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...
Celebrating Catholic Schools Week | Home Away from Home

Celebrating Catholic Schools Week | Home Away from Home

By: Sister Mary Louise, OCD I recently received a note from a student that made me chuckle and then brought tears of gratitude to my eyes. A certain 14-year-old wrote, “Sister, I know I can be immature and disruptive in class. If it seems like I am acting as if...

Spring Discernment Retreat

Spring Discernment Retreat | March 12 – 14, 2021 Praised be Jesus Christ! Welcome to the Interior Peace in the New Year Virtual Retreat prepared for you with love by the Carmelite Sisters! Even though you are not physically here, we are deeply united with you...

Walking with Grace into 2021

We are counting our blessings as we close out 2020.  Regardless of circumstances, we always have the choice to count our blessings, to be grateful.  It’s a life perspective that starts to then shift how we receive and give to others.  This is not about positive...

Blessings

Blessings by Carmelite Sisters | Mercy Rushes In https://carmelitesistersocd.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/BLESSINGS.wav We invite you to listen to our rendition of Blessings, from our CD, Mercy Rushes In. Singing is praying twice and as close out 2020, let us count...
Beginning the New Year

Beginning the New Year

“The Light shines in the darkness and the darkness does not overcome it.” John 1:9 Many of our sisters love to hike in the San Gabriel Mountains and there is one particular hike that we take in the summer or early fall which spans the entire day.  One year we took...
Need a Savior

Need a Savior

by Sister Meredith, O.C.D. About ten years ago during Advent, I heard this hymn for the first time, “Rorate Caeli”, and although I had no clue about its meaning, something stirred within me. I felt all my emotions move with the somber, yet hopeful chant as the notes...
Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe

By Sister Laetitia Therese, O.C.D. It was December 12. I had recently become absolutely convinced that Our Lord was calling me to religious life, but as I drove to school that morning, I prayed about my family. What was going to happen to them? Didn’t they need me...
My Heaven is You, My God and You are in my Soul

My Heaven is You, My God and You are in my Soul

By Sister Meredith, O.C.D. “From the days of John the Baptist until now, the Kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent are taking it by force.”  Before I came to faith in Jesus Christ, it seemed on the surface, I had it all together.  I had a promising...

O Come, O Come Emmanuel

Every advent, we sing O Come, O Come Emmanuel. Take some time to reflect upon the words as you sing it this Advent as a prayer flowing out from your own heart. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel. And ransom captive Israel. That mourns in lonely exile here. Until the Son of God...
Virtual Handmaidens

Virtual Handmaidens

Handmaidens 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 cultivate a deeper...

The Royal Way with Mary | Virtual Day of Prayer

The Royal Way with Mary | Virtual Day of Prayer Praised be Jesus Christ! Welcome to our first virtual Handmaidens Day of Prayer! For those of you who have joined us before for an ‘in-person’ Handmaidens Day of Prayer, you’ll find we’ve been able to incorporate many of...

Advent Booklet 2020

You can read through the Carmelite Advent Reflections 2020 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...

Heal Our Land

We invite you to listen to our original rendition of Heal Our Land, from our CD, Light into Fire. Singing is praying twice and it is our hope and prayer that unity, peace and trust will reign in our homes, in our country, in world, in our Church. Available on Amazon...

Be the Light

BE THE LIGHT that shines out brightly bringing and reflecting God’s love to others. How needed it is in our world today. Lord, Jesus, we love You, we trust in You, be our...
The Real Stuff of Holiness

The Real Stuff of Holiness

The Real “Stuff” of Holinessby Sister Mary Scholastica, O.C.D. In my book, time is an elusive thing. So is the memory. Both are hard to tangibly grasp. Both can seem restrictive. Neither is guaranteed. Both also offer a boatload of opportunity. Time and memory are two...