Why We L.O.V.E. to Head Back to School

As we head back to school, we should always be mindful of why we are doing what we are doing and nothing should be done solely by habit!

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Mary’s heart remained open to and focused on God’s Will, doing what He asked of her, and through it all, her faith remained steadfast, persevering to the end.

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

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.

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


Handmaidens | October 15, 2017

Come help us take over the Sacred Heart Retreat House kitchen and prepare for our annual Boutique. A beautiful Sunday Holy Hour will conclude the afternoon.

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Let There Be Light

Little by little, other things obscure our view and our spiritual landscape darkens, slowly but surely, until there is no more light. We have all probably experienced this darkness. Whether we remain in that darkness is our choice. 






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