Our Departed Sisters



At our annual August meetings of 2016,  the Carmelite Community of the Word sisters dedicated a Memorial Garden at Incarnation Center.  From the outside door of our chapel,  a path leads through a trellis into a quiet place of meditation, dedicated to our departed sisters.  Flowers and plants add beauty to this setting, already marked by the wonder of God’s creation in the sky, hills and farmlands surrounding Incarnation Center.



 Sister Maryann Palko, CCW entered into eternal life January 4, 2016.  Sr. Maryann served God, her community and the Church faithfully for over 50 years.  She was faithfully involved in the Hands and Hearts Ministry to Haiti.  She has touched many hearts in many places and she will be deeply missed by the Carmelite Community of the Word, her family and friends, and the Little Sisters of the Incarnation in Haiti.


Sister Mary Gainino, CCW entered into eternal life January 31, 2003.  Sister Mary loved children and animals.  She also loved our Blessed Mother and most of all, our Lord Jesus Christ.  In her later years her ministry was one of prayer.  We trust that her ministry continues in the Kingdom of Heaven, where she enjoys the blessings and salvation that the One she served promised.