Immaculate Heart Sisters

Immaculate Heart Sisters

Dearest Sisters in Christ, you took us into your home, your convent on Green Street in Los Angeles. You opened wide your arms, embraced us and told us “Mi casa es su casa” and we have not forgotten you, nor all of the support you gave us in those early...
Bishop John J. Cantwell

Bishop John J. Cantwell

Archbishop Cantwell, when we first met you, Los Angeles was not yet an Archdiocese, so we knew you at first as ‘Bishop Cantwell.’ We came by the Chancery office which was located at that time in the Higgins Building in Los Angeles, and you were there...
Father Leroy Callahan

Father Leroy Callahan

Father Callahan, when we met you that Saturday at the Chancery Office, we didn’t know you were a scholar, speaking seven languages, and writing religion books that would be used across the United States. All we saw was an Irishman with a twinkle in his eye and an open...
Father Francis Ott

Father Francis Ott

Father Ott, we owe you so much! You are the person who was taught us the most about the United States and its very different culture. Twice you moved a vacant house onto a vacant lot so we could have a place to live, both in Long Beach and in Los Angeles. You brought...
The Christian Brothers at St. Mary’s in Moraga

The Christian Brothers at St. Mary’s in Moraga

Dear Brothers in Christ, you are amazing. We have some of the original letters written by Brother Ralph and Brother Gregory. Your exquisite charity and ultimate kindness overflows from those letters. You gave work to many, many of our exiled sisters. You provided...
James Francis Cardinal McIntyre

James Francis Cardinal McIntyre

Cardinal McIntyre, you are a forever friend. As our community grew, you helped us whenever we needed a helping hand. Working in collaboration with you as our local Ordinary was our goal and our privilege.   You were the second Archbishop of Los Angeles and when...