Novena for Our Nation Seeks Mary’s Aid for America

Father Heilman is spearheading a major spiritual initiative to turn the tide and heal the country — the “Novena for Our Nation.”

Glimpse Into the Beauty of Carmel

A MUST SEE!! A glimpse into the beauty of Carmel in Alhambra, CA…and for those who’ve been waiting for the names of our novices, watch the video!

Grandparents' Day

Our elderly have so much to offer by way of wisdom gained in a life that spans many years.

Californians Pray as Assisted Suicide Becomes Law

We rail against a broken health-care system, but people need to see what good care actually looks like. We need to offer a solution, not just point to a problem. Santa Teresita is a special, sacred place.

Why Do We Pray?

St. Therese said, “Prayer is a surge of the heart…a cry of recognition and of love.” Here she is referring to our hearts, our cries. But I think she would readily agree we could look at prayer from a different angle.

The Desert in Carmelite Spirituality

“What did you go out to the wilderness to see?” (Matthew 11:7) These were Jesus’ words to the crowd. For many years the desert had become a place of encounter.

Lord, Open My Lips

In praying the Liturgy of the Hours, we offer our prayer to the Father through Jesus Christ, in power of the Holy Spirit.

God Is Enough

We sisters are often asked to explain what our life as  consecrated women is like. Each time I am asked to do this, the same question
lingers in my mind. How can I explain the in-explainable? Human words can never explain supernatural realities.

Jubilee Celebration

“I will return my vows to the Lord in the presence of His chosen ones in Heaven”
– Rites of Religious Profession

Mercy on the MOVE

As we cross the threshold of this blessed Jubilee Year of Mercy, let us allow our hearts to be set ablaze with Jesus’ missionary zeal.

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.

Pre-order your copy of the Carmelite Sisters newest CD!

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


What is Handmaidens?

Handmaidens is a faith formation group for single women between the ages of 18 and 35, dedicated to cultivating a deeper relationship with our Lord…

Handmaidens in California

Join us for an Advent Day of Prayer for young women (between 18 and 35) which will include talks, Las Posadas, Dinner and Christmas caroling in the neighborhood. The topics of the talks will be Reflecting the Purity of the Immaculate Heart and St. Mary Magdalene and the Purifying Fire of Love.

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Grandparents’ Day

Our elderly have so much to offer by way of wisdom gained in a life that spans many years.

Novena for Our Nation Seeks Mary’s Aid for America

The “54-Day Rosary Novena” will begin on Aug. 15, the Solemnity of the Assumption. The faithful are asked to pray daily for the nation to return to holiness, through the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary on Oct. 7. The Rosary novena will be capped off with a special “Rosary Rally” in Union Square in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington.







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