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....
Welcome NET Ministries

Welcome NET Ministries

The new partnership began on July 2016, with NET’s new California Regional Office at the St. Joseph Campus. NET Ministries challenges young Catholics to love Christ and embrace the life of the...
Works of Mercy in the Year of Mercy

Works of Mercy in the Year of Mercy

(This article and many more, can be found in our Spirit of Carmel Publication) During His earthly life, Jesus taught the importance of loving our neighbor in word and deed through His miracles and parables. The Church now calls these actions the “corporal” and...
Unfolding our Petals

Unfolding our Petals

Sister Faustina, OCD This summer I was taking a brisk walk through our neighborhood with several of our sisters. In this particular area of San Marino, towering magnolia trees shade many of the streets. I love magnolias because their blossoms look so pure and graceful...
Forming Friendships with the Saints

Forming Friendships with the Saints

By: Marta Timar Close friendships are a rewarding part of life and when those friends happen to be the saints in Heaven, it can make for an especially enriching spiritual life for us. Why should we form friendships with the saints? For one thing, in that they...