Attitude of Gratitude

There are moments when the veil between this world and the next becomes so thin you can almost peer through. For me, the expression of sincere gratitude is one of those moments.

Attitude of Gratitude

If you hear the word ADVENT what is the first image that comes to your mind? Candles? Wreath? Liturgy. Purple. the hymn “O come Emmanue?” These are some answers people have given over the years. What is yours? Mine is NEW YEAR’S resolution because Advent is the perfect time for a new spiritual resolution. I’ll share mine. This year, ADVENT 2016, my spiritual resolution is to have an Attitude of Gratitude.

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

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.

Come & See Retreats

In the silence of your heart, do you wonder if our Lord is calling you? Come and See! Experience a glimpse into Carmel!

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Works of Mercy in the Year of Mercy

During His earthly life, Jesus taught the importance of loving our neighbor in word and deed through His miracles and parables. The Church now calls these actions the “corporal” and “spiritual” works of mercy.

Unfolding our Petals

This summer I was taking a brisk walk through our neighborhood with several of our sisters. In this particular area of San Marino, towering magnolia trees shade many of the streets. I love magnolias because their blossoms look so pure and graceful and yet are very resilient.






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