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

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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Advent: Allowing Christ to Rest in Us

Advent…Allowing Christ to Rest in Us On the First Sunday in Advent, all over the world – in Los Angeles, in Rome, in Tibet – wherever Christians gather, in cathedrals and around kitchen tables, a single candle will be lit – the first candle of the Advent wreath. That single candle pierces the darkness. Hope

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What is a Charism? (Part II of II)

What specifically is the Carmelite charism and the charism of the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles? Find out in the conclusion of the two-part series on what a charism is.

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What is a Charism? (Part I of II)

What are charisms? And, who are they for? What does the Church have to say about them? Find out when the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles introduce this topic in this first post of a two-part series.

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