AHHH!!!!! The Mouth of Truth. The Bocca della Verità is an ancient Roman marble disc with a relief carving of a man’s face. According to legend the face’s mouth closes if a liar sticks his hand in it. The sisters still have their hands, praise God! 

AHHH!!!!! The Mouth of Truth. The Bocca della Verità is an ancient Roman marble disc with a relief carving of a man’s face. According to legend the face’s mouth closes if a liar sticks his hand in it. 

The sisters still have their hands, praise God! 


Praised be Jesus Christ! Thought we’d give you a break from a long blog post today.  Although one important thing to note is that we had the privilege of attending Mass at Santi Dodici Apostol (the Church of the Twelve Apostles) and prayed near the tomb of Sts. Phillip and James the Lesser. Amazing! Below is our group of 12 sisters, representing 7 communities belonging to CMSWR with Father John Cush. Off to St. Peter’s tomorrow! God bless you!

From the Sisters’ facebook page on June 26, 2014

Praised be Jesus Christ! Thought we’d give you a break from a long blog post today.  Although one important thing to note is that we had the privilege of attending Mass at Santi Dodici Apostol (the Church of the Twelve Apostles) and prayed near the tomb of Sts. Phillip and James the Lesser. Amazing! Below is our group of 12 sisters, representing 7 communities belonging to CMSWR with Father John Cush. Off to St. Peter’s tomorrow! God bless you!

From the Sisters’ facebook page on June 26, 2014

Anonymous asked:

Why the Carmelites?

Good question! I’ve always had an attraction to the Carmelites. When I was younger, my sister went to a Carmelite high school. Where I lived, which Catholic high school you went to was kind of a big deal. Kind of like a sports team almost? Anyway the Carmelite school’s rival was the Dominican school, so I spent much of my 4th grade-7th grade years sure that I also wanted to go to the same school my sister went to because it was the best. I did get to go there for one year in eighth grade before I moved away to Virginia, and I absolutely loved my year there. 

So there’s always been an attachment, even if it wasn’t necessarily spiritual. I reconnected with my faith back in 2010, joined Tumblr a few years later and got deeper into the Catholic community on here, and I noticed that there were a lot of Dominicans, which is great!! But I thought, why not Carmelites? And so when my friend Catie made heckyeahorderofpreachers, I was inspired to make a Carmelite blog (old rivalries die hard? It’s funny because I don’t think Carmelites and Dominicans are traditional rivals like Dominicans and Jesuits but that’s okay). And the more I’ve run this blog, the more the Carmelite spirituality and way of life have touched me and inspired me spiritually.

So I guess that’s my lengthy, probably unnecessarily heavy on the exposition, backstory! I’d love to see blogs for all the religious orders one day too!   

Conversion story of a Candidate of the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles