Singing Sisters: You Are Loved By God

Singing Sisters: You Are Loved By God

By Priscilla A. Greear – Florida CatholicCORAL GABLES | Not the typical Hollywood stars, the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles nevertheless radiated a heavenly light as they prayerfully sang of God’s love for everyone.They opened their...
The Fruit of Your Prayers for Vocations…

The Fruit of Your Prayers for Vocations…

Do you pray for vocations?  Your prayers are POWERFUL and we are GRATEFUL!Here are some of the fruits of your prayers… Click here to find out how you can help us promote vocations.Click here if you would like to adopt a Novice.
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...
Year of Consecrated Life…From Pope Francis to You

Year of Consecrated Life…From Pope Francis to You

As the Year for Consecrated Life begins, our Holy Father has written a letter to all of his brothers and sisters in consecrated life and to the whole Church.  He writes,  “I decided to proclaim a Year of Consecrated Life on the occasion of the fiftieth...
Entrance To Postulancy

Entrance To Postulancy

On September 14, 2014, our three aspirants: Jodi, Marlee, and Leah began their postulancy.  Celebrate with us as our newest members take their first steps in religious life…enjoy the photos!It is “Smile” from our album Lean Into the Wind which is...
The Adventure of Religious Life…A Podcast Interview

The Adventure of Religious Life…A Podcast Interview

In July the Podcasting Nuns from A Nun’s Life Ministry brought their Motherhouse Roadtrip here to Alhambra.  Sister Faustina (left) and Sister Timothy Marie (right) participated in this live podcast interview.  Listen here for a great conversation about...
Because You Say Forever…

Because You Say Forever…

You said “Come follow” and so I came. You have proved faithful again and again. You took the first step when you called my name. Because you say “Forever” I want to say the same.(lyrics from “Because You Say Forever,” on our Lean Into the Wind...
First Profession of Vows | July 16, 2014

First Profession of Vows | July 16, 2014

On July 16th, Sister Laetitia Therese, Sister Mara, and Sister Joseph Francesca were consecrated to Christ through their First Profession of Vows as Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles.  Rejoice with us and pray for our newest brides!  
The Joy of Fidelity…Celebrating Jubilees

The Joy of Fidelity…Celebrating Jubilees

In a fast food, instant messaging, disposable culture, it is refreshing and life giving to celebrate the long lasting, daily faithfulness of women who have kept their vows for 25, 70, 80 years.  Jubilees invite all of us to renew our own vows, whether in consecrated...
One Day Closer…Formation is a Lifelong Journey

One Day Closer…Formation is a Lifelong Journey

It takes approximately 3 to 4 years of formation, learning and in some cases, I dare say, (unlearning) as a candidate, postulant, and novice in our community to become a Carmelite Sister. It seems like a lifetime of waiting before one is finally approved to pronounce...
Evangelical to Anglican to Catholic…to Carmelite?  Seeking Truth.

Evangelical to Anglican to Catholic…to Carmelite? Seeking Truth.

Leah DesGeorges has spent the last year praying and working with us as one of our Candidates.  The purpose of the candidacy is two-fold: to provide a time of serious discernment regarding a possible vocation to our community and to provide the applicant with a deeper...
The Adventure of Religious Life…A Podcast Interview

Motherhouse Road Trip

A Nun’s Life Ministry will visit the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles, California, for an Ask Sister podcast on Wednesday, June 18, at 2 p.m. Pacific / 5 p.m. Eastern. Sister Timothy Marie, O.C.D. and Sister Faustina will join the hosts of the...
Crossing the Threshold of Holy Week…

Crossing the Threshold of Holy Week…

It caught me by surprise that the Carmelite Sisters keep a complete and prayerful silence during the Holy Triduum of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday, not speaking until the conclusion of the evening Easter Vigil Mass on Holy Saturday. I remember when I...
A Good Habit….

A Good Habit….

Our community was started in Mexico by our Foundress, Mother Luisita in the 1920’s.  Due to the religious persecution in Mexico at the time, it soon became not just illegal to wear the habit, but very dangerous.  As a result, today our sisters wear the habit...
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...
“A Big and Wonderful Surprise”…

“A Big and Wonderful Surprise”…

By: Michelle MillsExcerpt from San Gabriel Valley Tribune One listen to the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles’ new album, “Lean into the Wind,” and any visions of nuns spouting sassy songs and slowly strumming acoustic guitars will...
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...
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...
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...
Is there a difference between a sister and a nun?

Is there a difference between a sister and a nun?

“Sister Timothy, are you a nun?” Well, I do wear a long brown habit and I have professed three vows of obedience, chastity, and poverty, in consecration to God forever. But am I a nun?  My name is SISTER Timothy Marie. But am I a nun?Here is the answer. In a...
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...
A Sincere Gift of Self

A Sincere Gift of Self

Reflection by Sister Gianna, OCD “Man can only find himself in a sincere gift of self.” This phrase from Gaudium et Spes, a document from the Second Vatican Council, carried me to Carmel, carried me to my profession day on July 16th, 2013. They help me to keep ever in...