Fourteen young women enter pre-novitiate program in Bangalore

The rain clouds descended heavily upon Bangalore on May 20, bringing down the mercury levels and along with it a respite from the intense heat of summer. Nazareth Convent, Chandapura, Bangalore geared up with excitement to welcome candidates.


Sisters pronounce perpetual vows in Bangalore

‘For everyone present, it was a moment to celebrate the brave decision of these young sisters to be signs of God’s love to the world.’


Sisters make their perpetual vows at ‘Motherhouse’ of India

‘Your community and God depends on you to complete your mission. God has placed God’s Spirit within you.’


SCN disaster relief team responds

Clean up begins in storm-ravaged Durant, Mississippi


A light for others

With the Sisters, Jayan has found absolute joy in being a crusader against child marriage. She strives each day to educate at least one family on the evils of child marriage.


SCN scholarship changes a life

Jennifer, a young woman in Belize, received the scholarship to attend high school from the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. Without this award, her education would have likely ended after grade school.


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.


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

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From the archives


Doors to Hope — Creating a vibrant learning community

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Serving people with joy

“Do you love God enough to serve His people with joy?” To a young girl this question stuck. Now, Alice O’Connell, SCN, serves people in one of the poorest counties in Pennsylvania. She does so with her compassionate presence. She does so joyfully.


Sister Paris make perpetual vows

Sister Paris Slapikas made perpetual on Saturday, June 13, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. in Saint Vincent de Paul Church, Nazareth, Kentucky. View photos Sister Paris through the years with the Sisters of Charity of...

Sister Julia Clare Fontaine

This short biography is drawn from several earlier interviews that Julia Clare Fontaine, SCN, has already given and from a recent visit Maria Vincent Brocato, SCN, had with her in her small, neat apartment “on the hill” near Nazareth Home. All the interviews are rich...

Sister Marina shines her light

Marina Thazhathuveettil, SCN, is a committed mobile health provider to the sick who are in remote villages around Dharan, Nepal.


Ministering to remote Nepali villages after earthquakes

Children smiled and welcomed Sisters into their village. SCNs Aisha Kavalakattu and Suchita Kullu visited Koshidekha, a village which is supported by the Sister of Charity of Nazareth's Navjyoti Center in Kathmandu, Nepal. The team visited Jhyamire and two "child...

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