International Yoga Day

International Yoga Day

On the occasion of International Yoga Day, Nazareth Hospital in Mokama organized a yoga session for the public in the outpatient department. In the beginning of Yogasana, Sushma Xaxa, SCN, gave a short introduction about International Yoga Day and the benefits of...
Nazareth Home Clifton wins award

Nazareth Home Clifton wins award

From Nazareth Home It is with great pride that we announce that Nazareth Home Clifton has been named an AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Bronze Award recipient. This award from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living recognizes...
Working towards clean atmosphere

Working towards clean atmosphere

World Environment day was celebrated at Marian English Medium, Anakkampoil, school on June 6. The deputy range forest officer, Mr. Ragesh N addressed the students and inaugurated the ECO club. Sincy Sebastian...
Sisters host health camp in Nepal

Sisters host health camp in Nepal

A health camp was held in a remote area of Jajarkot district in West Nepal on May 24 and 25, 2017 by the Navjyoti Mobile Health Centre, Surkhet. It took six hours for the Sisters to reach the camp through good and bad roads by their mobile vehicle. On the first day,...
Sponsored walk in Lobatse

Sponsored walk in Lobatse

Sisters Bibiana Kindo and Philomina Hembrom participated in a two and a half mile walk to raise awareness and money for St. Mary’s Catholic Mission and ordination. The sponsored walk was lead by a band and nearly 300 participants as they walked all around Lobatse Town...
Belize Says ‘Thank You’ to Sister Maggie Cooper

Belize Says ‘Thank You’ to Sister Maggie Cooper

Friends and Sisters of Charity of Nazareth joined Sr. Maggie Cooper, SCN (fourth from right) to bid her farewell at a Mass celebrated by Bishop Christopher Glancy, CSV at the home of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth on April 27. From The Christian Herald, May 2017 A...
A Beacon in Her Community

A Beacon in Her Community

A Beacon in her Community In her parish, Sister Jeanne serves with dedication and compassion. From The Journey, Vol. III, 2015 Since the time that she entered first grade Jeanne Vucic, SCN, knew she wanted to be a Sister, and that she wanted to help people find deeper...
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...
SCN scholarship changes a life

SCN scholarship changes a life

Originally published in The Journey magazine Vol. I, 2017 SCN Bicentennial scholarship recipient A smiling young woman, Jennifer Carprio, received a life-changing award, Barbara Flores, SCN, presented her with a scholarship, as her grade school principal, one of many...
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...
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...
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...
Trafficked girl child rescued by Navjyoti Center

Trafficked girl child rescued by Navjyoti Center

Amrita, a 15-year-old girl studying in class seven in a local school had lost her father three years ago. Her mother is hearing impaired and uses sign language to communicate. Amrita has one younger brother who is studying. They have no land of their own. Their family...
Reconstruction work in progress at Jhamire Village

Reconstruction work in progress at Jhamire Village

About 23 months after the devastating earthquakes in Nepal, people are fully engaged in rebuilding their homes even now. All 47 homes at Jhamire Village were destroyed in the killer quakes of 2015. People of Jhamire had good homes for themselves and their cattle. They...
‘I am, because you are’

‘I am, because you are’

“I am, because you are” is an African proverb. It expresses the idea that personhood involves being part of a web of relationships. We are all dependent on each other. Navjyoti Center in Kathmandu, Nepal, truly embodies this African proverb in their daily...
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...
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...
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...