Not just a job, but a Ministry
At Garvey Manor, employment is seen as an extension of the Carmelite Sisters' mission, not just a job, but a Ministry . . .
"We, the employees of Garvey Manor, have been chosen to share the love of Christ with our residents. By offering our love, concern and hope to them and to each other, we show our dedication to respect the value and dignity of life. Qualify of life and qualify of care are guided by the values of the Christian faith in the Carmelite tradition.
"God has blessed us with a gift and a responsibility - a ministry of love and kinship. We are rewarded with smiles, laughter, affection, wisdom, appreciation and personal fulfillment.
"We believe our services have become a ministry, renewing us to return God's riches in the work of our hands."
"Never in our lives have we witnessed such acts of love, not only to our mother but to all the residents at Garvey Manor and their families. My mother's time there helped her to enjoy her last years in a gentle, dignified environment. Spending her last years within a house of God gave her great peace and comfort. She felt she was 'home' again. She felt God's presence around her because of the love she received in your care."
- Kathleen Chovit