Lovers of the Holy Cross Los Angeles

Main Number: 310-516-0271

Vocation Director

Sr. Christen Nguyen, LHC

Phone: 714-548-6205

1401 South Sycamore
Santa Ana, CA 92707

The first community of the Lovers of the Holy Cross was founded in Vietnam by a French missionary, Bishop Pierre Marie Lambert de la Motte, in 1670.

The Lovers of the Holy Cross of Los Angeles was established in 1992 in the United States. The sisters who minister in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the Diocese of Orange, and the Diocese of San Bernardino, are committed to imitating Jesus Christ Crucified through a life of contemplation, sacrifice, and service. They build up the local Church and society with concern for the suffering, especially women and children, in the areas of healthcare, education, and social work.

The spirituality of the Lovers of the Holy Cross is embodied in their love for Jesus Christ Crucified on the Cross by accepting one’s own cross and serving others, with a strong conviction that “in my flesh, I am filling up what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ on behalf of His body, which is the Church.” (Col 1:24)


PO Box 4467
Washington, DC 20017-0467

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