1927, during the murderous anti-Catholic reign of Mexican president
Plutarco Elias Calles, Mother Luisita and two members of her
Carmelite community cast off their religious habits, donned secular
clothes, trembling all the while, started out on a perilous flight
from the brutal, atheistic government intent on killing them.
their forced exile nor those death squads broke these brave nuns,
suddenly thrust into the barren American Southwest. For in addition
to the meager possessions they carried with them, they bore deep
within their hearts a confident love of Jesus as well as a devotion
to that principle by which Mother Luisita had directed their steps:
God will Provide!”
in a strange land they were now… but not for long!
Luisita’s beautiful, prayerful presence soon won these nuns friends
and patrons in America, where she and her companions continued their
mission. In the decades since then, Mother Luisita’s communities
have brought comfort and hope to countless sick and suffering, lost
and downtrodden souls who have discovered the liberating truth in
Mother Luisita’s words: “For greater things you were born!”
these pages, you’ll read the moving story of Mother Luisita’s
heroic adventures and learn her secrets of holiness. It’s a story
that will renew your confidence in the loving protection of God,
strengthen your spirit, and – as Mother Luisita’s secrets of
holiness did for her and her spirit, and – shield you from
temptation and deliver you from evil.