Carmelite Musings | Resistance

Carmelite Musings | Resistance

By Sister Mary Scholastica, O.C.D. No one likes to be told what to do, when to do it, or how to do it.  When this happens, something inside of us puts up resistance, it’s almost like an instinctive reflex.  Even little ones seem to thrive on saying the word “no”! ...

Carmelite Fall Items

Carmelite Fall Items   Whether it’s the St. Joseph Booklet with reflections by the Carmelite Sisters, our handmade Maxim Cards packed with hope, or our Lean into the Wind CD, we’re offering food for the soul this fall!  Take one of our Carmelite Fall Items into...
Novena to St Teresa

Novena to St Teresa

Novena to St. Teresa of Avila October 15 is a great feast for us Carmelites as we celebrate St. Teresa of Avila, Carmelite nun, mystic, reformer, and doctor of the Church, “Doctor of Prayer”. From the great St. Teresa of Avila, we learn about personal and...

Offline Order Page | Spirit of Carmel 2021

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St. Joseph Booklets

St. Joseph Booklet Description: A Carmelite compilation of stories, meditations, hand-drawn paintings and sketches – made with love, for the year of St. Joseph. Bring St. Joseph and the spirit of Carmel into your home. Dimensions: Semi-gloss cover, 40 pages. Name...

Maxim Cards

Maxim Cards Description: Hand-drawn inspirational scripture and saint quotes to uplift your spirit and bring peace to your soul. Dimensions: 3″ x 3″ cards, 28 per packet on a ring. Name First Last PhoneEmail # Maxim CardsPlease enter a number less than or...
Carmelite Musings | St. Therese

Carmelite Musings | St. Therese

By Sister Mary Scholastica, O.C.D. I did not like St. Therese.  At all.  First off, prior to the convent, I was a bit clueless about saints.  Saints did not feel like real people.  Their holy cards always looked a bit too “fake”.  I also didn’t know saints belonged to...

Triumph of the Cross

On this #feastday of the #ExaltationoftheCross, we #CarmeliteSisters celebrate in a special way by renewing our vows. “Hail the Cross, our Hope!” We celebrate & recognize the power in His ultimate sacrifice, the sign of our salvation, the #TriumphoftheCross! On...
Carmelite Musings | Special People

Carmelite Musings | Special People

By Sister Mary Scholastica, O.C.D. What makes someone special?  Do you see yourself as a special person?  Would you look at your parents and siblings and think they are special people?  Your neighbors down the street?  Your friends from school, your co-workers?  The...
Carmelite Musings | Hiking Life: Attaining the Summit

Carmelite Musings | Hiking Life: Attaining the Summit

By Sister Mary Scholastica, O.C.D. While walking along the mountain paths of Wrightwood, thoughts of life and how I approach life kept filtering through my mind.  The altitude, the creaking knees, the inclines (and I mean the INCLINES!), the pace, the fresh air, my...
Carmelite Musings | Self-Knowledge

Carmelite Musings | Self-Knowledge

By Sister Mary Scholastica, O.C.D. It is likely that many of us think we know ourselves pretty well. And why not? We live in our own skins, don’t we? We know our likes and dislikes, we value our own thoughts, opinions and insights, we like the way we see the world and...
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...