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...
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...
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 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

Old Gospel & Spirituals by Sister Pat Haley 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....
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...