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Nazareth School, Chandapura, Bangalore celebrated the 71st Indian Independence on Aug. 15, with a spectacular display of cultural events. Professor Hari Ram of Alliance University graced the occasion as the chief Guest, along with Dr. Jalihal and Sister Amrita Manjaly SCN, Provincial, as Guests of Honor. Prof. Hari Ram urged the students to identify, respect and accept the uniqueness of each individual.
Ever since the Darjeeling agitation began, the whole SCN Family has been in prayer with the Sisters who minister in Sangsay. Sister Deena and her community is doing all within their limits to stand with the people, as one among them and yet set apart, in helping them to tide over this crisis.
Academy children displayed a beautiful drill and other various cultural programs for the 70th Independence Day celebration at Nazareth Hospital and Nazareth Academy in Mokama.
Last week, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth leadership teams gathered in Orlando, Florida, with 650 members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) for their annual meeting. During that annual meeting, it was apparent through discussions that participants felt called to create a statement on the deepening crisis between the governments of the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea).
“Along with my family, I am grateful to Sister Anjana and all of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth who constantly encouraged and supported us to improve our lives!”
I am so very grateful to my God for calling me to the SCN Congregation which has allowed me to make mistakes, equipped me with the needed tools for my ministry and has trusted me and given me the freedom to do any good I can, for the people I serve.
On the occasion of International youth Day on August 12, youth club members of Navjyoti Center organized a blood drive in Surkhet. It was conducted in coordination with the Red Cross Society of Surkhet.
Twenty-seven Sisters attended a workshop on August 12-13, 2017 to prepare a ‘child protection policy’ for Patna Province in Mokama. Reverend Christu Das, director of SIGN (Social Initiatives for Growth and Networking) based in Ranchi, was the resource person. The participants were SCNs Philomena Kottoor, provincial and Amelia Moras, vice-provincial, hostel in-charges, school principals, formation directors and the education director.
Octogenarian Bridget Kappalumakal, SCN, raised funds for the National Prison Ministry of the Catholic Church on Aug. 13 at St. John’s Medical College Hospital Chapel, Bangalore.
“My education and my ministry experience has enabled me to use my gifts and talents in ways I never imagined and yet the Spirit continues to bless me with faith, strength of character and an ability to serve my people and the family of God.”
In a first of its kind, a medical team from Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospital conducted a free check up for breast cancer and oral cancer for parents, staff and Sisters in Nazareth School, Chandapura on July 29, 2017.
The SCN Super Raffle is sold out. Thank you for your donations! All proceeds from this raffle support the SCN missions and ministries in the United States, Belize, Botswana, India, and Nepal.
Anne Rita found her calling back in 1945 when she joined the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. She went on to benefit thousands of Louisville children through a program that turned into The de Paul School.
Inter-novitiates experience a meaningful retreat to broaden growth and understanding of psycho-spirituality
It was a great privilege for us to have the Inter- Novitiate program in Nazareth Convent, Mokama. We commenced our program on 25th of July and concluded it with the Eucharistic Celebrations on 29th of July. Fifty Novices from five Congregations- Sisters of Notre Dame, Congregations of Jesus, Holy Cross, Sacred Heart and we the SCN Novices attended the program.
Fifteen SCN novices along with Sister Janice Rathappillil spent three days with the Taru Mitra bio reserve in Patna reflecting on the state of the Earth.
Many members of the Wilson family gathered for a reunion at Nazareth from Friday until Sunday. Eleven of the 17 Wilson siblings were present.
“My years in religious life have been quite rewarding. I have been blessed with countless graces, which I hope I have shared with others.”
“Talent Time,” the colorful cultural festival was organized in Nazareth School, Chandapura, Bangalore on July 27-28, 2017. The two-day fest took students outside their classrooms to go on a quest of their talent within.
As a child, Naveen Kumar and his late father Rambhaju, dreamed one day Naveen would become a respected leader. Against all odds, Naveen has done that. Today he is having a powerful impact on the lives of students in his village in India.
Sisters in West Bengal hills help others during #DarjeelingUnrest, sharing food, medicine, and visiting patients.
The youngest of eleven children Theresa Kelley was born on April 8, 1927, in South Boston, Massachusetts. “Her long life was a blessing to us all.”
Pleasant Hill, Mother Catherine’s birthplace, the historic home located near Pomfret, Charles County, Maryland, is currently listed on circaoldhouses.com. They have wonderful photos of the exterior and interiors of the old home.
The golden jubilarians of July 2018, SCNs Joel Urumpil, Karuna Thottumarickal, Lucia Thuluvanickel, Maria Palathingal, Rosemarie Lakra and Teresa Xavier Ponnazhath had a very fruitful four-day awareness building workshop to begin their golden year.
On Thursday, Butch Cecil and SCNs Janet Ballard and Luke Boiarski traveled to Chattanooga, Tennessee, to present a training workshop on the SCN Disaster Relief Ministry.
Looking back over the years I feel grateful to our loving God for all that has happened. Through all the highs and lows of my religious life, Jesus has been my constant companion.
SCNs Anne Marie O’Shea and Ann Whitaker were honored to celebrate a burial service for former SCN, Mary Bourdelais. Mary was from Brockton, Massachusetts, and taught at St. Edwards School for a number of years.
Nazareth Hospital in Mokama celebrated its 69th Foundation Day on July 19. The day began with a meaningful Eucharistic celebration followed by an enjoyable cultural program and delicious dinner. The whole campus was part of the celebration.
Sisters Dorothy Jackson, Carolyn Wilson, Margaret Willis, Shirley Kocinsky (unable to attend), and Mary Ann Kropilak celebrated their Golden Jubilee on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at St. Vincent DePaul church, Nazareth, Kentucky.
Many Sisters of Charity of Nazareth recently celebrated their jubilees, which marks the anniversary of taking first vows as an SCN. To commemorate the occasion, the sisters requested donations be made to persons in need.
Clubs worked on projects related to caring for the earth, Navjyoti School held a teachers day, and Sisters hosted a health camp for villagers.
On July 6, four members of Charity Alive along with Sisters Nancy Gerth and Luke Boiarski traveled to Beattyville, Kentucky to assist Dora Ross, the director of Kentucky Cornerstone Ministries.
Mary Pauletta Kane, SCN, 92, was born in Boston, Massachusetts. She died in Nazareth, Kentucky on Saturday, July 8, 2017. Sister Mary Pauletta had been a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 67 years. Sister Mary Pauletta served as a teacher in secondary...
Sister Deena Vazhaparampil from Sangsay shares an update on the agitations in the region of Darjeeling under which ministries of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Sangsay and Tendrabong fall.