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.

Mary, Mother of God

In contemplating Our Lady as the Mother of God, we remember the way she cared for Him all the hidden years in Nazareth, and we honor her as a source of grace, for she “received the Author of Life.”

The Carmelite Sisters Welcome NET Ministries

The new partnership began on July 2016, with NET’s new California Regional Office at the St. Joseph Campus. NET Ministries challenges young Catholics to love Christ and embrace the life of the Church.

Nine Carmelite Saints You Might Not Have Met Yet

In anticipation of the feast of All Carmelite Saints on November 14th, we will share a “novena” of nine Carmelite saints you might not have met yet.

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!

Jubilee Celebration

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

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


Friends of Carmel, Florida | March 24, 2017

The Friends of Carmel, Florida invite you to a culinary and spiritual experience on Friday, March 24, 2017, beginning 7:30 pm at Comber Hall | Church of the Little Flower in Coral Gables.

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...

Handmaidens | March 25, 2017

Throughout her letters, Mother Luisita repeatedly challenges us: “Be what you are supposed to be- a saint!” She encourages us to have magnanimous souls and to strive for holiness for God’s greater honor and glory and the salvation of souls.

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10 Reasons to Go On Retreat

Why do people need or even want to make a retreat? I’ve never understood that, given the wonderful options I have right here at home through my parish, and, of course, the vast array of media opportunities we have now.

Serving with the Sisters | May 27 – June 10, 2017

Join the Carmelite Sisters for a unique experience that will combine depth of Carmelite Spirituality with the joy of volunteering. We will take on special projects at the Sisters’ apostolates of health care, retreat work and education while seeking to bring the light and joy of Christ to all those we meet.

Yes, Jesus Loves Me

A heavy marine layer fell like a pall over Long Beach, California, bringing colder, damper weather. I had set aside the day to visit my sister and together we were going to visit our mom’s grave in All Souls’ Cemetery, right there on Cherry Avenue, just north of Memorial Hospital.






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