne Catholic. From 1972-77 she served as campus minister at the Catholic student center at McNeese State University in Lake Charles. She served as President of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel from 1977-85. Sister Angele taught part-time at Loyola University City College and at Notre Dame Seminary while living with her parents who had become critically ill, and she cared for them until they went back to God. Sister also taught courses on prayer at the Washington Theological Union, served on the formation team of the Carmelite friars, and as Executive Director of the Carmelite Institute until she returned to New Orleans in 2001, where she became administrator of the congregation’s Motherhouse. In 2015-2016 she was selected “Nun of the Year” by the LA Ladies Auxiliary. Sister currently serves as a retreat and spiritual director and as Spiritual Assistant to the St. Maria Goretti and the Jesus Our Joy (St. Dominic) Lay Carmelites in New Orleans. Presently she resides at the Chateau de Notre Dame Apartments where six other Mount Carmel sisters reside, along with two others in the Chateau nursing home.
Sister Lee Faszold, formerly Sister Mary Luke, born to the late Oscar Faszold and Margaret Huebner, celebrates 60 years of religious life. Sister is a native of St. Louis, MO where she attended Mount Carmel Elementary and Hadley High School. She entered religious life in 1957 and professed first vows in 1960. She holds a nursing degree from St. Louis City Hospital School of Nursing, a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from St. Mary’s Dominican College, a master’s degree in Counseling from Xavier University, and a master’s degree in Hygiene and Community Mental Health from Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA. Sister attended Yale University, New Haven, CT for post graduate courses in Oncology Nursing and Medical Ethics. Sister ministered in healthcare for over 50 years, serving on staff at St. Joseph Hospital, Thibodaux, LA, DePaul Hospital, Touro, Charity Hospital, Louisiana Medical Center, and Tulane University, New Orleans, LA. She also served as an instructor at Charity Hospital School of Nursing, a research nurse and instructor at Tulane Medical School, and nurse consultant at Golden Age of Welsh, Welsh, LA. She served on the St. Dominic Church Pastoral Council in 2013-2014. Sister Lee currently resides at Chateau de Notre Dame.
Sister Cheryl Scheaffer born in New Orleans, LA to the late George Walter Scheaffer and Leonita Phyllis Serie, celebrates 50 years of religious life. Sister attended McDonogh #39 Elementary, Capdau Junior High, and St. James Major High School in New Orleans. She entered religious life in 1967 and professed first vows in 1970. Sister Cheryl received a bachelor’s degree in Home Economics from Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, LA. Sister worked as a certified nursing assistant in homecare and hospice for Hotel Dieu Hospital and University Hospital (formerly Hotel Dieu), New Orleans (where she was honored for her work during Hurricane Katrina, having her name etched into the glass wall.) She served as a nurse’s aide in the congregation’s Motherhouse Infirmary, St. Joseph Hospital, Thibodaux, Mercy Hospital, New Orleans, LA, and after Hurricane Katrina at University Hospital Lafayette, LA. Sister also taught at Cub Corner Preschool, New Orleans, LA. Sister Cheryl assisted with the healthcare of our infirmed sisters in the Lafayette, LA area before moving to New Orleans in 2016 where she currently serves as healthcare coordinator for our sisters and their families in the area.
Sister Gloria Ibalio born in Zamboanga City, Philippines, to the late Melquiades Ibalio and Paula Dacova, celebrates 50 years in religious life. She is the third of five siblings. Sister graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce from the Ateneo de Zamboanga and entered the Sisters of Mount Carmel in 1967 to be an active-contemplative carmelite religious. She is one of the last postulants whose initial formation was in the USA. She received a Business Education degree from Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, La. She received her post graduate course in Hospital Executive program from St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri. She attended studies at the East Asian Pastoral Institute, Philippines on Inculturation, the Church in Asia, and the Local Church. Sister Gloria served forty years as Administrator of Holy Child Hospital in Dumaguete City while serving also as Coordinator of Mt. Carmel Mobile clinic, a community-based health program, and as Regional Coordinator for two terms in the early 80’s. Sister currently serves as assistant administrator at Holy Child Hospital and Regional Coordinator for the Philippine region.
Sister Rosalinda Lim born in Camino Neuvo, Zamboanga City, Philippines to the late Lorenzo Lim and Juana Alvarez celebrates 50 years of religious life. Sister attended Central Elementary and A. E. Colleges in Zamboanga City. Sister Rosalinda entered religious life in 1967 and professed first vows in 1970. Sister Rosalinda was one of the first postulants whose initial formation was in the USA. She received a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Atenco des Zamboanga. Sister ministered as medical records librarian at Holy Child Hospital, Dumageute, Philippines, social worker in the missions of Magallon and Gauayan, coordinator of Flos Carmeli Kinder (now Sisters of Mount Carmel Catholic School), and finance officer for Sisters of Mount Carmel Catholic School. She served as administrator of the Sisters of Mount Carmel Catholic School preschool-6th grades and Sisters of Mount Carmel Catholic School administrator and bookkeeper. She has also served as Philippine regional treasurer, regional councilor and regional coordinator for the Congregation. Sister Rosalinda is currently part-time in the accounting department of Holy Child Hospital, Dumaguete City, Philippines.
Sister Elizabeth Tomo born in Secopong, Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental, Philippines to Teodoro Tomo and Felina Sorsano celebrates 25 years of religious life. Sister attended at Santa Catalina Central Elementary School and Sta. Catalina Academy in High School. Sister Elizabeth entered religious life in 1990 and professed temporary vows in 1995. She received an Episcopal Diploma in Religion Teacher Course from Lumen Christi Catechetical Center, Stella Maris College in Quezon City, Philippines, a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from the Institute of Formation and Religious Studies, Quezon City, Philippines and a master’s degree in Education major in Guidance and Counseling at St. Paul University, Dumaguete City, Philippines. Sister served as a teacher and religion coordinator at Sisters of Mount Carmel Catholic School, vocation animator, formator of postulants, novices, and junior professed, catechists’ coordinator, pastoral worker, and Philippine Regional Councilor. Sister Elizabeth currently serves as formator of postulants and junior professed and is also a part-time Assistant Director of the Commission on Catechesis, Diocese of Dumaguete City, Philippines.