Sister Kathleen named to Vatican leadership

Congratulations to Sister Kathleen Appler, DC, who is one of the seven women appointed by Pope Francis to the CICLSAL. The July 8 nominations, which include cardinals, bishops, and the superior generals of several male religious communities, breaks with past practice in including women.

Sisters welcome “the stranger”

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth urge compassion in response to the threat to deport millions of immigrants.

Compassion on the border

When the influx of asylum seekers reaching the United States – Mexico border increased, Sister Susan was sent by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth to offer assistance and “welcome the stranger.”

A ray of hope

During the past 24 years, more than 300 students of varying intellectual challenges have been trained. John was among those children who had multiple intellectual and physical challenges. He slowly, but surely, mastered the activities of daily living, all the while exhibiting his own special qualities of perseverance and confidence.

Thank you for changing my life

“Working with young people like Shannon gives me great hope for the future. Joining hands and hearts with others is the way we move forward in making our world a better place and witness to God’s love.”

Jubilee bells ring in Dharan

Give thanks to the Lord, for God’s love endures forever! The community in Dharan, Nepal, celebrate the golden and the silver jubilees of Sister Sunita Vayalipara and Sister Salomi Linda.

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Appreciation day for children in Nepal

The SCN "child friendly spaces" which began after the earthquake of April 25 in Nepal, came to a close on August 8.  SCNs Aisha Kavalakattu, Lisa Perekatt and Philomine Bading organized a closing ceremony for the children there. Sister Lisa gives the following account...

Event highlights green practices

The Sisters of Charity have committed to becoming a “zero waste campus,” meaning that everything is either compostable or recyclable and nothing is sent to a landfill.

As U.N. prepares for monumental year, advocates question new anti-poverty goals

For those who pay attention to the United Nations, this year is shaping up to be something of a milestone, with the last half of the year in particular taking pride of place for global significance. "2015 is going to go down as quite a year," said Sr. Jean Stoner, who...

Housing for those in need

In the northeastern hills of India, Sister Lilly loaded her jeep for the long trek to visit the site of a new home being built for a single mother and her three children.

SCN volunteers respond to tornado destruction in Holly Springs

The team traveled to an area that was devastated by the tornado that hit the night before Christmas Eve

Sisters and small Christian communities

Sister Helen and the catechist take classes inside the Church for around 50 children. Early in life, the young learn how to be a true member of small Christian communities by praying and serving together.

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