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Memorials and Honoraries

Gifts to the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in memory or in honor of others for the period of April 1, 2020 – June 30, 2020.

A train journey during lockdown

A train journey during lockdown

We really experienced God’s mighty hands all through our journey. Our life during quarantine will be unforgettable.

Cooking with Sisters: Pasta Gravy

Cooking with Sisters: Pasta Gravy

The Office of Ecological Sustainability is featuring Sisters and Associates giving cooking classes on how to cook plant-based meals. Today’s class features pasta gravy, a cooking video from Sister Maria Vincent.

A Jubilee celebration like no other

A Jubilee celebration like no other

Four Sisters, across two continents, celebrated their Jubilee as one. “Indeed, we were blessed with the best jubilee gift ever possible given the unique pandemic times we are experiencing.”

4th of July during a pandemic

4th of July during a pandemic

The Sisters at Nazareth celebrated the Fourth of July “COVID-style”. Following a picnic supper, with everything but the ants, there was a short program. Sister Luke welcomed all to the first COVID-19 July 4th celebration, and hopefully the last!

COVID-19 donations to help the homeless

COVID-19 donations to help the homeless

Through Sister Marilyn Shea, who contacted Associate member María Melendez in Puerto Rico, Sisters received information about “La Fondita de Jesus,” an organization that cares for the homeless.

Picnics at Nazareth

Picnics at Nazareth

🧺 Sisters living in Carrico Hall enjoyed a beautiful summer Kentucky day when they gathered in small quantities for a picnic lunch outside. Various floors ventured outdoors separately to soak up some sun, have lunch, and enjoy the company their Sisters.

Sister Agnes Mary Deley

Sister Agnes Mary Deley, a Sister of Charity of Nazareth, was called to her heavenly home on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at the age of 96 and in the 70th year of her religious life. Sister entered the Congregation of the Vincentian Sisters of Charity from Saint Barnabas Parish in Swissvale, Pennsylvania.

Compassionate Kallanode

Compassionate Kallanode

How donors gifts are creating hope for a compassionate presence from Sisters to people in a remote community.

Updated library in Chandapura

Updated library in Chandapura

An updated library was set up in Chandapura by the younger Sisters of Charity of Nazareth under the initiative of Sister Amrita Manjaly, the provincial. This was a dream which finally turned into a reality during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Doors To Hope

Doors To Hope

Brenda Gonzales, SCN, took on a new ministry during a worldwide pandemic. I saw each class once before it was closed due to the coronavirus, she said. Sister Brenda’s volunteer work in Texas also halted due to the virus.

Commemorating Emancipation Day

Commemorating Emancipation Day

Sister Anne Marie O’Shea and Sister Ann Whittaker participated in the Juneteenth celebration held at City Hall Plaza, Brockton, Massachusettes.

International Day of Yoga

International Day of Yoga

On the 6th annual International Day of Yoga, Sister Snehlata Murmu, a student of Bachelor of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences shares with the Congregation in this video the importance of yoga.

Book review

Book review

A scholarly book review session was held in Chandapura on June 19, 2020, by the new perpetually professed Sisters Amal Rani, Asha Kattepogu, Asunta Kujur, Reema Tigga, and Stella Mary on ‘Impelled by the love of Christ’ book series

Welcome to Carrico

Welcome to Carrico

Sister Eileen Marcinko and Sister Charlotte Gambol from Pittsburgh arrived at Carrico Hall in Nazareth, Kentucky. Photos and video of their arrival are available inside.

Vincentian Academy final graduation ceremony

Vincentian Academy final graduation ceremony

A look at the past and present of the much loved academy, of all that has been accomplished and of the many successes and contributions of students, faculty, administration, staff, and alumni.

Associate activities in Patna

Associate activities in Patna

An update on Associate activities around the Patna Province from December 2019 to May 2020.

Summer program at Musunuru in the midst of COVID-19

Summer program at Musunuru in the midst of COVID-19

Even as the pandemic spread across the entire country bringing to a standstill all the major cities in the country, the small hamlet of Musunuru remained relatively less troubled by the virus. However, the nationwide lockdown dampened the already low economic situation of the people in the taluk.

Prayer vigil held at Spalding University

Prayer vigil held at Spalding University

In Louisville, Kentucky, a prayer vigil and protest against racial injustice was held at Spalding University. It began on the green called Mother Catherine Square where the president of the school, Tori Murden read and affirmed the statement made previously by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth.

Sisters renew vows

Sisters renew vows

Sisters Jyotsana George, Richa Tripti Sah, Priyanka Murmu, Sweta Baskey renewed their vows on June 6, 2020, in Madiwala. Sister Sujata Maliakal received their vows as delegate of the Provincial. Sister Prema Tudu renewed her Vows on May 21, 2020, in Anakkampoil, and Sister Sincy Sebastian received her vows as delegate of the Provincial. Sister Nitya Toppo renewed on May 25, 2020, and Sister Elizabeth Jaya Rani received the vows in Vasai. Sisters Alisha Anthony and Florina Joseph renewed their Vows in Chandapura and Sister Amrita Manjaly received their vows on June 7, 2020.

Environment Day in Ranchi

Environment Day in Ranchi

The “Environment Day” was celebrated by the Sisters, Staff, and Children of Ranchi Community and shelter home Premashray.

Racial justice and renewal

Racial justice and renewal

Prayers seeking racial justice were offered by people from many denominations and religions as the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth participated in the Interfaith Walking Prayer Vigil in Central Park, Louisville, Kentucky, on Sunday afternoon.

World Environment Day in Surkhet

World Environment Day in Surkhet

Navjyoti Center has been celebrating World Environment Day on June 5 every year. Due to the lockdown caused by COVID-19 it was impossible to gather the beneficiaries in one place.

Louisville-area congregations call for justice, day of prayer

Louisville-area congregations call for justice, day of prayer

Racism is the original and persistent sin of the United States. Unarmed black people are killed by police authorities and armed members of the public. Say their names: George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Sandra Bland, Tony Robinson, Trayvon Martin. So many others. We know this. We see this. We grieve. We are angry. We move on. It happens again.

World Environment Day

World Environment Day

Sisters in Chandapura, Bangalore caring for the environment on World Environment Day on June 5, 2020.

Nazareth Academy music video

Nazareth Academy music video

At Nazareth Academy in Gaya, Hindi teacher, Amresh Kumar Pandey, and music teacher, Mrs. Sushmita, composed a song about the current worldwide pandemic. Student and daughter of Sushmita, Sanjana Guha sings in the music video. It is a song about overcoming fear, becoming a blessing to others by staying safe, and being courageous with a daring spirit all amidst the lockdown and struggle.

SCN Earth Magnificat

SCN Earth Magnificat

In Chandapura Sisters have created a prayer based around Laudato Si’ week.

Reflective moments into active movement

Reflective moments into active movement

Our reflective and active movements have been meaningful. Nazareth Hospital continues to reach out to the poor people, people living with HIV and AIDs, positive (PLHIV) patients, and people who are affected by COVID-19.

Vivian Mary Sabelhaus, SCN

Vivian Mary Sabelhaus, SCN, 96, (formerly Georgia Lee) was born in Tell City, IN. She died June 1, 2020, in Nazareth, KY. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 70 years.

Outdoor Pentecost celebration

Outdoor Pentecost celebration

This is the first Mass Sisters at the SCN apartments have been able to attend in person in over 12 weeks. Social distancing was in place. Sisters wore masks and in place of singing they had simple movement to the music. Father Joe Mitchell from the Earth and Spirit Center joined the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth on Newburg Road for the outdoor Pentecost celebration.

Caring for Earth

Caring for Earth

In conclusion of Laudato Si’ week, mindful of caring for the earth, and to respond to the call of Pope Francis, Sister Lilly Luka takes care of the organic vegetables with limited space and time.

Welcome to St. Vincent Church

Welcome to St. Vincent Church

Sunday was the first day that Sisters living on Nazareth campus gathered for Mass in St Vincent Church after a long while. Our new normal has us physically distanced, wearing masks and receiving communion in paper cups. A single lector read the first and second readings and the psalm. We had no touching at the sign of peace and no singing. But with gratitude, we gathered again as a community to worship God.

Response to COVID-19 in Chatra

Response to COVID-19 in Chatra

The world is at standstill due to Pandemic COVID-19. It has created great havoc all over the world and our country is not an exception. The pandemic has no vaccine or cure, yet the only solution is precaution; keeping social distancing. The government of India gave a clarion call of strict lockdown to curb the spread of this deadliest virus.

May devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary

May devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary

May 31, 2020, marked the conclusion of the month dedicated to our dear Mother Mary. Sisters communally prayed the rosary throughout the month asking Our Lady’s intercession for the cease of the pandemic.

Sisters speak out against racism

Sisters speak out against racism

Saddened by the taking of innocent black lives and mindful of the many protests and vigils taking place across the country, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth delivered a statement affirming the need for understanding, healing, and a just society where all are treated with the dignity they deserve.

Eight novices make first vows

Eight novices make first vows

Updated with video: In the midst of COVID-19 and a lock down across the country,  eight second-year Novices, Saroj Kumari from Bangalore Province, and Alma Xaxa, Asha Bage, Asrita Lugun, Priya Asrita Marandi, Neetu Hembrom, Promila Kisku, and Swati Kujur from Patna Province, made their First Vows at Nazareth Convent chapel, Mokama, India.

Update on Tertians

Update on Tertians

Six Tertians, Hema Santhosh, Jonice Lepcha, Mandapati Prasanthi, Maya Anton Amolik, Nirmala Diggi, and Sosanti Xaxa have begun their Tertianship Program in March. This program includes the study of SCN History, review of Constitutions, Leadership Training Program, Exposure and learning from the lives of poor and marginalized, and a few other pertinent issues of the Congregation, the Church, and Society.

Laudato Si’ Video

Laudato Si’ Video

Chandapura community would like to share with you the outcome of the Laudato Si’ week through the form of a video and the Earth Magnificant. Sisters took turns to lead the members into deeper communion with nature and be grateful for all its gifts, based on Laudato Si’. Each sister promised to protect and care for our Mother Earth as they tied ribbons, symbolizing our friendship with nature.

Helen Blodgett, SCN

Helen Blodgett, SCN, 71, was born in Danbury, CT. She died May 22, 2020 in Danbury, CT. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 43 years.

Blessings on Memorial Day

Blessings on Memorial Day

Sister Ann Whittaker and Sister Anne Marie O’Shea laid flowers at the graves of their fellow Sisters of Charity of Nazareth buried at Calvary Cemetery in Brockton, Massachusetts.

The birds that call Nazareth home

The birds that call Nazareth home

Pope Francis said in Laudato Si’, “The very flowers of the field and the birds which his human eyes contemplated and admired are now imbued with his radiant presence.” Nazareth is home to over 100 bird species and counting. This week as we celebrate Laudato Si’, bird surveyor Jennifer Snyder takes us on a tour of Nazareth’s habitat and introduces us to some of the birds that call Nazareth home.

Video from Nazareth Academy, Gaya

Video from Nazareth Academy, Gaya

‘Every Cloud has a Silver Lining’ – A beautiful video message for everyone during these difficult times prepared by the students of Nazareth Academy, Gaya.

Laudato Si’ Week

Laudato Si’ Week

Laudato Si’ celebrates the interconnectedness of all of life. The following talk by Dr. Doug Tallamy of the University of Delaware presents an entertaining and visually appealing look at food webs and why all species are important in the survival and health of all other species within an ecosystem.

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