Vocation Prayer Drive

We’re asking everyone to pray for Vocations from Feb 2-10th.
Help us reach our goal of 25,000! 

Uncovering Human Dignity with Mercy

When Pope Francis asks the Church to “announce the mercy of God,” he is asking us to recognize the dignity of every human person. Let us heed the call!

Solemnity of Mary Mother of God

In honoring Our Lady as the Mother of God, we remember that her motherhood is a great source of grace and salvation for us because it was through her that we “received the Author of Life.”

Mercy on the MOVE

As we cross the threshold of this blessed Jubilee Year of Mercy, let us allow our hearts to be set ablaze with Jesus’ missionary zeal. Jesus wants to reach out to the lost, the frightened, the lonely, the hopeless and the broken. But He chooses to do so through us.

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 truly is a labor of love.

St. Teresa and St. John of the Cross

These two, although years apart in age and in their lived experience of religious life first met when Teresa, beginning the foundation of her second reformed Carmel, was 52 years of age and John newly ordained as a priest was 25. 

Moments of Grace...A Book of True Stories

For the first time ever, the Carmelite Sisters are sharing in a 350+ book, stories that have only been shared within the convent walls.  Expect to cry, laugh and to be inspired. Order your copy today! Share with us what you think as you read…

Our Mission

Promoting a Deeper Spiritual Life through Healthcare, Education, and Retreats

We are called by God to be a presence inflamed within our world, witnessing to God’s love through prayer, joyful witness and loving service. Our mission is a God-given mission which overflows from each sister’s profound life of prayer.

Day Conference: Taking Comfort in the Uncomfortable

Conversations about End-of-Life
May 21, 2016 | 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
St. Joseph Campus of Sacred Heart Retreat House, 406 N Granada Ave., Alhambra, California

Father Robert J. Spitzer, S.J.

Basic Principles of Ethics: How the Philosophical Underpinnings of End-of-Life Issues Determine Our Happiness and the Common Good

Dr. Christopher Kaczor

Death with Dignity: Answering the Arguments

Dr. Cristen Krebs, DNP, ANP-BC

The Changing Face of Hospice Care

Dr. Jonathan Nguyen

Legal Assisted Suicide: Thou Shall Not Kill? But Really, How Important is the Fifth Commandment?

Join the Conversation!

Register for the conference

No cost to attend, RSVP only, lunch provided

Important end-of-life issues, such as “death with dignity”, hospice care, physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia, will be presented and examined within the framework necessary for moral decision-making. We will examine how society’s demoralized laws and court decisions challenge us to live out our Catholic faith more than ever. We examine the responsibility of each person to understand the morality of end-of-life issues and how we are called to respond as faithful Catholics.


What is Handmaidens?

Handmaidens is a faith formation group for single women between the ages of 18 and 35, dedicated to cultivating a deeper relationship with our Lord…

Handmaidens in California

Join us for an Advent Day of Prayer for young women (between 18 and 35) which will include talks, Las Posadas, Dinner and Christmas caroling in the neighborhood. The topics of the talks will be Reflecting the Purity of the Immaculate Heart and St. Mary Magdalene and the Purifying Fire of Love.

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Grandparents’ Day

Our elderly have so much to offer by way of wisdom gained in a life that spans many years.

Novena for Our Nation Seeks Mary’s Aid for America

The “54-Day Rosary Novena” will begin on Aug. 15, the Solemnity of the Assumption. The faithful are asked to pray daily for the nation to return to holiness, through the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary on Oct. 7. The Rosary novena will be capped off with a special “Rosary Rally” in Union Square in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington.

Promoting a deeper spiritual life among God’s people