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...

Walking with Grace into 2021

We are counting our blessings as we close out 2020.  Regardless of circumstances, we always have the choice to count our blessings, to be grateful.  It’s a life perspective that starts to then shift how we receive and give to others.  This is not about positive...

Blessings

Blessings by Carmelite Sisters | Mercy Rushes In https://carmelitesistersocd.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/BLESSINGS.wav We invite you to listen to our rendition of Blessings, from our CD, Mercy Rushes In. Singing is praying twice and as close out 2020, let us count...
Beginning the New Year

Beginning the New Year

“The Light shines in the darkness and the darkness does not overcome it.” John 1:9 Many of our sisters love to hike in the San Gabriel Mountains and there is one particular hike that we take in the summer or early fall which spans the entire day.  One year we took...

Heal Our Land

We invite you to listen to our original rendition of Heal Our Land, from our CD, Light into Fire. Singing is praying twice and it is our hope and prayer that unity, peace and trust will reign in our homes, in our country, in world, in our Church. Available on Amazon...
Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Every year on July 16th is such a joyous occasion for all Carmelites throughout the world because we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, patroness of the Carmelite Order!  Pray with us as we joyfully prepare for this...

Mother Luisita’s Letter on Trusting in God’s Providence

My beloved child, How good our God is, always watching over His children! We should rest entirely in His hands, understanding that His eyes are always upon us, that He will see to it that we lack nothing and grant us anything that we need, if it is for our own good....

Mother Luisita’s Letter on Worry and Anxiety

My dear child, So, you have had some days of anguish? Let’s bless Our Lord in all and for all and let’s have our eyes fixed on Him, our Hope, and our Love. Thus, we will go through the ups and downs of life with all tranquility. This life changes as readily as the...
‘Tis the Season for Advent

‘Tis the Season for Advent

Dear Friends,Praised be Jesus Christ! We’d like to provide some practical tips on celebrating the profound spirit of Advent, which begins on Sunday, December 1st through December 24th. These are grace-filled days that prepare the heart for the coming of our Lord...
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...
Children Are Our Favorite Things

Children Are Our Favorite Things

By Sister Carmelina After getting in trouble for something, a little boy said, “I’m only 5—I don’t know all the rules yet!” Parents have many enjoyable moments in raising their children, especially when the child comes up with those cute comments that take us by...

Renewal of Vows

Tomorrow we renew our vows to the Lord! Have you witnessed a husband and wife calling to mind the covenant they made through their marriage vows? This can be done on special anniversaries at Holy Mass with a special blessing from the...
Final Profession of Sr Meredith of Christ Crucified

Final Profession of Sr Meredith of Christ Crucified

On Sunday, July 15, 2018, Sister Meredith of Christ Crucified, OCD, joined the ranks of countless faith-filled women as she professed her final vows. We embrace her with loving arms, looking forward to how her love and joy will spread God’s own love and joy in...
Celebrating our Jubilarians!

Celebrating our Jubilarians!

Join us in congratulating our 11 Sister Jubilarians who celebrate 25, 50, 60, 70, and 75 years of fidelity to God in their holy vocation. All in all, their years of dedication and self-gift in service to God’s people amount to 555 years!!! Our faithful jubilarians...
Celebrating Catholic Schools Week | I Do Believe in God

Celebrating Catholic Schools Week | I Do Believe in God

By: Sister Faustina, O.C.D. A number of years ago, I had the privilege of teaching 4th grade. I quickly discovered that 4th graders are absolutely beautiful because they are so open to all we try to teach them and it is quite easy to get them excited just about any...
St. Nick: One Good Priest

St. Nick: One Good Priest

By: Sister Isabelle, OCD You might be thinking, “What in the world does St. Nick have to do with the priesthood?” The image that may come to mind when you think of St. Nicholas, aka Santa Claus, is of a jolly old man with a pot belly, dressed in a heavy winter, red...
Carmelite Souls

Carmelite Souls

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Today, in commemoration of all Carmelite souls, we remember particularly some of our Sisters who have gone before us and upon whose shoulders we stand. Their loving...
Fatima

Fatima

By: Sr Mariella, OCD Friday, October 13, 2017, is the 100th Anniversary of the last apparition of Our Lady of Fatima to the three shepherd children Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta, during which the Miracle of the Sun occurred. Prior to the apparitions of Our Lady, the...
Carmelite Sisters Featured on NBC4

Carmelite Sisters Featured on NBC4

Millennial Nuns Fuel Their Faith in Los Angeles The Carmelite Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Los Angeles have been actively serving their flock for 90 years By John Cádiz Klemack Bucking the trend, some millennials are seeking a nun’s life, and an Order in...

Previous Vocation Prayer Drives

Posted 2/1/2017 Posted 1/31/2017 Posted 2/2/2016 Posted 1/28/2016 Prayer for Vocations O God, Father of all Mercies, Provider of a bountiful Harvest, send Your Graces upon those You have called to gather the fruits of Your labor; preserve and strengthen them in their...
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...
What I Learned from Saint Therese

What I Learned from Saint Therese

There is so much we can learn from Saint Thérèse. The greatest lesson she taught me was to have confidence in God. Thérèse wrote: “What offends Jesus, what wounds Him to the Heart, is want of confidence.” (Letter to her cousin Marie Guerin). As a perfectionist, I like...
Grandparents’ Day

Grandparents’ Day

By:  Marta Timar   God has given me the gift of a very blessed life, and I am truly grateful.  There was, however, one missing link in the otherwise idyllic world of my childhood, namely grandparents.  I, of course, had grandparents, but three were deceased...
Memories of Receiving the Habit

Memories of Receiving the Habit

On the day I received the religious habit, I was 19 years old and only a little more than 10 months in the Community.  The experience was a life-changing one as in our early formation we  knew that the Reception of the Habit was the beginning of our “spousal...