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...
Innovative Celebrations

Innovative Celebrations

“Freedom in the mind, faith in the Words, Pride in our Souls, let’s salute the nation on this day.” We celebrated India’s 74th Independence Day in a unique manner this morning of Aug. 15, 2020. As we salute our freedom fighters, we also took this opportunity to...
International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

On the occasion of International World Indigenous Day on Aug. 9, 2020, Mahila Kalyan Kendra Lupungutu in Chaibasa conducted an awareness program about the challenges and difficulties faced by indigenous people. This program was organized in Ichakuti Village under...
Charity during a pandemic

Charity during a pandemic

Sister Lucy Puthukkatt helps children when they are sick with homeopathic medicine. She is also making homemade sanitizer with aloe vera to give to villagers. “It is one way we can help during this coronavirus pandemic,” says Sister Lucy.
SCNAs of Chandapura meet virtually

SCNAs of Chandapura meet virtually

A virtual SCNA meeting was definitely a first-time experience for most of our Associates in Chandapura. SCNs Bridget Vadakeattam and Blanche Correia chaired the session on 5th August, 2020. Beginning with a prayer, the associates sensed the congregational oneness...
Junior Sisters gathering in Bangalore

Junior Sisters gathering in Bangalore

Amid COVID-19 concerns, Sister Beena Chirackal, director of the junior sisters in Bangalore, was successful in her efforts to assemble the junior Sisters in Chandapura for their annual gathering. The young Sisters were extremely delighted to meet each other and spend...
Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan

Feast of the Protection Knot Every year on a particular date in India, specifically the Northern States this feast of brother-sister relationship is celebrated. The Sister ties a decorated thread on the wrist of the brother and puts a piece of sweet in his mouth and...
Entrance to the pre-novitiate

Entrance to the pre-novitiate

After the successful quarantine period of 18 days in Chandapura, 10 candidates of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth; Asha Hembrom, Komal Kusum Kujur, Mickey Arpana Tirkey, Paulina Murmu, Rajnima Soreng, Ritika Lakra, Sushila Tigga, Sushila Tigga, Sushma Thithio,...
Inspired by Humanity

Inspired by Humanity

Life during the pandemic has been anything but certain. Each day brings forth a new challenge. Having created a routine for myself of going to the school office to attend to the business of administration, I have been meeting parents (with all safety measures) who...
Ecological Sustainability in the Patna Province

Ecological Sustainability in the Patna Province

The center of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth – Patna in India is situated in the Gangetic plain. The river Ganges with its mini tributaries and numberless streams makes the soil very fertile, and there is no scarcity of water in these areas. This soil is...
A train journey during lockdown

A train journey during lockdown

Jyoti & Alisha, first-year novices, share their experiences of a train journey during lockdown. It was hard to say goodbye to those who are close to us. With a heavy heart we said goodbye to Chandapura and left for Mokama on 24 of June 2020 by a special train. We...
A Jubilee celebration like no other

A Jubilee celebration like no other

As July 3 was approaching, I was wondering how to celebrate my golden jubilee since I live alone in the Bronx? As I was figuring out, which online Mass would be suitable for the occasion, I approached Vinod Vincent Fernandes SJ of Jamshedpur Province studying at the...
Compassionate Kallanode

Compassionate Kallanode

HOW YOUR GIFT IS CREATING HOPE Loving greetings from Sisters Sheela, Bridget and Filomina from Kallanode, India! You were so very generous to offer support for our need for building a new home for us here in this village and so we wanted to say a big thank you to you...
Updated library in Chandapura

Updated library in Chandapura

An updated library was set up in Chandapura by the younger Sisters of Charity of Nazareth under the initiative of Sister Amrita Manjaly, the provincial. This was a dream which finally turned into a reality during the COVID-19 lockdown. Sisters worked meticulously...
International Day of Yoga

International Day of Yoga

On the 6th annual International Day of Yoga, Sister Snehlata Murmu, a student of Bachelor of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences shares with the Congregation in this video the importance of yoga....
Book review

Book review

A scholarly book review session was held in Chandapura on June 19, 2020, by the new perpetually professed sisters Amal Rani, Asha Kattepogu, Asunta Kujur, Reema Tigga, and Stella Mary on ‘Impelled by the love of Christ’ book series. These book series elicit the...
Summer program at Musunuru in the midst of COVID-19

Summer program at Musunuru in the midst of COVID-19

Even as the pandemic spread across the entire country bringing to a standstill all the major cities in the country, the small hamlet of Musunuru remained relatively less troubled by the virus. However, the nationwide lockdown dampened the already low economic...
Twelve Sisters renew vows in Mokama

Twelve Sisters renew vows in Mokama

Twelve temporary professed Sisters, Anshumala Nira Toppo, Jonice Lepcha, Mansuri Kujur, Maya Anton Amolik, Monika Tudu, Nirmala Diggi, Priya Oraon, Seema Joy Kujur, Snehalata Murmu, Sosanti Xaxa, renewed their vows at Nazareth Convent, Mokama on June 9, 2020. See more...
Environment Day in Ranchi

Environment Day in Ranchi

The “Environment Day” was celebrated by the Sisters, Staff, and Children of Ranchi Community and shelter home Premashray. We went around the campus gratefully thanking the Creator and savoring the “sacredness” of the earth along with its free...
Nazareth Academy music video

Nazareth Academy music video

At Nazareth Academy in Gaya, Hindi teacher, Amresh Kumar Pandey, and music teacher, Mrs. Sushmita, composed a song about the current worldwide pandemic. Student and daughter of Sushmita, Sanjana Guha sings in the music video. It is a song about overcoming fear,...