“Recently, a friend told me about one of the local unknown saints here, Maria Luisa de la Peña, a refugee from Mexico who founded the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles.Venerable Mother Luisita would tell everyone: “For greater things you were born!”That’s it, my friends! That’s the good news we are called to proclaim to our city, to our country, throughout this continent and world. Para grandes cosas hemos nacido!!

Each of us has been made for love and for great and beautiful things. There is no soul that God does not long to touch with this message of his love! And He wants to touch those souls through us.

So let us make our lives something beautiful that we can we can offer to God. Let us do everything, even the littlest duties of our days, out of love for Him and for the love of our brothers and sisters.”

-Archbishop Jose H. Gomez
Mass of Reception, May 26, 2010