2018 Super Raffle

Thank you to all who entered the 2018 SCN Super Raffle. The drawing will be held today, Aug. 24, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. EDT in Nazareth, Kentucky. Watch the live drawing here starting at 12:30 p.m. EDT.

The Mass of Christian burial for Julia Clare Fontaine, SCN, will be today, Feb. 27, at 10:30 a.m. (EST).

Watch the live webcast here.

Justice for rural laborers

When an outcast community had their basic rights trampled on, the women took action. Sister Joel Urumpil is in ministry with a women’s group in Karmali Village who are standing up to an illegal mining operation.

Sisters prepare hurricane response

This year has been especially hard for communities dealing with tropical storms and hurricanes. The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth plan to help.

Faces of Hope

Faces of hope. We see them every day at Doors to Hope, our ministry for women and immigrant families. Each one has a unique story. The common element is the desire and determination to make a better life for themselves and their families.

Hospice participates in study

Pabalelong Hospice participated in a study on aging, frailty, and resilience in Botswana. Sisters addressed issues faced by the elderly in the country and the lack of policies and legislation to safeguard their rights.

Season of Creation

From Sept. 1 to Oct. 4, Christians around the world unite to pray and care for creation. It’s the “Season of Creation,” and it’s happening from Nazareth to Mokama, Botswana to Belize. Religious communities rooted in Kentucky have created a video of stories about caring for the Earth.

International Day of Peace

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on Sept. 21. It is a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. This year the focus is on the Right to Peace.

Sisters of Charity of Nazareth

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth are an international Congregation in a multicultural world. Impelled by the love of Christ, in the tradition of Vincent de Paul and the pioneer spirit of Catherine Spalding, Sisters and Associates are committed to work for justice in solidarity with oppressed peoples, especially the economically poor and women, and to care for the earth. They risk their lives and resources, both personally and corporately, as they engage in diverse ministries in carrying out this mission.

 

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United States

Since 1812

India

Since 1947

Belize

Since 1975

Nepal

Since 1979

Botswana

Since 2000

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Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, we invite lay women and men to a cross-cultural partnership with people, especially the oppressed, economically poor and marginalized, primarily in the areas in which Sisters, Associates and/or members of the Sisters of Charity Federation are called to mission.
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Social Justice

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth are committed to social ministry that includes charity and systemic change. The Office of Social and Environmental Justice emphasizes systemic change that is rooted in the Gospel and directed by the Congregation.

A chance to experience God’s peace

Camp Maria Retreat and Conference Center in southern Maryland offers children and adults the chance to experience God’s peace on the beauty of Breton Bay. Foster children reunite with siblings, veterans gather for support, siblings of cancer patients unite for a week of fun and homeless find shelter during select winter months.

Open doors for immigrant families

Doors to Hope provides support for women, children and immigrant families through advocacy, tutoring, and English as a second language classes.

Interventions for a better life

In southern India, Sisters Beena and Joicy improve the lives of women, children and the tribal population by providing legal and social work services. They help address issues of domestic violence, child protection, workplace violence, inadequate housing and educate and support women advocating for basic human rights.

Shine your light

Many lives are brightened as hope takes root through Sister Manisha’s empowerment program. She and her staff address existing challenges through education, empowerment, guidance, a listening ear, and support.

A chance to earn a living

Sister Gracy helps migrant workers in southern India register for labor cards so they can receive training and secure a steady job, enabling them to care for their families, become integrated into the society and live a life of dignity.

Sangeeta’s life was changed

Young women, like Sangeeta, learn skills, find employment and support themselves and their families through the Nazareth Social Work Center in Sokho, India.

Time and space apart

In the midst of the chaos of life, everyone needs time and space apart occasionally to rediscover God’s presence. Nazareth Retreat Center offers space and opportunities for spiritual reflection in a holistic approach which reverences the human spirit and all of creation. Your support will help this ministry continue to be a place of peace in our world.

Reaching out to 50 villages

Sisters in Shapur, India support tribal women and youth in 50 surrounding villages. They promote the education of girls and address issues of sanitation, human trafficking, and gender equality. They help women form self-help groups, conduct school health programs and provide career counseling. Following recent floods, our Sisters waded through waters to provide necessary support to villagers whose homes were flooded.

Educating a growing student population

Navjyoti School in Surkhet, Nepal, recently built a new school building to accommodate the growing number of students. Your support will help provide the needed furnishings to ensure a quality education for more than 650 students in Nepal.

News from the archives

Report on hurricane repairs from Catholic Public Schools, Belize

A significant amount of repairs have been accomplished and most of the catholic schools will be ready for scheduled first school day.

‘I am, because you are’

“I am, because you are” is an African proverb. It expresses the idea that personhood involves being part of a web of relationships. We are all dependent on each other.

Entrance to pre-candidacy in Belize

Please join the Sisters in welcoming Elisa and keep her in prayers as she journeys through this time of discernment.

A non-formal coaching center for Musahar community

Irresponsibly regarded by many as the lowest “untouchable” caste, Sisters are working for social justice with the Musahar people.

Three years after Nepal earthquake, rebuilt village approaches sustainability

Sister Aisha is happy that with the help of Navjyoti staff she could bring about an attitudinal change in the people; they now decide what is best suited to their conditions and situations.

60 girls, three Sisters and one home

“Out of ‘hard times’ the girls share common values and learn to appreciate the life and opportunities they have. They know they are ‘cared for and cared about’ by the Sisters. They now can dream of possibilities.”

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