Carmelite Musings | Glass Half Empty or Half Full?

Carmelite Musings | Glass Half Empty or Half Full?

By Sister Mary Scholastica, O.C.D. This reflection comes from someone who is not naturally a super optimistic person. Meaning, I tend to see the glass half empty – so when it becomes even emptier, I’m not disappointed. On the other hand, when the glass gets full, my...
Carmelite Musings | Grace-Filled Maturity

Carmelite Musings | Grace-Filled Maturity

By Sister Mary Scholastica, O.C.D. Age.  One of my favorite topics.  I’m actually teased endlessly in the convent because of this.  Let me tell you why.  As I grow older (whatever that means) I find it fascinating.  People never look their age to me and if I were to...
Carmelite Musings | Proper Perspective

Carmelite Musings | Proper Perspective

By Sister Mary Scholastica, O.C.D. This probably happens to everyone, especially as one grows older, but I find myself regularly marveling at how quickly time passes.  And somehow in living each day however we choose to live it, it’s forming us, shaping us into the...
A Reflection on Mary, Mother of the Church

A Reflection on Mary, Mother of the Church

By: Sister Laetitia Therese, O.C.D. The Monday after Pentecost, the Church celebrates the memorial of Mary, Mother of the Church.  Instituted by Pope Francis in 2019, it seems very fitting for our times.  The state of affairs in our world, our country, our Church, our...

Holy Spirit Stories

Holy Spirit Stories The Carmelite Sisters share a mini-series of Holy Spirit stories for the season of...

Sister Anita Mary

Sister Anita Mary of the Blessed Trinity (Custodio), O.C.D. Date of Entrance: September 14, 2012 To our dear family and friends, praised be Jesus Christ! What a joy to anticipate and celebrate this day with you! My heart is so full of gratitude for each one of you,...

Sister Maria Augustine

Sister Maria Augustine of the Holy Family (Batres), O.C.D.  Date of Entrance: September 14, 2012 Praised be Jesus Christ! Only by God’s grace have I reached this point of preparing to make my Perpetual Profession. I am super grateful to our Lord for the gift of...
Near to Us

Near to Us

By: Sister Anita Mary, O.C.D. Some years ago, we had the privilege of having Bishop Robert Barron at our Motherhouse on the vigil of the Feast of the Assumption. At Mass, he began his homily by describing how Christians tend to think of the feasts of the Assumption...
Earth Looks down to Heaven

Earth Looks down to Heaven

by Sister Jeannine Marie “How shall I make a return to the Lord for all the good He has done for me.” Psalm 116 Spiritual Motherhood. Where did it all begin? It was a cold winter night. Joseph had built a small fire with what little wood he could find scattered around...
Joseph’s Consolation

Joseph’s Consolation

By Sister Isabelle, O.C.D. The rhythmic sound of a man steadily hammering away at work always brings to mind our dear St. Joseph. What a man! St. Joseph was a strong workman as so many good men who labor to provide the basics for their families today. Like them,...

Sister Carmen Raphael

Sister Carmen Raphael of the Eucharist (Monroy), O.C.D. I’m very grateful for my community. We’re very  united. We keep to what Mother Luisita taught us. Get to know Sister: Where did you grow up? I was born in Tucson Arizona, and moved to Los Angeles, CA when I was...

Sister Carmen Therese

Sister Carmen Therese of the Immaculate Heart (Green), O.C.D. Get to know Sister: Where did you grow up? Louisville, Kentucky. In one word, how would you describe your time as a religious? Adventurous. What drew you to Carmel? Carmel has a unique Marian devotion which...

Sister Mariella

Sister Mariella of the Eucharist (Klein), O.C.D. I would like to thank Our Lord for the gift of my vocation to our beautiful community of Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles.  And also I want to thank my parents who loved us children so much, and...

Sister Judith

Sister Judith of Santa Teresita (Zuniga), O.C.D. I give praise and thanks to Almighty God for the fullness and beauty of my life as a consecrated religious—a life graced by the Cross and overflowing in blessings and love. Get to know Sister: Where did you grow up? I...

Sister Rita Therese

Sister Rita Therese of the Sacred Heart (Hayden), O.C.D. My heart overflows with joy and with Mary my soul magnifies the Lord.  I praise and thank Him for calling me to be His spouse, a gift beyond measure!  I recall telling Sister Josephine at the time that I was...

Sister Mary Consolata

Sister Mary Consolata of Jesus Crucified (Trujillo), O.C.D.(In eternity) Return to Main Page RSVP Sign Up (Admin)I would to send a message toChoose the SisterSister Maria DositeaSister MarieSister Mary PhilomenaSister Imelda MarieSister Vincent MarieSister Jeannine...

Sister Jeannine Marie

Sister Jeannine Marie of the Precious Blood (Collier), O.C.D. “I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will tell of all thy wonderful deeds.” Psalm 9:1 This is truly the sentiment that fills my heart as I reflect on all the graces and kindnesses the Lord...

Sister Vincent Marie

Sister Vincent Marie of the Sacred Heart (Finnegan), O.C.D. I am grateful to my parents who brought me to the waters of baptism, raised me in the Catholic Faith and provided me with a solid Catholic education.  It was an easy transition from my family into Carmel.  It...

Sister Imelda Marie

Sister Imelda Marie of the Blessed Sacrament (Petit), O.C.D. I am most grateful for the gift of life, for the gift of my Catholic Faith, for God calling me to religious life as a Carmelite Sister of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles. I am most grateful for the...