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.

Sisters and Bihar women rise up for Indian daughters’ safety

Catholic religious women joined more than 25,000 people of Bihar to undertake 72 hours of fast to demand security for the daughters of India.

SCN Super Raffle

Win $20,000 in the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Super Raffle. 3,000 tickets are available at $25 each. The drawing to be held on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. in Nazareth, Kentucky.

Small village gains second education center

In Nepal, Sisters recently opened their second education center in Koshi Gaupalika. The purpose is to educate children who are not enrolled in any school. Parents are happy that their children now have a place of learning.

Sisters lead a rebuilding effort in West Point after flood

In the enclosed video, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth disaster relief ministry are responding to 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 flood levels.

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.

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.

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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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United States

Since 1812

India

Since 1947

Belize

Since 1975

Nepal

Since 1979

Botswana

Since 2000

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

News from the archives

Ministry to migrant workers

After many months of unceasing contact and interaction with migrant labourers and officials in the northern region of the Kerala State in India, Sister Gracy Thombrakudy, SCN, and Rev. Immanuel, SJ, have successfully obtained labour cards for three migrant workers...

SCN Volunteers visit West Virginia to help with flood relief

The floods have been called the worst in a century for portions of the state.

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....

Navjyoti Center students win bocce competition

View more photos Two of Navjyoti Center's students in Kathmandu, Nepal, won first and third prizes in a bocce competition organized by the regional Special Olympics of Nepal in Kirtipur, Kathmandu, on June 20, 2015. Bocce is an Italian game. The basic principle of the...

Sister sees the Pope in Washington D.C.

See what Sister Brenda Gonzales says of the historic moment.

Sister Carlette thanks Conway Heaton for assistance in Belize ministry

Sister Carlette Gentle is in ministry in Belize City to help seniors with their daily lives. Transportation is the biggest obstacle. That is about to change thanks to the overwhelming financial support shown by donors. With a new van, Sister Carlette will now be able...

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