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...
Sisters pronounce perpetual vows in Bangalore

Sisters pronounce perpetual vows in Bangalore

SCNs in Bangalore celebrate the perpetual vows of sisters Sisters Jansel and Josephine Arul pronounced their perpetual vows on May 6, 2017 at Nazareth Convent, Chandapura in the presence of SCNs, Priests, religious from other congregations and their family members. In...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Crossing The Border

Crossing The Border

A Grassroots Connection A couple years after Hurricane Katrina made landfall in New Orleans in 2005, then vocation directors, Sister Luke Boiarski for the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and Sister Jovita MacPherson for the Sisters of St. Martha, joined other Charity...
Editorial: Learning about SCN can offer inspiration

Editorial: Learning about SCN can offer inspiration

The Kentucky Standard Editorial Board Recently, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth marked National Catholic Sisters Week by offering tours of Nazareth and sharing their stories. Not only did they talk about the origins of the organization, they shared their personal...
Reconstruction work in progress at Jhamire Village

Reconstruction work in progress at Jhamire Village

About 23 months after the devastating earthquakes in Nepal, people are fully engaged in rebuilding their homes even now. All 47 homes at Jhamire Village were destroyed in the killer quakes of 2015. People of Jhamire had good homes for themselves and their cattle. They...
‘I am, because you are’

‘I am, because you are’

“I am, because you are” is an African proverb. It expresses the idea that personhood involves being part of a web of relationships. We are all dependent on each other. Navjyoti Center in Kathmandu, Nepal, truly embodies this African proverb in their daily...
The Calling: Becoming a Sister late in life

The Calling: Becoming a Sister late in life

By Kacie Goode | The Kentucky Standard Flowers one of Nazareth’s newest SCNs Sr. Marie Flowers described herself as a “church nerd” growing up. “I had always been very involved in the church,” she said. “I sang in the choir for 20-something years” and could recall...
A very special cake

A very special cake

On Saturday, March 11, a former resident of St. Thomas-Vincent Children’s Home, Jerome Mudd, and his family, came for an early celebration of Sister John Ann’s 100th birthday. Jerome was at the Children’s Home when he made his first communion. Sister John Ann baked...