A Reflection on Fatherhood

A Reflection on Fatherhood

A tiny hand with squeezable soft fingers Reaches up, waving those wiggly adorable arms wildly upward in incredible movements of air-slicing, music-orchestrating billows of movement, playing, exploring, basking in the breathless beauty of sheer life. Another hand,...
Jubilee 2018

Jubilee 2018

Jubilee Mass of Thanksgiving Sister Mary Gonzaga of the Blessed Sacrament (Martinez), O.C.D. “His love is everlasting, so watch out!” 75 Years Sister Mary Gonzaga of the Blessed Sacrament (Martinez), O.C.D. Sister Alphonsina of the Heart of Mary (Sanchez), O.C.D....
Introducing Venerable Mother Luisita

Introducing Venerable Mother Luisita

INTRODUCING VENERABLE MOTHER LUISITA The constellation of saints within the Carmelite family includes friars, nuns, secular Carmelites, and active Carmelite sisters. Mother Luisita, foundress of one of the early active religious communities, received the Decree of...
A Dozen Thank You’s

A Dozen Thank You’s

By: Sister Ines, OCD I can still hear it – the sound of the old car horn and the commotion in the house as my sisters and I scrambled toward the door trying to make it to the car before it drove off without us. It was the same ritual, or shall I say “ordeal,” every...
Yes, Jesus Loves Me

Yes, Jesus Loves Me

A heavy marine layer fell like a pall over Long Beach, California, bringing colder, damper weather. I had set aside the day to visit my sister and together we were going to visit our mom’s grave in All Souls’ Cemetery, right there on Cherry Avenue, just north of...
Advent: Gratitude is Linked to Faith

Advent: Gratitude is Linked to Faith

Advent is a time of stillness – a time of reflection. We need this quiet to enter within ourselves and discover anew each year the miracle of Christmas. Advent is, of course, the preparation for the coming of Christ. Not only in history, but into our hearts....