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Moments of Grace…A Book of True Stories

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For the first time ever, the Carmelite Sisters are sharing in a 350+ book, stories that have only been shared within the convent walls.  Expect to cry, laugh and to be inspired.  Join us for our book signing event on June 21, 2015 at Julienne's Restaurant in San Marino. Learn more here...

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Pray the Rosary for Peace

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Aside from the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the Rosary is the most powerful weapon in our arsenal. Our Lady told the shepherd children, “The Rosary can stop wars, bring world peace and convert sinners.”

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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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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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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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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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What is a Charism? (Pt. 1)

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In Chapter 10 of John's Gospel Jesus tells us that He came that we might have life and have it to the full. Jesus does not measure His gifts; He gives over and above. He draws us to Himself by Truth, Beauty and/or Goodness. No one of these aspects can be expressed completely by one charism. A charism can only reflect back to us one facet of God's perfection, yet even that facet itself is never exhausted...

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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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