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...
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...
National Recognition

National Recognition

Santa Teresita’s Good Shepherd Cottage is being recognized nation-wide as an exemplary model for senior care.Santa Teresita’s Good Shepherd Cottage was honored once again for its state of the art design and craftsman style architecture…The Cottage is...
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...