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

Keeping Faith Alive During Life’s Dark Nights (Part IV of IV)

Keeping Faith Alive During Life’s Dark Nights (Part IV of IV) Editor’s Note:  In Part I, we saw how faith is a response to revelation, how it penetrates the veil of the ordinary, and how it is essential to our relationship with God. In Part II, we considered the general patterns of growth which we

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Keeping Faith Alive During Life’s Dark Nights (Part III of IV)

Keeping Faith Alive During Life’s Dark Nights (Part III of IV) Editor’s Note:  In Part I, we looked at how faith is a response to revelation, how it penetrates the veil of the ordinary, and how it is essential to our relationship with God. In Part II, we considered the general patterns of growth which

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Keeping Faith Alive During Life’s Dark Nights (Part II of IV)

Keeping Faith Alive During Life’s Dark Nights (Part II of IV) Editor’s Note: In Part I, we looked at how faith is a response to revelation, how it penetrates the veil of the ordinary, and how it is essential to our relationship with God. Today, we will examine general patterns of growth which we experience.

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Happy Father’s Day to all Fathers! Bless Our Priests!

Editor’s Note: To our heavenly Father and our earthly fathers: Dads, Grandpas, Godfathers, Foster Fathers and Stepfathers a very Happy Father’s Day…and a special Father’s Day greeting to all our priests, all our spiritual fathers, from all of us here at spiritualdirection.com.  We offer you this beautiful reflection from the Carmelite Sisters of the Most

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Keeping Faith Alive During Life’s Dark Nights (Part I of IV)

Keeping Faith Alive During Life’s Dark Nights (Part I of IV) When you come to the edge of all the light you know, and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen: There will be something solid to stand on or you will

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Freedom in Christ

Jesus is Asking You… (Part IV of IV)

Jesus Is Asking You… (Part IV of IV) Either He Rose From the Dead…Or He Didn’t Excerpts from the Weekend Retreat Talks of Father Stash Dailey Editor’s Note: In Part III, we reflected on seeing and living life with resurrected eyes, the reality of Jesus for all humanity, and what makes us Christian. In today’s

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Jesus is Asking You… (Part III of IV)

Jesus Is Asking You… (Part III of IV) Either He Rose From the Dead…Or He Didn’t Excerpts from the Weekend Retreat Talks of Father Stash Dailey Editor’s Note: In Part II, we examined Christ’s question today and the impact of the Resurrection. Today, we will reflect on seeing and living life with resurrected eyes, the

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Jesus is Asking You… (Part II of IV)

Jesus Is Asking You… (Part II of IV) Either He Rose From the Dead…Or He Didn’t Excerpts from the Weekend Retreat Talks of Father Stash Dailey Editor’s Note: In Part I, we looked at the question that Jesus is asking, where Jesus meets us and the fact that He comes to us every day at

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Jesus is Asking You… (Part I of IV)

Jesus Is Asking You… (Part I of IV) Either He Rose From the Dead…Or He Didn’t Excerpts from the Weekend Retreat Talks of Father Stash Dailey   “Who do you say that I am?” This theme could be gleaned from the words taken from the sixteenth chapter of St. Matthew’s Gospel. But it could also

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Into the New Year

Into the New Year This year, I’m getting a running start! I’m going to shoot into the New Year like a cannonball! Each New Year’s Eve, I find myself a bit introspective. Something about the mystery of time gets me thinking. Another year has passed. Another year is sealed in which scores of events and

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