Sister Anne Elizabeth Elampalathottiyil: An Interview

Sister Anne Elizabeth Elampalathottiyil: An Interview

Born to Abraham Chirackapurayidom and Eli (Alanickal) Abraham on February 1, 1936 at Pazhivithanam village and parish in Kottayam district, Kerala, I, Annakutty, am the fourth child of seven children. I had five brothers. In chronological order, they are Kochettan...
Annual Sports in Chatra School

Annual Sports in Chatra School

The Annual Sports function of Nazareth Vidya Niketan Chatra was held on Nov. 28, 2017, for the students, parents, and teachers. The honorable chief guest was Mrs. Mamta Devi, president of the District Council, Chatra. The guests of honor were Shivnarayan Shah,...
Saint Joseph nursing leadership retreat

Saint Joseph nursing leadership retreat

Nursing leaders from Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph East, and Saint Joseph Jessamine enjoyed a day of learning and mission focus at Lexington Art’s Place on Nov. 10. The theme for the day was, “Bringing hope, healing, and wellness to You.” Relationship and team...
Vincentian Academy celebrates 85 years

Vincentian Academy celebrates 85 years

Vincentian Academy celebrated its 85th Anniversary this week with an Anniversary Gala held at the Le Mont Restaurant in Pittsburgh. Many SCNs attended the event. The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth received the Women of Courage Award. Sister Mary Elizabeth Miller...
Sisters receive thank you notes

Sisters receive thank you notes

Overwhelmed with joy and surprise, Luke Boiarski, SCN, received a box as a gift this week from Alive in You – Catholic Conference and Service Camp. The box contained a donation and many letters from a group of young people who attended their summer camp. The letters...
Sister Laurine inducted into Hall of Fame

Sister Laurine inducted into Hall of Fame

Congratulations to 2017 Memphis Catholic Hall of Fame inductee Laurine Dichtel, SCN!  The Memphis Catholic High School Hall of Fame, initiated in 2011, honors graduates, teachers, and notable supporters. The Hall of Fame recognizes individuals associated with Catholic...
CPR training at Vincentian Academy

CPR training at Vincentian Academy

“Start the Heart” training center provided education and training for 22 faculty members of Vincentian Academy, including school Principal Rita Canton. Faculty members learned about the importance of CPR and the value in having their school prepared for a...
Jubilee Schools’ Day of Caring & Retreat

Jubilee Schools’ Day of Caring & Retreat

Kristi Baird, President of Jubilee Schools Network and Betty Fracchia, SCN along with Pat Crivelli, SCNA and Catherine Mensi, SCNA planned a Day of Caring and Retreat for the nine Jubilee School Principals. The morning consisted of delivering meals through the...
Sisters and small Christian communities

Sisters and small Christian communities

Most Rev. Stephen Lepcha, bishop of Darjeeling recognized the efforts of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth during his recent pastoral visit to Sangsay parish. He compared the parish to that of a family. He said that a family without parents is a broken family. So,...
A visit to Thumlabong Village

A visit to Thumlabong Village

On our visit to Thumlabong village, SCNs Deena Vazhaprampil, Helen Tirkey, Malini Manjoly and Arati Rai, one of the health workers met Raibahadur Rai and his aged wife in their simple house. Raibahadur shared that he and his wife have not been able to get their meager...
A simple dairy becomes a lifeline for the people it serves

A simple dairy becomes a lifeline for the people it serves

Sangsay Mahila Seva Samiti (SAMS) Dairy at Bimbong in Sangsay is situated in the newly created district of Kalimpong, a hill station in the Darjeeling area of West Bengal. It is located at an altitude of 4,101 feet from the sea level. Its pristine beauty of the nature...
Visit with Senator McConnell’s aide

Visit with Senator McConnell’s aide

On October 20, Julie Driscoll, SCN; Joetta Venneman; and Agnes Coveney, OSU went to visit Senator Mitch McConnell’s office in downtown Louisville regarding The DREAM Act of 2017 (S. 1615). The group met with Senator McConnell’s aide, Andrew. Andrew spoke...
Time and space apart

Time and space apart

Nazareth Retreat Center – Kentucky In the midst of the chaos of life, everyone needs time and space apart occasionally to rediscover God’s presence. Nazareth Retreat Center offers space and opportunities for spiritual reflection in a holistic approach which...
Open doors for immigrant families

Open doors for immigrant families

Doors to Hope – Louisville, Kentucky Doors to Hope opens learning opportunities, encourages community involvement and engages in advocacy for women and immigrant families in south-central Louisville, Kentucky. This ministry offers classes in GED preparation and...
A chance to experience God’s peace

A chance to experience God’s peace

Camp Maria, Maryland Camp Maria Retreat and Conference Center in southern Maryland offers children and adults the chance to experience God’s peace on the beauty of Breton Bay. Camp Maria strives to provide an atmosphere of prayer, hospitality and simplicity in a...
Sangeeta’s life was changed

Sangeeta’s life was changed

Nazareth Social Work Center – Sokho Young women, like Sangeeta, learn skills, find employment and support themselves and their families through the Nazareth Social Work Center in Sokho, India. The Center works to empower women and rural communities through...
Reaching out to 50 villages

Reaching out to 50 villages

Navjyoti Social Center – Shapur, India Sisters in Shapur, India support tribal women and youth in 50 surrounding villages. A flood in 2008 drastically impacted the livelihood of residents of this area. Sisters responded by providing flood relief services such as...
Educating a growing student population

Educating a growing student population

Navjyoti School – Surkhet Navjyoti School in Surkhet, Nepal was founded in 2007. At that time, there was no school building, so classes were conducted in the training center. As the student body grew in number, a new school building was constructed to...
A chance to earn a living

A chance to earn a living

Migrant Workers Ministry (Anakkampoil, Kerala) There are 4 million migrant workers in Kerala in southern India. They mostly come from the northern states of India for employment opportunities. Many work in construction, plywood, timber, textile factories, restaurants...
Interventions for a better life

Interventions for a better life

Social Work Center (Kakkavayal, Kerala) In southern India, Sisters Beena and Joicy improve the lives of women, children and the tribal population by providing legal and social work services. They help address issues of domestic violence, child protection, workplace...