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...
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...
Room in the Inn program begins second year

Room in the Inn program begins second year

By Randy Patrick | The Kentucky Standard Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 12:47 pm Leaders hope to make ministry for homeless year-round As part of Room in the Inn, Nelson County churches last winter gave food and shelter to 54 people who might have been left out in the...
On strike: migrant workers on visa program claim unfair pay

On strike: migrant workers on visa program claim unfair pay

Felix Garza, SCNA, of the National Farm Worker Ministry shares the following story from Ohio Valley ReSource. Workers on a tobacco farm in Garrard County, Kentucky, are entering the third week of a strike over claims that they have not received the pay guaranteed by a...
Setting a Place for My Sister

Setting a Place for My Sister

Sisters Place held its annual breakfast, “Setting a Place for My Sister,” on Friday, October 6. The fundraising breakfast also included raffle baskets and other items for silent auction. Several SCNs were able to attend in support of this shared ministry...
Wellness in Botswana

Wellness in Botswana

Botswana has dedicated the month of September for the wellness of the people, as the country celebrates its Independence on Sept. 30. Nationwide daily prayers are held in all the village “Kgotlas” throughout the month, praying especially for the sick....
Shine your light

Shine your light

It is difficult for sunlight to penetrate the narrow alleys of the Delhi slums in India. Life in one such slum, Seelampur, is neither easy nor healthy. The average family earns approximately $50 a month, primarily by salvaging copper from old electrical wires....
LIFE showcases seniors’ creations

LIFE showcases seniors’ creations

LIFE had its first Open Day to showcase the work of the seniors’ hands. This is the third event of the week to celebrate Seniors Week. Crafts were displayed including embroidery, pillow making, wine bottle vases, hand made cards and jewelry. Delicious food such...
LIFE seniors served with beauty

LIFE seniors served with beauty

The LIFE ministry in Belize held it’s second annual beautification day, allowing the seniors a chance to add to their beauty. Volunteers from the YWCA, the University of Belize, and others, provided diabetic nail cutting and foot cleaning, as well as manicures,...
Children campaign against anti-social activities

Children campaign against anti-social activities

The Namoona children’s club along with the Navjyoti children’s club network committee organized a campaign against anti-social activities in Koldada Village. The children’s club chose the right time for their event just at the eve of Dasain Festival...
#ShareJourney

#ShareJourney

On September 27th, Pope Francis invited people around the world to use social media to love their neighbors and share the journey of the millions of migrant and refugee families who are seeking safety and a decent life. The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth joined in...
Navjyoti Center ensures justice for women in Surkhet

Navjyoti Center ensures justice for women in Surkhet

Though the women in western countries have become aware of women’s rights and have moved a long way towards its enforcement, women in Nepal are still victims of gender-based violence. Mostly all the women in rural areas believe it to be their fate. Due to the...
Skills training in Munal Path, Dharan

Skills training in Munal Path, Dharan

A number of members of Self Help groups who are living in the migrant settlements around Dharan gathered at Navjyoti for learning how to make doughnuts on August 29, 2017. Gopal Basnet, a local eatery owner was the resource person who illustrated the process of making...
Sister Kitty and the Saint Mary’s softball team

Sister Kitty and the Saint Mary’s softball team

The Saint Mary’s Center softball team, the Rockets, that Kitty Wilson, SCN, left, helps coach, are seen here with players proudly displaying the ribbon each received at the end of the regional tournament held in Louisville, Kentucky, on Friday, Aug. 25. These...
One year later – remembering Sisters Margaret and Paula

One year later – remembering Sisters Margaret and Paula

The sun was rising on an early March morning in 2016, and Rosemarie Merrill was in the driveway, getting ready to leave for the long trek from Durant, Mississippi, to her home near Boston. She had been visiting her sister, Sr. Paula Merrill, a member of the Sisters of...