Second contemplative engagement retreat

Second contemplative engagement retreat

The second Contemplative Engagement Retreat on the SCN Constitutions is in progress in Nazareth Convent, Mokama. It began on Jan. 6 in the evening and will complete on Jan. 12 evening. Sisters from Patna Province, 50 in all, along with Sister Sangeeta Aithamattam from...
A Dream Come True

A Dream Come True

A book on the six Sisters of Charity of Nazareth pioneers to India, “A Dream Come True”, authored by Sister Marianne Puthoor, SCN, was officially released by Sister Sangeeta Ayithamattam on Jan. 6, 2021. Sister Sangeeta gratefully remembered all those who...
Jubilee bells ring out – Diamond, Gold, and Silver

Jubilee bells ring out – Diamond, Gold, and Silver

Sisters of Charity of Nazareth of Patna Province celebrated the Diamond Jubilee of Sisters Anne Marie Thayilchirayil and Ann George Mukalel; Golden Jubilee of Sisters Ann Scaria Menonparampil, Teresa Kotturan, and Vinita Kumplankel; Silver Jubilee of Sisters Jyoti...
The ‘New Now’ of 2021 to each of you!

The ‘New Now’ of 2021 to each of you!

New Year, tomorrow, next year, these are all ideas and measurements we use neglecting the present. New Year/tomorrow will never come because these are concepts and illusions. NOW, (not even TODAY) is the reality.  Let us welcome, be consciously aware of this NOW...
Contemplative Engagement Retreat

Contemplative Engagement Retreat

The first Contemplative Engagement Retreat on SCN Constitutions started in Nazareth Convent, Ranchi on Dec. 27. 35 Sisters of Patna Province are participating in this retreat. SCNs Josita Eniakattu and Sushma Bodra are guiding the Sisters through contemplation and...
Jubilee Celebrations in Gaya

Jubilee Celebrations in Gaya

Diamond Jubilarian, Sister Anne Marie Thayilchirayil, and Silver jubilarian, Sister Sophia Joseph Pampackal were honored with joyful jubilee greetings, songs, flowers, and garlands at Nazareth Academy, Gaya on Dec. 19, 2020. Sister Ann George co-Diamond Jubilarian was...
Associates in Patna

Associates in Patna

On the Foundation Day of SCNs in India, nine SCNAs came together in the Provincial House of Patna. During Mass two of them, Kamala Devi and Fulmantj Xess, renewed their commitment. Four of them who made a commitment last year could not come. They had lunch with the...
Golden Jubilee in Bangalore Province

Golden Jubilee in Bangalore Province

The Golden Jubilee of the Religious Profession of Sisters Jean Kulangara and Ann Moyalan was celebrated on December 13, 2020, at Nazareth Convent, Chandapura. We celebrated the deep relationship of these Sisters with God and their ministry of service to God’s people....
Diamond Jubilee Celebration

Diamond Jubilee Celebration

Decked with colorful balloons, flowers, and plants, Nazareth Pre-School hall and the surrounding looked festive for the Diamond Jubilee Mass and lunch. The jubilarian Sisters Ann George Mukalel and her companion, Anne Marie Thayilchirayil were accompanied by their...
Planting trees along the Ganges

Planting trees along the Ganges

On Nov. 6, teachers and students of Nazareth Academy, Mokama, were privileged and honored to be part of a tree-planting drive. The goal was to plant 5,000 trees on the bank of the Ganges River. A bus was sent to pick up the staff and students. About 60 students and...
Update: A shelter for Sisters

Update: A shelter for Sisters

Greetings from Kallanode, India! We pray that you are keeping well these days as our world experiences the effects of the Covid- 19 Pandemic, natural disasters, and societal strife. It is times like this that we turn in trust to our loving God and count on God’s...
Standing for the voice of the voiceless

Standing for the voice of the voiceless

“Stand with Fr. Stan” and “United with Stan, United we Stand” the shouts of these slogans echoed Chandapura campus on the National day of Solidarity, Oct. 12, 2020, for the quick release of Father Stan Swamy, SJ. Father Stan is a Jesuit Priest...
A family reunion on social media 

A family reunion on social media 

Oct. 10 was World Mental Health Day. People worldwide are experiencing the unprecedented impact of the pandemic on the physical and mental health as they are gripped by anxiety, fear, isolation, social distancing and restrictions, and related emotional distress. On...
Sister Florina’s vocation video

Sister Florina’s vocation video

Many ask why I chose to become a Sister. This is a short answer to that question. I am so thankful to each of you who has been part of my life’s journey. Your prayers are my support system and your blessings, my stronghold. The joy of belonging to God and...
Teachers’ Day celebration

Teachers’ Day celebration

Sisters in the Provincial House, Patna, had a unique Teachers’ Day celebration on Sept. 5, 2020. The young sisters of the provincial house honored the senior Sisters for teaching them many values for life through their exemplary lives. We are happy and feel privileged...
Charity in the time of the coronavirus

Charity in the time of the coronavirus

Sheltered, supported, and encouraged by God’s strong and enduring love At the Mexico border, SCNs Brenda Gonzales and Rosemarie Kirwan were halfway through their service experience at the Humanitarian Center in McAllen, Texas, when the coronavirus began to grip the...
Associate members gather in Mokama

Associate members gather in Mokama

On 23rd Aug. the seven SCNAs of Mokama came together at Bethel, along with Sisters Sujita Kullu, Swarupa Rani, and Jane Karakunnel. After a short reflection on the day’s gospel, they shared how they have been inspired by the life and ministry of Sister Olive...
Her love of God continues to guide her

Her love of God continues to guide her

Plans were uncertain for Sushma Bodra, SCN when the pandemic closed all travel to India. Sushma had come to Chicago to study for her Master’s in Pastoral Studies at the Catholic Theological Union in August 2018, and she also registered for a certificate course in...
Called to be a prophet today

Called to be a prophet today

On behalf of our companions, we, Susmita and Anjlin, would like to share with you the joy of learning about the major and minor prophets in the Old Testament from Sister Jane Karakunnel, SCN. It was very challenging to study the Prophets in today’s context. We were...