Faith in Action

Faith in Action


Spirit of Carmel Interviews Lila RoseLila Rose, the gutsy, young president of Live Action, exposes abuses in the abortion industry. She was the featured speaker at the Right to Life League of Southern California’s annual Benefit Dinner & Gala October 13, 2011 at...
Liz’s Legacy of Love: A Eulogy

Liz’s Legacy of Love: A Eulogy

For this eulogy, I would like to simply tell my story.
It is about my daughter Mary* and Elizabeth Ste- venson. Mary will be twenty years old this year, and Elizabeth Stevenson made that possible. How pro-life Liz was!I met Liz Stevenson in December 1990 at the...
Beauty of the Soul

Beauty of the Soul

by Sister Shawn Pauline, O.C.D Yes, a little tiny human embryo has an immortal soul, infused into it by God at conception.Of all the wonders of the world, of all that is pleasing to the eye, of all that the ear can hear, there is nothing , one as beautiful as the soul...
TAKING A STAND

TAKING A STAND

by Althea Stresino, MDWhen I was a medical student, I was resolute in becoming a family physician.I regard the family unit as the most important in a society. It was my family who instilled in me my Chris- tian values and who helped me achieve my goal of being a...
Uncovering Human Dignity with Mercy

Uncovering Human Dignity with Mercy

On April 11, 2015, Pope Francis declared a Jubilee Year of Mercy. In the bull, Misericordiae Vultus, Pope Francis says that the Holy Year is “dedicated to living out in our daily lives the mercy which God constantly extends to all of us.” Mercy, being so abstract, can...
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....
Promoting a Deeper Spiritual Life through Healthcare

Promoting a Deeper Spiritual Life through Healthcare

I am a Carmelite Sister. During my years serving God’s people, I have been assigned – at different times – to education, healthcare and spiritual retreats. All three are channels of grace and blessing, not only to the people we serve but to us. Although I could share...
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...
The Heavenly Host: Carmelite All Souls

The Heavenly Host: Carmelite All Souls

Heavenly hosts have been described as a great cloud of witnesses. By tradition the word “host” has a military overtone meaning “armies” which the Hebrew translates as Sabaoth in reference to God’s angels, often engaged in battle with Satan and his army. The purpose of...
To Affirm and Defend the Beauty and the Sacredness of all Human Life

To Affirm and Defend the Beauty and the Sacredness of all Human Life

Our Good Shepherd Cottage at Santa Teresita won the coveted Citation of Merit for innovation in design and creative solutions for senior living, awarded by the Environments for Aging’s annual design competition! Our cottage was featured in an article by Gina LaVecchia...