Rediscovering His Peace

Rediscovering His Peace

Carmel LIGHTSBy Sister Timothy Marie Finally it was the time for MY personal retreat. Each weekend and often enough during the week, our retreat team provides the space and opportunity for people to slow down for a while and spend some quality time with God. Now it...
As the Wind Blows

As the Wind Blows

Carmel LIGHTSBy Sister Timothy Marie Hush! The wind is whistling softly through the trees of our Sacred Heart Retreat House. Today is an exceptionally clear day in early May. This morning my eyes drank in the beauty of the delicate white clouds dancing across a...
Beauty Unveiled . . and St. Joseph

Beauty Unveiled . . and St. Joseph

Carmel LIGHTSBy Sister Timothy Marie As February’s days slipped into eternity and March appeared just over the horizon, the Carmelite Sisters came together to pray for an end to our Southern California drought. For nine days we prayed to St. Joseph. February ended and...
Let Your Light Shine

Let Your Light Shine

Carmel LIGHTS By: Sister Timothy Marie, OCD There were a lot of candles in our Sacred Heart Retreat House Chapel on Sunday. It was Candlemas Day, the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord, and the World Day for Consecrated Life. Many thoughts ran through my mind as we...
Musings at the Beginning of a New Year

Musings at the Beginning of a New Year

Carmel Lights By Sister Timothy Marie The Carmelite Sisters at Sacred Heart Retreat House are richly blessed because we have so many retreats on our campuses. We walk on holy ground. People who visit our retreat house frequently remark about this. They say that our...
Prayer and the Wild Parrots

Prayer and the Wild Parrots

Carmel Lights By Sister Timothy Marie Remember Angelus (L’Angelus) the wonderful oil painting by the French painter Jean-François Millet, completed in 1859? The painting shows two peasants bowing their heads in prayer while working in their field to pray the...