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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 Featured, 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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Light of Love

Posted by on Jan 20, 2014 in News, Religious Life, Slideshow | 1 comment

Light of Love

The movie by Imagine Sisters, a movement that "wants to encourage and inspire a culture of vocations to women’s religious life by fostering a deep desire for holiness through the witness of religious sisters," can be viewed here.

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Slideshow | First Profession of Vows | January 12, 2014

Posted by on Jan 14, 2014 in Professions, Religious Life, Slideshow | 0 comments

Slideshow | First Profession of Vows | January 12, 2014

Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles on January 12, 2014 Sister Pia of the Pierced Heart made her First Profession of vows.

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Watching and Waiting

Posted by on Nov 30, 2013 in Religious Life | 0 comments

Watching and Waiting

To experience Advent in Carmel is to enter into a rarified atmosphere that is filled to the brim with Carmel’s living legacy of Advent customs and observances.

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Give Thanks With A Grateful Heart!

Posted by on Nov 27, 2013 in Religious Life | 0 comments

Give Thanks With A Grateful Heart!

The Carmelite Sisters wish you a most Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!

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Remembering Mother Margarita Maria

Posted by on Oct 21, 2013 in Carmelite Spirituality, Religious Life | 0 comments

Remembering Mother Margarita Maria

Those who knew Mother Margarita know that throughout life her goal was to be faithful to Christ until the end. This was a predominant thought expressed in many of her speeches and finally realized at the end of her earthly life. Today, 25 years after her death, it is fitting to revisit the beautiful words spoken about her.

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