Sister Marie Suzanne

Sister Mary Philomena of the Infant of Prague (Calderon), O.C.D. My greatest blessing in religious life has been my Carmelite family of Sisters the Lord has given to me. I appreciate the Love Bond that supports us in Community in all that we do daily as we live our...
Persevere

Persevere

Persevere Carmelite Musings By Sister Mary Scholastica, O.C.D A few months ago, we were taking stock of our lives as we closed out 2021 and entered 2022.  Hopefully, many of us took some time to reflect upon how we wanted to grow in freedom and maturity by looking at...

Lent Booklet 2022

You can read through the Carmelite Lenten Reflections 2022 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. Your browser...
New Beginnings

New Beginnings

New Beginnings Carmelite Musings By Sister Mary Scholastica, O.C.D Another January 1st. This time it’s 2022. We have no idea what this year will hold. For some, this statement brings a sense of excitement, for others fear. But, do you know there is one thing we can be...
Novena to St. John of the Cross

Novena to St. John of the Cross

Novena to St. John of the Cross December 14 is a great Solemnity for us Carmelites as we celebrate St. John of the Cross, Carmelite priest, reformer with St. Teresa of Avila, Spanish poet, and doctor of the Church, “Doctor of Mystical Theology”. From the St. John of...
You are Good

You are Good

You are Good Carmelite Musings By Sister Mary Scholastica, O.C.D. Individually, we’re each going through our own life journey…whatever that looks like. Interpersonal struggles. Struggles with the past. Struggles within the family. Struggles at work. Struggles to pray....
Advent Evening of Praise and Worship

Advent Evening of Praise and Worship

Advent Evening of Praise and Worship Thursday, December 9 7:00 pm at the Motherhouse Chapel920 East Alhambra Road, 91801 Advent – a time of anticipation, a time of preparing our hearts for the coming of the Christ Child, a time to reflect on God’s fidelity, love and...

Advent Booklet 2021

You can read through the Carmelite Advent 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. Your browser...
A Truly Random Carmelite Musing

A Truly Random Carmelite Musing

A Truly Random Carmelite Musing Carmelite Musings By Sister Mary Scholastica, O.C.D. Praised be Jesus Christ!  Greetings to Alanna (you know who you are) to Rose (you know who you are) and to Sylvie (if you don’t know who you are, you’re in trouble). ?  It’s nice to...
Litany of Carmelite Saints

Litany of Carmelite Saints

Litany of Carmelite Saints Opening prayer:O beautiful flower of Carmel, most fruitful vine, splendor of Heaven, holy and singular, who brought forth the Son of God, still ever remaining a pure Virgin, assist us in our necessity! O Star of the Sea, help and protect us!...
Spirit of Carmel 2022 Spring Edition

Spirit of Carmel 2021 Fall Edition

Spirit of Carmel 2021 Fall Edition   The theme for this issue of Spirit of Carmel is family. For most of us the word “family” brings to mind fond memories of parents, grandparents and siblings. When it comes to family, we Carmelite Sisters, feel doubly blessed –...
Novena to All Carmelite Saints

Novena to All Carmelite Saints

Novena to All Carmelite Saints The Carmelite order has been richly blessed with men and women, who have made this same earthly pilgrimage we are walking now. They stand ready to be our spiritual companions, to encourage us, to share their wisdom with us. From each one...
Remembering

Remembering

Remembering Carmelite Musings By Sister Mary Scholastica, O.C.D. It seems as if every day something happens that deeply impacts or changes the trajectory of life for at least one person we know. Every day. It could be illness, a change in one’s job, a birth,...
Resistance

Resistance

Resistance Carmelite Musings 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...

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...