Living Independently in Full Existence officially opens

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February 1, 2016

Living Independently in Full Existence officially opens

Feb 1, 201620 comments

Congratulations to Carlette Gentle, SCN, on the official opening of LIFE ministry for the elderly in Belize City and blessing of the van provided by generous donors to the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. Sisters and friends gathered together for the grand celebration as Channel 7 News in Belize reported on the occasion.

On Friday Jan. 29, 2016, about 100 people gathered to take part in the inauguration ceremony and the blessing for the van for LIFE. The ceremony started off with the national anthem followed by an opening prayer by Bishop Christopher Glancy. Trude Ann Middeton a staff member of LIFE did the welcome address. This was followed by the opening remarks done by Barbara Flores, SCN. Sister Carlette then spoke about the ministry of LIFE. Two members shared testimony of their experience of being a part of LIFE. After which Bishop Glancy blessed the building, the people and the new van.

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With feelings of great excitement the ribbon was cut on the building by Ix-Chel Poot from the Council on Aging and Sister Carlette got the honor of cutting the ribbon on the van as applause broke out. The vote of thanks was done by Ms. Eva Middleton, the LIFE office assistant. After which a demonstration of the lift was done by the driver Lyndon Gentle as smiles and laughter along with clapping and cheering broke out. One of the seniors told Sister Carlette, “Thank you for working so hard to help us. I feel like you’re my daughter.”

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IMG_20160129_111336It was a day to be proud of. Lunch was served at the end of the celebration. It was a beautiful day, a great celebration, and a wonderful turnout.

Sister Carlette says, “Thank you to all those who made this day possible. We could not have done it without you!”

See more photos from the event.

20 Comments

  1. Jo Paulin

    Carlette, this brought back memories and the time I shared with many of you last October. Congratulations! on you and all your accomplishments. I hope all are recovering from “Earl”. Blessings on you and those you serve!

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  2. Marcie Heil SCNA

    Congratulations Carlette! That is wonderful and awe-inspiring!

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  3. Rosemarie Kirwan

    Very, very nice, my sistah! I sent the article on to the family. I know they are proud of you, too.

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  4. Maria Brocato

    My dear Carlette, you can be so proud and grateful for the blessing your ministry will continue to be for the dear Seniors in Belize! Our love and prayer are with you.

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  5. Kay Clark

    You may not remember, I am Kay Clark and worked at OCA when you were very young. Congratulations! You have made a better life for so many with your loving heart.

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  6. Beena Chirackal SCN

    Congratulations. All the best. Great ministry.

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  7. Bev Beckman

    Sister Carlette, You have done a wonderful job leading this effort. Your Kentucky friend. Bev Beckman

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  8. Teresa

    Great accomplishment!
    Proud of our outreach in Belize City.

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  9. Marietta

    Sincere Congratulations and an abundance of Blessings to you Carlette and your ministry to the elderly of Belize!!

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  10. Barbara Josoeph Lammers

    A day of great joy! Congratulations! Your commitment to the people is an example for all of us. Keep it up.

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  11. Anne Magruder, SCN

    Congratulations Carlette. What a blessed day to see your dream come true.

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  12. Marilyn Shea, SCN

    Sincere congratulations Carlette and all you have helped you with this ministry. We are so proud and grateful for all that is being done to help the seniors in Belize City to live life more fully.
    Marilyn

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  13. Louise Smith

    Wow! Carlette that is fantastic. We are proud of you and your work with the elderly. Thanks

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  14. Kitty Wilson

    WOW! Carlette, Your ministry is awesome & you are terrific. Congratulations! Kitty

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  15. Sister Wilma Ross

    Carlette, Thanks for keeping the spirit of Mother Catherine alive. Be assured of my prayers and love. Wilma

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  16. Michelle

    What an exciting moment! Congrats!

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  17. S.Eula Johnson

    Congrats, Carlette! We are so proud of you and so grateful for your commitment to the seniors of BELIZE City. May you and your ministry continue to be blessed by God. Eula

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  18. Arpita Mundamattam

    Congratulations Carlette ! You bring smiles to the faces of the elderly and radiate witness God’s compassion. Great work.

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  19. Brenda Gonzales

    Way to go Carlette. Thanks for your commitment to the Seniors for so many years in BZ and US!

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  20. Marie Underwood

    So happy for you and your ministry

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