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Live Mass from Nazareth

Live Mass from Nazareth

Join the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in the celebration of Mass live from St. Vincent de Paul Church in Nazareth, Kentucky, every Sunday of Advent and on Christmas Eve.

Sisters reach out to COVID affected families

Sisters reach out to COVID affected families

Sisters reached out to 50 families in Kanye, Lobatse, and Metsimotlhabe, and surrounding villages and gave them gift hampers with provision items of toiletries and sanitary supplies.

Twin birthdays

Twin birthdays

Twin sisters, Sister Mary Jane Rhodes and Sister Anna Marie Rhodes turned 90 today!

Two SCNs receive Tower Awards

Two SCNs receive Tower Awards

The Tower Awards is an annual mission-driven event honoring women leaders in their fields and highlighting the contributions and talents of these role models to Presentation Academy students and the Louisville community. Two Sisters of Charity of Nazareth were recipients this year. Sister Sharon Gray and Sister Rebecca Miles.

Merger Anniversary

Merger Anniversary

On November 15, 2008 the Vincentian Sisters of Charity (VSCs), of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, formally merged into the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. The merger of our Congregations has brought gifts in mission, in ministries, in friendships, and God’s blessings.

Planting trees along the Ganges

Planting trees along the Ganges

Sister Anila led students and teachers of Nazareth Academy in Mokama to the banks of the holy Ganges River to join a campaign of planting 5,000 trees.

Memorial for Daniel Rudd

Memorial for Daniel Rudd

The Archdiocese of Louisville honored Daniel Rudd a prominent 19th century Black journalist and civil rights activist on Sunday, Nov. 1.

Welcome to Caritas Sister Dolores Ann

Welcome to Caritas Sister Dolores Ann

The Sisters at Caritas Place, in Pittsburgh, welcomed Dolores Ann Therasse, SCN, to their local community with notes on her door, some Halloween treats, and a special prayer service.

Halloween at Nazareth

Halloween at Nazareth

Enjoy some photos of the Halloween celebration at the Motherhouse on Saturday. Sisters had a costume contest and a parade.

The struggles of violence-affected people

The struggles of violence-affected people

There was a time when we believed that only the less fortunate were affected by domestic violence and deprived of access to justice. But the gathering of violence-affected people on Oct. 22 in Navjyoti Center was an eye-opener.

Update: A shelter for Sisters

Update: A shelter for Sisters

“We wanted to send this special message of gratitude for your support of the building of our new convent in Kallanode and give you an update on the progress. The last time we sent an update, construction was at a standstill due to the lockdown in India. We are happy to report that the construction work of the convent building resumed again.”

SCNs adapt to changes amid COVID-19, stay connected

SCNs adapt to changes amid COVID-19, stay connected

An article from the Kentucky Standard: Nazareth is a place known to be full of life and community. Amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, however, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth have had to adapt to a new way of living from a distance, which has been accompanied by both opportunity and loss.

Abiding in the Present

Abiding in the Present

The Western Province Gathering
From Boston to Belize, from Pittsburgh to Tennessee and beyond, Sisters and Associates joined the first ever virtual Western Province Gathering held this weekend, October 23-25, 2020.

Thank you for making Join the Journey a success!

Thank you for making Join the Journey a success!

Thank you to all who attended the virtual Join the Journey program, in support of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. Though we weren’t able to gather in-person, the feeling of support across our world was palpable as people joined from across the U.S., India, Nepal, Belize, and Botswana – a true experience of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth family!

Ecological Sustainability meeting

Ecological Sustainability meeting

The Ecological Sustainability Committee met on Oct. 16. Among other topics, they discussed environmental racism. Included is the reflection they used at the beginning of the meeting.

Safe travels to you Sister Sushma

Safe travels to you Sister Sushma

Several Sisters were at the airport early in the morning to wish Sister Sushma Bodra well as she left for India.

Sister Sarah Ferriell: A Profile

Sister Sarah Ferriell: A Profile

Walking into the church at Nazareth for the first time gave me a powerful sense of walking into a deeper part of myself that could not be captured in words except to say “deep peace.”

Join us!

Join us!

Everyone is invited to join us for our online program: Join the Journey on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 12:30 p.m. This has traditionally been an in-person event in Louisville, Kentucky, but this year, we are happy to announce that it will be held online, so you can join from wherever you are.

Standing for the voice of the voiceless

Standing for the voice of the voiceless

“Stand with Fr. Stan” and “United with Stan, United we Stand” the shouts of these slogans echoed Chandapura campus on the National day of Solidarity, Oct. 12, 2020, for the quick release of Father Stan Swamy, SJ.

Pumpkin crafting at Nazareth

Pumpkin crafting at Nazareth

🎃 Sisters Mary Reisz, Evelyn Fugazzi, Virginia Blair, Dorothy Wilson, Paschal Fernicola and Teresa Margaret Bransky made pumpkin crafts using a roll of toilet paper wrapped in fabric. Each Sister selected her fabric and decorations for the pumpkin.

Update from LIFE

Update from LIFE

Sister Carlette Gentle is back in Belize and at home after quarantine. She returned to working at LIFE with seniors of Belize City. “Now more than ever we are trying hard to assist the seniors on Southside during this time of the pandemic.”

A family reunion on social media 

A family reunion on social media 

On mental awareness day, Sister Roselyn Karakattu would like to be out in the street distributing mental health pamphlets and presenting street plays to build awareness of mental health as she used to do while working with those with mental illness in Kathmandu, Nepal. But she could not during this pandemic. Instead, she got creative.

Memorials and Honoraries

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

Sister Florina’s vocation video

Sister Florina’s vocation video

“I am so thankful to each of you who has been part of my life’s journey. Your prayers are my support system and your blessings, my stronghold. The joy of belonging to God and spending a life surrendered to do His will is worth a thousand elsewhere. I hope you may feel God’s presence in your life as you watch it.”

Happy birthday Sister Carol

Happy birthday Sister Carol

Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Louisville, Kentucky, held a celebration for Sister Carol Rueff’s 80th birthday in the hospitality room of their local community.

Rainbow over St. Vincent

Rainbow over St. Vincent

A beautiful rainbow appeared over the twin spires of St. Vincent de Paul Church in Nazareth, Kentucky.

Speaking out for all

Speaking out for all

Impelled by the love of Christ, Sister Julie Driscoll is a pioneer, willing to take risks and reach out often when others do not. Her passion for helping those most in need is well known in Kentucky and beyond.

Taking advantage of good weather

Taking advantage of good weather

On Sunday, Sept. 9, all who were able came outside to enjoy each other’s company as well as the sweet treat of ice cream bars.

Elaine McCarron, SCN

Elaine McCarron, SCN, 88, (formerly Sister Michael Maria) was born in Washington, D.C. She died on September 21, 2020, in Louisville, KY. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 67 years. Sister Elaine served in educational ministries, teaching primary...

Happy Independence Day to Belize

Happy Independence Day to Belize

On Monday, Sept. 21, Belize celebrates the 39th anniversary of Independence. St. Martin de Porres Parish in Belize City celebrated this occasion with an intercultural liturgy today. You can view the video of the liturgy inside this post.

Remembering Sister Sunanda Urumpil

Remembering Sister Sunanda Urumpil

As a novice her reply to the question how she saw her ministry best fulfilling her vocation: ‘I want to work with the poor.  I want to be poor with the poor people…  

Children’s Day celebrated in Surkhet

Children’s Day celebrated in Surkhet

Navjyoti Center celebrated National Children’s day on Sept. 14, 2020. Due to the pandemic, no formal celebrations were organized in Surkhet. Navjyoti Child Club network committee decided to celebrate the day with limited activities with the permission of District Administration and Birendranagr Municipality.

Sisters’ preschools resume in Botswana

Sisters’ preschools resume in Botswana

St. Mary’s Preschool in Lobatse and St. Bakita Preschool in Kanye resumed educating on Sept. 1 after the completion of the requirement of the Department of Health Service and Ministry of Basic Education procedures in Botswana.

Help the Sisters Empower and Educate

Help the Sisters Empower and Educate

We invite you to be the hands and feet of Christ to others, even from afar. Join us in offering financial support so these deserving women can continue their education.

Blessings to those at St. Louise

Blessings to those at St. Louise

Sisters at St. Louise Convent in Pittsburgh had a dinner for the Sisters and employees in honor of them before they started leaving. At the end of the dinner, Sister Corrine Giel said a blessing prayer, and the Sisters then sang a blessing song.

Teachers’ Day celebration

Teachers’ Day celebration

Sisters in the Provincial House, Patna, had a unique Teachers’ Day celebration on Sept. 5, 2020. The young sisters of the provincial house honored the senior Sisters for teaching them many values for life through their exemplary lives.

Botswana Foundation Day – 20 Years

Botswana Foundation Day – 20 Years

Happy Foundation Day to Botswana! We celebrate 20 years of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth’s compassionate presence to the people of Botswana in the continent of Africa.

45 years in Belize

45 years in Belize

Belize Foundation Day: We are happy to celebrate this milestone of 45 years with the people of Belize! We thank God for this day!

Thank you to the staff of Nazareth Home

Thank you to the staff of Nazareth Home

Since March, Sisters have not been able to go into Nazareth Home and this will continue into the unknown future. This video was a way to express their gratitude, prayers, and offer encouragement to the Nazareth Home staff during this time of pandemic.

Sister Julie featured on CNN

Sister Julie featured on CNN

From left, Dotti Lockhart, Julie Driscoll and Bob Lockhart sit on the lawn of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron during a silent protest on Thursday, August 20. They joined several others who were demanding that Cameron complete his investigation into the killing of Breonna Taylor.