Saturday, July 20, 2013

May God continue to bless the Carmelite Sisters!

On the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (July 16) the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles had two sisters make their first professions and four young women enter into the novitiate.

See the slideshows for the first professions and entrance into the novitiate on their website!

I can tell you from personal experience that these are a group of wonderful, faithful women who are a true blessing to the Church. All four of my children attended the preschool that they used to have here in the Antelope Valley. The witness of these dedicated disciples who always wore a habit and a smile even in the 100+ degree heat of the Mojave desert was an inspiration to me and was an instrumental part of my journey from catechumen to clergyman. There is no way that God could ever reward them enough for the blessings that they have brought to me and my family.

So, Te Deum Laudamus on on their new growth:

First Professions
Sister Gianna, OCD
Sister Maria Goretti, OCD

New Novices
Gabriela Batres (now Sister Maria Augustine of the Holy Family, OCD)
Cygnet Custodio (now Sister Anita Mary of the Blessed Trinity, OCD)
Melissa Ponce (now Sister Luisa Graciela of the Holy Eucharist, OCD)
Noemy BaƱuelos (now Sister Marianna of the Heart of Christ, OCD)

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