Carmelite nuns in Sierra Nevada foothills seeking chaplain

Fourteen Discalced Carmelites in Georgetown, California, hope to fill position by March, benefits include use of a furnished house, a car, and a stipend "commensurate with his needs and/or our abilities"

Today I received a note from Mother Mary Bethany OCD, of the Discalced Carmelite Nuns in Georgetown, California (D. Sacramento). They need a new chaplain by March. I asked for some details and Mother wrote back: We are requesting a (reverent) Novus Ordo Mass, which most of our Sisters are used to.  Our Divine Office is in English also. Our chaplain would have the use of a … [Read more...]

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Carmelite from Kenya makes final vows

On the feast of the Immaculate Conception in San Rafael

The following comes from a Dec. 14 story by Christina Bray in Catholic San Francisco. Almost 100 people packed the chapel, hallways and vestibule of Mother of God Monastery in San Rafael on Dec. 8, the feast of the Immaculate Conception, to bear witness to the solemn profession of vows and veiling of Carmelite Sister Immaculate of Divine Providence and St. Therese. Sister … [Read more...]

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Carmelite Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Los Angeles attracting eager, college-educated women

They wear the traditional habit they've worn since Mother Lucita first arrived in LA from Mexico in 1927

Bucking the trend, some millennials are seeking a nun's life, and an Order in Duarte is attracting eager, college-educated women. They wear the traditional habit they've worn since Mother Lucita first arrived in LA from Mexico in 1927. The gowns are brown — symbolizing the humility of the Earth; white — a symbol of purity; and black — a symbol of death to the world with life … [Read more...]

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Churches worth driving to

St. Joseph Chapel, Santa Teresita Medical Center, Duarte

Name of Church St. Joseph Chapel, Santa Teresita Medical Center Address 819 Buena Vista Street, Duarte Phone number 626-359-3243 Mass times Mass is offered every day 6:15 & 9:30 a.m. Facility Santa Teresita is an assisted living facility for seniors operated by the Carmelite Sisters of the Sacred Heart, whose Motherhouse is in Alhambra. They wear the full … [Read more...]

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Carmelite spirituality infused into new pro-life movement

Vox Vitae camps this August in Alhambra

The following came to Cal Catholic from a June 7 email from one of our correspondents. Vox Vitae is a new Catholic pro-life  organization dedicated to educating people to be a voice for life. Vox Vitae’s inaugural event is a five-day summer camp, August 1-5, in at St. Therese Catholic Church and St. Joseph Campus in Alhambra. Catherine Contreras, president of Vox Vitae, … [Read more...]

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Marin Carmelites celebrate 50th Foundation Day

Former prioress Mother Dolores, 93, is sole survivor of the original founding sisters

The following comes from a November 10 Catholic San Francisco article by Christina Gray: Fifty years after Mother Dolores and a small group of pioneering Carmelite sisters arrived in a downpour on Nov. 24, 1965 to found the Carmel of the Mother of God Monastery in San Rafael, former prioress Mother Dolores, 93 – the sole survivor of the original founding sisters – wore an … [Read more...]

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Carmelite sisters bring dignity to the end of life

"The final years are a time to prepare for heaven"

The following comes from a June 11 article by Clara Fox in Angelus, the online newspaper of the LA archdiocese: Tom Wilson was self-sufficient well into his late 80s, until an allergic reaction to prescribed medications left him in need of an assisted living facility. He initially was moved into a secular, for-profit facility. “It became apparent very quickly that it … [Read more...]

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Young carmel reflects historic connection for nuns

"From the first minute, it was like a beautiful dream"

The following comes from a March 23 Catholic Voice article by Michele Jurich: The Carmel of Jesus, Mary and Joseph is coming up on its third anniversary in the Diocese of Oakland, but the Order of Discalced Carmelites has a history in the area that dates to the Mexican Revolution when the intrepid Mother Luisita brought her sisters to safety in California. A small band … [Read more...]

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Churches worth driving to

Church of the Holy Innocents, Long Beach

Name of Church Holy Innocents Address 425 E. 20th Street, Long Beach CA 90806 Phone number (562) 591-6924 Website www.lbcatholic.com Mass times Saturday vigil, 5 p.m. Sunday, 7 a.m. (Spanish), 9 a.m. (on the 4th Sunday this Mass is offered in the Extraordinary form), 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. (Spanish), 2 p.m. (Spanish). Tuesdays & Thursdays at 6:30 a.m. in English; … [Read more...]

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Lean into the wind

The following comes from an Apr. 8 posting on Hometown-Pasadena.com. We were introduced the other day to Sister Timothy of the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles who make their home in Alhambra. We admit we were caught off guard when told that they are releasing their new CD Lean Into the Wind. CD? Singing nuns? And the answer to both is … [Read more...]

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