25th Annual Gala Evening Honoring Sister Regina Marie, OCD

SistersOn Saturday, October 26th, we celebrated our 25th Annual Gala at Santa Teresita.  This year, the honoree was our own Sister Regina Marie, OCD.  The evening opened with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass celebrated by Archbishop Jose Gomez and included a silent auction with appetizers, an elegant dinner, a live auction and program.  The tent, filled with friends and family, overflowed with joy and laughter in celebration of Sister Regina Marie’s contributions to the growth of Santa Teresita.

More about our honoree…
Often referred to simply as “the Call” it is a profound moment between God and a human person, described in Isaiah 41:3, “I have called you by name; You are mine.”  Our honoree, Sister Regina Marie, heard this call as a teenager.  Since that moment, it has defined her as a person, become the bulwark of her life, and formed her into the sister we know, respect, and love.  

Born in Detroit and raised in Los Angeles, Sister Regina Marie attended Catholic elementary and high school in the heart of the San Gabriel Valley of Southern California.  Her professional training includes a Master’s Degree in Theology and Christian Ministry from the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio.

For over forty years, Sister Regina Marie has lived her calling as a Carmelite Sister of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles as junior-high teacher, as Directress of Novices and Postulants, as Vocation Directress, as Superior General of the Carmelite Sisters, and currently as Vicar General of the Carmelite Sisters and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious in the United States.

Her vision and leadership was the catalyst in transforming Santa Teresita into what it is becoming today – a Neighborhood of Care that surrounds our cherished seniors with professional and loving services and empowers their lives with fun, vibrancy, purpose, and fulfillment.  We thank God for the gift of Sister Regina Marie with hearts full of gratitude and love.