Boipuso!

Boipuso!

Happy Independence Day of Botswana to the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth there and every one of Botswana! The Independence Day of Botswana, commonly called Boipuso, is a national holiday observed in Botswana on September 30 of every year. The date celebrates...
Mission McNeill helps Sisters in Botswana

Mission McNeill helps Sisters in Botswana

Paul and Paula McNeill use their nonprofit, Mission McNeill, to help improve the lives of the children and adults who are in need in underdeveloped areas by providing them with access to basic needs. With the help of donors, they raise funds every year for on-site...
New Bishop of Gaborone

New Bishop of Gaborone

Bishop Frank Nubuasah, SVD, installed as Bishop of Gaborone, Botswana After functioning as the administrator of the Diocese of Gaborone, Botswana for two years, the Most Rev. Frank Nubuasah, SVD, was installed as its new Bishop on August 17, 2019. Thousands of people...
Scholarship fund update

Scholarship fund update

I am sending a small thank you note to the Sisters from one of the sponsees, Kenaope, who was helped by the scholarship fund for the education of young women. I am attaching her letter, photo and her certificate she received. Now she is doing her tertiary education...
Botswana Sisters prepare for Kenya 🇰🇪

Botswana Sisters prepare for Kenya 🇰🇪

Sisters in Botswana gathered in Metsimotlhabe to commission Sisters Vinaya and Nalini as they travel to Kenya tomorrow for their live-in experience. We also remembered Sisters Basanti and Latika. May the spirit of God guide them in all their effort.
First Botswana Vincentian Family meet

First Botswana Vincentian Family meet

Sisters along with the St. Vincent de Paul Conference of Metsimotlhabe hosted Botswana’s first Vincentian Family Meet on 30th May, 2019. They had two international visitors- Fr. Flavio J. Pereira C.M, the Assistant Coordinator of the Vincentian family in Philadelphia,...
Hospice connects with former patients

Hospice connects with former patients

Sister Sunila and Sister Vinaya organized with hospice staff, a gathering of former patients who have benefited from the respite care service of Pabalelong, a one-of-kind hospice for the sick offering counseling, respite, physical, spiritual and terminal care. The...
Associates connect across globe

Associates connect across globe

Sisters and Associates in Botswana gathered to celebrate SCNA Virginia “Tootsie” Gish’s birthday on Saturday. Tootsie is in Botswana currently for a short visit. She lived in Botswana previously. A visit back to Botswana is a treat Tootsie gave to...
International volunteers go forth

International volunteers go forth

During the Liturgy held at St. Vincent de Paul church, nine lay mission volunteers were commissioned for their upcoming service trips both to Belize and Botswana. Sister Evelyn Hurley graced the commissioning service handing candles to the volunteers. The Belize...
One-day reflection in Botswana

One-day reflection in Botswana

Sister Adeline facilitated a one-day recollection for the Sisters in Botswana based on the GA directives. She focused her reflection on the first directive of 2013 and the 2018 call on the first directive. The sessions included time for personal reflection and...
Two sisters part of 12 home builds

Two sisters part of 12 home builds

May the favor of the Lord rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us, yes, establish the work of our hands. -Psalm 90:17 Thank you just doesn’t seem to be enough words for these two blood sisters who have participated in 12 house builds in Belize City with the...
Directives workshop

Directives workshop

Sister Adeline Fehribach gave a one day workshop on General Assembly Directives to the SCNAs of Botswana on Saturday. She explained each directive in a very simple way that all could understand. Following her input, each group chose a particular directive of their...
Sister Adeline visits Botswana

Sister Adeline visits Botswana

Adeline Fehribach is currently in Botswana visiting Sisters and their ministries. This is her first visit to Botswana, as the vice president and the CLT liaison for Botswana. She is currently in Metsimotlhabe visiting the Sisters, their hospice ministry, ministry to...
Bishop Emeritus Boniface Setlalekgosi

Bishop Emeritus Boniface Setlalekgosi

Dear Sisters and Associates, With great sadness, we inform you the news of the passing of our beloved Bishop Emeritus Boniface Setlalekgosi. He was 92 years old. It is Bishop Boniface who invited the SCNs to Botswana. He had been a great support to our life and...
Helping others at Christmas

Helping others at Christmas

The Vincent de Paul Family of Metsimotlhabe, Botswana, celebrated Christmas with a large family of 15 economically-poor members who live in a remote area where there is no electricity or water. Sister Vinaya and SCN Associates are members of the Vincent de Paul Family...
Sisters in Botswana, Christmas celebration

Sisters in Botswana, Christmas celebration

The high commissioner of India, Dr. Rajesh Ranjan and his family invited the Indian Christian community in Gaborone, Botswana, for a Christmas celebration at his residence. All the Sisters participated in the event. This was the first time such a gathering was...
Graduation day in Botswana

Graduation day in Botswana

At St. Mary’s English Medium Preschool in Lobatse, Botswana, Sisters celebrated the graduation of their students. For these children, it was their first experience in a structured setting with Sisters, teachers, and groups of other children. At St. Mary’s...
World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

Pabalelong Hospice commemorates the World Hospice and Palliative Care day SCNs at Pabalelong Hospice, Botswana, along with their staff, organized an event to commemorate the World Hospice and Palliative Care Day. This is an annual event where the Sisters invite all...
Hospice participates in study

Hospice participates in study

Pabalelong Hospice participates in a study on aging, frailty, and resilience in Botswana The Faculty of Medicine, University of Botswana, in collaboration with the expertise from the Institute of Global Innovation University of Birmingham, UK, hosted a workshop to...
Associate formation day in Botswana

Associate formation day in Botswana

Sisters, Associates, and Associate candidates gathered in Lobatse, Botswana, for the forth formation day for the SCcandidatestes. The theme for the day was “Call to Holiness”. The day included an input on the theme, time for reflection, prayer, time for...