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Come Face to Face With God

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Sister Regina Marie's Commencement Address to the Class of 2015, St. Thomas Aquinas College | This is my one piece of advice to you; my one challenge to you, beloved graduates...

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A Tribute to Moms…

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Last year an ad company publicized an advertisement for a job and then conducted real interviews via webcam. Can you imagine reading an ad for a job which required you to be at work 24/7, no breaks, no vacations?

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What is Spiritual Motherhood?

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Motherhood is about reverencing, protecting, and nurturing life...So, what exactly is spiritual motherhood?

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Singing Sisters: You Are Loved By God

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The concert we recently did in Florida is featured in Miami's Archdiocesan news. Read the article here...

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Sponsor a Novice…

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Sponsoring a Carmelite Novice means helping her spiritually through prayer and financially through contributions toward her novitiate expenses. The novices remember their sponsors daily in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, in the Liturgy of the Hours, hours of prayer, silent praise, and in all the joys and sacrifices of learning their new way of life in Christ.

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Religious Are Reaching Out During the Year of Consecrated Life

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No matter the diocese or order, no matter the event, religious across the country are hoping this Year of Consecrated Lifewill open people’s eyes...

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The Fruit of Your Prayers for Vocations…

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Do you pray for vocations? Your prayers are POWERFUL and we are GRATEFUL! Watch this video to see...

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

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For over fifty years the universal Church has celebrated this Sunday as the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. In this way she reminds us of our need to pray...

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The Gift of Music in Miami

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On Sunday, April 19, 2015, a group of us from California joined our sisters living in Miami to sing for a concert sponsored by the Friends of Carmel. Held in Comber Hall, Church of the Little Flower, it was truly a once in a life-time event since we are not in the habit of flying across the country to give concerts! Here is a little glimpse into a beautiful afternoon and evening...

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Breath of Spring Luncheon | Saturday, May 9

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Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Cost per person: $45.00 |This event is the perfect preparation for Mother’s Day (May 10).  We begin...

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Mother’s Day Celebration & May Crowning | Sunday, May 10

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Sunday, May 10, 2015 | 10:00 a.m.Sacred Heart Retreat House  The Carmelite Sisters at Sacred Heart Retreat House warmly invite you and...

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Rays of God’s Goodness…Creation

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Without doubt, the goodness and beauty of creation reflects the goodness, beauty and perfection of the Creator, and it is well to remember that there is nothing in the entire cosmos which does not owe its existence to God. Let's celebrate Earth Day by thanking God for the precious gift of creation and remembering our responsibility to care for it...

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Carmelite Sisters Sing for Love of God and Souls

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Our music and our most recent CD, Lean into the Wind, was featured at the National Catholic Register in an article by Susan Klemond. "Singing is part of daily life for the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles — they sing at Mass, during the Liturgy of the Hours and during grace at meals...

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Pray Always?

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"Seriously? Pray always?" That is not an uncommon reaction to St. Paul’s admonition to pray always without ceasing. Does he know what we’re up against?

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Bless Our Priests

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We pray for the men and women who serve in our military for a good reason, we need to pray for our priests too. Our priests serve on the front lines of a spiritual battle...

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Resurrection Moments

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My grandmother, whom I affectionately called 'Meme' was filled with love. I grew especially close to her since for the last twenty years of her life she suffered from near-blindness. I helped her with her mail, her bookkeeping, and when I was old enough to drive, I took her shopping and to Mass. Her last words to me were "I love you and I'll be SEEING you soon!" ...

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Keeping Faith Alive During the Dark Nights of Life

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An honest cry for help cannot be ignored by the living God. “Lord, I believe. Help my unbelief.” Scripture teaches us how to cry out to God. This cry from the heart doesn’t have to be refined. It may only be a groan in the depths of the heart, but He will understand. He promised that His Word is a shield in time of battle. Shields don’t help unless we use them...

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St. Teresa of Avila Conference | Saturday, April 11, 2015

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This conference is part of our celebration of the 5th Centenary of the birth of St. Teresa of Avila, the great Spanish mystic, reformer of the Carmelite Order and first woman to be declared a Doctor of the Church.

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Luck of the Irish Benefits Sacred Heart Retreat House

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Enjoy this slideshow of the 17th Annual Luck of the Irish Benefit Dinner...

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What is Lent? | Archbishop Jose Gomez

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Be inspired by this video of our own Archbishop José Gomez reflecting on the importance of Solidarity during Lent...

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