Celebrating 2016 Jubilees

Celebrating 2016 Jubilees

A Jubilee Mass of Thanksgiving 60 Years Sister Mary Colombière of the Sacred Heart, O.C.D. 50 Years Sister Michelle of the Queen of Carmel, O.C.D. Sister Joseph Louise of the Sacred Heart, O.C.D. 25 Years Sister Christina of Rosa Mystica, O.C.D. Sister Ines of Jesus...
Glimpse into the Beauty of Carmel

Glimpse into the Beauty of Carmel

July 16, 2016 Entrance into the Novitiate First Profession of Vows July 17, 2017 Final Profession July Festivites from Carmelite Sisters on...
What is Formation?

What is Formation?

When a young woman is considering the possibility of entering Religious Life, one of the greatest fears that her parents confront is that their daughter will lose her most unique and beautiful and precious traits. They may wonder, “Will the Nuns brainwash my daughter?...
Obedience: In Intimacy with the Father

Obedience: In Intimacy with the Father

Sister Faustina, OCD What was it about Jesus that drew the apostles to leave everything and follow Him?  Yes, He called them, “Come, follow me,” but what was it that made them so eager to remain with Him to the end?  Was it His fascinating miracles?  (Walking on water...
What is a Vocation and How is it Different from a Job?

What is a Vocation and How is it Different from a Job?

We all have to grow up. Sooner or later, it happens. That moment when we let go of not only our childhood, or adolescence, or high school/college years, we let go of that whole first segment of life – those early years when we loved and were loved, cared for and...
Henceforth You Will Be Called

Henceforth You Will Be Called

Such joy! A baby is born. So innocent. So pure. So new.“What is the baby’s name?” you ask.In our Catholic tradition, parents are asked to give the name of a saint to their child. That saint becomes the child’s patron and most Catholic families read stories to their...
Retired Religious Still Going Strong

Retired Religious Still Going Strong

By: Maryann Gogniat EidemillerExcerpt from OSV Newsweekly  No one is officially retired at the retirement center of Colombiere Jesuit Community in Clarkston, Michigan.“There’s no vacation from the vocation,” said Jesuit Father Edward Ifkovits, the rector’s assistant...
Revitalize Religious Consecration

Revitalize Religious Consecration

By Sister Mary Colombiere, O.C.D.A fast search on Google will show that just about anything that exists needs to be revitalized from Instant Coffee to Skin Care, from Blogs to Cities, from Outdoor Advertizing to Ad Campaigns. Is it any wonder that Religious Life also...
Religious Are Reaching Out During the Year of Consecrated Life

Religious Are Reaching Out During the Year of Consecrated Life

Orders find ways to interact with laypeople to introduce them to the consecrated way of life By Maryann Gogniat Eidemiller, OSV Newsweekly The Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles were looking for 10,000 people to make a commitment to pray for...
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...
World Day of Prayer for Vocations…A Word From Pope Francis

World Day of Prayer for Vocations…A Word From Pope Francis

MESSAGE OF POPE FRANCISFOR THE 52nd WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS26 APRIL 2015 – FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTERTheme: Exodus, a fundamental experience of vocationDear Brothers and Sisters,The Fourth Sunday of Easter offers us the figure of the Good Shepherd who...
Bless Our Priests

Bless Our Priests

In our Constitutions* the first and second articles state the name and purpose of our community.  The third states that “praying for priests is of primary importance” to our religious family.  As Carmelites, it is our great joy and our awesome...
Elderly Sisters’ Fund

Elderly Sisters’ Fund

St. Thérèse had an all-consuming love for God in her heart – an unquenchable fire – and in time, she realized that she was called to be a victim of love, from whence sprang her vocation which she had been seeking for so long. Finally understanding her vocation, she...
Prayer Drive For Vocations…Thank You for Praying!

Prayer Drive For Vocations…Thank You for Praying!

From February 2 – 10 we hosted a Prayer Drive for Vocations (read more about what it entailed below).  You can see the whole Prayer Drive unfold on our Facebook page by clicking here. To all of you who joined us..thank you!  Our goal was 10,0000 people praying...
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...
Giving Everything to God…An Interview with Sister Faustina

Giving Everything to God…An Interview with Sister Faustina

An excerpt from the article “Living the Consecrated Life: Sister Faustina, ‘Giving Everything to God'” printed in the The TidingsBy: R.W. DellingerSister’s Day The day for Sister Faustina starts a little before 5 a.m. Together with other...
Getting Ready For Grace

Getting Ready For Grace

Our hearts long for God, we are made for the infinite joy of heaven, and sometimes we seek to satisfy this longing in relationships, in material possessions, in pleasure.  Yet, if we are truly honest with ourselves, there is always a moment where people disappoint us,...
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...
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...
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...
Motherhouse Road Trip

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...
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...
Slideshow | First Profession of Vows | January 12, 2014

Slideshow | First Profession of Vows | January 12, 2014

Please join us in praying for our Sister Pia of the Pierced Heart, O.C.D. Homily from the First ProfessionMass of First Profession of Vows of Sister Pia of the Pierced Heart, OCDSacred Heart Retreat HouseCarmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los AngelesJanuary...
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...