All posts from the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth

A simple woman of deep faith

In their desire to have a pastoral approach in all their ministries, Sisters at Kutuderi Health Ministry, SCNs Archana Valiaparambil, Anjana Kunnath, Anita Murmu (Sr.) and Mary Bridget Lakra, prayed with a family on Feb. 9, 2017 in Kutuderi Village, India. In January,...

Ellen Paul McGovern, SCN

Ellen Paul McGovern, SCN, 86, a native of Boston, Massachusetts, died at Nazareth Home, on Thursday, February 2, 2017. Sister had been a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 60 years. Sister Ellen Paul served in education ministries in Kentucky, Maryland, and...

Mary Jane McMakin, SCN

Mary Jane McMakin, SCN, 79, a native of Quincy, Massachusetts, died at Norton Audubon Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky, on Sunday, January 29, 2017. Sister Mary Jane had been a professed SCN for 58 years. She served in education in Kentucky, Virginia, and...

Sister Marita Pozek: An Interview

The remarks of this interviewer are in italics. At the top of the page of Sister Marita Pozek’s short autobiography which I used for reference, she had written ” Nothing happens by chance.” As I left her apartment and her gracious hospitality, I found myself thinking...

Republic Day 2017

Republic Day at Mokama Nazareth Academy On the 68th Republic day of India, Sangeeta Ayithamattam, SCN, vice president, chief guest, hoisted the Indian flag at Nazareth Academy, Mokama on Jan. 26, 2017. She urged the students to keep their surrounding and the...

Inter Province Formation Team Meets in Mokama

The inter-province formation team members, SCNs Amelia Moras, Anice Vattukulam, Beena Chirackal, Jayanti Lakra, Josita Eniakattu, Marcelline Indwar, Suchita Kullu and Sushma Bodra met in Mokama from Jan. 23 2017 to incorporate the decisions/guidelines approved during...

Marjorie (Maggie) Fisher, SCN

Marjorie (Maggie) Fisher, SCN, 92, a native of St. Joseph, Missouri, died at Nazareth Home, Louisville on Monday, January 16, 2017. Sister made First Vows as a Religious of the Sacred Heart on March 19, 1949, and transferred to the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth on...

Sister Rita Jo Hancsak: An Interview

August, 2016 - Sister Rita Jo Hancsak (formerly S. Mary Dorothy) (Sister Rita Jo’s story has been reproduced from her autobiography written in 2008 and a video interview done by a niece of Pat McKim, SCNA, given in July, 2013. Consolidation of the two sources was done...

Catherine Nix, SCN

Catherine Nix, SCN, 84, a native of Louisville, Kentucky, died at Nazareth Home on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. She had been a professed SCN for 62 years. Sister Catherine served as a teacher in grade schools in Ohio, Tennessee, and Kentucky, including St. Augustine...

Margaret Meisner, SCN

Margaret Meisner, SCN, 80, a native of Louisville, Kentucky, died at Nazareth Home on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. She had been a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 61 years. For 20 years, Sister Margaret’s ministry was in education. She taught primary grades...

Helping mothers survive

If Sister Jessie’s dream comes true, no mothers will die during childbirth in her district. In one of the poorest districts of north Karnataka, Jessie Saldanha, SCN, spends days and nights working toward this goal as the head of a pilot project of Narayana Health Limited.

Mary Immaculata Kuehner, SCN

Mary Immaculata Kuehner, SCN, 94, a native of Memphis, Tennessee, died at Nazareth Home, Louisville, on Friday, December 30, 2016. Sister had been a professed SCN for 74 years. Sister Mary Immaculata served as a teacher in elementary education in Kentucky, Louisiana,...

Margaret Regina Murphy, SCN

Margaret Regina Murphy, SCN, 92, a native of Louisville, Kentucky, died at Nazareth Home, Louisville, on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. Sister had been a professed SCN for 71 years. Sister Margaret Regina served in elementary education in Maryland and Kentucky for 40...

Sister Rose Marie Dobyns: An Interview

Written by Sister Rose Marie with guidance from Sister Paschal Maria Fernicola I was the third girl of five children born to Benjamin Franklin and Besse Janes Dobyns on November 8, 1930 in Mexico, Missouri. When I was seven years old our brother Ben Jr. was born, and...

Out of Many, One

SCNs Ann Whittaker, Anne Marie O'Shea, and Tess Browne were deeply touched by the loving hospitality they experienced at the (ISBCC) Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center. They write, "We were among 2,600 participants at the assembly, 'Out of Many, One' (E...

Report on Kalidanga

Jesus is Here, Where? Jesus is here, come and see! Come to Kalidanga Jesuit Health Center Clinic. My one month experience at this center for the treatment of my arthritic knees is unforgettable. Doctor M.J. Peter, S.J. is an experienced, skilled medicine person who...

Christmas 2016

What are you doing with that piece of straw? The bright-eyed child answered solemnly, “I am making a bed for Baby Jesus. Each time I do something kind for someone or say some prayers, I put a straw in the manger. When I do little things with love it makes the hard bed...

Sister Barbara Makar: An Interview

Interviewed by Sharon Cecil, SCNA Small towns are charming places for shopping and socializing; but also for growing-up. It is no longer true today since office buildings have taken over and the stores moved to the large malls. Back in 1930, I was born on a 50-acre...

Appalachian Christmas in Beattyville

The SCN Lay Mission Volunteer Program recently traveled to Beattyville, Kentucky in Appalachia to assist Ms. Dora Ross in preparing for her annual Christmas community outreach program. In the upcoming weeks, hundreds of families from the surrounding area will visit...