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.

Eight Sisters make vows in Mokama

The convent chapel in Mokama looked colourful with the summer flowers from Mokama and from the Darjeeling Hills on the special occasion of the First Vows of Monica Tudu, Nitya Toppo, Prema Tudu, Ranjita Baa and Snehlata Murmu and the Final Vows of SCNs Anita Murmu (Sr.), Mukta Marandi and Ringemit Lepcha on May 12, 2018.

Celebrating lifetime commitment to religious life

Years of growing in the love of God and a deep desire to be messengers of God’s Love led Sisters Mary Bincy Joseph, Beronika Bilung, and Josephine Antony Mary make their perpetual vows on May 12, 2018, at Nazareth Convent, Chandapura.

Eight women enter the novitiate

On behalf of the Congregation, Philomena Kottoor, SCN, provincial, accepted eight pre-novices into the two-year novitiate program. Living in community, they have witnessed and learned the SCN way of life, the Charism, and experienced God’s personal love and calling.

Sister Carlette featured on Sacred Stories podcast

Bridges, both structural and virtual, connect us in ways that improve our lives. Listen to this story from Sister ­Carlette Gentle to hear how both types of bridges changed daily life for two women in Belize.

Aging Gracefully: Sisters featured in Louisville Magazine

Do nuns retire? Not really. Meet three centenarians still going strong in Nazareth, Kentucky.

Sister Chris runs the Kentucky Derby miniMarathon

Part of Louisville’s Kentucky Derby Festival excitement is the Kentucky Derby Marathon and miniMARATHON. This year Sister Chris Kunze participated in the race. She said it was an awesome experience

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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

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.

Take a virtual tour of Mother Catherine’s birthplace

Pleasant Hill, Mother Catherine’s birthplace, the historic home located near Pomfret, Charles County, Maryland, is currently listed on circaoldhouses.com. They have wonderful photos of the exterior and interiors of the old home.

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

Sister Dolores Greenwell, SCN

Looking at the pioneer dress of “Grandmother Nancy” — Mary Ann Downs Greenwell — one might think that this photograph is an early Sister of Charity of Nazareth posing with her family — without SCN headgear, that is. This picture, instead, is of family members of...

Sister Rose Howard: A Profile

Set your heart on integrity, true piety, faithfulness, love, endurance and gentleness.

Mother Catherine’s collection of letters give perspective on her life

Sister Mary Ellen Doyle supplements her definitive biography of the influential educator and humanitarian with this meticulously edited and annotated volume: Catherine Spalding — A Life in Letters.

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