Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles
Main Number: 866-598-4389
Sister Maria Goretti, OCD
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.
The Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles were founded by Venerable Mother Maria Luisa Josefa of the Most Blessed Sacrament, who began her dream of uniting the spirit of Carmel with an active apostolate in her native Mexico in 1921. One hundred years later, 120 sisters follow in her footsteps. The Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles exist to stand in the presence of the living God, and with Mary, to make known to the world the love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. We strive to be Joyful (delighting in life as it is), Authentic (expressing and possessing our true self), Totally Given (trusting in Divine Providence and abiding in His will) and to possess a Family Spirit (sister among sister giving and receiving love). From our own life of prayer that flows into our service of the whole person, we accompany others through all stages of life through education, retreats, and healthcare in their experience and encounter of the personal love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
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.