Born in 1918 in Mexico, Sister Patrocinio knew from the time she was a little girl that she wanted to be a Carmelite Sister. She was attracted to the order by Mother Luisita, the foundress of the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart. “I kept asking her if I could join. I asked until she thought I was old enough.”
We’re celebrating our community’s 90th anniversary! Here we share with you the story of our early days in the U.S. and how our community grew and our work thrived to what we are today – all through God’s loving providence and the help of generous friends and benefactors. Join us on this look back through 90 years……
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.
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…
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
"True compassion does not marginalize, humiliate or exclude and does not celebrate the passing away of a patient."
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
As we enter into the holy season of Lent, Mother Luisita invites us to become very united to Jesus through our acceptance of suffering.
Handmaidens (California) is a faith formation group for single women between the ages of 18 and 35, dedicated to cultivating a deeper relationship with our Lord, as well as a greater understanding and appreciation of the dignity of their vocation as women.
Handmaidens (Colorado) is a faith formation group for single women between the ages of 18 and 35, dedicated to cultivating a deeper relationship with our Lord, as well as a greater understanding and appreciation of the dignity of their vocation as women.
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.”
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.
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.
Promoting a deeper spiritual life among God's people