Mary and Vocation

Our Blessed Mother is essential in our journey of discernment. We look to her as an example of how to listen to voice of the Lord and respond with whole heart! Sister Anita Mary shares the importance of Mary in Carmel, and an older sister shares a beautiful prayer to...

Faithful and Fervent

Sister Maria Elia gives her vocation story. She felt a desire to be a sister at 13 years old and waited until her 21st birthday when her parents gave her permission to enter. She’s lived the religious life for almost 65 years, and shares much words of wisdom on how to...

Priests on the Journey to Carmel

We’re thanking the priests who have helped us on our journey to Carmel!A BIG God reward you! to all priests who have helped, support, guided, directed, prayed with each sister on her journey to...

The Beauty of Community Life

Check out this video! Community life is filled with moments of joy, laughter, real love, unity, and willingness to journey together. That they may be one. An excerpt from Fraternal Life in Community: The love of Christ has gathered a great number of disciples to...

The Importance of Family

We thank and honor all families who have made the sacrifice to God. They have given to the Lord a great gift to our Church! We pray for all families to be loving, faith-filled foundations to many holy vocations! Holy Family, pray for...
January Perpetual Profession of Vows

January Perpetual Profession of Vows

Final Profession of Vows – January 12, 2020 Sister Pia of the Pierced Heart, O.C.D. Praised be Jesus Christ! We celebrated Sister Pia’s Perpetual Profession of Vows this past Sunday, January 12! It was truly a joyous...
Living in the Presence of God

Living in the Presence of God

By: Sister Mary Colombiere Have you ever experienced conflicting emotions or feelings within yourself? Did they seem to embody such opposites that you wondered how they could co-exist in the same body? Well, you’re not alone! Throughout his long life, Simeon knew this...
Practical Tips for Living in the Presence of God

Practical Tips for Living in the Presence of God

By: Sister Jeannine Marie, O.C.D. Living in the Presence of God can be a daunting task in this busy hectic world we live in. The top of the ocean may be swarming with rough and crashing waves but if we go a little deeper we will find the tranquil calm. It is similar...
Follow Your Star

Follow Your Star

By: Sister Jeannine Marie, O.C.D. “Rise up in splendor, Jerusalem! Our light has come,the glory of the Lord shines upon you.” Isaiah 10:1 Today the Church celebrates the great feast of the Epiphany, our God manifesting Himself to the world. Is this important? Well, we...
Handmaidens in California

Handmaidens in California

Handmaidens (California) is a faith formation group for single women between the ages of 18 and 35 who desire to cultivate a deeper relationship with Our Lord and walk the faith journey alongside other women. This program is also dedicated to helping young women...
In God’s Presence

In God’s Presence

By: Sister Timothy Marie, O.C.D. Each culture has its treasure trove of beloved saints and well-loved prayers. And, being of Irish descent myself, allow me to ring in the New Year of 2020 with a traditional, Irish prayer. I think you may have already heard it, perhaps...
Sister’s Secret Formula

Sister’s Secret Formula

By: Sister Timothy Marie, O.C.D. JOY is a special word.  It’s not quite the same as happiness. Definitely not the same as pleasure. There is something profoundly deep hidden within the word “joy”. I wonder why, and I also wonder if other people have felt this subtle...
Joy: The Fruit of Charity

Joy: The Fruit of Charity

By: Sister Mary Colombiere As the earth lay sleeping in the chilly throes of death, a light breaks forth and in the silence of that night, the Word leapt down from heaven Thus opens the season of Advent preparing us for the revelation of God-with-us, which will become...
‘Tis the Season for Advent

‘Tis the Season for Advent

Dear Friends,Praised be Jesus Christ! We’d like to provide some practical tips on celebrating the profound spirit of Advent, which begins on Sunday, December 1st through December 24th. These are grace-filled days that prepare the heart for the coming of our Lord...

Giving Tuesday | Online Donation

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Desire of the Everlasting Hills

Desire of the Everlasting Hills

By Sister Mary Colombière, O.C.D. “Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.”2 Timothy 3:12 “The blood of martyrs is the seed of the Church.”Tertullian These first verses may not sound very inviting, but do not stop reading!...
Who? Me?

Who? Me?

By: Sister Timothy Marie, O.C.D. So you ask me outright: “What are you willing to die for?” Well, that’s one question I’ve never been asked before! This will take some thought before I can answer. Do you mean to die for as in DIE? Die for something like a person or a...
Do You Wanna Play?

Do You Wanna Play?

By: Sister Mary Colombiere, O.C.D. How often as a child did you hear the words, “Do you wanna play?” One of childhood’s favorite games was ‘Hide and Seek’. Which did you prefer? To be the one to hide and look for a place that you thought would not be discovered? Or to...