Nothing Is Impossible to God

Nothing Is Impossible to God

Often when I introduce myself, people seem surprised. “I thought Carmelites were cloistered?” Occasionally there is a slight tone of suspicion in their voice, as if maybe we were escapees or something. I am always prompt to clarify things for them. While most...
What is the Carmelite Charism? (Pt. 2)

What is the Carmelite Charism? (Pt. 2)

This is the second part of Sister Mary Colombiere’s article on charism.  Part One focused on charisms in general while this portion is about the Carmelite charism in particular.  Click here to read Part One.Every religious community is unique because it lives...
Foundress

Formation in Virtue

The Childhood of Mother LuisitaFor Don Epigmenio de la Peña, June 21st was a special day. It was the birthday of his beautiful wife, Maria Luisa. On that day in 1866 there was another significant occurrence. As the angelus bells were ringing, his little daughter,...
A Daring Adventure – Trusting God

A Daring Adventure – Trusting God

A Capsule Biography of Mother Luisita The life of Mother Maria Luisa Josefa of the Most Blessed Sacrament is no ordinary story. It is a story filled with daring adventure, the kind of adventure one encounters when one dares to love God above all things and to place...