Nepal water project

It’s been almost three years since this dream project started. Soon it will be complete so people in this Nepali village may enjoy their right to safe drinking water.

Lending a helping hand

Sister Luke embarked on a very local volunteer effort by assisting the grounds department at Nazareth where she lives. She enjoyed mowing the grass during her youth and still enjoys it today.

SCN volunteers begin work on men’s shelter

Volunteers for the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth are helping renovate a men’s shelter in Bardstown. “We are blessed to be working with the local community, getting volunteers back in action, and ultimately helping to provide a temporary home for those in need.”

Entrance to the pre-novitiate

After the successful quarantine period of 18 days in Chandapura, 10 candidates of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth were received into the pre-novitiate.

A renewal of vows

On July 18 Sister Judy Donohue made renewal of her vows in with the surrounding local community in Louisville, Kentucky. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a small prayer service was held.

A reflection on cycling

Sisters Chris Kunze and Sister Lisa Polega will ride for Cycling with Sisters on Sept. 11, 2020. Cycling with Sisters is a series of bike rides in which Catholic Sisters, friends and neighbors share a pilgrimage of cycling, friendship and prayer.

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.

News

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous communities already face a host of challenges, and the unfortunate present reality is that the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are worsening these challenges further still. Sisters in Chaibasa conducted an awareness program about the challenges and difficulties faced by indigenous people.

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Charity during a pandemic

Charity during a pandemic

Sister Lucy Puthukkatt helps children when they are sick with homeopathic medicine. She is also making homemade sanitizer with aloe vera to give to villagers. “It is one way we can help during this coronavirus pandemic,” says Sister Lucy.

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Nepal water project

Nepal water project

It’s been almost three years since this dream project started. Soon it will be complete so people in this Nepali village may enjoy their right to safe drinking water.

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Remodel begins to create men’s shelter

Remodel begins to create men’s shelter

“Sisters have volunteered (at Bethany Haven) for many years,” Sprigg said, so when the volunteer program was approached about helping with the renovation, it was a welcomed opportunity.

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Junior Sisters gathering in Bangalore

Junior Sisters gathering in Bangalore

Amid COVID-19 concerns, Sister Beena Chirackal, director of the junior sisters in Bangalore, was successful in her efforts to assemble the junior Sisters in Chandapura for their annual gathering

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Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan

Feast of the Protection Knot: Every year on a particular date in India, specifically the Northern States this feast of brother-sister relationship is celebrated.

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Patricia Hill, SCN

Patricia Hill, SCN, 88, (formerly Sister Patricia Marie) was born in Louisville, Kentucky. She died on July 28, 2020, in Nazareth, Kentucky. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 68 years.

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Global Ministries

United States

Since 1812

India

Since 1947

Belize

Since 1975

Nepal

Since 1979

Botswana

Since 2000

Kenya

Since 2020

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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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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.

Join the Journey – A South India Story

Jean West, reflects on her journey to India with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth

Meet Nohemi

Like so many others who grow up in the poverty of a developing country, Nohemi yearned for a better life and was willing to work very hard to achieve it. After making the difficult trip to the United States, she immediately began working two jobs as she and her husband raised three children.

Nepal’s unequal disaster aid response

Two women walk past the remains of a collapsed house in northeastern Nepal. After the April 25 earthquake, Nepal's single women have faced particular difficulties. (Photo by Prakash Mathema/AFP) This is an excerpt from an article in The Union of Catholic Asian News....

Meet Sister Helen Glidden

Sister Helen Glidden, who had the name Sister Mary Thomasine before Vatican II, was born in 1925 in Lynn, Massachusetts to Henry Thomas and Mary Ann McGovern Glidden.

A retired pilot and a nun recall life’s journey

BY Ruby Thomas, Record Staff Writer Ninety-three-year-old Jane Ralston is a pioneering female pilot. Her Presentation Academy classmate, Sister of Charity of Nazareth Margaret Hohman, 92, took part in the 1973 Paris peace talks to end the Vietnam war. But as the two...

A flourishing rural school

St. Mary’s High School is one the best schools in the locality every year, nearly 600 students.

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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