O Mary, We Crown Thee…

O Mary, We Crown Thee…

We hope you enjoy this slideshow of our May Crowning on Mother’s Day…On Mother’s Day we once again invited families to join us and celebrate the gift of motherhood at our yearly May Crowning held at Sacred Heart Retreat House in Alhambra. We honored our...
Reception of the Holy Habit…Meet our Youngest Brides

Reception of the Holy Habit…Meet our Youngest Brides

Sister Laetitia Therese, Sister Joseph Francesca, and Sister Mara received the holy habit of Carmel on March 25th, in preparation for their First Profession of Vows in July.  Please join us in praying for our youngest brides! Reflections on wearing the holy habit of...
Friends of Carmel Luncheon | Miami

Friends of Carmel Luncheon | Miami

With deep gratitude for all our friends and benefactors who support us so generously in so many ways!  We remember each of you and your intentions in our grateful prayers!CORAL GABLES, FLORIDA, FRIENDS OF CARMEL LUNCHEON RAISED FUNDS FOR THE MINISTRIES AND APOSTOLATES...
80 Years in the Hands of God

80 Years in the Hands of God

By Sister Mary Jeanne, OCDIn 1924, just a few years before she had to leave her beloved Mexico in disguise as a refugee from religious persecution, Mother Luisita, the foundress of the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles, prepared a young girl...
Celebrating Fidelity

Celebrating Fidelity

Congratulations to our Jubilarians! On Sunday, January 26th, we joined Archbishop Jose Gomez at the Cathedral to celebrate all the Jubilarians of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  We rejoice in the fidelity of our Sister Jubilarians: Sister Patrocinio, 80 years, Sister...
Light of Love

Light of Love

Imagine Sisters is a movement that “wants to encourage and inspire a culture of vocations to women’s religious life by fostering a deep desire for holiness through the witness of religious sisters.”  They created the film titled “Light of...
Slideshow | First Profession of Vows | January 12, 2014

Slideshow | First Profession of Vows | January 12, 2014

Please join us in praying for our Sister Pia of the Pierced Heart, O.C.D. Homily from the First ProfessionMass of First Profession of Vows of Sister Pia of the Pierced Heart, OCDSacred Heart Retreat HouseCarmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los AngelesJanuary...
Boutique and Family Festival 2013 | Slideshow

Boutique and Family Festival 2013 | Slideshow

Family, friends new and old, volunteers and Sisters all joined together for a full day of fun at our Boutique and Family Festival on November 2nd.  Thank you to all who made the day possible and to all who filled it with so many blessings.  Enjoy the...
The Joy of Santa Teresita’s 25th Annual Gala

The Joy of Santa Teresita’s 25th Annual Gala

A letter from one of our dear friends about her experience of Santa Teresita’s 25th Annual Gala honoring Sister Regina Marie on Saturday, October 26th…Dear Carmelite Sisters,With the memories of the 26th painted so vividly in my mind, I am writing to thank...
Reflections from our Newly Professed Sisters

Reflections from our Newly Professed Sisters

Sister Maria Goretti and Sister Gianna recently professed their First Vows as Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles, on July 16th, the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. During this first year of profession, they will spend a few months serving...
Religious Life | Joy in Carmel

Religious Life | Joy in Carmel

We  celebrated two joyous occasions here in Carmel on the Feast of our beloved patroness Saint Therese.  In the evening on Monday, September 30th, Isabel Galvan entered the Postulancy and the next day Sister Pia received her holy habit in preparation for her first...
Blessing of the Roses | October 5th

Blessing of the Roses | October 5th

For our Children: Fiesta in the FallAll proceeds benefit Little Flower Educational Childcare Center Saturday, October 5, 2013 | 10:00 am – 2:00 pmSt. Joseph Campus of Sacred Heart Retreat House507 N. Granada Ave., Alhambra, California 91801Last chance to save!...
Welcome to Carmel

Welcome to Carmel

On September 15th, the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles warmly welcomed three new postulants as they crossed the threshold into Carmel for the first time.  Following a simple ceremony during the community’s evening Holy Hour, Erika Brown...
Slideshow | First Profession of Vows 2013

Slideshow | First Profession of Vows 2013

A Little Bit of Heaven A little bit of heaven floated down to the Motherhouse of the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles on July 16, 2013 the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. In the beautiful Motherhouse chapel, located at Sacred Heart...
Mother Luisita Luncheon 2013

Mother Luisita Luncheon 2013

The beautiful veranda of Marycrest Manor in Culver City was the perfect place to sit and watch the unfolding of a beautiful and inspiring event – the annual Mother Luisita Luncheon. The view revealed the heart and the essence of Marycrest Manor and the joy with which...
An Avalanche of Grace

An Avalanche of Grace

On the vigil of Good Shepherd Sunday, we experienced a spectacle of grace at our Family Faith Festival at Santa Teresita in Duarte, California. I can only think of St. John’s words in the readings for the Mass: “the Lamb will shepherd them and lead them to springs of...
Receive the Holy Habit of Carmel

Receive the Holy Habit of Carmel

Monday, March 25, 2013, began like any other day.  We arrived in the chapel for morning prayers, Divine Office, and Mass.  It was a clear, crisp southern California morning, with the almost-full moon still visible in the northern sky.  An atmosphere of expectancy...
Family Faith Festival

Family Faith Festival

The Carmelite Sisters invite you to a Celebration of Faith at Santa Teresita in Duarte, California. Come and enjoy a day of faith, music, praise, worship, games, food, and fun! Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Santa Teresita 11am Kick-off celebration 3pm Closing Mass In...
My Golden Jubilee

My Golden Jubilee

The year was 1963. Vatican Council II was in session,  Pope John XXIII issued his encyclical “Pacem in Terris,” the world was introduced to “The Beatles,” and in Alhambra, California, on a Friday afternoon, seven young women and I crossed the threshold of Carmelite...
A Vowed Heart

A Vowed Heart

Reflections on First Religious Profession of Vows Some moments are too full of meaning, too valued, to find expression in words. They are deep and strong and fiercely intimate. They are sacred.  So if you would ask me what it is like to pronounce vows to God Himself,...