Our current needs

Shine your light

Many lives are brightened as hope takes root through Sister Manisha’s empowerment program. She and her staff address existing challenges through education, empowerment, guidance, a listening ear, and support.

A chance to earn a living

Sister Gracy helps migrant workers in southern India register for labor cards so they can receive training and secure a steady job, enabling them to care for their families, become integrated into the society and live a life of dignity.

Open doors for immigrant families

Doors to Hope provides support for women, children and immigrant families through advocacy, tutoring, and English as a second language classes.

Sangeeta’s life was changed

Young women, like Sangeeta, learn skills, find employment and support themselves and their families through the Nazareth Social Work Center in Sokho, India.

Time and space apart

In the midst of the chaos of life, everyone needs time and space apart occasionally to rediscover God’s presence. Nazareth Retreat Center offers space and opportunities for spiritual reflection in a holistic approach which reverences the human spirit and all of creation. Your support will help this ministry continue to be a place of peace in our world.

Faces of Hope

Faces of hope. We see them every day at Doors to Hope, our ministry for women and immigrant families. Each one has a unique story. The common element is the desire and determination to make a better life for themselves and their families.

Reaching out to 50 villages

Sisters in Shapur, India support tribal women and youth in 50 surrounding villages. They promote the education of girls and address issues of sanitation, human trafficking, and gender equality. They help women form self-help groups, conduct school health programs and provide career counseling. Following recent floods, our Sisters waded through waters to provide necessary support to villagers whose homes were flooded.

A chance to experience God’s peace

Camp Maria Retreat and Conference Center in southern Maryland offers children and adults the chance to experience God’s peace on the beauty of Breton Bay. Foster children reunite with siblings, veterans gather for support, siblings of cancer patients unite for a week of fun and homeless find shelter during select winter months.

Interventions for a better life

In southern India, Sisters Beena and Joicy improve the lives of women, children and the tribal population by providing legal and social work services. They help address issues of domestic violence, child protection, workplace violence, inadequate housing and educate and support women advocating for basic human rights.

Private funds maintain operating costs so 100% of donations go straight to SCN missions.

Annual Report

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Honoraries and Memorials

Gifts in memory or in honor of others

Ways Donors Have Helped

Nepal Earthquake

In the year since a 7.8 magnitude earthquake killed 8,856 people and left 3.5 million people homeless, Sisters provided assistance as first responders, setting up shelters, and delivering needed supplies. Sisters have also given out hundreds of water purification kits and purchased a concrete block making machine to aid with the rebuilding of 500 homes.

Belize Van

Thanks to your support, Sister Carlette has a van which will provide vital transportation for the elderly in the south side of Belize City. Because of your generosity, Sister Carlette will transport more persons to support group meetings, and arrange for regular trips to the grocery or medical appointments.

Nazareth School

Thanks to the generosity of donors, building is underway at Nazareth School in Chandapura, India, to accommodate the growing enrollment. Current students number 700 today, and that number is expected to grow to 1,000. Support will help insure quality education for years to come.

A gift of hope

Woven through their lives are relationships with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. That’s why they decided to ask guests attending a party for their 50th wedding anniversary to make a donation to the SCNs in lieu of personal gifts.

Friend and supporter

Joan DeVillez is a graduate of Nazareth College and a long-time friend and supporter of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. Joan lived and volunteered with the Sisters in India and witnessed the impact of SCN ministries. Joan is a valued partner in the world-wide ministries through her generosity and care.

The Mangeot Family

“I’ve been around the SCNs all my life and their desire to help those less fortunate comes from their devotion to serving God.”

Make a contribution

Thank you for your support of SCN missions.

“We believe that all the ties of friendship and affection that knit us as one throughout our lives will endure forever.”

— adapted from the Mass of Resurrection

Planned Giving

The SCN Legacy Society recognizes and honors those friends who have provided for the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in their estate plans. Their generosity and loyalty will enable future SCN ministries around the world.

A planned gift to the SCN congregation may be made in one or more of the following ways:


A provision in the donor’s will


A designation of the SCNs as a beneficiary and/or owner in a new or existing life insurance policy, or in the donor’s retirement benefit or pension plan


An irrevocable or revocable trust, or other deferred gift agreement


Learn More

Leslie Wilson
Development Director

P.O. Box 9
Nazareth, KY 40048

Phone: 502.348.1551
Fax: 502.348.1587

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