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Mother Mary Angeline Teresa (Bridget Teresa McCrory)
A native of Ireland born in 1893, Bridget McCrory joined the Little Sisters of the Poor to take care of elderly who were sick. She was sent to the United States, and in 1926, Mother Angeline, as she was known, was appointed Superior of a Home of the Little Sisters in the Bronx, New York. But she felt that the European way and many of the customs in France, in which she had been formed, did not meet the needs or customs of Americans. The archbishop of New York, Cardinal Patrick Hayes, also felt more could be done for the elderly and encouraged her. So Mother Angeline and six other sisters got permission from Rome to begin the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm. She died in 1984.  

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