Obituary of Rebecca Rodenbaugh, SCN

Rebecca Rodenbaugh, SCN, 100, a native of Tutwiler, MS, died at Nazareth Home, on Monday, Monday, May 15, 2017.  Sister had been a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 79 years. Sister Rebecca served as a grade school teacher in Memphis, TN and in Louisville at...
Entrance to novitiate in Mokama

Entrance to novitiate in Mokama

View more photos. Basanti Lakra, SCN, Provincial, accepted the ten Pre-Novices, Filomina Bhengra, Joy Baxla, Jyoti Tudu, Monica Hansdak, Nicola Lepcha, Priya Toppo, S. R. Jharna Rani Mallick, Salima Ekka, Salma Lepcha and Swastica Kiro into the two-year Novitiate...

Marie John Kelley, SCN

Marie John Kelley, SCN, 90, a native of South Boston, MA, died at Nazareth Home, on Monday, May 8, 2017. Sister had been a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 66 years. Sister Marie John served as a grade school teacher in Ohio, Tennessee, Maryland, and...
SCN disaster relief team responds

SCN disaster relief team responds

At least thirteen people have died and dozens more injured as severe storms have brought flooding and tornadoes to Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas recently. The SCN Disaster Relief team traveled on Monday, May 8 to Durant, Mississippi, the community served...
A light for others

A light for others

Jayan, her name has been changed for this story. Jayan, 13, had been a bright student, well loved and admired by all in her school. She had dreams of being a well-educated person in her village. Life took a drastic turn in her life on the day her family failed to...
SCN scholarship changes a life

SCN scholarship changes a life

Originally published in The Journey magazine Vol. I, 2017 SCN Bicentennial scholarship recipient A smiling young woman, Jennifer Carprio, received a life-changing award, Barbara Flores, SCN, presented her with a scholarship, as her grade school principal, one of many...

Michael Anthony Wilson, SCN

Michael Anthony Wilson, SCN, 81, a native of Louisville, Kentucky, died at Nazareth Home, on Monday, May 1, 2017. Sister had been a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 60 years. Sister Michael Anthony served as a teacher in Louisville at St. Patrick and St....
Sister Martha Discher: An Interview

Sister Martha Discher: An Interview

Interviewed by Sister Paschal Maria Fernicola, 2016 My father, Louis J. Discher, was of German background. He, his father and his brother created a store on Market St. in Louisville, Kentucky, called “Geher and Son”. Eventually, the whole family was involved in this...
Married at 11, a story of hope, strength, and determination

Married at 11, a story of hope, strength, and determination

Riya, today, whose name has been changed for this story, with her two sons. Musunuru, India When 11-year-old Riya dropped out of grade five in the year 1993, little did she realize that her life was about to change drastically. Her family believed in the tradition of...
SCN volunteers help a family in Appalachia

SCN volunteers help a family in Appalachia

Easter is a time for hope and new life. This is just what 10 SCN Lay Mission Volunteers from Michigan and Kentucky gave to a family in the Appalachia region. These volunteers ventured with Sister Luke Boiarski to Beattyville, Kentucky, where they worked in...
Sister Agnes Mary Deley: An Interview

Sister Agnes Mary Deley: An Interview

Sister Agnes Mary on August 15, 1951, the day she entered the novitiate Interviewed by Sharon Cecil, June 21, 2016 John C. and Anna E. Deley were born in Slovakia in Eastern Europe where John was in the European Army. They married and their first daughter was born on...
Charity at High Altitude

Charity at High Altitude

Sangsay village in West Bengal, India, is remote and beautiful. The Earth’s highest peaks tower in the backdrop as you move around the area at 4,000 feet above sea level. Traveling here is described by Deena Vazhaparampil, SCN, as “a real risk-filled...

Margaret “Mag” Riggs, SCN

Margaret “Mag” Riggs, SCN, 69, a native of Lebanon, Kentucky, died at Nazareth, Kentucky, on Saturday, April 15, 2017. Sister had been a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 34 years. Sister Mag lived in Belize from 1982-1983 where she served in a local parish....

Mary Loretto Krimple, SCN

Mary Loretto Krimple, SCN, 88, a native of Paducah, Kentucky, died at Nazareth Home, Louisville, on Friday, April 7, 2017. Sister had been a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth SCN for 68 years. Sister Mary Loretto served as a teacher in elementary education in...
After storm comes to Nazareth, SCN volunteers respond

After storm comes to Nazareth, SCN volunteers respond

View more photos. Today SCN volunteers were hard at work cleaning the cemetery after a storm hit the Nazareth campus. Many trees came down, windows were broken, and some places on the Motherhouse roof took on water. The SCN lay mission volunteers are used to...
Trafficked girl child rescued by Navjyoti Center

Trafficked girl child rescued by Navjyoti Center

Amrita, a 15-year-old girl studying in class seven in a local school had lost her father three years ago. Her mother is hearing impaired and uses sign language to communicate. Amrita has one younger brother who is studying. They have no land of their own. Their family...
Sister Miriam Walter Celebrates 70th Anniversary

Sister Miriam Walter Celebrates 70th Anniversary

See more photos. Sunday, March 26, was a day of joy and surprises for Sister Miriam Ann Walter, SCN, as she celebrated 70 years of religious life. Mass for her intentions was offered at the Cathedral of the Assumption in Louisville, Kentucky. Sister Rochelle Marie...
Sister Charlotte Gambol: An Interview

Sister Charlotte Gambol: An Interview

(Sister is referred to by both her baptismal name ‘Leona’ and her religious name ‘Charlotte’ in this story.) Sister Charlotte Gambol feels close to Mother Catherine Spalding because they share a very similar childhood. Like Mother Catherine, Charlotte lost her mother...

Memorials and Honoraries

Jan. 01, 2017 – March 31, 2017 PRINT THIS LIST AS A PDF — MEMORIALS ALBERTA ABELL, SCN Loretta A. Taylor PAULINE ABELL, SCN Loretta A. Taylor SARA ANN ABELL, SCN Loretta A. Taylor ELOISE ADAMS Linda E. Dean MR. ALBERT Carol Rogers, SCN NARDINE AQUADRO, SCN Anita...