Couple simplifies to build homes for the poor

Traveling a road once tragic, two relocated retirees now toss starfish into the sea … one house at a time.

The soul of cycling

As life took Sister Chris various places beyond home and school, bicycling was only a childhood memory. Recently cycling has tapped into a sense of freedom, exhilaration, and wonder that she can only describe as being grace-filled.

Summer internship program at Nazareth

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth is offering a summer internship program for young adults in a variety of fields of ministries. Participants will be living with Sisters on the sacred ground that has been their home for over two centuries where they will be immersed in the ministries of the SCNs on the beautiful 245-acre Nazareth Motherhouse campus.

A home for the Ortiz family

Each day, the volunteers were surprised by the blessings received. Beautiful clear skies, extra help to clear the large bushes off the ground, and a young man named Andre to help guide the build made the group able to proceed each day with grace and determination.

Sister Pat returns to St. John Center

“To know that, when you leave, life and happiness and joy are being extended far beyond what it was because of what we were able to do with a group of people that live on the streets … that’s where I do believe I found my greatest life after the Eucharist.”

Sisters care for home-based patients and the terminally ill in Botswana

Pabalelong is a 10-bed inpatient facility based in Metsimotlhabe. The hospice is owned by the diocese of Gaborone and is administered by two sisters from the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Srs. Vinaya Chalil and Sunila Erumangalathu.

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.

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Vincentian Family of India

Vincentian Family of India

Nine members of the leadership of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth participated in the Vincentian Family of India annual gathering in Edapally, Kerala. The theme was “VinFam India 2020: Vincentian Family India Moving Forward”.

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Teresa Velloothara, SCN

Sister Teresa Velloothara (83), (formerly Sister Thomas Aloysius) a native of Alleppey, Kerala, passed away at Nazareth Hospital, Mokama on February 23, 2020, after a prolonged age-related illness.

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Pabalelong to be featured on national broadcast

Pabalelong to be featured on national broadcast

CSR Botswana is a 30-minute television program that looks at corporate social responsibility initiatives and projects that have been undertaken by the private sector in Botswana. They interviewed the staff and relatives of patients of the Pabalelong Hospice of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth.

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Grace Maria Saia, SCN

Grace Maria Saia, SCN, 91, was born in Helena, AR. She died at Nazareth Home, Louisville, KY, on February 19, 2020. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 68 years.

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The soul of cycling

The soul of cycling

As life took Sister Chris various places beyond home and school, bicycling was only a childhood memory. Recently cycling has tapped into a sense of freedom, exhilaration, and wonder that she can only describe as being grace-filled.

read more

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United States

Since 1812

India

Since 1947

Belize

Since 1975

Nepal

Since 1979

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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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Prayer is an important component in the life of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth.
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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.

Couple simplifies to build homes for the poor

Traveling a road once tragic, two relocated retirees now toss starfish into the sea … one house at a time.

From WFPL: Louisville has no public statues of women. That changes this weekend.

Louisville has numerous public statues honoring historical figures—presidents, civic leaders, explorers and athletes are all immortalized in various ways. By the measure of what they did to be commemorated, it’s a diverse group. But they have one thing in...

At Doors to Hope I felt at home from the first day I arrived

Part of the history of Noemi illustrates vitality, a determined spirit, great love for her family and confidence in the future.

A Transformed Life

SCN Associate Karen Schmitt says she never gave much thought to human trafficking. “It just hadn’t touched my life or the life of anyone I knew,” she says.

Live and volunteer at Nazareth

Young adults ages 18-25 may qualify for a six-week volunteer experience with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth living and volunteering at the Motherhouse campus in Nazareth, Kentucky.

Students volunteer as part of a cross-cultural partnership in Appalachia

“What a wonderful experience being with these young people from St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Bardstown. I was totally amazed at how hard they worked and how well they related to the people in Beattyville, Kentucky. Many of them want to stay connected to the SCN community. May God continue to bless them on their journey in life.”

Legacy Society

The SCN Legacy Society recognizes with gratitude those who have remembered the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in their estate plans.

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