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Because You Say Forever…

Posted by on Aug 1, 2014 in Featured, Professions, Religious Life, Slideshow | 0 comments

Because You Say Forever…

Sister Julianna of Jesus and Mary professed her Perpetual Vows on July 20, 2014. Her "Forever" is a gift to us her sisters, and to the entire Church. Join us in thanking and praising God for the gift of her vocation to Carmel as you enjoy this slideshow...

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He Shall Call You By a New Name…Reception Into the Novitiate | July 2014

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in Religious Life, Slideshow | 0 comments

He Shall Call You By a New Name…Reception Into the Novitiate | July 2014

When Postulants are received into the Novitiate, they begin their religious life as a member of our Community. Enjoy this slideshow...

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The Joy of Fidelity…Celebrating Jubilees

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Jubilees, Religious Life, Slideshow | 0 comments

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...

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One Day Closer…Formation is a Lifelong Journey

Posted by on Jul 15, 2014 in Religious Life | 0 comments

One Day Closer…Formation is a Lifelong Journey

It takes approximately 3 to 4 years of formation, learning and in some cases, I dare say, (unlearning) as a candidate, postulant, and novice in our community to become a Carmelite Sister.

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Motherhouse Road Trip

Posted by on Jun 17, 2014 in Religious Life | 0 comments

Motherhouse Road Trip

The Ask Sister live podcast is coming to the Motherhouse of the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 18th. Find out how you can listen in.

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“How is Your Soul?” A Reflection on Spiritual Motherhood

Posted by on May 12, 2014 in Religious Life | 0 comments

“How is Your Soul?”  A Reflection on Spiritual Motherhood

“How is your soul? Is it taking little steps toward heaven or is it flying there?” These are the words of Mother Luisita, our foundress – a woman who knew well and lived the meaning of the words, “spiritual motherhood.”

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Crossing the Threshold of Holy Week…

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014 in Religious Life | 0 comments

Crossing the Threshold of Holy Week…

Even after many, many years as a Carmelite Sister, I still marvel at Holy Week in Carmel. I won’t and shouldn’t write about everything, but I would like to give you a glimpse.

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A Good Habit….

Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 in Religious Life | 0 comments

A Good Habit….

Our community was started in Mexico by our Foundress, Mother Luisita in the 1920′s.  Due to the religious persecution in Mexico at the time, it soon became not just illegal to wear the habit, but very dangerous.  As a result, today our sisters wear the habit with deep gratitude and we hold dear the precious freedom to wear it in public.   Just last week, three of our 2nd year novices received the habit.  Each time a new group of novices begin wearing the habit for the first time, our gratitude and appreciation for this gift are...

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Reception of the Holy Habit…Meet our Youngest Brides

Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 in Recent Events, Religious Life, Slideshow | 0 comments

Reception of the Holy Habit…Meet our Youngest Brides

Sister Laetitia Therese, Sister Joseph Francesca, and Sister Mara received the holy habit of Carmel on March 25th, in preparation for their First Profession of Vows in July. Please join us in praying for our youngest brides!

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80 Years in the Hands of God

Posted by on Jan 29, 2014 in Jubilees, Religious Life, Slideshow | 0 comments

80 Years in the Hands of God

By Sister Mary Jeanne, OCDIn 1924, just a few years before she had to leave her beloved Mexico in disguise as a refugee from religious persecution, Mother Luisita, the foundress of the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles, prepared a young girl for her First Holy Communion. The love and reverence for Jesus, present in the Holy Eucharist, was so evident in Mother Luisita that a spark was ignited in the heart of little Andrea, named after the apostle Saint Andrew because she was born on his feast day.As she became aware of...

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