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.

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.

Sister Swarupa speaks in the lead up to International Day of the Girl Child

Sisters are leading the conversation about gender equality in the lead up to International Day of the Girl Child. Students from Asha Kiran demonstrated the need to challenge and change discrimination existing in society.

Kentucky teen volunteers with Sisters in Nepal

Amit Adhikari, a senior at Covington Latin School, a co-educational Catholic college-preparatory high school in Covington, Kentucky, went to Kathmandu, Nepal, to volunteer with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth at their school for students with special needs.

Sisters of Charity of Nazareth provide calm and reconstruction after the storms

Sisters, associates and lay volunteers aid those in need, whether they are nearby (West Point is about 35 miles from the congregation’s motherhouse in Nazareth) or as far away as Belize, where they have made several trips to help build houses.

‘It’s a call to serve’

From humble beginnings at St. Thomas to an expansive outreach overseas, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth have for years had a global impact. Now, that international connection is further reflected in the new Central Leadership Team, which, for the first time, includes two members from India.

45 days of rain closes Marian School

Flood affected villagers struggle to keep their children in school after the onset of the 2018 tropical monsoon. Sisters had to close for two months when bridges and roads were washed away.

Sisters of Charity of Nazareth

Mission

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.

Vision

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth promote the dignity and equality of women and other oppressed people in Church and in society.

In Ministry

United States

Since 1812

India

Since 1947

Belize

Since 1975

Nepal

Since 1979

Botswana

Since 2000

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

News from the archives

Kentucky youth group builds home in Belize with SCN volunteer program

Fourteen members of St. Joseph Youth Group, in Bardstown, Kentucky, along with their adult leaders, Ellen Sprigg, Susan Brown and Felicia Rowe, assistant director of the SCN Lay Mission Volunteers, were commissioned during Liturgy at St. Vincent Church. The group then...

A House for Ramesh and Rosika

In this the “Year of Mercy,” Sisters in Dharan, Nepal, helped to build a house for a family.

Sister Trudy Foster moves ministry to Nazareth

Trudy Foster, SCN, enjoys being in the mix of people. In a soup kitchen or a Greyhound bus, what she enjoys most, is the people.

Water with Blessings

Sister Barbara Flores, SCN, and her willing assistant and partner in ministry, Celia Usher, piled 20 white buckets and 2 large bags of Sawyer Water Filters into their vehicle and set out toward the rural St. Margaret Village to what turned out to be a very blessed...

Join the Journey 2017

On a beautiful afternoon in Louisville, Kentucky, friend of the Congregation, Jean West welcomed 400 attendees to Join the Journey, a luncheon for the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. It was an opportunity to praise and thank those supporters who have blessed the SCN Congregation over the past 205 years. A day to fill all hearts with the desire to make a difference in the lives of family members, the community, the country and to the many cultures and peoples throughout the world.

Old St. Theresa Academy of Rhodelia — Gone but not forgotten

By Rev. Ronald Knott My Aug. 20, 2015, post about the dedication of the statue of Mother Catherine Spalding at the Cathedral and my connection to the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth triggered quite a few more memories. Father Bob Ray and I are from the oldest Catholic...

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