Celebrating Catholics Schools Week – Closer to God

Celebrating Catholics Schools Week – Closer to God

Closer to Godby Sister Mary Joanne, O.C.D.During Lent, the 3rd graders at St. Theresa’s traditionally prepare the live Stations of the Cross to perform for the school, which also provides a prayer opportunity. The children do it twice once they’ve got it prepared –...
Celebrating Catholic Schools Week – Ultimate Treasure Hunt

Celebrating Catholic Schools Week – Ultimate Treasure Hunt

The Ultimate Treasure Huntby Sister Mary Joanne, O.C.D.In the second grade class that year there was a young man who was a very religious, very prayerful, smart little boy. We decided to have a treasure hunt at the last religion class of the year so that the children...
Celebrating Catholic Schools Week – The Rose

Celebrating Catholic Schools Week – The Rose

The Roseby Sister Faustina, O.C.D. Several years ago, I had a fourth grader who was very shy and withdrawn. Every inch of her demeanor reflected her low self-esteem. She walked hunched over with unkempt hair in her face. Her eyes were most often fixed on the ground...
Approaching Lent, Approaching the Cross

Approaching Lent, Approaching the Cross

As we approach the season of Lent in the Church, we approach again another opportunity to unite ourselves to our Lord Jesus in his Passion, Death and Resurrection.  Lent is called the “springtime” of the Church.  In the Spring, everything is flowering and...
Vocation Prayer Drive

Vocation Prayer Drive

Posted 2/2/2016 Posted 1/28/2016 Prayer for Vocations O God, Father of all Mercies, Provider of a bountiful Harvest,send Your Graces upon those You have calledto gather the fruits of Your labor;preserve and strengthen them in their lifelong service of you.Open the...
Faith in Action

Faith in Action


Spirit of Carmel Interviews Lila RoseLila Rose, the gutsy, young president of Live Action, exposes abuses in the abortion industry. She was the featured speaker at the Right to Life League of Southern California’s annual Benefit Dinner & Gala October 13, 2011 at...
Liz’s Legacy of Love: A Eulogy

Liz’s Legacy of Love: A Eulogy

For this eulogy, I would like to simply tell my story.
It is about my daughter Mary* and Elizabeth Ste- venson. Mary will be twenty years old this year, and Elizabeth Stevenson made that possible. How pro-life Liz was!I met Liz Stevenson in December 1990 at the...
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...
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...
Mary, the Mother of God and Our Mother

Mary, the Mother of God and Our Mother

Contemplating Our Lady as mother of Jesus when He was an infant and little boy, it is easy to imagine her doing all the things mothers do for their children – singing Him to sleep, kissing a skinned knee if He fell while at play, holding His hands helping Him to...
Remembering Christ at Christmas

Remembering Christ at Christmas

It seems that with every passing year, Christmas comes earlier and earlier…..or rather, what comes earlier and earlier is the setting-teeth-on-edge, nerve-fraying rampant materialism that has been foisted upon us by a secular society increasingly determined to rewrite...
ADVENT

ADVENT

By: Sister Mary IgnatiusThe Advent liturgy is a journey which recalls  the thousands of years between God’s promise made in Eden and its fulfillment in Bethlehem with the birth of the Messiah.  T.S.Elliott calls this Fulfillment “The still point of the turning world,”...
Christmas Novena

Christmas Novena

With this CD, we wish to share with you our cherished Advent tradition – the Christmas Novena of Las Posadas, meaning “the Inns,” originated in Spain, and became a highly-anticipated religious celebration in Mexico. Our Foundress, Venerable Mother...
Las Posadas

Las Posadas

By: Sister Antonia TeresaDuring the special time of Advent, Catholics around the world may participate in the Hispanic tradition known as “Las Posadas”. This devotion re-enacts the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem for the birth of the Christ child....