A very special 40th birthday present

A very special 40th birthday present

On Jan. 15, Sister Carlette Gentle celebrated her 40th birthday but not with the usual cake and celebration. The constant rains in Belize had washed away the paint and made the house look worn and covered with mildew. The SCN Center in Belize City needed a...
Taking Christmas to seniors

Taking Christmas to seniors

In Belize Living Independently in Full Existence (LIFE) aims to improve the quality of life of seniors living in the Southside of Belize City. On this day, LIFE would have had its annual Christmas party, but because of COVID-19, they could not gather. Instead, Sister...
Update from LIFE

Update from LIFE

Sister Carlette Gentle is now back in Belize and at home after quarantine. She returned to working at LIFE with seniors of Belize City. “Now more than ever we are trying hard to assist the seniors on Southside during this time of the pandemic,” she says....
Happy Independence Day to Belize

Happy Independence Day to Belize

On Monday, Sept. 21, Belize celebrates the 39th anniversary of Independence. St. Martin de Porres Parish in Belize City celebrated this occasion with an intercultural liturgy today. You can view the video of the liturgy here, or below. —
45 years in Belize

45 years in Belize

Today is Sept. 1. For the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, this is a big day-Belize Foundation Day! When Mike Oliver, SJ, realized he needed the help of more sisters, Jim Short, SJ contacted the SCN Superior General, Barbara Thomas. As a result, 45 years ago, in 1975,...
Pastoral support in southern Belize

Pastoral support in southern Belize

Sister Higinia Bol’s ministry collaborates with St. Peter Claver Parish in Punta Gorda, Toledo District, Belize. The Toledo District is the southern-most district of Belize, bordering Guatemala. Her ministry with the parish involves pastoral presence, including...
Read the latest issue of The Journey

Read the latest issue of The Journey

In this issue of The Journey, you can read more on our Kenya initiative, as well as other stories that flow from our engagement in other parts of the world. The inspiring stories of Sisters Margaret Lillian Davenport, Blanche Correia, and Rose Plathottathil, will give...
A Day of World-Wide Solidarity and Prayer

A Day of World-Wide Solidarity and Prayer

Prayer for Laetara Sunday March 22 The UISG (International Union of Superiors General) has designated Sunday, March 22 as a Day of Worldwide Solidarity and Prayer for those impacted by the pandemic. We are invited to join in this plea for an end to suffering and death...
Seton Hill University volunteers

Seton Hill University volunteers

It was a historic partnership for the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill and the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. Sister Luke Boiarski and Sister Chris Kunze facilitated an orientation in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, for students and teachers of Seton Hill University. They...
Sister Carlette in Global Sisters Report

Sister Carlette in Global Sisters Report

Q & A with Sr. Carlette Gentle, improving life for the elderly in Belize From the Global Sisters Report by Soli Salgado Though she is pursuing a master’s degree in the United States, Sr. Carlette Gentle, left, a Sister of Charity of Nazareth, Kentucky, has...
Couple simplifies to build homes for the poor

Couple simplifies to build homes for the poor

Cindy and Mark Rhonemus have been working with Sister Luke Boiarski and the volunteer program of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth for many years. They have been on seven volunteer trips and to Belize for four home builds over those years. Good Life Magazine in...
Sister Higinia leads catechists in Toledo District

Sister Higinia leads catechists in Toledo District

St. Peter Claver Parish, Punta Gorda, Belize commissioned 13 catechists. After nine months of intensive training these men and women received their certificates to work in their respective village churches. These catechists came from 12 villages in the Toledo...
A home for the Ortiz family

A home for the Ortiz family

Volunteers for the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth returned to Nazareth, Kentucky last week. The group was rewarded a well-earned respite after three consecutive home builds completed in Belize with varying volunteers giving of their time and talents. The last home...
Las Flores volunteers

Las Flores volunteers

Luke Boiarski, SCN, Director of the Lay Mission Volunteer Program, is leading a group of five volunteers to Las Flores, Belize. They have met up with three volunteers currently in Belize City and traveled to Las Flores. Their mission, while in Las Flores, is to build...
Home builds in Belize continue

Home builds in Belize continue

As the first home build of 2020 in Belize by SCN volunteers concludes a second begins. Ellen Sprigg says, “Blessings to Kristiana and her beautiful family! Our hearts are forever changed.” Be sure to join the Volunteers of the Sisters of Charity of...
Volunteers in Belize

Volunteers in Belize

During the Liturgy held at St. Vincent de Paul Church, eight volunteers were commissioned for a home building mission trip to Belize City, Belize. There are four sisters on this trip that sponsored the home build and are dedicating it in memory of their loving...
Youth Christmas in Toledo

Youth Christmas in Toledo

Youths, around 120 of them in all from six of the villages in the Toledo District of Belize, came together to celebrate Christmas Mass at the St. Peter Claver Church, in Punta Gorda Town. The youths desired to have such a celebration so they were very much a part of...
Disability Week celebrated in Belize

Disability Week celebrated in Belize

In Belize, citizens participate in week long activities to celebrate Disability Week December 1- 7. The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is celebrated Dec 3. On December 4, The Inspiration Center, where Beverly Hoffman, SCN works as a Physical Therapist,...
Join the Journey

Join the Journey

Watch to the seventh annual Join the Journey luncheon, in support of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. You will be inspired as you hear stories of ways the Sisters transform lives through their ministry as they serve those most in...