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 At the Service of the Family for Life

It is the Carmelite Sisters’ great privilege to serve Christ through our beloved seniors with love and compassion.  They continue to courageously affirm and defend the beauty, the purpose, and the sacredness of all human life from conception to natural death.   


Santa Teresita was established in 1930 as a tuberculosis santorium for young women and girls.  Today, Santa Teresita serves our cherished elders, offering a continuum of that includes independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing.  The newest addition to the campus, The Good Shepherd Cottage, was completed in September 2012 and is scheduled to open soon.

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Marycrest Manor is a skilled nursing facility surrounded by spacious grounds and lovely gardens, overlooking a magnificent panoramic view of the Los Angeles area.  Our precious and loved elders receive the best of skilled nursing care in this serene and tranquil setting.

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Avila Gardens

Avila Gardens, a residence for active seniors, is located in the heart of California’s beautiful San Gabriel Valley.  Featuring a two-story Mediterranean-style building situated amid three acres of lushly landscaped grounds,  Avila Gardens is located alongside a quiet residential neighborhood, large city park, historical museum, and golf course.

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