Sister Helena is a member of the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm, a congregation founded by Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa, whose ministry is caring for the aged and infirm in homelike setting. She entered Carmel in 1997 and professed perpetual vows in 2007. She lives at Saint Teresa’s Motherhouse in Germantown, New York.
Sister Helena is a registered nurse by profession and has worked in that capacity in the congregation’s local facilities in Pennsylvania, Illinois, Bayside NY and Ireland up until 2010 when she was transferred to the Motherhouse to assume the responsibilities of Assistant-Prioress. In December 2015, she left for Chicago to attend the Institute of Religious Formation at Catholic Theological Union in preparation for her role as novice director.
Sister Helena has served the community in varied capacities at the Motherhouse as nurse manager, Director of Human Resources and current Web Master. In December 2015 she began her new role of Novice Director. She is a member of the congregation’s various committees: Vocation Steering Committee, Carmelite Heritage Committee and The Cause and Charism Commission of Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa.