Gift Shops at Sacred Heart Retreat House

Discover one of the largest selections of Catholic gifts and religious supplies in the San Gabriel Valley at our Sacred Heart Retreat House Gift Shop

The Origin of the Infant of Prague

Pius legend states that the miraculous statue of the Infant Jesus of Prague once belonged to Saint Teresa of Avila.

Mary, Mother of God

In contemplating Our Lady as the Mother of God, we remember the way she cared for Him all the hidden years in Nazareth, and we honor her as a source of grace, for she “received the Author of Life.”

The Carmelite Sisters Welcome NET Ministries

The new partnership began on July 2016, with NET’s new California Regional Office at the St. Joseph Campus. NET Ministries challenges young Catholics to love Christ and embrace the life of the Church.

Nine Carmelite Saints You Might Not Have Met Yet

In anticipation of the feast of All Carmelite Saints on November 14th, we will share a “novena” of nine Carmelite saints you might not have met yet.

Glimpse Into the Beauty of Carmel

A MUST SEE!! A glimpse into the beauty of Carmel in Alhambra, CA…and for those who’ve been waiting for the names of our novices, watch the video!

Jubilee Celebration

“I will return my vows to the Lord in the presence of His chosen ones in Heaven”
– Rites of Religious Profession

Uncovering Human Dignity with Mercy

When Pope Francis asks the Church to “announce the mercy of God,” he is asking us to recognize the dignity of every human person. Let us heed the call!

Nothing is Impossible

Through prayer, joyful witness and loving service, The Carmelite Sisters are able to promote a deeper spiritual life among God’s people. The Carmelite Sisters have gathered footage from their many apostolic service locations and put together this wonderful video which truly is a labor of love.

Moments of Grace...A Book of True Stories

For the first time ever, the Carmelite Sisters are sharing in a 350+ book, stories that have only been shared within the convent walls.  Expect to cry, laugh and to be inspired. Order your copy today! Share with us what you think as you read…

Our Mission

We are called by God to be a presence inflamed within our world, witnessing to God’s love through prayer, joyful witness and loving service. Our mission is a God-given mission which overflows from each sister’s profound life of prayer.

Mercy Rushes In

What happens when Grammy-winning, A-list musicians associated with top rock and pop artists join together with a group of Carmelite Sisters? The result is Mercy Rushes In – a CD of inspirational songs and sublime harmonies that uplift the soul.


"True compassion does not marginalize, humiliate or exclude and does not celebrate the passing away of a patient."

-Pope Francis

Sister Mary Clare, Santa Teresita Chief Executive Officer interviewed on EWTN’s Nightly News about California’s new law and the importance of building a culture of life


Serving with the Sisters | May 27 – June 10, 2017

Join the Carmelite Sisters for a unique experience that will combine depth of Carmelite Spirituality with the joy of volunteering. We will take on special projects at the Sisters’ apostolates of health care, retreat work and education while seeking to bring the light and joy of Christ to all those we meet.

Santa Teresita Block Party | February 18, 2017

You’re invited to a neighborhood block party and bbq at Santa Teresita! Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Join us for free bbq, free health screenings, world famous magician, Gene Urban, Live Music, The Maestros, raffle prizes, and face painting.

Handmaidens | February 18, 2017

As we enter into the holy season of Lent, Mother Luisita invites us to become very united to Jesus through our acceptance of suffering.

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Christmas Eve Reflection from Sister Regina Marie

Sister Regina Marie offers a reflection of the readings from Christmas Eve. “Just hours before we approach the Crib, God speaks to us a liberating word.
God needs my YES – AND — if it is not yet a perfect YES, I am not disqualified.”

Contemplating the Christmas Triptych

Christmas Mass is presented to us as a triptych: the Mass at Midnight, the Mass at Dawn, and the Mass during the Day. Each one is different. Each one has a different focus on the birth of Christ.

Posadas Reflection

Las Posadas take place at our convent just as dusk is falling. We pray the rosary and then journey  in procession to the next site.






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