To Be Alive is a Grand Thing

To Be Alive is a Grand Thing

In 1926, during a lengthy period of much tribulation and upheaval in her personal life, the great mystery writer, Agatha Christie noted:”I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still...
Facing Death With Dignity

Facing Death With Dignity

Death with dignity has become synonymous with euthanasia, suicide, taking one’s life in hand and ending it.  Our society is falling for the lie that weakness lessens our worth, that suffering steals our dignity.  Dignity is defined as “the state or quality...
An Inheritance of Lasting Value

An Inheritance of Lasting Value

Sunday, September 7, is Grandparent’s Day.  As we celebrate our family members it is a good moment to step back and take a long look at the many gifts they have bestowed on us.  And I am not talking about the kind of gift that comes in colored paper and ribbons....
A Miracle at Santa Teresita…

A Miracle at Santa Teresita…

As Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles, we have a deep devotion to the Heart of Christ.  Imagine our delight when the miracle which would lead to the canonization of Claude la Colombiere, Apostle of the Sacred Heart, happened at our own hospital...
God’s Greatest Gift…LIFE!

God’s Greatest Gift…LIFE!

January 22, 2014 marks a dark and somber anniversary. It was on this date, in 1973, that the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in Roe v. Wade, granting the constitutional “right” to abortion. Since then, some 54 million unborn babies have been senselessly...