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...
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...
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...
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...
In the spirit of Lent, your support becomes a sign of hope

In the spirit of Lent, your support becomes a sign of hope

Mounika is bright, ambitious, and optimistic. She lives in Musunuru, India. To see her, one would never guess the hardships she has endured. Her mother married at a young age and endured years of spousal abuse that became so intolerable that she left home with her two...
International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

More photos In Surkhet, Nepal International Women’s day was celebrated in Surkhet on March 8 with a day-long program from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. It was organized by the District Women Development Committee along with various NGOs working for women, political...
Festival of village democracy

Festival of village democracy

Burhigara and Kasiadih is twin villages standing as witnesses to a long and bloody struggle for ownership of 1100 acres of land spread out in 22 villages. Though the fight was completely armless, the opposition (the land lord and the Maoists in connivance with the...
Vasai rings the silver bells

Vasai rings the silver bells

See more photos. The Nazareth Convent School Silver Jubilee year began on 28th February 2017 on a splendid note. The ceremony began from the Primary Section with a Maharashtrian traditional dance of Lezim. A tableau by Nazareth Primary Students depicted a flashback of...
A simple woman of deep faith

A simple woman of deep faith

In their desire to have a pastoral approach in all their ministries, Sisters at Kutuderi Health Ministry, SCNs Archana Valiaparambil, Anjana Kunnath, Anita Murmu (Sr.) and Mary Bridget Lakra, prayed with a family on Feb. 9, 2017 in Kutuderi Village, India. In January,...
People’s action against opium cultivation

People’s action against opium cultivation

In Chatra district illegal opium (Afim/Posta) cultivation is on a fast rise in most of the forest land, in connivance with the local police, the forest department, Maoists and the mafia. The trees are uprooted by machines; acres of agricultural land are being ruined...
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...
Inter Province Formation Team Meets in Mokama

Inter Province Formation Team Meets in Mokama

The inter-province formation team members, SCNs Amelia Moras, Anice Vattukulam, Beena Chirackal, Jayanti Lakra, Josita Eniakattu, Marcelline Indwar, Suchita Kullu and Sushma Bodra met in Mokama from Jan. 23 2017 to incorporate the decisions/guidelines approved during...
Helping mothers survive

Helping mothers survive

If Sister Jessie’s dream comes true, no mothers will die during childbirth in Shorapur Taluka of Yadagiri District in India. In one of the poorest districts of north Karnataka, Jessie Saldanha, SCN, spends days and nights working toward this goal as the head of a...
Christmas cheer at Asha Kiran, Dharuhera

Christmas cheer at Asha Kiran, Dharuhera

Sisters Susan Gatz, Sangeeta Ayithamattam celebrating Christmas with the Children at Asha Kiran View more photos. A fortnight of celebrations marked this year’s Christmas at Asha Kiran, Dharuhera. The carolers of Kanai Church, Gurgaon visited Asha Kiran on December...
Bakhtiarpur community health HIV and AIDS Day observation

Bakhtiarpur community health HIV and AIDS Day observation

MORE PHOTOS — Bakhtiarpur Community Health outreach team organized a special event to observe the HIV and AIDS Day at Belthan Village on Dec. 1, 2016. This village has many HIV and AIDS-affected people. Many of the men from this village work as migrant laborers...
Against tough odds, a nurse makes her dream come true

Against tough odds, a nurse makes her dream come true

Jyoti, a student of the School of Nursing from Kurji Holy Family Hospital, Patna, is the proud holder of the silver medal from the Mid-India Board of Nursing, Nagpur, Maharashtra. She stood second in the board examinations held throughout her three and a half years of...