Triumph of the Cross

On this #feastday of the #ExaltationoftheCross, we #CarmeliteSisters celebrate in a special way by renewing our vows. “Hail the Cross, our Hope!” We celebrate & recognize the power in His ultimate sacrifice, the sign of our salvation, the #TriumphoftheCross! On...
January Perpetual Profession of Vows

January Perpetual Profession of Vows

Final Profession of Vows – January 12, 2020 Sister Pia of the Pierced Heart, O.C.D. Praised be Jesus Christ! We celebrated Sister Pia’s Perpetual Profession of Vows this past Sunday, January 12! It was truly a joyous...
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...
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),...
First Profession | Sr. Helene Therese

First Profession | Sr. Helene Therese

On January 6th, the Feast of the Epiphany, we celebrated the First Profession of one of our Georgia Peaches. Sister Helene Therese! Let us rejoice and be glad! Sister’s family was able to join us for the celebration and our Chaplain Rev. Donald Kinney, O.C.D., a...
First Profession

First Profession

On July 16th, the Feast of our Patroness, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, we celebrated the First Profession of our dear Sister Anastasia Marie! Let us rejoice and be glad! Sister’s family was able to join us for the celebration as well as a beloved priest from back...
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...
Slideshow | First Profession & Entrance into Novitiate 2017

Slideshow | First Profession & Entrance into Novitiate 2017

It is with great joy we Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles celebrate the Solemnity of the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel – the patronal feast of our Order – on July 16th. This already beautiful day signifies an additional great joy...
Celebrating 2016 Jubilees

Celebrating 2016 Jubilees

A Jubilee Mass of Thanksgiving 60 Years Sister Mary Colombière of the Sacred Heart, O.C.D. 50 Years Sister Michelle of the Queen of Carmel, O.C.D. Sister Joseph Louise of the Sacred Heart, O.C.D. 25 Years Sister Christina of Rosa Mystica, O.C.D. Sister Ines of Jesus...
Glimpse into the Beauty of Carmel

Glimpse into the Beauty of Carmel

July 16, 2016 Entrance into the Novitiate First Profession of Vows July 17, 2017 Final Profession July Festivites from Carmelite Sisters on...
Mother Luisita Pilgrimage | 2016

Mother Luisita Pilgrimage | 2016

On February 13, 2016 a group walked in the footsteps of a woman of courage and faith, determined to live the Will of our Lord in her life: Venerable Mother Luisita, the beloved Foundress of the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles.  Mother Luisita...
With Pope Francis in Philadelphia!

With Pope Francis in Philadelphia!

Carmelites returned home last night from the World Meeting of Families and Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia. Enjoy the video! A special thanks to our friends who were SO very good to us in Philly!r /With Pope Francis in Philadelphia from Carmelite Sisters on...
Ascent of Mount Carmel Hike

Ascent of Mount Carmel Hike

On September 7, 2015 the Carmelite Sisters were joined by friends on a hike up Eaton Canyon trail! Vocation Hike 2015 from Carmelite Sisters on Vimeo.
Nothing is Impossible

Nothing is Impossible

Through prayer, joyful witness and loving service, The Carmelite Sisters are able to promote a deeper spiritual life among God’s people. The Carmelite Sisters have gathered footage from their many apostolic service locations and put together this wonderful video which...
An Evening of Appreciation for Women Religious

An Evening of Appreciation for Women Religious

The evening of Sunday, May 31st, found our chapel and plaza at Sacred Heart Retreat House packed with more than 185 sisters representing 26 communities from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  In celebration of this Year of Consecrated Life, friends of our community...
The Fruit of Your Prayers for Vocations…

The Fruit of Your Prayers for Vocations…

Do you pray for vocations?  Your prayers are POWERFUL and we are GRATEFUL!Here are some of the fruits of your prayers… Click here to find out how you can help us promote vocations.Click here if you would like to adopt a Novice.
The Gift of Music in Miami

The Gift of Music in Miami

On Sunday, April 19, 2015, a group of 15 sisters from California joined our sisters living in Miami to sing for a concert sponsored by the Friends of Carmel.  Held in Comber Hall, Church of the Little Flower, it was truly a once in a life-time event since we are not...
Luck of the Irish Benefits Sacred Heart Retreat House

Luck of the Irish Benefits Sacred Heart Retreat House

Each year the Sacred Heart Auxiliary hosts the “Luck of the Irish” Benefit dinner. This year, as always, family, friends, and neighbors all entered the gates of the San Gabriel Country Club to enjoy an extraordinary evening – an evening of blessings given and...
Jubilee at the Cathedral, 2015

Jubilee at the Cathedral, 2015

Fidelity is measured one day at a time.  When we celebrate our sister’s jubilees, we are celebrating the fact that for 25 year, 50 years, 60 years, they have gotten up every single day to love and serve Jesus and His Church.  Our jubilarians this year have given...
Entrance To Postulancy

Entrance To Postulancy

On September 14, 2014, our three aspirants: Jodi, Marlee, and Leah began their postulancy.  Celebrate with us as our newest members take their first steps in religious life…enjoy the photos!It is “Smile” from our album Lean Into the Wind which is...
Pilgrimage to Rome…a Visit to the Heart of the Church

Pilgrimage to Rome…a Visit to the Heart of the Church

This summer Sister Mary Scholastica had the opportunity to participate in a three week summer program of religious renewal in Rome.  The program, sponsored by the CMSWR, provides an opportunity for participating religious to make a spiritual pilgrimage into the Heart...
Because You Say Forever…

Because You Say Forever…

You said “Come follow” and so I came. You have proved faithful again and again. You took the first step when you called my name. Because you say “Forever” I want to say the same.(lyrics from “Because You Say Forever,” on our Lean Into the Wind...
First Profession of Vows | July 16, 2014

First Profession of Vows | July 16, 2014

On July 16th, Sister Laetitia Therese, Sister Mara, and Sister Joseph Francesca were consecrated to Christ through their First Profession of Vows as Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles.  Rejoice with us and pray for our newest brides!