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...
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...
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...
Sister Rita Jo Hancsak: An Interview

Sister Rita Jo Hancsak: An Interview

August, 2016 – Sister Rita Jo Hancsak (formerly S. Mary Dorothy) (Sister Rita Jo’s story has been reproduced from her autobiography written in 2008 and a video interview done by a niece of Pat McKim, SCNA, given in July, 2013. Consolidation of the two sources...
Helping mothers survive

Helping mothers survive

If Sister Jessie’s dream comes true, no mothers will die during childbirth in Shorapur Taluka of Yadagiri District in India. In one of the poorest districts of north Karnataka, Jessie Saldanha, SCN, spends days and nights working toward this goal as the head of a...
Sister Rose Marie Dobyns: An Interview

Sister Rose Marie Dobyns: An Interview

Written by Sister Rose Marie with guidance from Sister Paschal Maria Fernicola I was the third girl of five children born to Benjamin Franklin and Besse Janes Dobyns on November 8, 1930 in Mexico, Missouri. When I was seven years old our brother Ben Jr. was born, and...
Serving people with joy

Serving people with joy

A poster read, “Do you love God enough to serve His people with joy?” To a young girl, this question stuck. Now, Alice O’Connell, SCN, serves people in one of the poorest counties in Pennsylvania. She does so with her compassionate presence. She does so joyfully....
Sister Mary Patricia Brennan: An Interview

Sister Mary Patricia Brennan: An Interview

Interviewed by Paschal Maria Fernicola, SCN On April 1, 1923, a chubby baby girl was born to Laurence Vail and Magdalena Noll Brennan. One week later, this auburn-haired child was baptized Catherine Esther at St. Mary’s Cathedral Church in Covington, KY. She was named...
Sister Barbara Makar: An Interview

Sister Barbara Makar: An Interview

Interviewed by Sharon Cecil, SCNA Small towns are charming places for shopping and socializing; but also for growing-up. It is no longer true today since office buildings have taken over and the stores moved to the large malls. Back in 1930, I was born on a 50-acre...