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Forty years after their brutal murders on Dec. 2, 1980, the lives and tragic deaths of four American churchwomen murdered in El Salvador will be commemorated in a number of prayer services, vigils, and online events.
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 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.
Serra had always loved teaching, study, research, interaction with other educators, guiding student teachers…
Twin sisters, Sister Mary Jane Rhodes and Sister Anna Marie Rhodes turned 90 today!
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.
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.
She treated each child believing that each was beautifully and wonderfully made by God to be special and unique…
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.
The Archdiocese of Louisville honored Daniel Rudd a prominent 19th century Black journalist and civil rights activist on Sunday, Nov. 1.
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.
Enjoy some photos of the Halloween celebration at the Motherhouse on Saturday. Sisters had a costume contest and a parade.
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.
“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.”
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.
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 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!
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.
Several Sisters were at the airport early in the morning to wish Sister Sushma Bodra well as she left for India.
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.”
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.
“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.
🎃 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.
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.”
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.
Sister Johnette Dzuba shares an update from food distribution efforts in Pennsylvania.
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.
“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.”
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.
A beautiful rainbow appeared over the twin spires of St. Vincent de Paul Church in Nazareth, Kentucky.
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.
The Franciscan Sisters held a St. Vincent de Paul Feast Day celebration for SCNs who live at Mt. Assisi.
Wednesday, Sept. 30, is Botswana’s Independence Day
Sept. 25 had been an auspicious day for the 39th batch of skill trainees. They were from 3 districts such as Dailekh, Kalikot, and Surkhet.
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.
“We the Peoples of the United Nations” are celebrating the 75th anniversary of the UN in 2020.
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...
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sheltered, supported, and encouraged by God’s strong and enduring love
Belize Foundation Day: We are happy to celebrate this milestone of 45 years with the people of Belize! We thank God for this day!
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 Sharon Gray contributed a story for Magnet, A monthly magazine for personal, social and spiritual integration.
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.