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.

Sister Nirmala and the fight for a TB free India

Learn about Sister Nirmala’s work to raise awareness of the devastating health, social, and economic consequences of tuberculosis (TB) and her efforts to end the TB epidemic with the Coalition for Aids and Related Diseases.

Families belong together

Two Honduran refugee families were welcomed by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Pittsburgh. They will live on campus in the Stone House. Sister Linda is leading the effort with collaborators to assist refugee families.

A message from Sister Evelyn

So many precious memories revolve around my 75 years as a teacher. I still keep my students in my prayers and love reconnecting with them. I am writing today to ask you to help another teacher.

Volunteers continue Hurricane Harvey rebuilding efforts

Disaster Relief volunteers made a return trip to continue to assist the underserved population in the Southwest area of Houston that was devastated by Hurricane Harvey last August.

Guilty plea in deaths

Rodney Earl Sanders of Kosciusko, Mississippi, pleaded guilty today in the deaths of Paula Merrill, SCN, and Margaret Held, SSSF, and was sentenced to life without parole. The decision takes into consideration that Sisters Paula and Margaret opposed the death penalty.

Compassion for all families

The Sisters of Charity Federation of North America, support the U.S. Catholic Bishops’ statement that separating children from their mothers and fathers at the United States/Mexico border is immoral. Protecting the integrity of families is foundational for a healthy and just society.

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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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Catholic Sisters are dynamic and passionate, dedicated to diverse ministries and charisms, lived out in community.

Volunteer with the Sisters

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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Prayer is an important component in the life of the SCN Family. We welcome the opportunity to support you in prayer.

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.

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Private funds maintain operating costs so 100% of what you donate goes to the missions of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Flood relief by Sisters continue in Bakhtiarpur

People living on the banks of the Ganges river have no clean drinking water. Sisters of Charity of Nazareth continue to reach out to the flood affected people.

Mother Catherine’s new headstone is set at Nazareth

The new headstone is now set in the Nazareth cemetery at Mother Catherine’s grave. The inscription on the new piece reads, “This stone, erected December 23, 2017, anniversary of Mother Catherine’s birth, in 1793, is a copy of the original marble stone, which age and weather made illegible.” Video of the installation inside.

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.’

Sisters in Ministry: Belize

Since 1974, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth have been a friend to the people of Belize.

Sisters host six young women for Advent retreat

At the SCN House in Belize City last weekend, six young women gathered to take part in the Advent Retreat ­ “Waiting in Hope.”

Sister Chris speaks about her new role with LCWR on Great Day Live

“A woman vital to the growth of Louisville’s original Catholic school is getting a new job in D.C. Many of you may know her in the community, Sister Chris Beckett with Presentation Academy.”

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