Sister M. Georgine Bires: An Interview

Sister M. Georgine Bires: An Interview

(I met Sister Georgine for the first time, June 21, 2016, when we had our initial meeting for her interview. My comments, Mary Gene Frank, SCNA, will be in parentheses and in italics.) Sister uses a wheelchair and is on oxygen support all the time. Early in the...

Obituary of Rebecca Rodenbaugh, SCN

Rebecca Rodenbaugh, SCN, 100, a native of Tutwiler, MS, died at Nazareth Home, on Monday, Monday, May 15, 2017.  Sister had been a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 79 years. Sister Rebecca served as a grade school teacher in Memphis, TN and in Louisville at...

Marie John Kelley, SCN

Marie John Kelley, SCN, 90, a native of South Boston, MA, died at Nazareth Home, on Monday, May 8, 2017. Sister had been a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 66 years. Sister Marie John served as a grade school teacher in Ohio, Tennessee, Maryland, and...

Michael Anthony Wilson, SCN

Michael Anthony Wilson, SCN, 81, a native of Louisville, Kentucky, died at Nazareth Home, on Monday, May 1, 2017. Sister had been a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 60 years. Sister Michael Anthony served as a teacher in Louisville at St. Patrick and St....
Sister Martha Discher: An Interview

Sister Martha Discher: An Interview

Interviewed by Sister Paschal Maria Fernicola, 2016 My father, Louis J. Discher, was of German background. He, his father and his brother created a store on Market St. in Louisville, Kentucky, called “Geher and Son”. Eventually, the whole family was involved in this...
Sister Agnes Mary Deley: An Interview

Sister Agnes Mary Deley: An Interview

Sister Agnes Mary on August 15, 1951, the day she entered the novitiate Interviewed by Sharon Cecil, June 21, 2016 John C. and Anna E. Deley were born in Slovakia in Eastern Europe where John was in the European Army. They married and their first daughter was born on...

Margaret “Mag” Riggs, SCN

Margaret “Mag” Riggs, SCN, 69, a native of Lebanon, Kentucky, died at Nazareth, Kentucky, on Saturday, April 15, 2017. Sister had been a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 34 years. Sister Mag lived in Belize from 1982-1983 where she served in a local parish....

Mary Loretto Krimple, SCN

Mary Loretto Krimple, SCN, 88, a native of Paducah, Kentucky, died at Nazareth Home, Louisville, on Friday, April 7, 2017. Sister had been a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth SCN for 68 years. Sister Mary Loretto served as a teacher in elementary education in...
Sister Miriam Walter Celebrates 70th Anniversary

Sister Miriam Walter Celebrates 70th Anniversary

See more photos. Sunday, March 26, was a day of joy and surprises for Sister Miriam Ann Walter, SCN, as she celebrated 70 years of religious life. Mass for her intentions was offered at the Cathedral of the Assumption in Louisville, Kentucky. Sister Rochelle Marie...
Sister Charlotte Gambol: An Interview

Sister Charlotte Gambol: An Interview

(Sister is referred to by both her baptismal name ‘Leona’ and her religious name ‘Charlotte’ in this story.) Sister Charlotte Gambol feels close to Mother Catherine Spalding because they share a very similar childhood. Like Mother Catherine, Charlotte lost her mother...
Editorial: Learning about SCN can offer inspiration

Editorial: Learning about SCN can offer inspiration

The Kentucky Standard Editorial Board Recently, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth marked National Catholic Sisters Week by offering tours of Nazareth and sharing their stories. Not only did they talk about the origins of the organization, they shared their personal...

Maureen “Reenie” Daugherty, SCN

Maureen “Reenie” Daugherty, SCN, 74, formerly Sister Patrick Daugherty, a native of Louisville, Kentucky, died at Nazareth Home, Louisville, on Friday, March 17, 2017, the feast of St. Patrick. Sister had been a professed SCN for 52 years. Sister Maureen served in...
The Calling: Becoming a Sister late in life

The Calling: Becoming a Sister late in life

By Kacie Goode | The Kentucky Standard Flowers one of Nazareth’s newest SCNs Sr. Marie Flowers described herself as a “church nerd” growing up. “I had always been very involved in the church,” she said. “I sang in the choir for 20-something years” and could recall...
A very special cake

A very special cake

On Saturday, March 11, a former resident of St. Thomas-Vincent Children’s Home, Jerome Mudd, and his family, came for an early celebration of Sister John Ann’s 100th birthday. Jerome was at the Children’s Home when he made his first communion. Sister John Ann baked...

Carol Ann Bonn, SCN

Carol Ann Bonn, SCN, 75, a native of Columbus, OH, died at Nazareth Home, on, Friday, February 24, 2017. Sister had been a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 53 years. Sister Carol Ann served in the education ministry, teaching at schools in Payneville, KY...
Sister Maria Cecilia Emanuelli: An Interview

Sister Maria Cecilia Emanuelli: An Interview

My father, Louis Emanuelli, Sr. was born in northern Italy on November 23, 1894. He grew up there near the Alps Mountains where he sometimes played running up and down those mountains. He had four sisters and was the youngest and only brother. At age eleven, after...

Ellen Paul McGovern, SCN

Ellen Paul McGovern, SCN, 86, a native of Boston, Massachusetts, died at Nazareth Home, on Thursday, February 2, 2017. Sister had been a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 60 years. Sister Ellen Paul served in education ministries in Kentucky, Maryland, and...

Mary Jane McMakin, SCN

Mary Jane McMakin, SCN, 79, a native of Quincy, Massachusetts, died at Norton Audubon Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky, on Sunday, January 29, 2017. Sister Mary Jane had been a professed SCN for 58 years. She served in education in Kentucky, Virginia, and...
Sister Marita Pozek: An Interview

Sister Marita Pozek: An Interview

The remarks of this interviewer are in italics. At the top of the page of Sister Marita Pozek’s short autobiography which I used for reference, she had written ” Nothing happens by chance.” As I left her apartment and her gracious hospitality, I found myself thinking...

Marjorie (Maggie) Fisher, SCN

Marjorie (Maggie) Fisher, SCN, 92, a native of St. Joseph, Missouri, died at Nazareth Home, Louisville on Monday, January 16, 2017. Sister made First Vows as a Religious of the Sacred Heart on March 19, 1949, and transferred to the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth on...