EC Meetings – Feb. 17, 2018

EC Meetings – Feb. 17, 2018

The Executive Committee meeting began with a creative Prayer/Reflection our vision for the earth by Sr. Barbara Flores, SCN. Amrita Manjaly, SCN chaired the session. More photos. The Patna Province Report was presented by Sisters Philo Kottor and Amelia Moras. Sr....
Changing lives, empowering entire villages

Changing lives, empowering entire villages

Bibi (46) is proud to have given an interview on BBC radio about the positive changes of Muslim women in her Muslim village Basti, Bhelghari in Surkhet, Nepal. After having joined one of the self-help groups in 2008 initiated by the Navjyoti SCN Sisters and being part...
EC meeting – February 16, 2018

EC meeting – February 16, 2018

EC meeting started with a creative Prayer/Reflection by Amelia Moras, SCN. Mary Elizabeth Miller, SCN, chaired the session. See more photos. EC approved the Ministry Fund committee’s recommendations for funding. The Bangalore Province Report was presented by Amrita...
Sister Ann Kernen: An Interview

Sister Ann Kernen: An Interview

I, Sister Ann Kernen, was born on October 18, 1931 to Pauline Dorothy Taylor and Ernest L. Kernen. I was the youngest of five children. My siblings were: Jean, Ernie, Leonard and Joyce. Ernie was killed in World War II at age nineteen, and our siblings, Jean and...
Blessing and dedication of CHI Memorial Hospital Georgia

Blessing and dedication of CHI Memorial Hospital Georgia

Judy Raley, SCN, participated in the blessing and dedication of CHI Memorial Hospital Georgia on Feb. 6. This event marked the extension of the mission of CHI Memorial to a hospital, surgery and cancer center in North Georgia. Larry Schumacher, CEO of CHI Memorial,...
Catholics at the Kentucky Capitol

Catholics at the Kentucky Capitol

On Feb. 13, as part of the Catholic Conference of Kentucky’s, Catholics at the Capitol, Joetta Venneman visited Senator Jimmy Higdon and Representative Chad McCoy on issues related to the death penalty, the educational scholarship fund, and providing appropriate...
Executive Committee Meetings – Feb. 15, 2018

Executive Committee Meetings – Feb. 15, 2018

Executive Committee Members: SCNs Susan Gatz, Sangeeta Ayithamattam, Brenda Gonzales, Mary Elizabeth Miller, Philomena Kottoor and Amrita Manjaly. Extended Executive Committee Members: SCNs Barbara Flores, Sharon Gray, Beena Chirackal and Amelia Moras. Gathered in...
Graduation of pre-school children in Gaya

Graduation of pre-school children in Gaya

At Nazareth Pre-School in Gaya, 150 children had their graduation ceremony on Feb. 15, 2018. They marched behind the principal of Nazareth Academy, Sister Sophia Joseph, Sister Mary Kadaparampil, vice principal, and the teachers, with a lit lamp in their hands. Sister...
EC Prayer Day

EC Prayer Day

Photos of our first day of EC, a day of prayer, at a Benedictine monastery about an hour from Chandapura. pic.twitter.com/ozW2NaqFgb — Sister Susan Gatz (@susangatz) February 14,...
The PLT and boards of India Provinces meet in Bangalore

The PLT and boards of India Provinces meet in Bangalore

The Inter Province PLT and Board meetings were held from Feb. 9, 2018, to Feb. 11, 2018, at Nazareth Convent, Chandapura, Bangalore. The two and half day meeting had Sisters Susan Gatz, the president, and Sister Sangeeta Ayithamattam, vice president as facilitators....
Funeral liturgy – Laurine Dichtel, SCN

Funeral liturgy – Laurine Dichtel, SCN

The Mass of Christian Burial for Laurine Dichtel, SCN was held at St. Vincent Church at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, February 12, 2018, with burial following in the Nazareth Cemetery. A video of the liturgy can be found here:...
Volunteers bless home in Belize

Volunteers bless home in Belize

Sister Sarah Geier and a group of volunteers built a house in Belize this week and blessed the home today. Nem, who serves as a cook for groups through Hand in Hand Ministries, is the recipient of the home and she worked alongside the volunteers. Sister Luke, director...
Inter-province meetings

Inter-province meetings

Inter-province meetings get underway in Nazareth Convent, Chandapura, Bangalore with the formators getting together from February 7 – 9, 2018. The team met with Sisters Susan Gatz SCN, President and Sister Sangeeta Aiyathamattam, Vice President on the morning of...
Sabitri’s transformation

Sabitri’s transformation

A class IV school dropout, Sabitri Dhakal produces three thousand kilograms of mushrooms and earns a substantial earning from the sale of honey. Coming in contact with the Navjyoti Sisters in Surkhet and joining one of its farming cooperatives, Sabitri was able to...
Teresa Velloothara, SCN: An Interview

Teresa Velloothara, SCN: An Interview

During World War II, Chacko Thomas and Elizabeth Velloothara lived at Mullackal Junction, close to the seashore in Alleppey. I, Kochuthresiamma Thomas, was born on January 2, 1937, and was baptized as Teresa at Holy Cross Forane Church in Pazhayangady parish. They...
Collective Farming in Nepal

Collective Farming in Nepal

The shareholders of the Naretapar agricultural multipurpose cooperative at Korke Village in Surkhet, Nepal, have undertaken community farming for access to government loans to purchase farming equipment, seeds and manure with a subsidy and to attract funding agencies....
New Motherhouse Coordinators Team

New Motherhouse Coordinators Team

The new Motherhouse Coordinators Team was blessed during Mass today at St. Vincent Church, Nazareth, KY. Jenny Hicks joins Janice Downs, SCN and Kelly O’Mahony on the team, replacing Ann Margaret Boone, SCN. Jenny previously served as the administrative...
‘Our Lady of Divine Grace’ Shrine Feast in Mokama

‘Our Lady of Divine Grace’ Shrine Feast in Mokama

On the annual feast of ‘Our Lady of Divine Grace’ Mokama, thousands of people from all walks of life and religious affiliation thronged to the Shrine on Feb.4, 2018. From 6.00 am to 4.00 pm four Masses were offered for people to participate according to their...