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.

At UN development meetings, sisters present pathways to eradicate poverty

Catholic sisters who represent their congregations at the United Nations shared best practices from their own programs and brought stories of what getting out of poverty really means for the people they serve.

Sisters to provide flood relief in West Point, Kentucky

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth disaster relief ministry visited West Point, Kentucky, located 25 minutes outside of Louisville, Kentucky. The area was hit hard by flooding after the Ohio and Salt Rivers reached historic levels.

Statement on gun violence

The most recent gun violence in Parkland, FL, reaffirms that America has a gun violence epidemic and gun violence is a complex issue with many areas of it needing to be addressed. We stand with many who grieve these deaths, pray with these families and work to support policies that reduce death and injury from gun violence.

Student recognized by Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Daniella has been going to Doors to Hope since she was in the third grade. Now at Noe Middle School, Daniella has been recognized by The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for her artwork.

Changing lives, empowering entire villages

Bibi is proud to have given an interview on BBC Radio about the positive changes for Muslim women in her village in Surkhet, Nepal, after joining the Sisters’ self-help group for women in 2008. “If this help had come to me earlier, what would I have become now?”


As we enter this holy season of Lent, we are called to reflect on the mysteries of life – the journey from life to death and back to life. May this time be grace-filled for you and may you experience a deepening of your faith. How is God revealed to you each day?

Sisters of Charity of Nazareth


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.


The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth promote the dignity and equality of women and other oppressed people in Church and in society.

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The Journey Magazine

Read the Congregational magazine highlighting Sisters and ministry stories from the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth around globe.


Am I called to be a Sister of Charity of Nazareth?

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.

Prayer Requests

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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

Serving people with joy

“Do you love God enough to serve His people with joy?” To a young girl this question stuck. Now, Alice O’Connell, SCN, serves people in one of the poorest counties in Pennsylvania. She does so with her compassionate presence. She does so joyfully.

In the Sisters, a child finds help

Lost and alone, suffering from a broken elbow, a young girl is found by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth.

SCN Students Learn Valuable Lessons About Service

Students of Nazareth School, Chandapura, Bangalore, went on a day of community service to Snehadaan, a community care centre for people living with HIV where provided is care, treatment & support for the sick, especially the marginalized. They were accompanied by...

Nazareth’s own ‘Iron Nun’

Recently Sister Lisa Polega completed her first sprint triathlon and she shares this reflection about how exercise has become a part of her spiritual journey.

Mississippi Healing

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Standing on the soil of appreciation, pre-novices bid farewell

Six pre-novices completed their pre-novitiate program in Chandapura, Bangalore, under the direction of Anice Vattukulam, SCN. The pre-novices took the initiative to bid farewell to everyone in Chandapura, especially to express gratitude to Sister Anice, Anima...

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