Carmelite Sisters

PROMOTING A DEEPER SPIRITUAL LIFE THROUGH HEALTHCARE, EDUCATION AND RETREATS. The way of life of the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles is rooted in the Gospel, the Church, and the spirituality of Carmel as lived out through the charism of our foundress, Venerable Mother Maria Luisa Josefa of the Most Blessed Sacrament. In His merciful goodness, God has graced our Institute with the Carmelite charism which has its foundation in a long history and living tradition. Our vocation is a grace by which contemplation and action are blended to become an apostolic service of the Church as we promote a deeper spiritual life among God’s people through education, healthcare, and spiritual retreats. 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 flows from each sister’s profound life of prayer as Mother Luisita, our foundress, wrote, “the soul of each Carmelite raises herself to Christ, Who is her heaven, while her shadow falls in charity upon earth doing good to all people.”

Articles By Carmelite Sisters

Mary, the Mother of God and Our Mother

How is Mary both the Mother of God and our Mother? Find out as the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles reflect on this wonderful gift of God to all of us.

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Transfiguration and Religious Life

How is the Transfiguration of Jesus Christ on Mount Tabor an icon of the religious life? Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles reflect on this reality.

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Lord, Open My Lips

How does the Church begin Her day? Learn from this reflection by the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles.

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The Meaning of Memorial Day

Why can all of us celebrate Memorial Day? Find out how the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles reflect on this holiday which marks the unofficial start of the summer season in the United States.

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Pray Always?

How in the world can we pray always? And, how can the Lord always be with us. Find out when the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles reflect on these two realities of post-Resurrection life.

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Resurrection Moments

Do we recognize the Resurrection moments in our lives? Find out when the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles reflect on Resurrection moments breaking in to our world here and now!

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Las Posadas: Pray the Christmas Novena

Want to pray a great Christmas Novena? Join the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles as they meditate on Las Posadas, the journey of Mary and Joseph from Nazareth to Bethlehem.

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