Republic Day 2017

Republic Day 2017

Republic Day at Mokama Nazareth Academy On the 68th Republic day of India, Sangeeta Ayithamattam, SCN, vice president, chief guest, hoisted the Indian flag at Nazareth Academy, Mokama on Jan. 26, 2017. She urged the students to keep their surrounding and the...
Out of Many, One

Out of Many, One

SCNs Ann Whittaker, Anne Marie O’Shea, and Tess Browne were deeply touched by the loving hospitality they experienced at the (ISBCC) Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center. They write, “We were among 2,600 participants at the assembly, ‘Out of...
Prayers for Elections

Prayers for Elections

The Sisters of Charity Federation members at their recent meeting committed themselves to joining in prayer and fasting for wisdom and discernment as the U.S. moves toward the national elections. As a Congregation, and as a collective of Congregations, we feel...
Lenten Appeal

Lenten Appeal

Lenten Appeal The Lenten Season calls us to fast, to pray and to give alms so that we become more like Christ. As Lent leads us to Easter, we are reminded that signs of hope and new life always abound and surround us. As the Season of Lent approaches, we recall that...
Living Independently in Full Existence officially opens

Living Independently in Full Existence officially opens

Congratulations to Carlette Gentle, SCN, on the official opening of LIFE ministry for the elderly in Belize City and blessing of the van provided by generous donors to the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. Sisters and friends gathered together for the grand...
Advent — Dec. 24, 2015

Advent — Dec. 24, 2015

2 Sam. 7:1-5, 8-12, 14, 16; Ps. 89:2-5, 27, 29; Lk. 1:67-79 REFLECTION “Should you build me a house to dwell in? …It was I who took you from the pasture and from the care of the flock to be commander of my people Israel…” 2 Sm 7:5, 8 Waiting is hard.  Patience...
Advent — Dec. 23, 2015

Advent — Dec. 23, 2015

Mal. 3:1-4, 23-24; Ps. 25:4-5, 8-10; Lk. 1:57-66 REFLECTION “Show me your ways, Yahweh! Teach me your paths! I wait all the day long for you.” Ps. 25:4-5 Much of our lives are spent in waiting. Parents wait for the birth of their child. We wait for a letter/email from...
Advent — Dec. 22, 2015

Advent — Dec. 22, 2015

1 Sm. 1:24-28; 1 Sm. 2:1, 4-8; Lk. 1:46-56 REFLECTION “I asked Yahweh for this boy and God granted me my request. Now I give him to Yahweh, for his entire life is given to God.” Sm. 1:27-28 Hannah, and later Mary, made the ultimate sacrifice as parents. They freely...
Advent — Dec. 21, 2015

Advent — Dec. 21, 2015

Zeph. 3:14-18; Ps. 33:2-3, 11-12, 20-21; Lk. 1:39-45 REFLECTION “Shout for joy, O Zion; be glad Israel! Rejoice with all your heart Jerusalem!” Zeph. 3:14 “Joy” is the theme that runs through both the readings for today. Mary immediately, after the Annunciation, set...
Advent — Dec. 20, 2015

Advent — Dec. 20, 2015

Mi. 5:1-4; Ps. 80:2-3, 15-16, 18-19; Heb. 10:5-10; Lk. 1:39-45 REFLECTION “God, here I am! I have come to do your will.” Lk. 10:7 Each Advent calls us to steadfast hope in the promises of God. Luke today brings together the two mothers-to-be so that both might praise...
Advent — Dec. 19, 2015

Advent — Dec. 19, 2015

Jgs. 13:2-7, 24-25; Ps. 71:3-4, 5-6, 16-17; Lk. 1:5-25 REFLECTION “Be my rock of refuge, a stronghold to give me safety for you are my rock and my fortress.”  Psalm 71:3  Whenever I think of the great mountains throughout our world, I recall my journeys to the high...
Advent — Dec. 18, 2015

Advent — Dec. 18, 2015

Jer. 23:5-8; Ps. 72:1-2, 12-13, 18-19; Mt. 1:18, 25 REFLECTION “Behold, the days are coming, declares Yahweh, when I will raise up for the house of David a righteous branch, who will reign as a true ruler and act wisely, and do what is just and right in the land.”...
Advent — Dec. 17, 2015

Advent — Dec. 17, 2015

Gn. 49:2, 8-10; Ps. 72:1-4, 7-8; Mt. 1:1-17 REFLECTION “Teach your chosen one to govern your people rightly and bring justice to the oppressed. The mountains will bring the people peace and the hills justice!” Ps. 72:2-3 Now the Church begins the Great O Antiphons....
Advent — Dec. 16, 2015

Advent — Dec. 16, 2015

Is. 45:6-8, 18, 21-25; Ps. 85:9-14; Lk. 7:18-23 REFLECTION John sent two disciples to Jesus to ask “Are you the one who is to come?” Jesus replied “Tell John what you have seen and heard.” Jn. 7:18, 22 Encounters are made with the patients we visit in the hospital,...
Advent — Dec. 15, 2015

Advent — Dec. 15, 2015

Zep. 3:1-2, 9-13; Ps. 34:2-3, 6-7, 17-19, 23; Mat. 21:28-32 REFLECTION “But the just cry out, and Yahweh hears, and saves them from all their troubles. Yahweh is close to the brokenhearted and rescues those whose spirits are crushed.” Ps. 34:17-18 The Readings for...
Advent — Dec. 14, 2015

Advent — Dec. 14, 2015

Nm. 24:2-7, 15-17a; Ps. 25:4-9; Mt. 21:23–27 REFLECTION “The oracle of one whose eye sees clearly . . . , who hears the words of God, who sees a vision from the almighty. . .” Nm. 24:4, 16 Today we are constantly bombarded by texts, tweets, Facebook, cell phones and...
Advent — Dec. 13, 2015

Advent — Dec. 13, 2015

Zep. 3:14-18; Is. 12:2-6; Phil. 4:4-7; Lk. 3:10-18 REFLECTION “Rejoice in God always! I say it again: Rejoice! Let everyone see your forbearing spirit. Our Savior is near. ” Phil. 4:4 Today’s readings explicitly highlights the word “rejoice” with a special invitation...
Advent — Dec. 12, 2015

Advent — Dec. 12, 2015

Zec. 2:14-17; Jdt. 13:18-19; Lk. 1:39-49 REFLECTION “Shout aloud and rejoice, people of Zion! I am coming, I will make my dwelling among you, says God.” Zec. 2:14 Have you ever been an “Ishkatay? ” It’s quite an honor, but one that also bears a specific...