Shine your light

Many lives are brightened as hope takes root through the Sisters’ empowerment program. The Sisters and staff address existing challenges through education, empowerment, guidance, a listening ear, and support.

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.

Offering hope

Women and children in the Wayanad District of India participate in programs that assist them in overcoming difficult life situations and help them access governmental services.

Enriching lives

Children with special needs participate in programs that maximize their abilities so they can reach their full potential.

A ray of hope

During the past 24 years, more than 300 students of varying intellectual challenges have been trained. John was among those children who had multiple intellectual and physical challenges. He slowly, but surely, mastered the activities of daily living, all the while exhibiting his own special qualities of perseverance and confidence.

Educating a growing student population

Nazareth Academy in Mokama, India is flourishing and provides a quality education to children in the state of Bihar.

Educating girls

In Musunuru, India, Sisters provide a home for girls who are attending school. This supportive environment helps to prepare them for a bright future.

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

Honoraries and Memorials

Gifts in memory or in honor of others

Because of You

Camp Maria

Thanks to generous support, in southern Maryland, children in foster care reunite with siblings for a vacation, veterans gather for support and relaxation, students attend retreats to prepare for high school, and homeless persons are offered a warm bed and meal for two weeks in the winter. Camp Maria provides an atmosphere of prayer, hospitality and simplicity in a peaceful, natural environment for group retreats and renewal programs.

Nazareth School

Nazareth School in Chandapura, India completed an expansion to accommodate a growing student population. New facilities include physics, chemistry and biology labs with up-to-date equipment and spacious classrooms. Students grow intellectually, physically, spiritually, psychologically and socially.

Disaster Relief

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and volunteers offer relief to victims of natural disasters throughout the United States. Supported by the generosity of donors, volunteers have assisted with home repairs and assistance with clean-up following tornadoes and floods in Indiana, West Virginia, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas, and Kentucky.

Honoring an enduring relationship

The SCN Legacy Society recognizes with gratitude those who have remembered the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in their estate plans.

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.

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.”

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.

A family remembers a loved one by helping build a house in Belize

A house was built recently in Belize City, Belize, from donations received in memory of Andrew Reed, who passed away in May 2017 in an automobile accident.

After the flood

Bangalore Province gives thanks and gratitude to all who reached out to give support during 2018 the Kerala Flood which claimed the loves of many and devastated the region.

Two sisters part of 12 home builds

These women continue to be ambassadors in their communities as they share their stories about the beautiful people they have met in Belize and how their hearts are filled with love each time they immerse themselves working alongside volunteers and home recipients year after year.

Serving others

Mark and Cindy Rhonemus have been volunteering with the SCN Volunteer Mission Program since 2015. For their most recent trip to Las Flores, Belize, they raised all of the funds needed to complete a home for a family in need.

Make a contribution

Thank you for your support of SCN missions.

Honoring an Enduring Relationship

The SCN Legacy Society recognizes with gratitude those who have remembered the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in their estate plans.

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth have been blessed to receive financial support from many who, with deep faith, have chosen as their legacy a share in the SCN mission. Through this bond of faith, tireless efforts are made around the world by Sisters on behalf of those who are marginalized and victimized by poverty and social injustice.

“We believe that all the ties of friendship and affection which knit us as one throughout our lives do not unravel with death …”

Rite of Christian Burial

How do I join the SCN Legacy Society?

The SCN Legacy Society was formed as a way to gratefully acknowledge those who have remembered the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in their estate plans, thus creating a legacy of generosity that extends beyond their lifetime.

A gift of any size, joined with others who have done the same, can make a difference for generations to come.

Some ways to leave a legacy include:

  • A bequest in your will naming a specific gift amount or a percentage of your estate after all obligations have been met;
  • Naming the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy;
  • A bequest of stocks, securities or real estate;
  • Naming the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth as a beneficiary of a charitable trust.

Simply let us know that you have named the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in your estate plans and you will be gratefully welcomed as a member of the SCN Legacy Society. You may remain anonymous, if you desire.

SCN Legacy Society members are remembered annually at a Mass offered at St. Vincent Church at Nazareth.

We always recommend that you contact your attorney or accountant to learn how these options relate to your personal circumstances.

Email Leslie:

CONTACT:

Leslie Wilson
Development Director

Sisters of Charity of Nazareth
Office of Mission Advancement
P.O. Box 9
Nazareth, Kentucky 40048

(502) 348-1551

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