SCNs engage in bystander training

SCNs engage in bystander training

Last week the Justice Committees of the SCNs and Louisville Ursulines offered Bystander Training to the women religious and associates in the Louisville area.  The training was created by SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) because of the increased violence and...
Sister Betty honored for service

Sister Betty honored for service

Betty Fracchia, SCN, was recently honored for her work with the Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA). Sister Betty received MIFA’s E.J. Goldsmith Volunteer of the Year award. The award is given to a volunteer who exemplifies the dedicated, caring, and...
Vincentian Family Gathering

Vincentian Family Gathering

Over 200 members of the Vincentian Family gathered in San Antonio, Texas for the 2017 North American Vincentian Family Gathering held June 9-11. Several members of the SCN Family attended the event which focused on homelessness and immigration. Click here for...
2017 Jubilarians at Nazareth

2017 Jubilarians at Nazareth

“I am content if I can only be useful” – Catherine Spalding 2017 Jubilarians were honored today during a Celebration Liturgy at St. Vincent Church, Nazareth, KY. The Mass included a renewal of vows for the 21 SCNs honored for 55-75 years....
Sister Isa becomes US citizen

Sister Isa becomes US citizen

Today, May 25, Isa Garcia, SCN, became a U.S. citizen at a Naturalization Oath Ceremony held at the Romano Mazzoli Federal Building in Louisville, Kentucky. (In the photo: SCNs Eva Kowalski, Vice-Provincial Kay Glunk, Isa Garcia and Paris Slapikas.) To see more...

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: ‘Now we know their names’

Reprinted from the Kentucky Standard February 22, 2017 By Kacie Goode   Sister Pat Haley started the program with lyrics from a song “‘Pray together children. Don’t you get weary. There’s a great camp meeting in the promise land.’” Haley said. “The promise land...

Sister Margaret Retires

Margaret Willis, SCN, recently retired from her ministry at Assumption High School, where she has served since 1996. Sister Margaret also served in education at Bethlehem High School for 27 years as a math teacher and as principal. Here are her some of her words from...
Eternal Rest

Eternal Rest

After her sister passed away in February, Emily Nabholz, SCN, was approached by her nephew Tim Nabholz with an interesting way to honor her life. Before she died Teresa Rose Nabholz, SCN, made the decision to donate her body to the University of Louisville for...
Room in the Inn

Room in the Inn

“Never underestimate the power of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich” Father Charles Strobel, Founder, Room in the Inn Thirty years ago, Father Charles Strobel, pastor of Holy Name Catholic Church in Nashville, began handing out sandwiches from the back door of the...
Associates join Presentation Academy on mission trip

Associates join Presentation Academy on mission trip

In early April, SCN Associates Joetta Davis and Mary Gene Frank with SCNs Nancy Gerth and Maria Vincent Brocato accompanied eighteen Presentation Academy girls on a Spring Mission Trip to Appalachia. While there for four days they accomplished a variety of tasks in...
Belize Retreat

Belize Retreat

The Belize City sisters held a retreat this last weekend under the theme of “love one another as I have loved you.” The day started off with a welcome, overview and icebreaker by Barbara Flores, SCN. Maggie Cooper, SCN, then broke open the Sunday Gospel by...

Pittsburgh Sisters Celebrate Catholic Sisters Week

They have opened schools and universities. They have founded hospitals.  They have educated countless children and nursed the sick. They pray with us and pray for us. They advocate for social justice, provide social services, and care for our earth. They are leaders,...
Calculus and Rap Music: an Uncommon Sum

Calculus and Rap Music: an Uncommon Sum

Sr. Camille Panich, SCN, a Vincentian Academy faculty member, who teaches several advanced math courses has a new way to engage students in her Advanced Placement Calculus class.  She incorporates rap music into teaching a lesson on the Riemann Sum. The Riemann Sum is...
NO to Wage Theft: MIWJ Stands with Airport Workers

NO to Wage Theft: MIWJ Stands with Airport Workers

In 21st century USA, how would you feel to have to work ONE hour to feed your kids breakfast? Kim Bobo, (center) founder and founding Director of the national IWJ  (Interfaith Worker Justice; www.iwj.org/about/staff/kim-bobo), and research originator and author of...
Sister Trudy Foster moves ministry to Nazareth

Sister Trudy Foster moves ministry to Nazareth

Following a recent ESL tutoring session, Sister Trudy walked back home after helping a friend find his way to the nearest bus stop. Trudy Foster, SCN, enjoys being in the mix of people. In a soup kitchen or a Greyhound bus, what she enjoys most, is the people. Sister...