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Bless Our Priests

Posted by on Apr 2, 2015 in Our Faith | 0 comments

Bless Our Priests

We pray for the men and women who serve in our military for a good reason, we need to pray for our priests too. Our priests serve on the front lines of a spiritual battle...

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What is Lent? | Archbishop Jose Gomez

Posted by on Feb 28, 2015 in Our Faith | 0 comments

What is Lent? | Archbishop Jose Gomez

Be inspired by this video of our own Archbishop José Gomez reflecting on the importance of Solidarity during Lent...

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Lent Reminds Us That We Have A Place In God’s Heart | Pope Francis

Posted by on Feb 28, 2015 in Our Faith | 0 comments

Lent Reminds Us That We Have A Place In God’s Heart | Pope Francis

In his message for Lent, Pope Francis reminds us that each of us has a place in God's Heart. Read the full text here...

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The Heart of Lent in Carmel

Posted by on Feb 27, 2015 in Our Faith, Scripture and Liturgy | 0 comments

The Heart of Lent in Carmel

One Lent, long before I was a Carmelite, I decided to give up music for Lent with the intention of making myself more available for prayer. It was the hardest Lent, yet it was the best too. The liturgical season of Lent provides the opportunity for us to look within and see if there is anything that we need to let go of so we can be freer for Him...

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To Be Alive is a Grand Thing

Posted by on Jan 22, 2015 in Our Faith | 0 comments

To Be Alive is a Grand Thing

Yes, life is a wonderful journey of new experiences, new discoveries and, yes, it can also be messy, painful and downright ugly. It's all part of the price of the fallen nature of this world...

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Into the New Year

Posted by on Jan 6, 2015 in Our Faith | 0 comments

Into the New Year

A woman once asked St. John Vianney the best way to get to heaven. He answered “Quite straight, like a cannonball!” This year, I’m getting a running start! Instead of revving up the engine of my will power to make life changes that are overdue, I’m first working to put on the mind of Christ. Before the freshness of this New Year is marred by my excuses and apathy, I’m diving into prayer and asking for the grace to do what I cannot do alone.

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Facing Death With Dignity

Posted by on Jan 6, 2015 in Our Faith | 0 comments

Facing Death With Dignity

Death with dignity has become synonymous with euthanasia, suicide, taking one's life in hand and ending it. Our society is falling for the lie that weakness lessens our worth, that suffering steals our dignity.

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Like Gently Falling Snow…Graces in a New Year

Posted by on Jan 5, 2015 in Our Faith | 0 comments

Like Gently Falling Snow…Graces in a New Year

Being a native Angelino from southern California, I had never seen snow, either falling or settled on the ground, until I was 24 years old. This is what happened....

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When the Sun Rises in the Morning Sky…the Final Hours of Advent

Posted by on Dec 23, 2014 in Our Faith | 0 comments

When the Sun Rises in the Morning Sky…the Final Hours of Advent

Our city endured another power outage not too long ago. I remember it quite well because it happened in the middle of the night....

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Las Posadas: Pray the Christmas Novena

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in Carmelite Spirituality, Our Faith | 0 comments

Las Posadas: Pray the Christmas Novena

As you and your family enjoy your own customs and traditions surrounding your celebration of Advent and Christmas, we invite you to experience with us one of our cherished Advent traditions - our Christmas Novena of Las Posadas

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