Sister Shirley Nugent: A Profile

Sister Shirley Nugent: A Profile

Sister Shirley Nugent was born on June 28,1932 at Brighton, Massachusetts. Her mother, Mary Nugent, resided at Dedham, Massachusetts as did Shirley, her sister, Maureen, and her maternal grandmother. Her maternal uncle, Daniel Nugent, and his family were a significant...
Celebrating Earth Day

Celebrating Earth Day

Sisters and other SCN Family members participated in the Louisville Earth walk Saturday morning at Iroquois Park. The event’s goal is to celebrate the planet and raise awareness about ways members of the community can take steps to create a more sustainable city. In...
SCNs create signs of support

SCNs create signs of support

Sisters gathered in Louisville on April 19 for pizza and sign making for the upcoming immigrant and refugee vigils. The vigils will be held on April 24 and May 8 from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. on the sidewalk outside Nazareth Home in Louisville. Bad weather will move the...
A walk amongst native spring wildflowers

A walk amongst native spring wildflowers

Take a walk with the director of Ecological Sustainability, Carolyn Cromer, as she looks at native spring wildflowers around Nazareth campus. Ephemeral wildflowers are an early spring treat in moist woodlands and lawns. These short-lived plants take advantage of...
A call to serve in Mississippi

A call to serve in Mississippi

The tragic deaths of Sister Paula Merrill, Sister of Charity of Nazareth, Kentucky, and Sister Margaret Held, School Sister of St. Francis, Milwaukee, who had served in Durant and Lexington for so many years, was the Providential sign leading the Daughters of Charity...
Kallanode mission continues to care for the elderly

Kallanode mission continues to care for the elderly

A second camp for the elderly in Kallanode mission was held on April 14, 2018, by the SCN community under the leadership of Sister Sheela Palamoottil, in collaboration with the parish administration. Sister Joicy Joy (advocate), the resource person, educated the...
However Long the Night

However Long the Night

This is the story of what was learned by the Leadership Conference of Women Religious during a six-year crisis (2009-2015). A high-ranking and very powerful Vatican office suddenly and very publicly confronted the organization with forceful questions and negative...
Sister Maria Palathingal: A Profile

Sister Maria Palathingal: A Profile

I was born on May 26, 1943 in a devout Catholic family: child of my loving parents Ouseph and Annakutty Palathinga. We lived at Kondanga village and were members of St. John Baptist Church, Munnumurry parish, Trichur district and Diocese in Kerala. We were eight...
Vigil held for immigrants & refugees

Vigil held for immigrants & refugees

Yesterday afternoon, as hundreds of cars drove by, a group of 15 SCNs, Associates and friends gathered along the entrance to Nazareth Campus. The group held signs offering prayerful support for immigrants and refugees. The signs read “Compassion for...
Rainbow Jubilarians celebrate at Nazareth

Rainbow Jubilarians celebrate at Nazareth

Rainbow Jubilarians were honored this week at Nazareth. A special Mass included recognition of each individual Rainbow Jubilarian and a Renewal of Vows. Mass was followed by a delicious dinner, desserts and gifts. To read the reflection from Mary Elizabeth Miller,...
Archival Center Open House a Success

Archival Center Open House a Success

The Archival Center’s Open House at the Motherhouse this weekend was a success! The staff would like to thank everyone who came out to the archival exhibit about the Sisters’ response to major disasters. Dozens viewed the display in O’Connell Hall and...
Sewing ministry for Sisters of Charity of Nazareth

Sewing ministry for Sisters of Charity of Nazareth

There is a great need for children’s’ dresses and clothing in some of the areas served by the SCN lay mission volunteer program, Appalachia, New Orleans, Belize, Montana, and disaster relief areas. A group led by associate candidate and volunteer, Elaine...
Change in School Administration in Barauni

Change in School Administration in Barauni

April 9, 2018 was a historical day for SCNs in Barauni, as St. Joseph’s School turned a new leaf in its journey. The new academic year began with a change in the medium of instruction and leadership. Rev. Father Kevin Charles took over the helm of the school in the...
Nazareth Archives hosts Open House – SCN Disaster Response

Nazareth Archives hosts Open House – SCN Disaster Response

Mother Catherine Would Have Gone – SCNs Respond to Disaster: Nazareth Archives hosted an exhibit and presentation on the SCN response to major disasters on Saturday, April 7, from 12 noon-4 p.m. The exhibit featured materials highlighting SCN disaster response from...
Sisters make use of text enhancement device

Sisters make use of text enhancement device

In 2018 Sisters at the Nazareth Motherhouse have been reaping the benefits of a high definition desktop video magnifier with text-to-speech capabilities. This allows Sisters with impaired vision to have printed text clearly read allowed to them. Sister Peggy Vogelwede...
Sister Dorothy Dolak: An Interview

Sister Dorothy Dolak: An Interview

When my maternal grandmother came from Slovakia, she wanted to live near a church that had a school with sisters for her children. She settled in Donora, Pennsylvania where the Vincentian Sisters of Charity were missioned at Saint Dominic parish. I was blessed to be...

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