CV NEWS FEED // The Archdiocese of Los Angeles’s Office of Life, Justice and Peace announced that the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart will be this year’s recipient of the OneLife LA $10,000 service grant for their pastoral work in Los Angeles.
“We are filled with joy to award this year’s OneLife LA grant to the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles,” said Senior Director of the Archdiocese’s Office of Life, Justice, and Peace Michael Donaldson in a press release:
We recognize the tremendous gift that the Sisters have been to people of Los Angeles. The Carmelite Sisters and professional staff at Santa Teresita are truly dedicated to respecting all stages of human life. They have created an environment of care, support, and love for those they serve.
Archbishop José Gomez will present the grant to the Sisters on Saturday, January 20 in downtown Los Angeles at the tenth-annual OneLife LA.
According to the press release, “Thousands of supporters [will join the archbishop] to experience inspiring testimonials and performances at the 10th year anniversary celebration of OneLife LA, themed ‘10 Years Together as ONE.’”
“OneLife LA highlights the mission to unite communities and inspire positive action by celebrating the beauty and dignity of every human life,” the press release highlighted.
OneLife LA mission’s states that “every person has a sanctity and dignity that cannot be diminished by illness or disability, and cannot be limited by race, age, sex or social condition.”
“The Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles exemplifies the mission of OneLife LA through their pastoral work at the Santa Teresita Assisted Living in Duarte, California,” the press release stated:
What began as a tuberculosis sanatorium for young women and girls in the 1930s has transitioned into Santa Teresita’s Neighborhood of Care specializing in healthcare for seniors in assisted living.
Their mission is rooted in shared values and steadfast adherence to the ethical principles of the Catholic Church.
The Carmelite Sisters “are dedicated to the physical, spiritual, and relational needs of each resident and strive to provide the most homelike and supportive environment possible so they may thrive during their golden years,” the press release stated. “It is because of these steadfastly held principles that families throughout the United States have made Santa Teresita an option of choice for their loved one.”
OneLife LA 2024 will feature many speakers from a variety of backgrounds who will share their testimonies. Among the speakers are foster care advocate Amilyon Nelson, “Ave Explores” podcast host Katie Prejean, Vocations Director for the Diocese of Baton Rouge Fr. Josh Johnson, Catholic widow and father of six Jorge Giron, and podcast host Gloria Purvis.
For more information about OneLife LA 2024, click here.