Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles

Main Number: 866-598-4389

Vocation Director

Sister Maria Goretti, OCD

Phone: 626-557-5816

920 E. Alhambra Road
Alhambra, CA 91801

Being at the service of the family for life… This philosophy is at the heart of the mission of the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles, a vibrant, thriving community of women dedicated to serving God’s people. It is a God-given mission, a mission of the heart, a mission of loving service, which overflows from each sister’s profound life of prayer.

Venerable Mother Maria Luisa Josefa of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Foundress of our Community, began her dream of uniting the spirit of Carmel with an active apostolate in her native Mexico in 1921. Ninety years later, 137 sisters follow in her footsteps. Our life is characterized by a life of prayer and union with God, a deep love for Jesus in the Holy Eucharist, and devotion to our Blessed Mother. Today we move forward together “Educating for Life with the Mind and Heart of Christ” through infant care to high schools, being “At the Service of the Family for Life”
through health and eldercare and “Fostering a Deeper Spiritual Life” through individual and group retreats.

Young women ages 18 to 35, with good physical and mental health, who desire to live a deep union with God through prayer, a strong fraternal life in community, and apostolic charity may seek entrance.


PO Box 4467
Washington, DC 20017-0467

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