Diamond Jubilee - Sisters
Mary Helen & Martha


Sister Mary Helen of the English Martyrs & Sister Martha of Jesus


On May 6th, our community had the great joy of celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of Sister Mary Helen of the English Martyrs and Sister Martha of Jesus.  Both have generously and joyfully served the Lord in Carmel for 60 years! Due to the Covid 19 restrictions, the jubilee was celebrated in private.  




Sister Mary Helen is from England. She has served as a Novice Mistress for many years.  She has a  great sense of humor and could always put on a good show to make us laugh..  She is also a great storyteller.

Sr. Mary Hellen with her jubilee gift -  a pink weeping cherry tree.





Sister Martha of Jesus comes from Kentucky.  She is best known for her printing and maintenance skills and always ready to fix and repair things to make them work again.

Sr. Martha with her jubilee gift of a lavender lilac bush


Sharing stories of 60 years in Carmel and opening jubilee gifts with the Sisters


The entertainment night to honor our two Jubilarians with singing, dancing, and stories telling brought us a lot of fun and laughter.


Jubillarians Sister Mary Helen and Sister Martha with our chaplain Father Mark O'Keefe, who gave us beautiful homilies for the Jubilee masses.  "The Lord called us friends.  He called us here to live in communion with Him and to share the bond of love for one another. As Saint Teresa taught us: 'In this house, all must be friends, all must be loved, all must be held dear, all must be helped.'"




Thank you, dear Sister Mary Helen and Sister Martha for these 60 years of love, fidelity, and generous service in Carmel. May you continue to be a channel of God's grace and blessings for all.