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Sisters respond to the needs of COVID-19 patients

Three Tertians of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth share their life and mission in responding to the needs of COVID-19 patients at Nazareth Hospital, Mokama.

Cicada spotting at Nazareth

Millions of Brood X cicadas are emerging across the United States. The first cicada sighting at Nazareth has occurred. Sister Kelly O’Mahony shares this shot taken on May 29, 2021. Have you spotted your first cicada yet?

Ambitious vaccination drive begins

Sister Jessie Saldanha is helping to coordinate an ambitious vaccination clinic in Karnataka. As head of the department of pharmacy, Sister Jessie and her staff at the St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences, along with the leadership of the Community Health Department medical fraternity, assisted in coordinating the vaccination drive in the light of the wave of COVID-19 pandemic currently ravaging India.

Sisters volunteer with COVID patients

Sisters Hema Santhosa, Prashanti Mandapati, Alisha Anthony daringly volunteered to give their service to the COVID-19 affected patients for a week in St. Philomena and St. Martha Hospitals respectively. They were deeply touched by the experience. They share the following reflections.

Vows taken in Mokama

On May 22, 2021, at Nazareth Convent in Mokama, Sisters made commitments to their sacred religious vows, entering into a process of living out the values of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in lives based on poverty, chastity, and obedience.

Five enter the novitiate in Mokama

During a meaningful prayer service conducted by Sisters Suchita Kullu and Swarupa Rani, five pre-novices, Komal Kushum Kujur, Paulina Murmu, Rajnima Soreng, Ritika Lakra, and Usha Murmu were accepted into novitiate by Sister Philomena Kottoor, provincial pf Patna Province on May 20, 2021. 


Reunion of friends

Reunion of friends

The Pittsburgh SCNs were treated to a festive luncheon by the Benedictine Sisters on Wednesday, June 9th. The party was originally scheduled around Thanksgiving of 2020 but had to be canceled due to the up surge in the virus.

Sister Paschal teaches Spanish

Sister Paschal teaches Spanish

Sister Paschal Maria Fernicola is thrilled to be teaching other Sisters at the Motherhouse how to speak conversational Spanish in a class she hosts every Thursday in the dining room. Muchas gracias Sor Paschal!

Sisters enter into pastoral ministry in Kenya

Sisters enter into pastoral ministry in Kenya

Sisters Vinaya and Philo have been visiting Catholic families in outstations as they begin this new chapter for the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and enter into pastoral ministry in the Kenya mission.

Musings of a Nature Lover

Musings of a Nature Lover

Sister Sarita Manavalan has compiled her poetry into a booklet and would like to share it here in digital form. The poems are reflections on herself, social issues, nature, and the world.

Nazareth 5K

Nazareth 5K

The support for the virtual Nazareth 5k has been tremendous. Take a look at our gallery of supporters who have already submitted photos. And it’s not over yet. Registration to complete the course at Nazareth or 3.1 miles wherever you are is open through Sunday.

Sister Mary Anne Burkardt: A Profile

Sister Mary Anne Burkardt: A Profile

Sister Mary Anne is so grateful to her Sisters in religion for the opportunities she has been given in education and in ministry.  She has literally seen the world through her travels as an SCN.  Even more than for the opportunities given, “I want to express my deepest gratitude for all of the personal care and concern of our leaders and the care and concern for my well-being, both spiritual and physical, that has made me – with God’s grace – the person I am today.”

Vows taken in Mokama – Video

Vows taken in Mokama – Video

See the video of the first and perpetual vows in the Patna Province celebrated on May 22, 2021, in Mokama.

Empowering domestic workers at a critical moment

Empowering domestic workers at a critical moment

Sister Saroj Kumari meets with domestic workers to empower and educate. The women gratefully responded as she gave an awareness program on the new government schemes which were recently issued by the Maharashtra Labor Welfare Board. This is to help women understand domestic labor laws and to encourage them to take the COVID-19 vaccine for their safety.

Loretta Weller, SCN

Loretta Weller, SCN, 97, (formerly Mary Hugh) was born in Newport, Kentucky. She died June 2, 2021, in Nazareth, Kentucky. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 66 years. Sister Loretta served as an elementary education teacher and principal at Our...


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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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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Ecological Sustainability

Recognizing the interrelatedness of all creation, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth’s mission includes the commitment to care for Earth. Sisters are committed across the Congregation to address the destruction of natural resources and the ecological and environmental crisis.

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.

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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