Meet our Sister Patrocinio, O.C.D.

Born in 1918 in Mexico, Sister Patrocinio knew from the time she was a little girl that she wanted to be a Carmelite Sister. She was attracted to the order by Mother Luisita, the foundress of the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart. “I kept asking her if I could join. I asked until she thought I was old enough.”

90th Anniversary

We’re celebrating our community’s 90th anniversary! Here we share with you the story of our early days in the U.S. and how our community grew and our work thrived to what we are today – all through God’s loving providence and the help of generous friends and benefactors. Join us on this look back through 90 years……

Gift Shops at Sacred Heart Retreat House

Discover one of the largest selections of Catholic gifts and religious supplies in the San Gabriel Valley at our Sacred Heart Retreat House Gift Shop

The Origin of the Infant of Prague

Pius legend states that the miraculous statue of the Infant Jesus of Prague once belonged to Saint Teresa of Avila.

Uncovering Human Dignity with Mercy

When Pope Francis asks the Church to “announce the mercy of God,” he is asking us to recognize the dignity of every human person. Let us heed the call!

Nothing is Impossible

Through prayer, joyful witness and loving service, The Carmelite Sisters are able to promote a deeper spiritual life among God’s people. The Carmelite Sisters have gathered footage from their many apostolic service locations and put together this wonderful video which truly is a labor of love.

Moments of Grace...A Book of True Stories

For the first time ever, the Carmelite Sisters are sharing in a 350+ book, stories that have only been shared within the convent walls.  Expect to cry, laugh and to be inspired. Order your copy today! Share with us what you think as you read…

Our Mission

We are called by God to be a presence inflamed within our world, witnessing to God’s love through prayer, joyful witness and loving service. Our mission is a God-given mission which overflows from each sister’s profound life of prayer.

Mercy Rushes In

What happens when Grammy-winning, A-list musicians associated with top rock and pop artists join together with a group of Carmelite Sisters? The result is Mercy Rushes In – a CD of inspirational songs and sublime harmonies that uplift the soul.


"True compassion does not marginalize, humiliate or exclude and does not celebrate the passing away of a patient."

-Pope Francis

Sister Mary Clare, Santa Teresita Chief Executive Officer interviewed on EWTN’s Nightly News about California’s new law and the importance of building a culture of life


Peace of Soul | March 25, 2017 | St. Anne, Las Vegas

Time: 8:30 am - 11:30 am Location: St. Anne Catholic Church The Ghanem Center at Saint Anne Catholic School 1901 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89104   Join Sister Timothy Marie, O.C.D. in discovering why searching for and maintaining peace of soul is...

Santa Teresita Block Party | February 18, 2017

You’re invited to a neighborhood block party and bbq at Santa Teresita! Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Join us for free bbq, free health screenings, world famous magician, Gene Urban, Live Music, The Maestros, raffle prizes, and face painting.

Handmaidens | February 18, 2017

As we enter into the holy season of Lent, Mother Luisita invites us to become very united to Jesus through our acceptance of suffering.

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