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...
‘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...
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...
Vasai rings the silver bells

Vasai rings the silver bells

See more photos. The Nazareth Convent School Silver Jubilee year began on 28th February 2017 on a splendid note. The ceremony began from the Primary Section with a Maharashtrian traditional dance of Lezim. A tableau by Nazareth Primary Students depicted a flashback of...
Building Bridges

Building Bridges

“A population that is not well educated … is a population that decays.” –Pope Francis — In the footsteps of Mother Catherine … New to the country, people, culture and language, SCNs Cornelia Ekka and Aruna Ekka, both teachers, moved to Lauki, Nepal, to live...
Celebrating Culture and Tradition

Celebrating Culture and Tradition

Nazareth School celebrated Grameen Utsav (village fest) and Karnataka Rajyothsava (Karnataka Day) on Nov. 6, 2016. Fairs and festivals are common in Indian villages. Bringing the same experience to an academic institution was one of the most adventurous moment for us...
Kurs Veer Rally in Mokama

Kurs Veer Rally in Mokama

Chakarram Kurs Veer group with the animator and SCNs Anash Anima Mundu and Seema Joy Kujur During the Diwali and Chhatt (sun god festival) holidays in Bihar, SCN students, Anash Anima Mundu and Seema Joy Kujur pastorally reached out to the children  of St....
The Martinez family and Doors to Hope

The Martinez family and Doors to Hope

The fourth annual Join the Journey luncheon was held, Thursday, Oct. 20, at The Crowne Plaza in Louisville, Kentucky. This fundraising luncheon shares a glimpse of how the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth are living out their Gospel call in all the places they minister....
Join the Journey – A South India Story

Join the Journey – A South India Story

Jean West, reflects on her journey to India with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth “I returned from India in May…but can honestly tell you that I left part of my heart there. I knew the trip would be awesome, but to meet the Sisters and to see first-hand the work...
A non-formal coaching center for Musahar community

A non-formal coaching center for Musahar community

Irresponsibly regarded by many as the lowest “untouchable” caste, Sisters are working for social justice with the Musahar people. In their regular village visits, Sisters Cornelia Ekka and Rita Barla assess the needs of people, especially young children....
A flourishing rural school

A flourishing rural school

Students and parents at St. Mary’s high school, Khorimahua, kept coming from 8.00 to 10.30 am to get the quarterly report on Sep. 17, 2016. Teachers were happy to meet the parents and the students to point out where they need to improve and work on. Rose Toppo,...
60 girls, three Sisters and one home

60 girls, three Sisters and one home

Carolyn Hope Smeltzer, RN, Ed.D, FACHE, FAAN, traveled to India as part of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth’s Volunteer Immersion Program in 2014. She became close to the children being cared for at Asha Kiran during her time as a volunteer there. She shares the...
A Life Dedicated to Education

A Life Dedicated to Education

Looking at the sequence of letters after her name, one can be impressed simply by her professional credentials and accomplishments. Mary Angela Shaughnessy, SCN, is known as Sister Angie to most. She has her doctorate in law and is well published with over 30 texts in...
Sisters in Nepal celebrate 24 trainees

Sisters in Nepal celebrate 24 trainees

Now 711 women in 31 classes have completed skill and empowerment training in Surkhet, Nepal. Astoundingly, 95 percent of them have become income earning members for their families. Some have upgraded their studies and become school teachers and trainers. One thing is...
Sister Susan receives the Caritas Medal

Sister Susan receives the Caritas Medal

Susan Gatz, SCN, received the Caritas Medal from Spalding University, the highest award given by the university. The Caritas Medal is presented annually to a graduate who, within their community or on a national or international level, has made a significant...