Final graduation

Final graduation

Nine women recently graduated from the final Computer Literacy Program at Doors to Hope. Seven of the nine students attended their graduation Tuesday night in the parking lot of Doors to Hope with their families. Congratulations to these women for their hard work and...
Sister Paris joins Sister Visitor

Sister Paris joins Sister Visitor

On June 1, Paris Slapikas, SCN, will begin a new ministry as director of Sister Visitor Center in Louisville. Sister Visitor Center, a Catholic Charities program, provides emergency services to the West End of Louisville. The ministry believes in the tenets of feeding...
Environmental Justice

Environmental Justice

The Kentucky Public Service Commission held a public hearing today on the Louisville Gas & Electric case that seeks to raise rates on electricity and gas in addition to smart meter technology and de-incentivize solar energy. Written comments were submitted by SCN...
Dedicated to God and compassionate care

Dedicated to God and compassionate care

A recent story from “The Journey,” magazine of the Sisters of Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Recently, Mary Susann Gobber, SCN, celebrated 60 years as a Sister of Charity of Nazareth, with most of those years in health care ministries. She was also...
Marigolds sprouting

Marigolds sprouting

Sister Mary Middendorf planted marigolds and nurtured them until they sprouted recently. Sisters on each floor of Carrico have planted seeds that will eventually be transplanted to a place on Nazareth grounds for all to see. Today she reported that the marigolds have...
Now What?

Now What?

Now What? This seems to be the burning question when returning from a mission or any short/long-term volunteer experience. My heart and soul were touched beyond words and as I take the time to sit with this experience and remember the people I walked with these past...
‘Patricia Connontail’ visits Nazareth

‘Patricia Connontail’ visits Nazareth

On Easter Sunday, the Sisters at Nazareth gather to celebrate. Sister Valerie Miller added to the fun when she dressed as “Patricia Connontail” (not Peter) to distribute treats to the Sisters. The treat bags were made by Bee Hall, Sister of Rose Riley,...
Holy Week around the Congregation

Holy Week around the Congregation

Enjoy this little snapshot of Holy Week celebrated around the Congregation. Easter In Pittsburgh Holy Thursday in Nazareth All recordings of Holy Week at Nazareth liturgies may be accessed here.
Alleluia! Christ has risen.

Alleluia! Christ has risen.

All life holds within itself the promise of Resurrection. -Gabriel Marcel May the dogwood’s special beauty, as it enframes our church, Fill your soul with wonder, as for God, you search. Just as earth in springtime, is renewed before our eyes, So, may your spirit be...
Love Multiplied 

Love Multiplied 

Julia’s Journal – Day 12 In the Spirit’s Queendom (call this God’s kingdom, the Creator’s reign; what you will) love multiplies. There are enough hands to do the work here. There is sufficient grace for mistakes, and patience for the journey. There are...
Something Beautiful, Something Broken

Something Beautiful, Something Broken

Julia’s Journal – Day 11 When people arrive to our residence of Annunciation House – from Mexico or various detention centers locally or in the wider Rio Grande Valley – one of the first things we tell them is “están libres” (You are free). Many people...
Burial of Sister Miriam Elizabeth

Burial of Sister Miriam Elizabeth

The following is a video of the burial service held for Sister Miriam Elizabeth Brown today at the Motherhouse for the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Nazareth,...
Welcoming the Stranger

Welcoming the Stranger

Ellen’s Reflections – Welcoming the Stranger – Week 1 of 2 One week here and so much to take in. This Sunday-Palm Sunday, I’m pondering the week and trying to remember and hold on to each and every encounter on this journey of service and learning. Each...
Restoring (in) the Wild of Things 

Restoring (in) the Wild of Things 

Julia’s Journal – Day Seven Cultural concepts of time have always been interesting to me; likely because we (in the United States) place so much emphasis on our promptness. When I was in South Africa, I learned the concept of “African time” in which...
Attic treasures: looms and potter’s wheel

Attic treasures: looms and potter’s wheel

Marlene Lehmkuhl, SCN, shares the following story: Looms and Potter’s Wheel In our attic for many years, were one medium size loom in good condition, and one that was mostly “dis-assembled”. In a dark corner of the attic, close to the St. Vincent DePaul window, was a...
Rainbow Jubilee

Rainbow Jubilee

As a heavy spring rain fell at Nazareth, inside, the Motherhouse was bustling with cause to celebrate many years of loving service and commitment for Sisters of Charity of Nazareth on their Rainbow Jubilee. Sister Mary Elizabeth Miller welcomed everyone with these...
Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month

In honor of Women’s History Month – Partners in Mission will be highlighting a few Superstars in Catholic education. Sister Angie has dedicated 50 years of loving service as a nun in religious life. Sister Angie is the Senior Distinguished Fellow of LMU’s...
Hope in Boston

Hope in Boston

Above, Kim Janey sworn in as acting mayor of Boston; ‘Today is a new day’ Sister Tess Browne shares the following reflection and insights from Boston: The last 48 hours have been times of prayer, history-making, truth-telling; gratitude, hope, and recommitment in...
SCNs collect for those in need

SCNs collect for those in need

The Caritas Sisters in Pittsburgh collected personal care items and plastic ware for a collaborative project to the homeless. Unfortunately the pandemic caused the Sisters to redirect these items, and now the North Hills Community Outreach will distribute to people in...