Hidden Room

Hidden Room

By Sr. Jeannine Marie, O.C.D. “You must build a little cell within your soul as I do. Remember that God is there and enter it from time to time, when you feel nervous or you’re unhappy. Quickly seek refuge there and tell the Master all about it.” – St Elizabeth of the...
My Mission within the Mission

My Mission within the Mission

By: Sister Noella, O.C.D. The Mission of the Sacred Heart Retreat House is “to promote a deeper spiritual life among God’s people.” Who are “God’s people”? These are the very persons God has placed in front of me, behind me or next to me. It might be a co-worker,...
The Healing Power of Silence

The Healing Power of Silence

By: Sister Meredith, O.C.D. “Silent? Me?” That’s often the response I get when I invite people to our weekend silent retreat.  It comes with a shake of the head and a nervous laugh.  I get it.  As a Carmelite Sister, I have felt that feeling bordering close to fear...
Sacred Heart Retreat House Welcomes NET Ministries

Sacred Heart Retreat House Welcomes NET Ministries

The Carmelite Sisters welcome the National Evangelization Teams (NET Ministries). The new partnership began on July 2016, with NET’s new California Regional Office at the St. Joseph Campus. NET Ministries challenges young Catholics to love Christ and embrace the life...
10 Reasons To Go On Retreat

10 Reasons To Go On Retreat

Dear Sister, Can you answer a question for me?  Why do people need or even want to make a retreat? I’ve never understood that, given the wonderful options I have right here at home through my parish, and, of course, the vast array of media opportunities we...
Breath of Spring  May 2016

Breath of Spring May 2016

Breath of Spring is a yearly inspirational luncheon sponsored by the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles at the Saint Joseph Campus of Sacred Heart Retreat House. This event begins with an outdoor rosary, followed by a delicious lunch and...