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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
Sister Pat Haley sings Old Gospel & Spirituals

Sister Pat Haley sings Old Gospel & Spirituals

Old Gospel & Spirituals by Sister Pat Haley The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth present this very special collection of songs from Sister Pat Haley. Sister Pat has selected nine gospel and spirituals to sing on this album recorded in Nazareth, Kentucky, at St....
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...
Meet Nohemi

Meet Nohemi

Nohemi cried every day. When she first arrived in Louisville, she was unable to help her three children with even simple assignments as they struggled at school. Beyond a few words, she could neither speak nor understand English. Like so many others who grow up in the...
St. Michael’s School Sports Day

St. Michael’s School Sports Day

On a cold Jan. 30, 2018 morning, after having a cold bath and without sweaters students of St. Michaels’s School, Sale, arrived early to see to the final preparation for the much-awaited sports day which was to begin at 11.00 am. Neatly dressed in their washed clean...
Volunteers head to Belize

Volunteers head to Belize

Volunteers from Kentucky, West Virginia and Ohio, were commissioned at Saturday’s liturgy at St. Vincent’s Church, followed by a day of orientation before they began their travels to Belize. On Sunday, Feb. 4, the group left for Belize to work in collaboration with...
Golden Jubilee celebration in Patna for Sister Susan

Golden Jubilee celebration in Patna for Sister Susan

Provincial House and Arunodaya Sisters along with Jane Karakunnel, SCN celebrated the golden jubilee of Susan Gatz, SCN, president, in Patna on Feb. 2, 2018, with an evening Mass, a short program and supper. With a jubilee song, the Temporary Professed Sisters danced...
Living closely with Mother Earth in Kutuderi Village

Living closely with Mother Earth in Kutuderi Village

Nazareth Health Center, the hostellers, and the SCN Sisters use clean energy in Kutuderi, a remote village in Latehar district of Jharkhand. They have a four kV (Kilovolt) solar power for pumping the water, refrigeration, and lighting for twenty-four hours a day. The...
Adolescent girls’ training in Kutuderi

Adolescent girls’ training in Kutuderi

Fifty-one Tribal, both Catholic and Sarna, Muslim and Scheduled Caste Hindu adolescent girl leaders from eight schools around Sale, Pakhripat, and Tutoli parishes gathered from Jan. 26 evening to 28 noon at Kutuderi health center to learn about the developmental and...
Navjyoti School wins 2018 football championship trophy

Navjyoti School wins 2018 football championship trophy

The Navjyoti School primary section won the NPABSAN championship trophy, medals, and certificates in football. Secondary school girls of Navjyoti came third and won a trophy, medals, and certificates as well. Congratulations to Navjyoti School! The National Private...
Jubilee celebration in Louisville

Jubilee celebration in Louisville

Here are some pictures that were taken at a Jubilee celebration in Louisville, Kentucky, on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. Several Sisters of Charity of Nazareth were celebrating. Archbishop Kurtz had the Mass followed by a reception. See more...