The Healing of Heaven

The Healing of Heaven

by Sr Teresa Christine, O.C.D. “God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pain: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” –C.S. Lewis Our world is in pain. Over the past year, we’ve watched illness, social isolation, economic...

Lenten Booklet 2021

You can read through the Carmelite Lenten Reflections 2021 booklet here, or download the PDF using the button. If you would like to share this with family and friends, please share using the buttons below. All proceeds go toward supporting our mission. Share on...
In Thanksgiving

In Thanksgiving

by Fr. Donald Kinney, O.C.D. This February 2, 2021 is a milestone anniversary for the Carmelite Sisters. One hundred years ago in Mexico, Mother Maria Luisa Josefa of the Most Blessed Sacrament and her Sisters became officially affiliated with the Order of Discalced...
First Disciple

First Disciple

By: Sister Mary Colombiere The devotion of the Brown Scapular originates in the history of Our Lady of Mount Carmel when Our Lady appeared to St. Simon Stock in the 1200s presenting to him the scapular and promised: “This is a privilege for you and your...

The Gift of Our Mothers

As we prepare to celebrate Mother’s Day, our sisters share their remembrances of what their own mother’s taught them. We’d like to share their blessings with...
Will You Let Her Immaculate Heart Triumph this Mother’s Day?

Will You Let Her Immaculate Heart Triumph this Mother’s Day?

by: Sister Isabelle, O.C.D. On May 1st, about one week before Mother’s Day, our Archbishop Jose Gomez re-consecrated our country to Mary. With deep filial love he called to mind her promise at Fatima, that in the end, her Immaculate Heart will triumph. There she also...
Stand Your Ground

Stand Your Ground

by: Sister Isabelle, O.C.D. Has it crossed your mind that what we are experiencing these days is similar to what it was like to live during a World War? The “greatest” generation of those who lived through the Second World War has much to speak to us of the unity,...
COVID-19 Education Update

COVID-19 Education Update

April 15, 2020 Collectively, 30 of our sisters together with 271 lay co-workers are virtually educating over 2,826 children at 7 different schools from California to Florida.  Education of our young people is a critical service that is being provided at this time. ...
COVID-19 Congregational Outreach

COVID-19 Congregational Outreach

April 15, 2020 Prayer is at the HEART of every aspect of our Carmelite vocation. Knowing the power of prayer and believing whole-heartedly the words of our Lord, “ask and you shall receive”, our sisters from California to Florida are uniting our prayers and sacrifices...
COVID-19 Retreat Update

COVID-19 Retreat Update

April 15, 2020 At the Sacred Heart Retreat House, we are experiencing a time of both hardship and renewal. In a “normal” year, typically there are anywhere from 13,000-14,000 people walking through our doors. Ages range anywhere from little tykes at our family nights,...
COVID-19 Healthcare Update

COVID-19 Healthcare Update

The Corona virus knows no boundaries and can have serious repercussions for the elderly. The challenges that we are experiencing are the very same challenges that all other healthcare campuses across the nation are struggling with: staffing shortages, limited...
Perpetual Profession of Vows | 2019

Perpetual Profession of Vows | 2019

Final Profession of Vows July 21, 2019 Sister Teresa Margaret of the Sacred Heart (Turner), O.C.D. Sister Maria Goretti of the Sacred Heart (Flores), O.C.D. Sister Gianna of the Resurrection (Heinemann),...
The Final Days

The Final Days

By: Sister Mary Scholastica, O.C.D. We’re back in the United States but wanted to add closure to the Lourdes correspondence. Better late than never has always been my motto! There have been many different occurrences…so many graces. I have been asking other...
The Lourdes Experience

The Lourdes Experience

By: Sister Mary Scholastica, O.C.D. The Mass at the grotto this morning was deeply touching. Because the malade I was assigned to today did not have a companion, I had the blessing of being with her, closer up front in the grotto. I can’t quite express what was so...
Sights and Sounds of Lourdes

Sights and Sounds of Lourdes

By: Sister Mary Scholastica, O.C.D. Praised be Jesus Christ! Thanks to all who are tuning in…and for those who asked for prayers…count on it! We are beginning our third full day in Lourdes. I’m not even sure where to begin. First and foremost, the love and...
Beginning our Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Beginning our Pilgrimage to Lourdes

By: Sister Mary Scholastica, O.C.D. Sister Gloria Therese and I are privileged to be spending the next eight days in Lourdes with the Knights and Dames of the Order of Malta. Every year, they sponsor hundreds of malades (those who are sick) to come to Lourdes to...
Movie Viewing with the Carmelite Sisters | October 20th

Movie Viewing with the Carmelite Sisters | October 20th

The Carmelite Sisters invite you to a pre-screening of “The Same Kind of Different as Me,” a story of an international art dealer Ron Hall who must befriend a dangerous homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife. It’s a story of how simple acts...
Let There Be Light

Let There Be Light

By: Sr Timothy Marie, O.C.D. During my morning meditation, the day following the solar eclipse, I kept thinking about it.  My daily 30-minute meditation time isn’t always so filled with ideas. It’s early. We Sisters arise at 4:50 a.m. in our convent here...
Slideshow | First Profession & Entrance into Novitiate 2017

Slideshow | First Profession & Entrance into Novitiate 2017

It is with great joy we Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles celebrate the Solemnity of the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel – the patronal feast of our Order – on July 16th. This already beautiful day signifies an additional great joy...
Do Whatever He Tells You

Do Whatever He Tells You

By: Sr Teresa Christine, O.C.D. May is the month when we celebrate our mothers, who gave us life and protected us when we were most vulnerable. Our moms taught us everything we needed to be able to stand on our own. They picked us up when we fell, and kissed our...
Immaculate Heart Sisters

Immaculate Heart Sisters

Dearest Sisters in Christ, you took us into your home, your convent on Green Street in Los Angeles. You opened wide your arms, embraced us and told us “Mi casa es su casa” and we have not forgotten you, nor all of the support you gave us in those early...
Bishop John J. Cantwell

Bishop John J. Cantwell

Archbishop Cantwell, when we first met you, Los Angeles was not yet an Archdiocese, so we knew you at first as ‘Bishop Cantwell.’ We came by the Chancery office which was located at that time in the Higgins Building in Los Angeles, and you were there...
Father Leroy Callahan

Father Leroy Callahan

Father Callahan, when we met you that Saturday at the Chancery Office, we didn’t know you were a scholar, speaking seven languages, and writing religion books that would be used across the United States. All we saw was an Irishman with a twinkle in his eye and an open...