May 30, 2014 some members of the Sisters of Mount Carmel gathered at their Motherhouse in New Orleans, Louisiana to celebrate the Jubilee of Sisters Germaine Lauzon, Andrée Marie Bindewald, Blaise Fernando, and Sister Francetta Scherer, SCC.  The sisters honored Sister Lucie Leonard, O. Carm. for receiving her GulfAge Distinguished Service Award for her service to the elderly. The sisters also celebrated in thanksgiving for the safe trip of Sisters Lawrence Habetz and Maria Sheila Undang from the Philippines, and for Sister Dolores, SCC for her presence in the New Orleans, as she is being called to a new ministry in Kansas.


Sisters gathered for the blessing.


Sisters Lucie Leonard, O. Carm. lighted her candle as part of the blessing ritual.


Sisters listens as Sister Barbara Nell Laperouse, O. Carm. explains the flow of the blessing.


Sisters Dennis Rodrigue, O. Carm. (standing) reads the message for Sister Lucie Leonard (seated with candle)


Sister Paula Marie Derise, O. Carm. (standing left) reads the message for Sister Germaine Lauzon, O. Carm. (standing right)


Sisters Andrée Marie Bindewald, O. Carm. listened as Sister Sheila reads the tribute message for her.


Sister Lawrence Habetz, O. Carm lighting her candle.


Sister Franchetta Scherer, SCC listens to the message of tribute to her.


The sisters enjoyed their meal together after their communal prayer.


The sisters enjoyed each other’s company and sharing during dinner.


Left: Sisters Beth Fitzpatrick, Joanne Ladwig, SCC, Sister Lee Faszold, Catherine Martin and Thérèse Grégoire.


Left:  Sister Francetta Scherer, SCC and Sister Mary Ellen Wheelahan.