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

When God Sends Messengers

“As I repeated these words, my sobbing stopped as suddenly as it had begun…I closed my eyes. When I opened my eyes, she was gone.” – Sr. Timothy Marie, O.C.D


Flos Carmeli (Flower of Carmel)

“If you want to know how we feel about Mary, our Mother, spend a few minutes reflecting on one of the most beautiful prayers ever written, the Flos Carmeli.” – Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles


Merciful Like the Father

“God truly understands how difficult it is for us to be merciful and yet, He still asks it of us. Why?” – Carmelite Sisters OCD


Are We Really Listening?

“Listening doesn’t always mean using your physical senses. It also means listening with your heart, not just your ears.” – Sr. Mary Scholastica, O.C.D.

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