A farmer finds the inspiration to change

A farmer finds the inspiration to change

“I was roaming around with friends and drinking alcohol. There was tension and unhappiness in my life and for my family.” These are the words of Arvind. He is a farmer in the village of Maunadhi near Kutuderi Village where Sister Anjana Kunnath ministers...
Workshop in Mokama to protect children in our care

Workshop in Mokama to protect children in our care

Twenty-seven Sisters attended a workshop on August 12-13, 2017 to prepare a ‘child protection policy’ for Patna Province in Mokama. Reverend Christu Das, director of SIGN (Social Initiatives for Growth and Networking) based in Ranchi, was the resource...
Recent activities of Navjyoti Center Surkhet, Nepal

Recent activities of Navjyoti Center Surkhet, Nepal

Caring for the earth As the monsoon started cooling the soil, Child clubs, Youth clubs and Women groups in Koldada belonging to Navjyoti Center along with Navjyoti Cooperative took the opportunity to plant trees on the hills of Koldada and the nearby community...
Sisters and volunteers work with Feeding America

Sisters and volunteers work with Feeding America

Sisters and volunteers worked with the Feeding America network on Wednesday. It is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, working to connect people with food and end hunger. Thanks to all of the wonderful volunteers who came out to assist with the...
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...
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...
Surkhet children take lead for social change

Surkhet children take lead for social change

View more photos. Sreenagar village is located about 4 km away from Surkhet market. It is situated at the foot of a hill which is a landslide prone area. The government had allocated this area to displaced families to put up their huts. About 120 families live in this...
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,...
What mothers do

What mothers do

Improving the quality of life of seniors living in the Southside of Belize City is Sister Carlette Gentle’s mission (pictured above, middle). She recently shared the touching story of one woman that she helps. “I have been helping a mother and her daughter...