Inspired for a life of service

Inspired for a life of service

Friends Embrace SCN Charism TaNaá Davis and Andreiona Williams have known each other since the sixth grade. They were instant friends and have remained close since then. So much so, that they complete each other’s sentences and burst out with laughter when a simple...
Charity Alive visit Nazareth

Charity Alive visit Nazareth

Several members of Charity Alive spent the weekend at Nazareth for their biannual meeting. They enjoyed their accommodations in the Volunteer House where they gathered for prayer, planning, and support. Their service project of choice was decorating several Christmas...
Sisters prepare for Appalachian Christmas

Sisters prepare for Appalachian Christmas

Sisters Anne Magruder, Angela Hicks, Molly Thompson, Luke Boiarski, Marie Becker and SCNA candidate, Elaine Bellflowers, traveled to Kentucky Cornerstone in Beattyville, Kentucky, to assist Dora Ross for her annual Christmas event to be held on Dec. 9. For two days,...
Volunteers return from India

Volunteers return from India

Filled with love and enthusiasm, volunteers (Erin Kelly, Karen Ladowski, LeAnne Moore, Kristy Reynolds) from Kansas, Minnesota, and New Hampshire accompanied Sarah Geier, SCN, to travel to India and serve at Asha Kiran from Oct. 16 to Nov. 2, 2017. The volunteers left...
Mission trip to Houston: faith into action

Mission trip to Houston: faith into action

Volunteers arrived safely home this week after assisting in Houston, Texas, for several days. They spent their time filling food containers for families in need as well as removing wallboard in homes so rebuilding can begin soon. View more photos and video here. The...
SCN Volunteers begin hurricane relief effort in Houston

SCN Volunteers begin hurricane relief effort in Houston

Above, the group begins work in the Greenbrook neighborhood. Volunteers of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth have arrived in Houston, Texas, late Tuesday evening to begin work. Some of the volunteers are working with St. Bernard Project (that was founded in New...
Commissioning of volunteers to India

Commissioning of volunteers to India

Sarah Geier, SCN, Kristy Reynolds, LeAnne Moore, Karen Lazowski, and Erin Kelly are flying to India now. They will be there until Nov. 3, in ministry at Asha Kiran. The volunteers will be engaged in a variety of activities, helping children get ready for school, help...
Volunteers reach out in the Kentucky mountains

Volunteers reach out in the Kentucky mountains

SCN Volunteers traveled last week deep into the mountains of Irvine, Kentucky. Volunteers assisted Mr. Dallas, a gentle man, who lives a solitary life but whose heart and hands reach out to take care of many of God’s creatures. Mr. Dallas was so appreciative of...
Volunteers finish project in Botswana

Volunteers finish project in Botswana

After several days of hard work, the SCN volunteers have completed painting the exterior of the church in Ntjlanthe, Botswana. This was phase two of their volunteer work, as they also completed painting the interior as well. The local women, who at first greeted the...
Our hearts go out to those affected by Hurricane Harvey

Our hearts go out to those affected by Hurricane Harvey

Our hearts go out to those affected by Hurricane Harvey, the storms, and flooding in Texas. We pray for all those who have lost their homes or suffered damage. We also pray for the safety of those responding with rescue and relief efforts. May the coming days witness...
SCN Volunteer Update: Botswana

SCN Volunteer Update: Botswana

After being warmly greeted upon their arrival in Gaborone, Botswana late Tuesday, four SCN volunteers spent Wednesday touring the hospice in Metsimotlhabe and visiting Divine Mercy, the local church, and a preschool. The children were eager to meet the new visitors...
Disaster Relief Ministry in Chattanooga

Disaster Relief Ministry in Chattanooga

On Thursday, Butch Cecil and SCNs Janet Ballard and Luke Boiarski traveled to Chattanooga, Tennessee, to present a training workshop on the SCN Disaster Relief Ministry. That night, many of the SCN Associates joined them at Scheri’s house for a wonderful pizza...
Young adults volunteer with Sisters

Young adults volunteer with Sisters

On July 6, four members of Charity Alive along with Sisters Nancy Gerth and Luke Boiarski traveled to Beattyville, Kentucky to assist Dora Ross, the director of Kentucky Cornerstone Ministries. On Saturday, the group returned to Nazareth where they were joined by...
Sisters and volunteers work with Feeding America

Sisters and volunteers work with Feeding America

Sisters and volunteers worked with the Feeding America network on Wednesday. It is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, working to connect people with food and end hunger. Thanks to all of the wonderful volunteers who came out to assist with the...
Volunteers complete mission in Montana

Volunteers complete mission in Montana

“Friday was the final day of work here on the Crow Reservation. We finished not only sealing and staining Chief Plenty Coup’sHouse butt were able to complete the home of Mary DeCrane. Mary is an elder who is sharing her home with other members of her clan....
Volunteers visit the Crow Nation in Montana

Volunteers visit the Crow Nation in Montana

The Montana big blue sky and the rolling prairies caressed by majestic mountains in the distance gives one a sense of freedom and deep appreciation of the natural beauty that surrounds the Crow Nation. Volunteers for the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth arrived in...
‘Pres Girls’ volunteer with Sisters in Belize

‘Pres Girls’ volunteer with Sisters in Belize

Volunteers from Presentation Academy in Louisville, Kentucky, joined the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Belize for a volunteer immersion experience. The group returned to a home built by the SCN Lay Mission Volunteer Program four years ago. They finished painting...
SCN Volunteers

SCN Volunteers

“Arrived in Belize City on Saturday morning safe and sound, as the young women were filled with enthusiasm, as we begin our Mission experience. On Sunday, we were treated to a wonderful Belizean meal with Sister Amina Bejos’s family in San Ignacio....
Students collect sandals for Belize

Students collect sandals for Belize

At the request of the mission committee at Vincentian Academy High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Sister Luke Boiarski visited the school in March of 2017. She shared with the students about the volunteer ministry program and how they can become involved. As a...