Mercy on the MOVE

Mercy on the MOVE

Jubilee Year of MercyFor several weeks I have been pondering an unusual little phrase that I came across in Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation ‘The Joy of the Gospel.’ The words just jumped off the page. He writes,“Christian triumph is always a cross, yet a cross...
Thank You, God, for St. Jude and for our Mother Judith

Thank You, God, for St. Jude and for our Mother Judith

October 28th is the feast of St. Jude the Apostle and the feastday of Mother Judith, our Superior General. Happy Feastday, Mother Judith!We want to share with our readers the story of your Patron Saint!St. Jude, Patron Saint of Hope and impossible causes, is one of...
My Reflections on St. Therese

My Reflections on St. Therese

By: Sister Immaculata   St. Therese. Just the sound of her name conjures up in so many persons great feelings of love, affinity and gratitude. This became superabundantly clear to me when her relics visited the United States in the year 2000. I was living in Duarte at...
The Difference Between Humans and Animals

The Difference Between Humans and Animals

By: Sister Immaculata, OCDA couple of weeks ago I was at a Farmer’s Market on a lovely spot right by the ocean. One of the booths that featured woodwork had a carved sign display saying: ‘Animals are People Too!’ Certainly, I don’t think the...
For Greater Things You Were Born

For Greater Things You Were Born

The complete* text of Sister Regina Marie, O.C.D.’s address to the Los Angeles Catholic Prayer Breakfast, September 16, 2014When Allen Lund called me last year about this morning’s Prayer Breakfast, my first response was, “Allen, you need a big name for your...
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...
A Constellation of Saints

A Constellation of Saints

There are as many saints as there are stars in the sky…The night sky in its magnificent beauty has beckoned to me ever since I was a small child. At night, especially on a summer’s night, I would slip away and sit on our front porch, or better still, I would lie...
There is Something About St. Patrick

There is Something About St. Patrick

There is something about St. Patrick that is breathtaking. No, it is not a shamrock, although the meaning behind the shamrock has something to do with it. If you would ask someone what St. Patrick’s Day is all about, they would probably say “shamrocks” or “Ireland” or...