Venerable Mother Lusita

Where in the World is Carmel?

Photography © by Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles

An interesting question in more ways than one! And one that requires some thought. Just to clear up any confusion right at the beginning, Carmel doesn’t mean the delicious, sweet, sticky candy. That is caramel, with a different spelling and three syllables! The word Carmel is of Hebrew origin and means a “garden, orchard, or park.” So, would we be […]

Where in the World is Carmel?

Photography © by Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles

An interesting question in more ways than one! And one that requires some thought. Just to clear up any confusion right at the beginning, Carmel doesn’t mean the delicious, sweet, sticky candy. That is caramel, with a different spelling and three syllables! The word Carmel is of Hebrew origin and means a “garden, orchard, or park.” So, would we be […]

The Holy Spirit – The Principle of Unity throughout Scripture

"Pentecost" (Detail of Mary) by Jean Restout

by Sister Benedicta Marie, O.C.D. Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles The principle of unity throughout scripture is the Holy Spirit. The Pentecost Sequence, Veni Sancte Spiritus, describes this sanctifying – and therefore unifying – role of the Spirit of Father and Son: Bend the stubborn heart and will; Melt the frozen, warm the chill; Guide […]

Daily Catholic Quote from Venerable Mother Lusita

Venerable Mother Lusita

“He is the companion of my exile, He is the bread for my journey, and He will follow and sustain me until my arrival to the port of bliss.” (Venerable Mother Lusita) Please help us in our mission to assist readers to integrate their Catholic faith, family and work. Tell your family and friends about this article using both the […]

The Holy Spirit – The Principle of Unity throughout Scripture

by Sister Benedicta Marie, O.C.D. Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles The principle of unity throughout scripture is the Holy Spirit. The Pentecost Sequence, Veni Sancte Spiritus, describes this sanctifying – and therefore unifying – role of the Spirit of Father and Son: Bend the stubborn heart and will; Melt the frozen, warm the chill; Guide […]

Invited Into His Eucharistic Presence

Photography © by Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

by Sister Mary Ignatius, O.C.D. Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles We are called to love and to be loved – this is the essence of heaven. Mother Luisita, foundress of the Carmelite Sisters, has left us a few precious spiritual notes. For those of us who love her, notes seem too few and far too […]