SCN disaster relief team responds

SCN disaster relief team responds

At least thirteen people have died and dozens more injured as severe storms have brought flooding and tornadoes to Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas recently. The SCN Disaster Relief team traveled on Monday, May 8 to Durant, Mississippi, the community served...
SCN volunteers help a family in Appalachia

SCN volunteers help a family in Appalachia

Easter is a time for hope and new life. This is just what 10 SCN Lay Mission Volunteers from Michigan and Kentucky gave to a family in the Appalachia region. These volunteers ventured with Sister Luke Boiarski to Beattyville, Kentucky, where they worked in...
After storm comes to Nazareth, SCN volunteers respond

After storm comes to Nazareth, SCN volunteers respond

View more photos. Today SCN volunteers were hard at work cleaning the cemetery after a storm hit the Nazareth campus. Many trees came down, windows were broken, and some places on the Motherhouse roof took on water. The SCN lay mission volunteers are used to...
Sister Miriam Walter Celebrates 70th Anniversary

Sister Miriam Walter Celebrates 70th Anniversary

See more photos. Sunday, March 26, was a day of joy and surprises for Sister Miriam Ann Walter, SCN, as she celebrated 70 years of religious life. Mass for her intentions was offered at the Cathedral of the Assumption in Louisville, Kentucky. Sister Rochelle Marie...
Crossing The Border

Crossing The Border

A Grassroots Connection A couple years after Hurricane Katrina made landfall in New Orleans in 2005, then vocation directors, Sister Luke Boiarski for the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and Sister Jovita MacPherson for the Sisters of St. Martha, joined other Charity...
Editorial: Learning about SCN can offer inspiration

Editorial: Learning about SCN can offer inspiration

The Kentucky Standard Editorial Board Recently, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth marked National Catholic Sisters Week by offering tours of Nazareth and sharing their stories. Not only did they talk about the origins of the organization, they shared their personal...
The Calling: Becoming a Sister late in life

The Calling: Becoming a Sister late in life

By Kacie Goode | The Kentucky Standard Flowers one of Nazareth’s newest SCNs Sr. Marie Flowers described herself as a “church nerd” growing up. “I had always been very involved in the church,” she said. “I sang in the choir for 20-something years” and could recall...
A very special cake

A very special cake

On Saturday, March 11, a former resident of St. Thomas-Vincent Children’s Home, Jerome Mudd, and his family, came for an early celebration of Sister John Ann’s 100th birthday. Jerome was at the Children’s Home when he made his first communion. Sister John Ann baked...
Volunteer trip turns to disaster relief

Volunteer trip turns to disaster relief

Eight members of the SCN Lay Volunteer Ministry traveled from Nazareth to New Orleans in February to spend three days helping to restore a home that had been devastated by Hurricane Katrina 12 years ago. Together with two workers from the St. Bernard Project they...
Cardiologist grateful for lifelong SCN connection

Cardiologist grateful for lifelong SCN connection

Dr. William Oellerich, a cardiologist with The Chattanooga Heart Institute at CHI Memorial in Chattanooga, Tennessee recognizes the important role the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth have played in his life. Raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Dr. Oellerich was adopted from...
Visit to the United Nations Headquarters

Visit to the United Nations Headquarters

“It was a dream come true for us to visit New York and the UN. With a deep sense of gratitude, we thank wholeheartedly the Central Leadership Team for giving us this opportunity to spend some valuable time under the excellent guidance of Sister Teresa Kotturan,...

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: ‘Now we know their names’

Reprinted from the Kentucky Standard February 22, 2017 By Kacie Goode   Sister Pat Haley started the program with lyrics from a song “‘Pray together children. Don’t you get weary. There’s a great camp meeting in the promise land.’” Haley said. “The promise land...

Sister Margaret Retires

Margaret Willis, SCN, recently retired from her ministry at Assumption High School, where she has served since 1996. Sister Margaret also served in education at Bethlehem High School for 27 years as a math teacher and as principal. Here are her some of her words from...
‘I never thought I’d do hospice’

‘I never thought I’d do hospice’

‘I never thought I’d do hospice’ Nurses, staff talk about what led them to hospice care and the impact of patients By Kacie Goode | Excerpt from the Kentucky Standard This is the second in a series about Hospice of Nelson County, a look at those who are dying and the...
Out of Many, One

Out of Many, One

SCNs Ann Whittaker, Anne Marie O’Shea, and Tess Browne were deeply touched by the loving hospitality they experienced at the (ISBCC) Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center. They write, “We were among 2,600 participants at the assembly, ‘Out of...
Serving people with joy

Serving people with joy

A poster read, “Do you love God enough to serve His people with joy?” To a young girl, this question stuck. Now, Alice O’Connell, SCN, serves people in one of the poorest counties in Pennsylvania. She does so with her compassionate presence. She does so joyfully....
Appalachian Christmas in Beattyville

Appalachian Christmas in Beattyville

The SCN Lay Mission Volunteer Program recently traveled to Beattyville, Kentucky in Appalachia to assist Ms. Dora Ross in preparing for her annual Christmas community outreach program. In the upcoming weeks, hundreds of families from the surrounding area will visit...