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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...