Final Profession of Sister Mara of Jesus, O.C.D.

Final Profession of Sister Mara of Jesus, O.C.D.

Back to the Final Profession Page Esperamos que ustedes, nuestra querida familia y amigos puedan presenciar nuestra consagración total a Jesucristo, nuestro Divino Esposo, para siempre! Rezamos que, a través de nuestra consagración, se abran las puertas del cielo y...
Final Profession of Sister Joseph Francesca of St. Teresa, O.C.D.

Final Profession of Sister Joseph Francesca of St. Teresa, O.C.D.

Back to the Final Profession Page A Reflection by Sister Joseph Francesca, O.C.D. My time in Carmel has been rich in love, life, and lessons learned. As I prepare to say ‘forever’ on July 18, I keep reminding myself that ten years have already passed since I moved to...
Final Profession of Sister Laetitia Therese of Divine Mercy, O.C.D.

Final Profession of Sister Laetitia Therese of Divine Mercy, O.C.D.

Back to the Final Profession Page A Reflection by Sister Laetitia Therese, O.C.D. As I prepare for my perpetual profession, I am filled with gratitude and a sense of awe. I am grateful for having been chosen by God to be totally consecrated to Him through a religious...
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,...
Sense of Humor

Sense of Humor

What Kind of Rice Is That?!By Sister Mary Scholastica, O.C.D. I signed up to make creamy chicken soup with wild rice for our sisters’ Easter Sunday lunch.  To show how clueless I am in the kitchen, I figured the rice comes in a box and the chicken comes already cooked...

Celebrating Victories

Join us in thanking God for his many blessings! We are celebrating the lives of five of our Santa Teresita Manor residents who BEAT COVID-19! Residents in their 70s and of ages 87, 98, and 101 years and their families are praising God for this blessing and for the...
Plunge into the Merciful Heart of God

Plunge into the Merciful Heart of God

By Sister Isabelle, OCD Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in YOU! These are the last words that our religious family says together each night as we kneel before Jesus in the Tabernacle. Kneeling with Mary at the foot of the Cross, with our arms outstretched...
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...

Gift of Priesthood

Praying for priests is central to our vocation as Carmelites. On Holy Thursday, the day we commemorate the Institution of the Eucharist and of the Priesthood, we hold our priests in prayer in a special way. Praying with the words of St. Therese: “This is the...
The Joy that Nothing Can Take Away

The Joy that Nothing Can Take Away

By Sr. Isabelle “You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy…Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.” (John 16:20- 22)  Jesus is calling us to a deep level of courage as we walk with Him this...

Mother Luisita’s Letter on Experiencing God’s Peace

My beloved child, May the peace of God dwell within your soul! How have you been, my child? It should always be easy to write to a mother. It is done spontaneously, understanding that everything will be well-received by a mother because the child empties his/her soul...
Our Spiritual First Responders

Our Spiritual First Responders

There are no words to adequately express the depth of appreciation in our hearts for our priests – “Alter Christus.” To be another Christ is “to lay down your life for your friends” – a total gift of selfless love in serving the flock of...

A Message to Our Priests

Message from Mother Gloria Therese, O.C.D. Our charism as daughters of Carmel, daughters of Mother Luisita includes in a particular way, praying and sacrificing for our priests. Mother Gloria Therese, our newly elected Superior General, on behalf of the Carmelites...

Cheer you on

CHEER YOU ON A Message For Our Priests We had the blessing of having Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone visit us in Alhambra last year. At that time, we created this video to show Archbishop, in a FUN fashion, how we are supporting him with our love and prayers. With the...