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...
He Ain’t Heavy, He’s M’ Brother

He Ain’t Heavy, He’s M’ Brother

By: Sister Timothy Marie, O.C.D. Sacrifice is defined as something that you give up, or as a loss, usually for the sake of a better cause. The word sacrifice originally had a religious meaning, coming from the Latin sacra and facere meaning “to perform sacred...
Practical Tips on Prayer

Practical Tips on Prayer

By: Sister Jeannine Marie, O.C.D.St. Paul exhorts us to: “Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1Thessalonians 5:16-18).Whoa, you mean me? In this busy fast-paced world? Prayer...
Entrance into Aspirancy 2019

Entrance into Aspirancy 2019

“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!” The Carmelite Sisters invite you to unite with us in celebrating the entrance into aspirancy of Maria Teresa. Every vocation is a mystery and Maria Teresa has just begun her journey of faith. Check back with us on October 1st...
If You But Knew the Gift of God

If You But Knew the Gift of God

Sister Mary Colombière, O.C.D.How do you get to know someone better?When my Dad first became interested in my Mom, he learned where she lived and then went to her home hoping to visit with her. However, my grandmother was not too keen on his attempt to get closer to...
I Want to See God!!!

I Want to See God!!!

By: Sister Timothy Marie, O.C.D. Saint Teresa of Avila’s personality exuded passion and vibrancy. Shaker and mover.  Trailblazer. Leader. Motivator. Her life personifies those fiery words first uttered by the prophet Elijah on Mount Carmel:  “With zeal have I been...
Tips for the Final Journey

Tips for the Final Journey

By: Sister Jeannine Marie, O.C.D.Life is a journey. We were not conscious of our beginning but we can prepare for the Grand Finale! Here are a few tips to take along the way.This final journey of life is one we take alone, yet God gives us the opportunity to accompany...
I Can Only Imagine

I Can Only Imagine

By: Sister Carmelina, O.C.D. “Surrounded by your glory, what will my heart feel? … I can only imagine when all I would do Is forever, forever worship You …” (Bart Millard) The greatest consolation when a loved one, or we ourselves, encounter or approach...
Through the Open Door

Through the Open Door

By: Sister Jeannine Marie, O.C.D. In this Year of the Family, we have traveled through all the stages of life. We now approach what many believe to be – The End. This may work on movie screens, but deep within each human being, there is an unspoken certainty that this...
The Tiny Spark

The Tiny Spark

Excerpts taken from To Love Me In Truth and Early Chronicles. Father Leroy Callahan knew of Mother Luisita’s hope for a retreat house, and like Mother Margarita Maria, he never forgot it. Once the congregation became established in the diocese and after the passing of...
Preparing for Death

Preparing for Death

By: Sister Jeannine Marie, O.C.D. To the modern mind, the practice of preparing for death that Saints, monks, and religious through the history of the Church have followed, seems, well, morbid! Here are some practical tips that may just change your mind. Stephen Covey...
Perpetual Profession of Vows | 2019

Perpetual Profession of Vows | 2019

Final Profession of Vows July 21, 2019 Sister Teresa Margaret of the Sacred Heart (Turner), O.C.D. Sister Maria Goretti of the Sacred Heart (Flores), O.C.D. Sister Gianna of the Resurrection (Heinemann),...
Mystery of Death

Mystery of Death

By: Sister Jeannine Marie, O.C.D. We are coming to the end of our journey together in this ‘Year of the Family’. Our theme is: It ends with love. In this part of our journey we encounter that most mysterious moment, death. In one sense it is a journey we...
First Profession

First Profession

Join us in celebrating the first profession of vows of our four sisters. What a glorious day that was in honor of Our Lady! Hope you enjoy the...
Faithful to the End

Faithful to the End

By: Sister Carmelina, O.C.D. St. Therese once said: “This world is our ship, not our home.” In the Church’s year, November is dedicated specially to pray for the dead and reflect upon our own death: reflecting upon the letter to the Hebrews: “All these died in faith,...
Years of Wisdom, Years of Grace

Years of Wisdom, Years of Grace

By: Sister Jeannine Marie, O.C.D. As we celebrate this ‘Year of the Family’, we come to those most important years where we learn wisdom from experience. Our approach to life suddenly takes on a new viewpoint. As we peer through the “rear view mirror” of...
God Speaks to Us

God Speaks to Us

By: Sister Mary Louise, O.C.D. It really is amazing the ways God will choose to speak to us. Sometimes it is in a church. Often it is through a book we read. Other times He uses a conversation with a friend. Oddly enough, this morning He spoke to me on a treadmill....
Challenges of the golden years

Challenges of the golden years

By: Sister Carmelina, O.C.D. So many people looking forward to retirement find that health and other circumstances can turn the anticipated ‘golden years’ to new challenges. Mother Luisita, who suffered many physical and spiritual trials throughout her entire adult...

Vocation | Sr. Gianna

We wish to offer you some reflections from the sisters making their final profession in 2019, as well as the beautiful stories from their parents. Sister Gianna will make her Final Profession in July, 2019. Reflections from Sr. Gianna Full of Joy I recently had the...
Aging Gracefully

Aging Gracefully

By: Sister Maria Olga, O.C.D.Let us welcome aging as a gift from God showing us the many years of being loved and cared for by Him.  Even though our bodies and mind begin to slow down, we know that our hearts can continue to grow in youthfulness and wisdom by the life...