Our Venerable Mother Luisita

81 years ago today, our beloved Mother Luisita saw her bridegroom, Jesus Christ, in His risen glory. She received the reward He promised to those who live entirely for love of Him. If you want to learn more about our Mother, look here!

100th Anniversary | Our Lady of Fatima

100 Years Ago today, Our Lady of Fatima visited the three peasant children with a message of hope, a miracle of the Sun, and assurances to all that she protects us with her love under the title of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

How I met St. Therese

In the halcyon days of hula hoops, American Bandstand and sleek shiny cars sporting long fins, I first met St. Thérèse.

The “Chainsaw Nun” – Through Hope, We Can Endure Adversity

Venturing outside that morning after hurricane Irma, I felt something like Noah coming forth from the ark.

The Carmelite Sisters Featured on NBC4

NBC4 in Los Angeles featured the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles, actively serving here for 90 years in a segment called Millennial Nuns Fuel Their Faith in Los Angeles

A Dozen Thank You’s

Life-long lessons over PB & J
Running behind wisdom
Chasing lasting riches

Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel 2017

On this day, our community welcomes the entrance into the Novitiate our five postulants. Three Sisters also made their first profession of vows.

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

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.

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

-Pope Francis

The Miami Heat surprised our Sister Margaret Ann with a pep rally celebrating her work at Archbishop Coleman Carroll High School, especially in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

The National Catholic Register featured the Carmelite Sisters and our 90 years of service in the United States.  Read the full article here!

Our Sisters at Santa Teresita need your help!

You may have heard about our recent car troubles. Now, our elder sisters need your help!


Handmaidens | April 29, 2018

Join many of our sisters as well as our Come and See guests for a beautiful evening at the beach! Dinner, Evening prayer, wonderful company, great music and breathtaking scenery!

Handmaidens in Colorado

Handmaidens (Colorado) is a faith formation group for single women between the ages of 18 and 35, dedicated to cultivating a deeper relationship with our Lord, as well as a greater understanding and appreciation of the dignity of their vocation as women.

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