For Sisters Anne Marie O’Shea and Ann Whittaker in Brockton, Massachusetts, the practice of gardening has provided a powerful avenue for community and peacebuilding. In line with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth’s goal to grow a more locally-grown plant-based diet and to grow more kitchen gardens, Sister Anne Marie and Sister Ann share how their community motivated them to garden and how their garden allows them to live more sustainably.
Sister Vinaya Chalil and Sister Philomina Hembrom are pictured here with members of the Association of Sisterhood in Kenya. The Association of Sisterhood in Kenya is well organized at the national level. The National AOSK organizes various programs for the Sisters including interreligious formation programs. The organization functions at the Diocese and Denary levels.
Sister Carolyn Wilson was honored today for her years of service as director of transportation. SCNs and friends who were gathered for Mass in St. Vincent Church raised their hands in blessing.
The second batch of retreatants in Bangalore Province, 12 in all, concluded the “Contemplative Engagement Retreat on SCN Constitutions- Conversion in a Community Of Mission” on July 20, at Chandapura. They are grateful for all the prayerful support during their five-day retreat.
Prem Ashray operated by the Jaan Foundation in collaboration with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, one of the buildings of the Catherine Spalding Center in Ranchi was host to COVID-19 relief. The Ranchi Archdiocese continued its works of mercy during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has affected all sections of society. At the SCN site, near the Ranchi Railway station area, dry rations were distributed to over 100 workers of the railway station.
Father Antony Rebello, SVD, (pictured above) a great friend of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth has been appointed as the Bishop-elect of the Diocese of Francistown, Botswana. He has helped us in the development of our missions, especially in Metsimotlhabe. He also is a member of our SCN welfare association.
In Bethel, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth novitiate celebrated its “Tin Year” of foundation on July 18, 2021, with gratitude and gladness. It was indeed an opportune moment to create a platform for the novices to reflect the providence of God in the past and gratefully remembered those who helped them shape their lives in a community of mission.
Ann Carol Mann, SCN, 83, formerly Sister Joseph Andrew, a native of Louisville, Kentucky, died July 16, 2021, at Nazareth Home, Louisville. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 58 years.
Congratulations to the eight Sisters from the Patna and Bangalore Provinces who completed an 18-month certification program in Spiritual Direction under the direction of Sharon Gray, SCN!
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.
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.
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.