Sister Anastasia Chernitsky: An Interview

Sister Anastasia Chernitsky: An Interview

Born the tenth child to Mary Elizabeth (Radachy) Chernitsky and Mathew August Chernitsky on Dec. 31, 1933, on the eve of her dear Mother’s birthday. Sister Anastasia said she was privileged to have an annual celebration with her mother. Sister Anastasia relates that...
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...
Sister Raynita Kristofco: An Interview

Sister Raynita Kristofco: An Interview

The remarks of this interviewer are in italics. (Sister Raynita’s short autobiography, which I used for reference, ends this way, “I pray that I can continue as a Sister of Charity for many more years.” As I visited with Sister Raynita, I knew this is a strong guiding...
Sister Loretta Weller: An Interview

Sister Loretta Weller: An Interview

(“Ret, have a good time,” was the response Norbert George Weller gave to his daughter Loretta when she told him she wanted to go to Nazareth. Although her father thought that she planned to spend a weekend at the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Motherhouse, Loretta...
Sister Elizabeth Emmanuel Vattakunnel: An Interview

Sister Elizabeth Emmanuel Vattakunnel: An Interview

I, Mariakutty V.M. (Vattakunnel Mani) was born on January 1, 1930 in Nagapuzha parish, Thodupuzha Taluk, in Ernakulum diocese in Kerala. I am the third child of six children of my father, Mani Vattakunnel and mother, Kocheli Mani. My eldest brother, Mathai, died when...
Lucia Thuluvanickel, SCN

Lucia Thuluvanickel, SCN

Lucia Thuluvanickel, SCN, (75) was born at Kaiyur parish of Palai diocese, Kottayam district in Kerala. She passed away at 2.40 am on Nov. 10, 2017, at Nazareth Hospital in Mokama, Bihar. Sister Lucia has been a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth since 1968....
Sister Madonna Michels: An Interview

Sister Madonna Michels: An Interview

(The remarks of this interviewer are in italics. As I reflected on my visit with Sister Madonna, I found myself thinking that it would be very interesting to research her family lineage and DNA on Ancestry.com. Her maternal grandfather was from Germany and her...

Mary Burns, SCN

Mary Burns, SCN, 88, was born in Louisville, KY. She died at Nazareth Home, Louisville, KY, on Monday, October 30, 2017. She had been a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 67 years. Sister Mary enjoyed learning. As a child she dreamed of becoming a teacher,...
Sister Maurice Wayda: An Interview

Sister Maurice Wayda: An Interview

August, 2016 (The remarks of this interviewer are in italics.) (Sister Maurice, despite the limitations of sight and hearing, has always left me with words of spiritual wisdom. This time was no exception. “God always shows upcoming in people who help us...
The (flower) power of the Resurrection

The (flower) power of the Resurrection

Sister Tracy Kemme wrote the following reflection for Sister Marie Flowers. Read the full text of her monthly Global Sisters Report column, here. On Friday, Oct. 13, I was reading about Resurrection for my liberation theology class. The next day, I was experiencing it...
Sister Lucia Thuluvanickel: An Interview

Sister Lucia Thuluvanickel: An Interview

Born on November 9, 1942, Mary Thomas, (from now on called Sister Lucia) at Kaiyur parish in Palai diocese, Kottayam district in Kerala is the sixth child of Annamma Pulickalkunnel and Thomas Thuluvanickel. Catholic family faith was handed down to me especially...
Sister Teresa meets Pope Francis

Sister Teresa meets Pope Francis

Vincentian Family members came to Rome to meet Pope Francis and commemorate their 400th anniversary. Thousands of Vincentians will participate in this meeting while seeking to deepen their charism of serving. Sister Teresa Kotturan of the Sisters of Charity of...

Marie Flowers, SCN

Marie Flowers, SCN, 50, was born in Detroit, Michigan. She died at Nazareth Home, Louisville, Kentucky, on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. Sister Marie had been a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth since 2014. Sister Marie served as a social worker, primarily working as...
Sister Martha Clan: An Interview

Sister Martha Clan: An Interview

My parents were Hubert Clan and Mary Jo Donahue Clan. Both are deceased. They had eleven children, six girls and five boys. Born February 1, 1934, I was in the middle of their eleven children. Three of my siblings have died; two brothers and one sister. Both parents...
Centenarian Sisters at Nazareth

Centenarian Sisters at Nazareth

Sister Alice Teresa Wood will soon celebrate her 101st birthday on Oct. 11. Here she is pictured with two other Sisters of Charity of Nazareth centenarians, Sister John Ann Kulina to her left, 100, and Sister Evelyn Hurley to her right,...
Michelle Grgurich, SCN – 25th Jubilee Reflection

Michelle Grgurich, SCN – 25th Jubilee Reflection

EZ 18:25-28; PHIL 2:1-11; MT 21:28-32 As I looked back on the 25 years that have passed since I entered religious life, Sept. 15, 1992, I searched for something that would capture my experience and pretty quickly I thought about the Dayenu, a song of remembrance and...
Bangalore Province celebrates Golden Jubilee

Bangalore Province celebrates Golden Jubilee

View more photos | View video ‘Fill the world with love’ sing the Golden Jubilarians! The life and mission of SCNs Agnes Tudu, Cassilda Castell, Mercy Thundathil, Nirmala Mulackal and Roselyn Karakattu of the past 50 years was honored by their sisters in Bangalore...
Future of Charity members gather

Future of Charity members gather

Future of Charity members from Nazareth and Cincinnati gathered on Saturday night with Sister Marie Flowers to celebrate her gifts to us all. The Sisters shared stories, sang songs, and had a blessing ritual.
Sister Philomina Hembrom: An Interview

Sister Philomina Hembrom: An Interview

I, Phelomena Hembrom, was born on Oct. 26, 1955. My father, Habil Hembrom and mother, Fabiola Kisku were from Mariam Pahari village and parish, at St. Mary’s Church in Bhagalpur Diocese. They had gone from Chakai parish along with late Jesuit father, Rev. Dan...
Sister Maria Emerentia Voytek: An Interview

Sister Maria Emerentia Voytek: An Interview

Interviewed by Sharon Cecil June 23, 2016 I, Agatha Voytek, was the middle child of John and Mae Voytek, born on April 27, 1935, in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. I had an older sister, Sally and a younger brother, Leo. My family was loving and caring and close-knit....