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...
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....
Sister Julie Zilka: An Interview

Sister Julie Zilka: An Interview

Sister Julie Zilka Interviewed by Sharon Cecil June 21, 2016 In the beginning, when God created the heaven and the earth, God had already envisioned the sacred marriage of a young, handsome, brown-haired, blue-eyed lad from Eastern Europe to a lovely blonde,...
Sister Pat Haley sings Old Gospel & Spirituals

Sister Pat Haley sings Old Gospel & Spirituals

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth present this very special collection of songs from Sister Pat Haley. Sister Pat has selected nine gospel and spirituals to sing on this album recorded in Nazareth, Kentucky, at St. Vincent de Paul Church. Enjoy and be sure to share...
Sister Cecelia Earline Hobbs: An Interview

Sister Cecelia Earline Hobbs: An Interview

CECELIA EARLINE HOBBS, MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY ST. JEROME CHURCH “Nestled in the small village of Fancy Farm in far western, Graves County, Kentucky, St. Jerome Catholic Church has the distinction of being one of the few churches that grew a town; that town and the church...
Seeds of Hope

Seeds of Hope

By Sister Paris Slapikas | From the Future of Charity blog Working with men and women who have experienced intimate partner violence and sexual assault is never easy. Day in and day out our staff is entrusted with the responsibility of being present to people at a...
Sister Marina Thazhathuveettil: An Interview

Sister Marina Thazhathuveettil: An Interview

I, Marina Thazhathuveettil, SCN, am a native of Thidanad in Kerala. Born on October 6, 1949, I am the fifth child of Kurian and Bridget Thazhathuveettil. In the school, I was enrolled as Marykutty T. K., (in Kerala, people use the first letter of the family name and...
Sister Dorothy’s Golden Jubilee

Sister Dorothy’s Golden Jubilee

Congratulations to Dorothy Jackson, SCN, who celebrated her Golden Jubilee with a special Mass held August 12 at 4 p.m. at St. Martin de Porres Church in Louisville, Kentucky. The Mass included an SCN Jubilee Liturgy and a Renewal of Vows, followed by a Jubilee...
Meet the Sister who started it all at The de Paul School

Meet the Sister who started it all at The de Paul School

Sister Anne Rita found her calling back in 1945 when she joined the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. She went on to benefit thousands of Louisville children through a program that turned into The de Paul School. GDL joins The de Paul School in celebrating their 47th...
Sister M. Audrey Drap: An Interview

Sister M. Audrey Drap: An Interview

July, 2016 (My comments, Mary Gene Frank, SCNA, will be in parentheses and in italics.) Upon introducing myself, the first question from Sister Audrey is, “Do you like hockey? How about football?” Sister Audrey is a great sports fan. On the wall in her room is a...
Sister Marie John Kelley: An Interview

Sister Marie John Kelley: An Interview

Written by Sister Theresa Knabel Although now in her nineties, Sister Marie John Kelley still has that Irish twinkle in her eyes which light up when she greets anyone. The youngest of eleven children Theresa Kelley was born on April 8, 1927, in South Boston,...
Sister Cassilda Castell: An Interview

Sister Cassilda Castell: An Interview

Born on August 3, 1943, at St. George Hospital, Fort Bombay, Cassilda Patrocinia Castell was the third child and the first daughter of Peter Rozario Castell and Aramita Amelia Menezes Castell. Childhood: I grew up in a family of loving and responsible parents. The...
Sister Mary Clement Pavlik: An Interview

Sister Mary Clement Pavlik: An Interview

(The remarks of the interviewer are in italics.) “I have just learned to accept things as they come, to go with the flow.” There must have been and still is much “going with the flow” in Sister Mary Clement Pavlik’s life. This year she celebrated her 101th birthday...
Watch a video tribute to Sister Celine

Watch a video tribute to Sister Celine

Congratulations to Marie Celine Osbourn, SCN, who will be retiring from CHI Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee on June 30. She has been in ministry there since 1993. Best wishes to Sister Marie Celine! Watch this tribute video to Sister Celine below and see...
Sister Wilma Ross: Practicing Her Faith Through Serving

Sister Wilma Ross: Practicing Her Faith Through Serving

Wilma Ross, SCN (right) visited with Sharen Baldy, SCN, in Columbus, Ohio. originally printed in the Catholic Times, Columbus, Ohio Most sisters who have been in a religious community for several decades have served in many places. Sister Wilma Ross, SCN, is an...
Sister Therese Martin Blehar: An Interview

Sister Therese Martin Blehar: An Interview

June 2016 (The remarks of the interviewer are in italics. Sister is referred to by both her baptismal name ‘Margaret’ and her religious name ‘Therese Martin’ in this story.) Therese Martin: A young Sister Therese Martin poses for her picture On May 20, 1930, Margaret...
Sister Seema Monippallikalayil: An Interview

Sister Seema Monippallikalayil: An Interview

Down Memory Lane: By Seema Monippallikalayil, SCN Memories of my childhood evoke a lot of joy within me. My twin sister, Valsamma and I, Elsamma are known as SCNs Anila and Seema in the Congregation. We had the opportunity of being pampered by our maternal aunts, as...
Transitions lead to transformation

Transitions lead to transformation

Read more on Future of Charity Sister Judy Donohue During Palm Sunday weekend, my sister Margaret, visited me during my mission time in Belize City, Central America. When I became impatient waiting on an event, she would then sing me this song: “Have patience, have...
Belize Says ‘Thank You’ to Sister Maggie Cooper

Belize Says ‘Thank You’ to Sister Maggie Cooper

Friends and Sisters of Charity of Nazareth joined Sr. Maggie Cooper, SCN (fourth from right) to bid her farewell at a Mass celebrated by Bishop Christopher Glancy, CSV at the home of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth on April 27. From The Christian Herald, May 2017 A...