Pages Navigation Menu

Blog | Our Faith

Reclaiming Advent with Mary

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in Our Faith | 0 comments

Reclaiming Advent with Mary

How can we get back to the real meaning of Advent? What do we need to do to reclaim our Catholic heritage?

read more

A Thanksgiving Filled with Gratitude

Posted by on Nov 27, 2014 in Our Faith | 0 comments

A Thanksgiving Filled with Gratitude

This year, at Thanksgiving, let us not be so “well-connected” or “networked” that we lose sight of those nearest and dearest to us...

read more

Eternal Rest Grant Unto Them

Posted by on Nov 2, 2014 in Our Faith | 0 comments

Eternal Rest Grant Unto Them

November is the month of the Holy Souls. We remember that death does not have the last word, because by His most sorrowful passion and glorious Resurrection, Christ overcame the power of death – “O death, where is thy victory? O death, where is thy sting?” (1 Corinthians 15:55)...

read more

Getting Ready For Grace

Posted by on Sep 19, 2014 in Our Faith | 0 comments

Getting Ready For Grace

Now, we have learned to discover, with the help of God, a time for true penance, and in these moments we resolve to improve our life. This is the way to ready ourselves for the grace...

read more

For Greater Things You Were Born

Posted by on Sep 18, 2014 in Our Faith | 0 comments

For Greater Things You Were Born

Sister Regina Marie, O.C.D.'s gave the address at the Los Angeles Catholic Prayer Breakfast, September 16, 2014. Read the text of her talk here..."I will begin by telling you how we are going to end. We often go to talks and either we are bored stiff and can’t wait for it to conclude – OR – as we listen, we are moved and our heart is stirred as something deep within is touched...

read more

Lift High the Cross

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 in Our Faith | 0 comments

Lift High the Cross

One of the Sisters removed the large crucifix she wore as a part of her Carmelite habit. She held that cross as high as she could (she was only about 5 feet tall) and shouted, “In the name of Jesus, STOP!”

read more

Pilgrimage to Rome…a Visit to the Heart of the Church

Posted by on Aug 5, 2014 in Our Faith, Slideshow | 0 comments

Pilgrimage to Rome…a Visit to the Heart of the Church

This summer Sister Mary Scholastica had the opportunity to participate in a three week summer program of religious renewal in Rome. Enjoy this slideshow...

read more

Signing Off from Rome

Posted by on Jul 14, 2014 in Our Faith | 0 comments

Signing Off from Rome

Talk about sporadic! I wasn’t exactly consistent in sharing updates of our Roman adventures.  Sorry! As one of the sisters here put it, the more blessed we were, the less time we had to write about it. Regardless of not hearing from me, I did carry you all in my heart and prayers.We’ve been to many places, seen many beautiful works of art from centuries past, walked in the footsteps of the saints, learned more about the inner workings of our Church and experienced firsthand what it means to be in the “heart of the Church”. What I...

read more

Roaming Through Rome

Posted by on Jul 5, 2014 in Our Faith | 0 comments

Roaming Through Rome

Praised be Jesus Christ! It’s hard to know where to pick up as a couple of days have already passed us by – time is a fleeting thing. It’s so easy to gloss over a nondescript list (which is what is below) when you can’t see the fullness of what lies behind each item. The spiritual significance of what we saw and experienced is what gives it life….yet to note it all down would make this an impossibly long entry. So instead of going on and on about how hard it is to put it into writing, I’m going to list some of what we’ve seen and...

read more

A Call to Prayer and Action for Religious Liberty

Posted by on Jul 3, 2014 in Our Faith | 0 comments

A Call to Prayer and Action for Religious Liberty

As this third annual Fortnight for Freedom draws to a close with our celebration of Independence Day, let us heed our Bishops call to continue taking a stand for religious liberty in our prayers and actions. Read excerpts from Archbishop Jose Gomez and Archbishop Chaput here...

read more