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I have reached my retirement age and the trouble with me is that I do not know how to retire. I will keep on working as God gives me sufficient health
Patricia Diane Hawkins (in red) renewed her commitment as an SCN Associate this morning on a snow-covered Nazareth campus. Diane has been an Associate since 1995 and today, made a lifetime commitment! Witnesses to this achievement are (from left) Associate Office...
Sisters from Anakkampoil and Kakkavayal gathered at Kallanode for their first area wise gathering in preparation for the 2019 Bangalore Province Assembly.
Gifts to the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in memory or in honor of others for the period of Oct. 1, 2018 – Dec. 31, 2018.
Sister Rekha (center-right) took part in a theological training program to strengthen the voice of women in Asian countries. The events focus on networking renown female scholars through rigorous academic theological training.
To uplift, center and to focus on ways in which gender discrimination intersects with other forms of institutional oppression.
The reports gave the participants a glimpse of what and how our sisters are reaching out to the marginalized women and children and those who are pushed out of society.
In Musunuru, India, Sisters provide a home for girls who are attending school. This supportive environment helps to prepare them for a bright future.
Sister Peggy is grateful for all the education and exposure to theology and religious topics that the community has provided for her.
Nazareth Academy in Mokama, India is flourishing and provides a quality education to children in the state of Bihar.
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.
Children with special needs participate in programs that maximize their abilities so they can reach their full potential.
The Sisters of Divine Providence and the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth thanked all who have donated to Charity House with a Mass and brunch in Pittsburgh.
The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth played host last week to the Salt River Conservation Collaborative, a group of Kentucky conservation organizations who are working to protect water quality, wildlife habitat, natural areas and farmland in the Salt River watershed while increasing awareness and support for conservation.
A native of Dindigul district in Tamil Nadu, India, Mary Stella Ambrose, SCN, was born on December 4, 1937, the eldest of seven children to her parents, the late Mr. A. Ambrose and Mrs. Maria Prakasi. She died at 2:45 a.m. on Jan. 13, 2019, at Nazareth Convent...
I am grateful and honored to be a Sister of Charity of Nazareth following in the footsteps of Mother Catherine Spalding by continuing to serve those in need.
Sister Luke is leading a group to Las Flores, Belize, where they will partner with the village leaders of the area to complete home repairs for a family in need.
Moving along in their journey of discernment, candidates at Mokama are immersed in a ten-day program in communicative English, personality development, creative learning, concentration, and yoga.
For Sister Jackie, a friendship grows from a close-knit study group.
For several days between Christmas and New Year, Miriam Juarez and Marcillina Nwuso spent time at Nazareth and participated in a discernment retreat entitled, “God With Us on the Journey of Life”. SCNs Chris Kunze and Sushma Bodra facilitated the retreat. The retreat included time of prayer, reflection and sharing about God’s invitations in our lives and the ongoing discernment to which God calls us.
These bags will be distributed to the homeless, those living on the streets, under bridges, and in city parks. Blessing Bags are filled with warm clothes and each one is blessed.
What is Christmas, if the true spirit of Christ is not shared with someone special! The desire to bring joy to many hearts drew us sisters of Kallanode Community to celebrate Christmas with seven poor widows who live alone the local parish.
The Chattanooga SCN Associates faith group recently celebrated the Christmas season with their Greenwood Terrace Community friends.
The Vincent de Paul Family of Metsimotlhabe, Botswana, celebrated Christmas with a large family of 15 economically-poor members who live in a remote area where there is no electricity or water.
The high commissioner of India, Dr. Rajesh Ranjan and his family invited the Indian Christian community in Gaborone, Botswana, for a Christmas celebration at his residence.
Katharine “Kitty” Hanrahan, SCN, 94, was born in Louisville, KY. She died at Nazareth Home, Louisville, KY, on Monday, December 17. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 71 years. Sister Kitty served in educational ministries as a music teacher from...
May the Peace and quiet Joy of that Holy Night be yours all during the New Year.
The Sisters at St. Louise Convent are celebrating Advent, preparing for Christmas, and praying for abundant blessings for all!
Sisters gathered around the tree in the Motherhouse to wish you a Merry Christmas!
As you think of Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus as refugees in Egypt this Christmas season, remember all those who come to us from afar seeking shelter.
Sisters gathered at Nazareth Home in Louisville, Kentucky, for a Nazareth Home Family Christmas dinner and party. See all of the photos from the gathering.
The St. Joseph Church youth group from Bardstown, Kentucky, held a Christmas sing-a-long for Sisters at the Nazareth Motherhouse this week. There was Christmas fun and a whole lot of singing coming from the dining hall on campus as all joined in the fun.
Western Province Office of Finance Administration sponsored their fourth Christmas gathering for the Sisters at Nazareth.
In my striving to live out my commitment, I feel humbled in knowing I am not a perfect role model but hope I have had a healthy influence on the young to live out their SCN call joyfully, enthusiastically and faithfully.
Sister Amina, faculty, and students at Presentation Academy stand together on behalf of vulnerable children and their families to lift up the voices of refugees, immigrants, and the faith community in support of refugee and immigrants’ rights.
An SCN Faith Group in Pittsburgh planned and gathered for a special prayer service, games and refreshments for the Sisters at Vincentian Home.
The Louisville Network hosted “Call to Women-A Season of Hope” on Sunday, December 9 at the Hospitality room at Nazareth Home Campus. Sisters and Associates were eager to gather for prayer and hospitality during the season of Advent.
Sister Smita Karikkattil and Sister Manisha Azhakathu have spent the past several weeks based in Nazareth, Kentucky. There they met with Sisters, various departments, and visited Western Province ministries.
This weekend, the young adults participating in the Charity Alive gathering brought a renewed spirit to the Nazareth campus.
Sisters gathered at Nazareth on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 to celebrate 60 and 70 years of vows as SCNs. Congratulations!
Nazareth Convent in Ranchi is full of life with the presence and laughter of the 26 student candidates. Out of these 26 first and second-year students, eight of them are enrolled in plus two in humanities subjects at Bethesda School and 18 are enrolled at St. John’s High School.
At Saint Joseph Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, the tradition of care and charism of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth continues today.
Congratulations to Chris Kunze, SCN and Kelly O’Mahony, SCN, who recently completed the Collaborative Leadership Development Program.
Sister Teresa Margaret is grateful that she responded to Jesus’ call, “Come follow Me”. Though all of her immediate family members have already gone to heaven, she believes that God has work for her to do still.
When the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Kentucky, updated their mission statement in 1995, they decided at the last minute to add six words to the end: “and to care for the Earth.” Those six words now have become integral to everything the international order does.
It was only a little over one year ago that Hurricane Harvey tied Hurricane Katrina as the costliest tropical cyclone on record. Volunteers for the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, led by Sister Luke Boiarski, recently completed their third week-long disaster relief effort in Houston, Texas.
At St. Mary’s English Medium Preschool in Lobatse, Botswana, Sisters celebrated the graduation of their students. For these children, it was their first experience in a structured setting and where they began the foundation for the learning that will occur as they further their education.
Sisters and Associates gathered at the Catherine Spalding House in Brockton, Massachusetts, to celebrate Sister Martha Walsh’s 60th Jubilee and Sister Anne Marie Oshea’s 50th Jubilee.
Sisters, staff, and students of St. Vincent Matriculation School in Trichy visited the victims of the Gaja cyclone. The cyclone induced high-velocity winds of about 75 miles per hour, which caused massive damage in Tamil Nadu and parts of Puducherry. Over 60 people have died.
The Assembly of the Whole planning committee met Nov. 8–10 at Marillac Retreat Center in Leavenworth, Kansas. Led by facilitator Sister Pat Kozak, CSJ, the group “walked through” the draft schedule for the assembly and spent time discussing each component of the gathering.
Weaving together unstoppable charity. Experience the grace and power of the Charity mission/charism and recognize and share concrete expressions of the future full of hope.
Deepen our oneness in Christ with hope for joyful commitment. Sisters at the Motherhouse in Nazareth, KY celebrated the SCN Foundation Day with a special Mass Saturday morning, a prayer service and meal.
The Hospitality House members remember the contributions of each person and enjoy their lingering joy and love throughout the holiday season.
On our Foundation Day, 26 SCN student candidates and 10 Sisters gathered for an hour of prayer in the chapel at 6.00 pm in Ranchi on Dec. 1, 2018. Marcelline Indwar, SCN, led the group in prayer using the prayer book ‘Contemplate the Heart of God’ incorporating the prayer sent by the central leadership team.
Sister Agnes and Sister Swarupa celebrated Children’s Day with the most underprivileged children of the area to increase the awareness of people towards the rights, care, and education of children.
St. Joseph Hospital has shared this video of the memorial service for Sister Michael Leo. The service was at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, where Sister Michael Leo was the administrator for 22 years.
New video posted. The fresh golden flower decorations in the Mokama Nazareth Convent chapel blended with the golden jubilarians: SCNs Joel Urumpil, Karuna Thottumarickal, Maria Palathingal, Rosemarie Lakra and Teresa Xavier Ponnazhath.
Sister Joetta Venneman shared with the Sisters in Pittsburgh on the U.S. Catholic Bishops most recent pastoral on racism entitled, “Open Wide Our Hearts: the enduring call to love.”
On this day, Sisters at Nazareth had a stamp trimming party. To help raise money for ministries, several Sisters helped trim stamps for Sister Miriam Ann’s stamp collecting ministry.
“I will not work in a segregated dining room. Obedience or no obedience I won’t do it. If you think you need to send me home that’s all right too.”
Marian English Medium School, Anakkampoil, held its Annual Exhibition on Nov. 24, 2018. The event was inaugurated by the president of local civil administration. The attractive and relevant exhibits depicted the reality of the society.
In honor of the life of Sister Pat Haley, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth present this very special collection of her songs. Sister Pat personally selected and recorded nine gospel and spirituals to sing on this album recorded in Nazareth, Kentucky, at St. Vincent de Paul Church in the summer of 2017.
Patricia (“Pat”) Ann Haley, SCN, 73, was born in Columbus, GA. She died on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at Nazareth, KY. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 52 years. In September 1963, Sister Pat entered the novitiate of the Sisters of Charity of...
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Get to know the new assistant director of the Lay Mission Volunteer Program. Ellen Sprigg joined the Office of Mission Advancement in Nazareth, Kentucky, earlier this month.
On Thanksgiving morning, Judy Raley, SCN and several Chattanooga area Associates participated in the Grateful Gobbler Walk benefiting the Maclellan Shelter for Families.
Sister Luke and 10 volunteers were commissioned at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Nazareth, Kentucky, yesterday. The group traveled to Little Rock, Arkansas, where they met up with two more volunteers and traveled to Houston, Texas.
They wrapped presents and setup decorations in preparation for the upcoming Christmas event in Lee County, Kentucky, which will serve over 700 people with toys and basic necessities for living.
As the parish priest, Rev. Vijay Tudu thanked the parishioners, hostel girls and boys, he appreciated the contributions of SCNs Lilly Thomas, Agnita Bhengra, Marianne Puthoor and Prabha Kujur for their wholehearted cooperation in organizing and helping with the event.
After morning Mass, Sister Lilly makes her daily routine visit to one of the surrounding villages to distribute medicine to children and pregnant women.
For more than half a century a Columbus nun has devoted her life to serving the south side community. Now, 84-year-old Sister Wilma Ross is ready for her second act.
A Patna area juniors gathering was held at Arunodaya, Patna on Nov. 18. It was a time of joy of meeting each other and rejuvenation.
At the Center for the Study of Consecrated Life, the mission is to serve as a theological, academic, and pastoral resource for engaging contemporary issues and realities in consecrated life today from a global perspective. This November, four Sisters of Charity of Nazareth attended a program entitled, Engaging Our Diversity: Interculturality and Consecrated Life.
Doors to Hope: “In the last couple of years the need to support our Latino sisters and brothers has been greater, surrounding the issue of immigration,” said Deacon Caruso. “This is a way for the church to show appreciation and support for this program.”
The National Lawyers Forum of Catholic Clergy and Religious continues its advocacy for the rights of the poor and the marginalized in India.
SCNAs Andy Meyer, Tootsie Gish and Tammy Mattingly shared about the SCN Associate Program and described the individual journeys they have taken to become an SCN Associate.
Sisters in Pittsburgh and Nazareth marked the 10 year anniversary of the merger of the Vincentian Sisters of Charity and the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. Special Masses were held to mark the occasion and original VSCs were honored. The midday meal was complete with a celebratory cake.
St. Joseph Hospital Foundation celebrated its 30th anniversary in Lexington. The Sisters joined the STARS GALA in support of the mission and ministry of expanding the Emergency Department. Left to right in back: Carole Kaucic, SCN, Kathy (chaplain) and Mark Miller,...
The Lord who called me to this way of life has been faithful to me. When I look back, I have no regrets because all these experiences have tremendously contributed to my spiritual growth. All that the Lord has done is good.
Sts. Peter and Paul Regional Catholic School in Lexington, Kentucky, raised over $800 for the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth’s volunteer mission work.
Twenty-five women from four Catholic parishes and a Baptist parish in Patna and five women religious attended a half-day seminar on legal aid that especially impact the recent decriminalization of adultery law by the Supreme Court of India.
Read about Sisters’ experiences as they reflect on times of transition. Loretta Weller, SCN, (in photo) and others reflect on their experiences during times of life changes, aging and new living situations. Click here to read their stories.
Sister Maggie, Sister Earline, and Sister Ann spend their days working at the Bardstown, Kentucky, Bread For Life food pantry serving with compassion and support to individuals in need of food assistance.
The Belize City SCN/SCNAs came together recently to bake Johnny cakes and prepare and deliver breakfasts of eggs, beans, juice and coffee to the homeless in Belize City, Belize.
This past weekend, eight members of the Future of Charity and one discerner gathered at the House of Charity in New Orleans for fellowship and faith-sharing.
SCNs at Pabalelong Hospice, Botswana, along with their staff, organized an event to commemorate the World Hospice and Palliative Care Day.
SCNs and friends are helping our migrant brothers and sisters at the Greyhound Bus Station in Louisville.
A day to fill all hearts with the desire to make a difference in the lives of God’s people throughout the world. Watch a recording of the event.
See Haseena progress over the past decade from an orphan saved by the Sisters from a Delhi brothel, to a bright student, and now a successful adult who inspires the young girls who follow behind her.
My religious life enables me to live my life fully as a woman with freedom, dignity and caring love which perhaps I would not have had out in the world. I have been a mother, sister, companion and mentor to countless persons.
Maggie Cooper, SCN, is creating and leading a weekly prayer with Sisters at Nazareth. The gatherings are held in the Motherhouse on Monday afternoons and consist of music, prayer, silence and sharing.
The sixth annual Join the Journey luncheon, in support of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. Nov. 7, 2018. 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Several Sisters of Charity Federation members attended the National Religious Vocation Conference’s 30th-anniversary convocation Nov. 1-5 in Buffalo, New York.
The lower and upper kindergarten children of Mokama Nazareth Pre-School rose to the occasion to celebrate the first annual day on Nov. 4, 2018.
Mokama parish church looked festive as 20, First Holy Communicants and their parents and relatives came dressed for the occasion.
On Oct. 3, 2018, the Belize community welcomed Sister Kerry Rowland a Sister of Charity of Halifax to the Caribbean soil.
Sister Wilma Ross, who has faithfully served St. Ladislas Catholic Church and the South Side of Columbus for five decades, will retire at the end of the year.
Lorena Miller accepted a check for $7,000 from Catholic Charities in support of educational programs at Doors to Hope.
On Oct. 27, graduates of Presentation Academy class of 1977 came to Nazareth to reconnect with the Sisters and give a day of service.
The SCN Family at Nazareth and Pittsburgh celebrated Halloween with tricks, treats and costumes. Sisters, Associates and employees all enjoyed the festive holiday!
A disaster relief training session is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 17 beginning at 9:30 a.m. and should be over before noon.
Carolyn Hope Smeltzer has been working with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth for over 13 years in volunteering on hospital care boards and committees. She has returned from Nepal as a volunteer with the Sisters in Kathmandu and shares her story.
In the rhythms of creation, God graciously places cues and reminders that can regularly turn people to prayer: morning and evening; rest and work; winter, spring, summer and fall. Enjoy this video of the colors of fall at Nazareth, Kentucky.
“I love to be around kids. Their eagerness to learn is infectious, and our chance to teach them is a blessing.”
Sister Luke visited Lexington Catholic High School. The sophomore class would like to become involved in trips to Appalachia and Belize City.
We pray for an end to violence, hatred, anger and fear and live in hope for a world where peace prevails.
In light of their faith sharing this small group experienced the need to follow Christ more closely from His ‘Words’ to His ‘Deeds’.
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God called Sister Donna Marie in a direction she never expected. SpiritLife, a faith-based nondenominational addiction treatment facility in Pennsylvania, brings healing to those suffering from addiction.
Director of Ecological Sustainability Carolyn Cromer and Tonya Severin, SCN attended the annual conference for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education in Pittsburgh.
How blessed I know I’ve been! “The Lord has been my shepherd; my cup overflows.”
Eva Kowalski, SCN, Paris Slapikas, SCN, and Director of SCN Associates Andy Meyer teamed up to golf in a fundraiser for the Hildegard House in Louisville.
A workshop on constitutional rights and finance was held in Mokama. 37 Sisters participated in this workshop.
Sister Judy was saluted for her unwavering faith, keen mind, pioneering spirit and loving concern for the needs of the Chattanooga community.
I do believe, I can do nothing without God’s help and I do pray and trust in God in everything.
When an outcast community had their basic rights trampled on, the women took action. Sister Joel Urumpil is in ministry with a women’s group in Karmali Village who are standing up to an illegal mining operation.
This year has been especially hard for communities dealing with tropical storms and hurricanes. The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth plan to help.
Please join us for an hour to hear how the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth are transforming lives in Kentucky and around the world.
Sister Gracy gathered Catholic migrant workers from Kerala to celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Rosary at Peruvayal Church. It was a meaningful celebration with the Eucharist and liturgical songs in their own language.
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.
My life in this community has been a long and rewarding experience and I thank God for the spiritual journey with my Sisters and all the people of God in my life.
The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth hosted a weekend retreat for SCNAs in Dangriga Belize, October 5-7th. The theme was Micah 6:8 “This is what God asks of you, only this… To act justly, to love tenderly, and to walk humbly with your God.”
Gandhi Jayanti is a national festival celebrated in India to mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The staff and students of Marian English Medium School, Anakkampoil, cleaned the local market and washed the local bus stop in honor of this day.
In commemoration of International Seniors Day on Oct. 1, celebrated under the theme “Celebrating Older Human Rights Champions”, LIFE celebrated with the seniors it serves.
The feast of St. Vincent was celebrated as Guardian’s Day by Asha Kiran, Dharuhera, on Sept. 27 with much joy and happiness.
Pabalelong Hospice participated in a study on aging, frailty, and resilience in Botswana. Sisters addressed issues faced by the elderly in the country and the lack of policies and legislation to safeguard their rights.
My family just took it for granted that I would be an Ursuline, following my two sisters. They were surprised when I said I wanted to be a Sister of Charity of Nazareth.
Mary Ruth Sedlak, SCN, was called to her heavenly home on Friday, September 28, 2018 at the age of 95 and in the 78th year of her religious life. She entered the Congregation of the Vincentian Sisters of Charity from St. Ann Parish in Homestead, PA in 1941. Sister...
Martha Louise Walsh, SCN, recently celebrated her 60 years as an SCN at an Archdiocese of Boston Jubilee Celebration, held at St. Theresa’s parish in West Roxbury. The Archdiocese recognized that a total of 122 sisters have given over 7,000 years in ministry, beginning with Entrance date or First Profession.
Gifts to the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in memory or in honor of others for the period of April 3, 2018 – June 30, 2018.
Sister Michael Leo Mullaney, was born in Quincy, Massachusetts. She passed away on September 26, 2018, at the age of 96 at Nazareth Home in Louisville. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 63 years. Sister Michael Leo graduated from the Bentley...
Sisters, Associates, and Associate candidates gathered in Lobatse, Botswana, for the forth formation day for the SCcandidatestes. The theme for the day was “Call to Holiness”. The day included an input on the theme, time for reflection, prayer, time for the sacrament of reconciliation, Eucharist, renewal of commitment, and an anticipated celebration of the Feast of St. Vincent.
As I look back at my past life, I am amazed at the way my loving God called me to this particular Congregation sixty-two years ago.
Please join us for an hour to hear how the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth are transforming lives in Kentucky and around the world. Be inspired.
From Sept. 1 to Oct. 4, Christians around the world unite to pray and care for creation. It’s the “Season of Creation,” and it’s happening from Nazareth to Mokama, Botswana to Belize. Religious communities rooted in Kentucky have created a video of stories about caring for the Earth.
“The life & works of St. Vincent de Paul,” translated from the French of Pierre Coste, C.M. by Joseph Leonard C.M.
Issues surrounding labor migration — such as the rights of migrant workers, high fees on wired remittances, and inconsistent policies across nations — were the focus of a recent conference in New Delhi that drew 161 participants, mostly religious, from across Asia.
Drepung Gomang Center for Engaging Compassion Nonviolent Compassionate Louisville and Spalding University invite you to this compelling community conversation on the International Day of Peace featuring Louisville’s civic and community leaders.
Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on Sept. 21. It is a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. This year the focus is on the Right to Peace.
“Your many years of service have been a great blessing to us, and I am grateful to you and the SCN community for the generous gift of your talent.”
Sisters are leading the conversation about gender equality in the lead up to International Day of the Girl Child. Students from Asha Kiran demonstrated the need to challenge and change discrimination existing in society.
Sisters at Pabalelong Hospice organized a day of health and wellness with diabetic screenings for the people of Metsimotlhabe Village.
This year, 2018, we celebrate the Feast of Saint Vincent de Paul at the beginning of the fifth century of the Vincentian Charism. To assist us with this celebration we are sending out a slightly adapted version of a Vincentian Prayer Service sent out by the Sisters of Charity Federation.
Amit Adhikari, a senior at Covington Latin School, a co-educational Catholic college-preparatory high school in Covington, Kentucky, went to Kathmandu, Nepal, to volunteer with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth at their school for students with special needs.
Anne Martin left her farm in New Hampshire and has been volunteering her time in Nazareth, Kentucky, since the beginning of May 2018. Her hope when she arrived was to be helpful and of service within a supportive environment. Everyone on campus agrees that she has surpassed those hopes.
I can surely say that I am able to bring new life and energy in people with whom I come in contact with. Whatever our ministries may be: Education, healing, counseling, comforting through listening, compassionate love, etc. we bring joy and hope to people living in a broken world.
For Vandana Vellaringatt, SCN, caring for our common home, Mother Earth is her passion. So much, that she makes daily visits to the land with the workers.
Many are living in fear and trembling. Small and big steps have to be taken to bridge the tribals and the flood victims to the rest of the world and back to normal healthy living.
On the rainy dark frightening night of August 8, 2018, the Tribal (Adivasis) people of Vaithiri in Wayanad shuddered in fear in the thirty major/mild cloudbursts in that single night. In darkness, it was difficult for people to know what was happening and they ran down the high mountains for shelter in the thick forest.
Christine Kunze, SCN, has been appointed vocation director for the Western Province of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. The blessing ceremony for Sister Chris was held during Mass on Saturday, Sept. 8. Congratulations Sister Chris and blessings in your new ministry!
Happy Foundation Day to the Botswana Mission of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. Thanks to our loving God for all of the blessings of the past 18 years. The Sisters in Botswana thank everyone for their loving support. “Your love and prayers give us the energy for the ministry!”
Phyllis Ann Dullea, SCN, 95, was born in Boston, Massachusetts. She died at Nazareth Home, Louisville, Kentucky, on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 76 years. Sister Phyllis served in educational ministries in Kentucky,...
The 16 students of spoken English/tuition class organized a small and cute program for Florina Joseph, SCN, on teachers’ day, Sep. 5, 2018, at Nazareth Convent in Kallanode, Kerala. Every morning, Sister Florina takes an hour of class for these children before they go to school.
What drew you to our community? “Our Sisters. I loved our Sisters.”
Sisters, associates and lay volunteers aid those in need, whether they are nearby (West Point is about 35 miles from the congregation’s motherhouse in Nazareth) or as far away as Belize, where they have made several trips to help build houses.
Sister Gracy looks out for the new migrants arriving in Kozhikode to arrange the health insurance card for them. She not only visits with their employers but also their workplaces and where they live. Sister Gracy and her team have been instrumental in closing down many of the inhuman dwelling places in the city inhabited by the migrant workers.
Virginia Mendez started at Living Independently in Full Existence (LIFE) as the new LIFE operations manager. Virginia will be filling in for Carlette Gentle, SCN, while she does her studies at St. Louis University. Sister Carlette will be getting a master’s degree in social work with a focus on gerontology.
SCN Sisters join hands with the pain and palliative care (PPC) group in Anakkampoil parish. Sincy Sebastian, SCN, is an active member of the group to plan for its programs and takes lead in visiting families who needs the presence of this group.
St. Vincent Matriculation School, Trichy, celebrates Silver jubilee – An occasion for gratitude and hope
This year is very special for Vincentians. There is a silver line in our history. This is the Silver Jubilee Year. Today, on Sept. 1, we celebrated the incredible story of the beginning and growth of St. Vincent Matriculation School. The school started with just 30...
From humble beginnings at St. Thomas to an expansive outreach overseas, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth have for years had a global impact. Now, that international connection is further reflected in the new Central Leadership Team, which, for the first time, includes two members from India.
The president of the parent-teacher association (PTA) of Marian English Medium School is encouraging the students, teachers, and parents to give generously to help the families who lost their source of income in the recent cloudbursts and the prolonged heavy rains in Kerala.
Sister Ann Philip Gnavally and Sister Jean Kulangara regularly visit the sick, the bed-ridden and the aged in their neighborhood. During their visits, they pray with them. People look forward to the visits of the Sisters as they are a sign of sacraments for the people. They experience the consoling presence of the Sisters and feel comforted by their loneliness and suffering.
The Kindergarten students of Marian English Medium School in Anakkampoil gave 30 Indian rupees for the school flood relief fund. On the first of day of the school, each child came to Anne Philip Gnavally, SCN, saying in Malayalam, “I have the money for the flood relief.”
A day before Marian School opens, Sincy Sebastian, SCN, principal, visited some of the villages in the hills to access the situation. Most of the narrow roads are washed away on both sides. Plying of the school bus will be a difficult task and yet without the school bus, many of the children will not be able to come to the school.
The floods in Kerala, it is feared, are turning out to be a humanitarian crisis for the people of Northern Indian States. With their dwelling places inundated and unemployment and poverty staring at their faces, thousands of inter-state workers have fled the state.
Mary James Corey, SCN, 84, was born in Chicago, IL. She died at Nazareth Home, Louisville, KY, on Saturday, August 25, 2018. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 61 years. Sister Mary James served in educational ministries as an elementary school...
Associates of the Chattanooga, Tennessee, area gathered for their monthly meeting on Aug. 21 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Soddy Daisy, Tennessee. Monsignor Al Humbrecht presented an overview of Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on the call to holiness in today’s world.
Flood affected villagers struggle to keep their children in school after the onset of the 2018 tropical monsoon. Sisters had to close for two months when bridges and roads were washed away.
Sisters, Associates, friends, and family joined together today for the Installation Ceremony of the newly elected Central Leadership Team on the Motherhouse campus in Nazareth, Kentucky. The beautiful Nazareth morning began with a Liturgy in St. Vincent Church followed by a prayer ritual in Crimmins Hall.
Paula accepted life as it happened; people’s little miss-steps didn’t rattle her. Paula knew that well-used items might bear some scratches. She valued the fact that sometimes people, too, bear the scars of wear and tear. These imperfections, she believed, can make people even more dear.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 SCN Super Raffle!
1st Prize – $20,000: Patrick McCartt, Lexington, Kentucky
2nd Prize – $5,000: Lizanne O’Bryan, Louisville, Kentucky
3rd Prize – $1,000: Susan Ernst, Louisville, Kentucky
Jacky Jesu, SCN, has arrived to Nazareth where she was warmly greeted by the Sisters.
Now with video: SCNs Rita Barla, Sushma Kullu, and Tarcilla Cilbiya Kandulna made their Perpetual Vows during the 10:30 a.m. Eucharist presided over by Most Rev. Bishop Cajetan Francis of Muzaffarpur diocese and nine other priests at the convent chapel in Mokama on Aug. 11, 2018. Family members, relatives, and friends were present to witness their final commitment.
Staff and the students of Marian English Medium School visited two villages in Wayanad and distributed kits to 50 families. This was the second round of relief work from the school. The contributions were made by the staff and the students of the school.
With the rains relenting after the devastating flooding in Kerala and things returning to normalcy, Marian English Medium school resumed classes for IX and X grade students with a trip to a printing press.
Welcome, Sister Sushma Bodra. She arrived at Nazareth, Kentucky last night. She will stay at Nazareth this week then travel to Chicago on Sunday to begin her Masters in Theology studies at Catholic Theological Union.
As a response to the decision of Thamarassery Diocese in setting up a Palliative Care Unit in every parish, the Parish Priest in collaboration with the Matruvedi (women’s association) of the parish organized a seminar on Palliative Care for the women in Kallanode on Aug. 11, 2018.
Sister Luke met with 29 volunteers in Belpre, Ohio, many of whom have been on former mission trips to Belize. They participated in a delicious meal, prayer, and sharing about their experience. Some of them will be sponsoring and building two houses in Belize this coming year.
Sisters Sincy and Hema have been busy this Sunday visiting three remote villages in Wayanad, Kerala, where people have lost everything due to the deluge. They distributed food and household supplies as the roads and fields remain inundated with flood waters.
When it was a discovered that a group of children from a nomadic tribe were not attending school, Sisters took the classroom to them. Sister Jetti says she is happy to see the children showing interest and learning to write.
Mary Juliana Tuti, SCN, (86) passed away with age-related illness at 9.55 am on Aug. 16, 2018, at Nazareth Hospital, Mokama in the presence of her Sisters and friends. The funeral Mass will be at 2:00 p.m. on Aug. 17, 2018, at Nazareth Convent, Mokama followed by burial.
At Mokama Nazareth Hospital grounds, Joseph Rajendra, SCNA, hoisted the tricolor (Indian flag) at 7:00 a.m. in the presence of the employees, nurses, the children of the shelter home, the candidates, novices and the SCN Sisters. Joseph in his short speech said that though the children sang a patriotic song of having peace at every corner of India, the reality is different. He wished for tolerance, peace and the Indian women and girls feel safe in India.
As torrential rains hammer Kerela, a sense of normalcy for residents near the Sisters’ school in Anakkampoyil is hard to find. The southern Indian state is reeling under the worst natural calamity it has faced in nearly a century.
In my fifty years of religious life, God has walked with me very closely. I recall the many experiences of Jesus being with me and accompanying me from village to village, one tea garden to the next and from person to person wherever I went.
From South Vietnam, members of the Servant of Jesus the High Priest, Sister Teresa Hoang and Sister Mary Nguyễn have been staying at Nazareth for the past six weeks. They say farewell wish all the SCNs well as their time at Nazareth comes a to a close.
The Central and Province Leadership Teams attended the LCWR meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, under the theme: Being the Presence of Love: The Power of Communion.
Monsoon rain will continue to target southwestern India, where nearly two dozen people were killed this week. Many dams have been filled to near capacity. Sisters in Kerala request prayers for the safety of those in the area.
After a five day Inter Novitiate program, the first year novices are back from Matridham Ashram, Varanasi. Novices from the Congregation of Jesus, Sacred Hearts, Holy Cross and Sisters of Charity of Nazareth (total 44) were privileged to have the Ashram experience while they had a special them emotional maturity and inner healing through the word of God.
The Central and Western Province leadership teams are attending the LCWR meeting in St Louis, Missouri. LCWR president Sister Teresa Maya challenges the assembly to go forth amid changing times.
Sisters and Associates visit parishes, large and small, to promote support for the SCN ministries throughout the world and to raise awareness of the universal Church’s involvement in the missionary work of Jesus.
Homeboy Industries founder, Father Greg Boyle, speaks at “Love>Fear: Cultivating Compassion in Louisville”
Homeboy Industries is a youth program that provides training and support to high-risk, formerly gang-involved, young men and women in Los Angeles.
Felix Garza (left in photo) is the SCN representative on National Farm Workers Ministry. When he attends a board meeting, the board usually visits the farm workers or participates in their activities. On Sunday, August 5th, Felix joined farm workers in Washington...
Sisters in the Patna Provincial House prayed with Jackulin Jesu, SCN, and blessed her as she moves on to the ministry of leadership as vice president of the Congregation.
One might think I should be retired at my age, but I’m far from that. There are still countless little jobs and kindnesses that give me energy and joy.
“What a wonderful experience being with these young people from St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Bardstown. I was totally amazed at how hard they worked and how well they related to the people in Beattyville, Kentucky. Many of them want to stay connected to the SCN community. May God continue to bless them on their journey in life.”
This past week, Sister Pat Haley attended the 50th-anniversary gathering of the National Black Sisters’ Conference (NBSC) in New Orleans, Louisiana. The NBSC was founded in 1968 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Around 35 formators, local community, and ministry coordinators of Patna Province gathered in Mokama for the annual leadership meeting on July 27-28, 2018. Rev. Joy Francis, OCD, the resource person guided the group on “human formation”. With excellent input, interactive sessions and fun times the group was enriched to shoulder the local leadership with a fresh start once again.
Sister Leena says Jesus is her protective companion as she walks the muddy village roads alone through the jungles bringing communion to remote villages in northern India.
Thirty-one SCN educators of Patna province met at Nazareth Convent, Ranchi from July 13 to 15, 2018 Amelia Moras, SCN, vice provincial of Patna Province, officially welcomed all the participants and set the tone for the meeting with her thought-provoking talk.
Nazareth Hospital, Mokama completed 70 years of its service to the humanity in the land of Bihar, India on July 19, 2018.
Vincentian Collaborative System (VCS) officially opened the Vincentian Home THRIVE Employee Fitness Center. The center will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for employees to use during their non-work hours.
Throughout all the changes that have occurred in my life, I have learned that I need only to trust in God and have faith in God’s love for me.
As the rain poured down on the parched land of Musunuru, Environment Day was celebrated by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, along with the staff of Preranalaya Social Development Center (PSDC) on June 27, 2018.
Watch Sister Theresa Knabel and Carolyn Cromer, director of Ecological Sustainability, speaking on PLG13 television about the environmental efforts of the Congregation.
Andy Meyer, director of the SCN Associates is traveling the North East this week with visits to Pittsburgh, Maryland, and Boston. Tuesday evening’s meet and greet was at Camp Maria where he met with Associates and inquirers.
Sister Luke is accompanying 20 students and six chaperones from St. Joe Church Youth Ministry to the Appalachian region of Kentucky. They are cleaning, staining, painting, and repairing six trailer homes. Please continue to keep this group in your prayers.
Ten second-year novices and four sisters (three tertians) attended “Enlightened Leadership” program for seven days at USM, Mahalaxmi Nagar, Indore.
Sister Margaret Rodericks had a mission appeal this past weekend at St. Therese parish in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was pleasantly surprised to see the marquee at the entrance of the church welcoming her.
Ashirvad North and South community halls were decked with shining lights of varied colors and flowers to celebrate the golden jubilee of Karuna Thottumarickal, SCN, in Mokama on July 14, 2018.
Lisa is now in the third year of the SCN transfer process. She admits, “These years have been a time of blessing, challenge and growth.”
Alice Casper, SCN, 92, was born in Louisville, KY. She died at Nazareth Home, Louisville, KY, on Tuesday July 10, 2018. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 68 years. Sister Alice served in educational ministries in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Arkansas....
Lucille Phipps, SCN, 86, was born in Fancy Farm, KY. She died at Nazareth Home, Louisville, KY, on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 65 years. After making First Vows, Sister Lucille served in educational ministries. She...
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Camp Maria Retreat Center hosted its first evening of “Faith, Food and Fellowship” on July 9. See photos from this time of sharing.
Learn about Sister Nirmala’s work to raise awareness of the devastating health, social, and economic consequences of tuberculosis (TB) and her efforts to end the TB epidemic with the Coalition for Aids and Related Diseases.
Two Honduran refugee families were welcomed by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Pittsburgh. They will live on campus in the Stone House. Sister Linda is leading the effort with collaborators to assist refugee families.
Gifts to the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in memory or in honor of others for the period of April 3, 2018 – June 30, 2018.
So many precious memories revolve around my 75 years as a teacher. I still keep my students in my prayers and love reconnecting with them. I am writing today to ask you to help another teacher.
Looking back over the years I feel proud to be an SCN, for all the growth that has taken place in me as a woman of prayer and discernment. The SCN community is where I flourished in mission and I had the various opportunities to grow spiritually, emotionally, intellectually to develop my potentials.
Girls living at the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth’s orphanage outside of Delhi, Asha Kiran, visited Continental Engines’ plant. They learned about designing, manufacturing and the distribution of automotive components. “They were very happy with the experience,” says Sister Lucy.
Students of empowerment training received certificates in June amidst a beautiful cultural program displayed by the 29 trainees. The women were selected from social groups of Dalit, economically underprivileged, victims of domestic violence, and single women.
Disaster Relief volunteers made a return trip to continue to assist the underserved population in the Southwest area of Houston that was devastated by Hurricane Harvey last August.
I pray that I carry the Presence of Christ as I respond to all with kindness and warmth, with joy and humble service. God grant me this gift this day and always
Rodney Earl Sanders of Kosciusko, Mississippi, pleaded guilty today in the deaths of Paula Merrill, SCN, and Margaret Held, SSSF, and was sentenced to life without parole. The decision takes into consideration that Sisters Paula and Margaret opposed the death penalty.
I find myself hopefully ready and certainly willing to continue my exciting journey as a Sister of Charity of Nazareth and as a woman in the Church.
The Sisters of Charity Federation of North America, support the U.S. Catholic Bishops’ statement that separating children from their mothers and fathers at the United States/Mexico border is immoral. Protecting the integrity of families is foundational for a healthy and just society.
Maria Sampson, SCN, 88, was born in Memphis, Tennessee. She died at Nazareth Home, Louisville, Kentucky, on Monday, June 11, 2018. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 65 years. After making First Vows, Sister Maria served in educational ministries....
“Appreciate our SCN Charism and spread the word! Celebrate community and live it out with joy and fun. Where there is no fun going on, create some and believe in your ability to do just that.” Today marks the two year anniversary of Sister Marie Flowers’ perpetual vows.
With a prayer, members of the Executive Committee, Susan Gatz, president, Sangeeta Ayithamattam and Brenda Gonzales, vice presidents; Amrita Manjaly, Mary Elizabeth Miller and Philomena Kottoor, provincials; and the Extended Executive committee members Amelia Moras, Barbara Flores, Beena Chirackal and Sharon Gray, vice provincials, began the two-day meeting in Bangalore on June 5, 2018.
Chandapura Community in Bangalore along with pre-novices and candidates had a thanksgiving Eucharist and supper for the out-going Central Leadership Team on June 5.
I was fortunate to touch the lives of many people in their most vulnerable state through my presence, help and kind words.
Jo Carter, SCNA, carried the flag for Mass on Memorial Day. She was joined by a gentleman who also served in Vietnam.
I am grateful to God today for the gift and blessing my teaching experience has been for me. I believe I have received more than I have given.
Tess Browne, SCN, participated in the Poor People’s Campaign in Massachusetts.
As the new academic year began in Nepal, Navjyoti Center has provided educational materials to 212 school going children. Economically and socially disadvantaged students were selected from various categories like the child clubs of Navjyoti Center, ex-students of child centers, children with single parents, orphans, and children from flood-affected families.
Sister Celine found this ministry life-giving and enjoyable.
The convent chapel in Mokama looked colourful with the summer flowers from Mokama and from the Darjeeling Hills on the special occasion of the First Vows of Monica Tudu, Nitya Toppo, Prema Tudu, Ranjita Baa and Snehlata Murmu and the Final Vows of SCNs Anita Murmu (Sr.), Mukta Marandi and Ringemit Lepcha on May 12, 2018.
Years of growing in the love of God and a deep desire to be messengers of God’s Love led Sisters Mary Bincy Joseph, Beronika Bilung, and Josephine Antony Mary make their perpetual vows on May 12, 2018, at Nazareth Convent, Chandapura.
Congratulations and best wishes, Sisters! Pray for those making perpetual and first vows in Mokama. Click to learn more.
On May 9, 2018, Jacqueline Aceto, SCN, graduated with high honors from Jefferson Community & Technical College with an Associate in Arts degree, as well as an Associate in Human Services degree and a Certificate in Women’s Studies.
In faith I have served our hospital for forty-seven years and I still enjoy working there because I believe I am the healing hands of Jesus.
At the Sunday Mass in Nazareth, Kentucky, Sister Mary Elizabeth explained the General Assembly logo and how it has been used for prayer and reflection leading up to the assembly.
April 30, 2018, was a landmark in the history of education in Chatra as Nazareth family came together to witness the golden jubilee year 2018-19 opening ceremony of Nazareth Vidya Niketan in Chatra, Jharkhand.
On behalf of the Congregation, Philomena Kottoor, SCN, provincial, accepted eight pre-novices into the two-year novitiate program. Living in community, they have witnessed and learned the SCN way of life, the Charism, and experienced God’s personal love and calling.
Bridges, both structural and virtual, connect us in ways that improve our lives. Listen to this story from Sister Carlette Gentle to hear how both types of bridges changed daily life for two women in Belize.
The SCN Disaster Relief Team has been working in West Point, Kentucky, over the past several weeks. This group of gracious volunteers, led by Amy Ulrich, finished a trailer that was flooded by the Salt Fork and Ohio Rivers in early March.
The SCNs and Associates gathered in Kanye community on April 29, 2018, to wish and bless the two Associates, Anna Mosele and Beatrice Manda who are going to leave for India on May 6 to participate in the General Assembly of 2018.
As a child I went to St Michael’s School in Munhall, Pennsylvania, my first assignment was St Michael’s School in Braddock, PA and I feel I have come full circle: ending at St Michael Church in Wauchula, FL. It is with confidence and trust in the Lord that I rise to meet the challenges of each day.
Do nuns retire? Not really. Meet three centenarians still going strong in Nazareth, Kentucky.
Our hearts are so happy for the new homeowner, Sherlene Garnett, and her family. The newly constructed house looks beautiful and the students from Vincentian Academy should be so proud of all their hard work.
Part of Louisville’s Kentucky Derby Festival excitement is the Kentucky Derby Marathon and miniMARATHON. This year Sister Chris Kunze participated in the race. She said it was an awesome experience
Sister Luke and students from Vincentian Academy completed the 350th home for Hand in Hand ministries in Belize City and were featured on the local news channel.
Sister Anita shares about two events from Chatra, a youth seminar and a diocesan level Catholic Mahila Sangh meeting.
In a cross-cultural partnership with the oppressed, economically poor and marginalized, Students from Vincentian Academy have joined with Sisters to build a home for a family in need in Belize as part of the SCN Lay Mission Volunteer Program.
Sarita Manavalan, SCN, wrote the attached poem entitled “The Mother Earth” which was published in the April issue of The New Leader. It features “Care for our Common Home” on the occasion of Earth Day. For years, caring for the earth and the environment has been Sister Sarita’s passion, she advocates the cause of the Earth and loves working in the garden in Chandapura.
Camille Panich, SCN, was honored April 20 as a Distinguished Alumni Circle Award Recipient of LaRoche College. She is pictured receiving her award along with the President of the College, Sister Candace Introcaso, CDP, Ph.D.
Young women gathered at SCN Center in Belize City to share a meal and dinner with the Sisters. The meeting’s purpose was to promote discussion among the girls around current events and to encourage teamwork and interaction.
Sister Aisha is happy that with the help of Navjyoti staff she could bring about an attitudinal change in the people; they now decide what is best suited to their conditions and situations.
Shirley’s kindness to others and her leadership skills are evident to many SCNs.
Sisters and other SCN Family members participated in the Louisville Earth walk Saturday morning at Iroquois Park. The event’s goal is to celebrate the planet and raise awareness about ways members of the community can take steps to create a more sustainable city.
Jacqueline Aceto, SCN, was honored with an award from JCTC for outstanding student in the human services department. Awards were given by department chairs to students who exhibited leadership, commitment, and academic excellence.
Catholic religious women joined more than 25,000 people of Bihar to undertake 72 hours of fast to demand security for the daughters of India.
Sisters gathered in Louisville on April 19 for pizza and sign making for the upcoming immigrant and refugee vigils.
All in the Nazareth area celebrated Earth Day on Friday, April 20, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. in St. Vincent Church. The topic wss “Ending Plastic Pollution.”
Ephemeral wildflowers are an early spring treat in moist woodlands and lawns. These short-lived plants take advantage of warming spring soils and the sunshine that streams through leafless trees. Take a walk with the director of Ecological Sustainability, Carolyn Cromer, as she looks at native spring wildflowers around Nazareth campus.
The tragic deaths of Sister Paula Merrill, Sister of Charity of Nazareth, Kentucky, and Sister Margaret Held, School Sister of St. Francis, Milwaukee, who had served in Durant and Lexington for so many years, was the Providential sign leading the Daughters of Charity to where that might be.
A second camp for the elderly in Kallanode mission was held on April 14, 2018, by the SCN community under the leadership of Sister Sheela Palamoottil, in collaboration with the parish administration.
Sister Audrey Drap, a Sister of Charity of Nazareth was called to her heavenly home on Friday, April 13, 2018, at the age of 93 and in the 75th year of her religious life. Sister entered the Congregation of the Vincentian Sisters of Charity from St. John the Baptist...
I am very proud of our community and happy to be an SCN. I believe that ours is the “best community” as Father Philip Poovattil told me earlier.
Yesterday afternoon, as hundreds of cars drove by, a group of SCNs and Associates gathered along the entrance to Nazareth Campus. The group held signs offering prayerful support for immigrants and refugees. Passersby offered many honks, waves and thumbs up during the 45 minute vigil.
Rainbow Jubilarians were honored this week at Nazareth. A special Mass included recognition of each individual Rainbow Jubilarian and a Renewal of Vows. Mass was followed by a delicious dinner, desserts and gifts.
There is a great need for children’s’ dresses and clothing in some of the areas served by the SCN lay mission volunteer program, Appalachia, New Orleans, Belize, Montana, and disaster relief areas. A group led by associate candidate and volunteer, Elaine Belflowers meet at Nazareth to share their creations and determine future needs. Sister Paschal Maria Fernicola serves as their Nazareth liaison.
April 9, 2018 was a historical day for SCNs in Barauni, as St. Joseph’s School turned a new leaf in its journey. The new academic year began with a change in the medium of instruction and leadership. Rev. Father Kevin Charles took over the helm of the school in the presence of Most Rev. Bishop Cajetan Francis Osta, the Bishop of Muzaffarpur and Philomena Kottoor, SCN, Provincial of Patna Province and a few other priests, SCNs and the newly joined staff.
In 2018 Sisters at the Nazareth Motherhouse have been reaping the benefits of a high definition desktop video magnifier with text-to-speech capabilities. This allows Sisters with impaired vision to have printed text clearly read allowed to them.
Win $20,000 in the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Super Raffle. 3,000 tickets are available at $25 each. The drawing to be held on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. in Nazareth, Kentucky.
My greatest blessing has been my family who started me on my faith journey and always loved and supported me no matter what! Over the years I have lived and worked with many wonderful Vincentian Sisters and developed lasting friendships.
Gifts to the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in memory or in honor of others for the period of Jan. 1, 2018 – April 2, 2018.
‘Khelo India’ (Play India) is a national program for development of sports which seeks to unearth talents from across the country. This year, district of Trichy conducted a sports meet in order to identify participants to represent the state of Tamilnadu.
My life has been a happy one for the most part. Everything in life has a few problems or things to improve. I have gained wisdom from the SCN community…
In Nepal, Sisters recently opened their second education center in Koshi Gaupalika. The purpose is to educate children who are not enrolled in any school. Parents are happy that their children now have a place of learning.
Nazareth Retreat Center hosted the Word of God Group USA, which is a group of young adults seeking to strengthen their relationship with God and one another. Thirty-four of them came from many states, on March 23-25, 2018.
On Saturday, March 24, Sisters and Associates participated in Louisville’s March for Our Lives. Despite the cold and rainy weather, a large crowd came together for the youth-led event which raised awareness of gun violence.
Barbara Flores, SCN, joined with approximately 70 others in St. Vincent Church who gathered in support of immigrants and refugees. (Inclement weather moved the event indoors.) The vigil is the first of two planned gatherings held as a holy hour for our immigrant and...
On Friday, March 23, LIFE’s seniors gathered for their annual senior trip. This year the group ventured to the Belize Museum which took them back in time. Most of the seniors had memories and stories of their own to share with the guide.
In the enclosed video, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth disaster relief ministry are responding to West Point, Kentucky, located 25 minutes outside of Louisville, Kentucky. The area was hit hard by flooding after the Ohio and Salt Rivers reached historic flood levels.
Every Thursday about 20 Sisters from the Motherhouse at Nazareth gather to pray the scriptures of the following Sunday using the Lectio Divina method of prayer.
Local leaders share their vision of what the future holds for women.
Life has taught me to live and let live and all will be well at the end. We do not have control over the events and we need to live the present moment meaningfully.
After two years of extensive repairs, the Steinway piano has returned to St. Vincent’s Church! The vintage model piano was returned to church after repairs were made internally as well as to the outside finish.
For the first time, 30 women and girls from Loukhi area joined the Koshi Gaupalika (Village Development Centre) women’s group to celebrate the International Women’s Day on March 8, 2018.
Sisters gathered at the Motherhouse recently to create signs to be used in support of immigrants and refugees at two planned vigils.
On Friday, March 16, 2018, Sisters in Belize took part in the national march for Women’s Day under the theme “Press for Progress.” The 20,000 strong march brought out women and men from across the country and all walks of life. The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth were honored to be among those marching to empower women.
Congratulations to Sister Lisa and Sister Chris who completed the Oldham County Clover Leak 5K with great times, their first 5K run of the season!
As a preparation for International Women’s day and in tune with our Province strategic plan, Women of Dharan entered into a discussion on Political Participation of Women. The women leaders from the 60 Self Help Groups gathered at Navjyoti Centre, Dharan, to address the different needs of women, especially the underprivileged groups.
Sister Colette says that Sister Hugoline Sziich, librarian, gave her this advice, “I think that you have a vocation to religious life.”
Six Sisters of Charity of Nazareth celebrated International Women’s Day In Gaya, India, with female prisoners. The women and jail officials thanked the Sisters for their presence and generous contributions, especially the sewing class they offered.
Navjyoti Saving and credit Cooperative Ltd. celebrated its 12th Foundation day on 14th March 2018 in Navjyoti Center during a function. It was presided by Sushila Thapa, chairperson of Navjyoti Cooperative which was the first cooperative of Navjyoti.
Students at Vincentian Academy in Pittsburgh and Presentation Academy in Louisville joined students across the country to pray for an end to gun violence.
“While traveling through Kathmandu, we made arrangements to visit the Novjyoti Center, a school for handicapped children that is run by the Sisters of Charity. My sister is an SCN, living at Nazareth, and I have read with great interest of the work the sisters on doing on behalf of the people of Nepal.”
The president general was very appreciative of the life and service of the SCNs. In his address to the group he said that he was giving a new name to the Sisters – not Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, but Sisters of Charity of St. Vincent.