All recent posts from the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth

Video of Sister Patricia Norton’s funeral

Video of Sister Patricia Norton’s funeral

Watch the video of the funeral Mass for Sister Patricia Norton held at Immaculate Conception Church in Weymouth, Massachusetts, on Wednesday, Dec. 30 at 10:30 a.m.

Sister Jackie administers vaccine

Sister Jackie administers vaccine

Sister Jacqueline Aceto helped administer COVID-19 vaccinations in Louisville, Kentucky, as part of her front-line work to be a proactive part of the solution to combat the pandemic.

Burial of Sister Mary Wedding

Burial of Sister Mary Wedding

The burial of Sister Mary Wedding’s cremains was held in Nazareth, Kentucky, on Thursday, Jan. 14, at 1 p.m. The prayer ritual was filmed and available here.

Patricia Ann Healey, SCN

Patricia Ann Healey, SCN, 84, (formerly Sister Helen Daniel) was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts. She died Jan. 6, 2021, at Nazareth Home in Louisville, Kentucky. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 61 years.

Masks sent to Frankfort, KY

Masks sent to Frankfort, KY

As a token of appreciation, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth sent masks to Kentucky Governor, Andy Beshear, and the head of the Kentucky Department of Health, Dr. Steven Stack.

Elizabeth Ann Seton virtual prayer video

Elizabeth Ann Seton virtual prayer video

On Sunday, Jan. 3, the Sisters f Charity Federation hosted a virtual prayer event in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the death of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton.

Tutoring virtually at Doors to Hope

Tutoring virtually at Doors to Hope

Doors to Hope students continue to meet their tutors for classes in ESL and to participate in after-school tutoring via FaceTime, WhatsApp or Zoom.

Second contemplative engagement retreat

Second contemplative engagement retreat

The second Contemplative Engagement Retreat on the SCN Constitutions is in progress in Nazareth Convent, Mokama. It began on Jan. 6 in the evening and will complete on Jan. 12 evening. Sisters from Patna Province, 50 in all, along with Sister Sangeeta Aithamattam from the CLT are participating in this retreat. Sisters Josita Eniakattu and Sushma Bodra are facilitating.

Bioswale at Nazareth

Bioswale at Nazareth

The Office of Ecological Sustainability and the Grounds Department of Nazareth Campus Service designed and installed a bioswale behind Villages II and above Froman Creek at Nazareth. To learn more about what a bioswale is and how it will help to mitigate stormwater runoff and erosion while increasing wildlife habitat, watch the following video.

Prayer for the nation

Prayer for the nation

In our increasingly divided nation, we renew our commitment to the common good and pledge to take up the challenge to use our energy to repair our democracy and contribute to the work of building a more perfect union.

A Dream Come True

A Dream Come True

A book on the six Sisters of Charity of Nazareth pioneers to India, “A Dream Come True”, authored by Sister Marianne Puthoor, SCN, was officially released by Sister Sangeeta Ayithamattam on Jan. 6, 2021.

The Sustainable Scoop

The Sustainable Scoop

Introducing … The Sustainable Scoop from the Office of Ecological Sustainability: Did you know? In one teaspoon of soil, there are more microorganisms than there are people on Earth!

Jubilee bells ring out – Diamond, Gold, and Silver

Jubilee bells ring out – Diamond, Gold, and Silver

Sisters of Charity of Nazareth of Patna Province celebrated the Diamond Jubilee of Sisters Anne Marie Thayilchirayil and Ann George Mukalel; Golden Jubilee of Sisters Ann Scaria Menonparampil, Teresa Kotturan, and Vinita Kumplankel; Silver Jubilee of Sisters Jyoti Kerketta, Mary Grace Xalxo, Monica Tigga, and Sophia Joseph at Nazareth Convent in Mokama.

Sister Judy receives the vaccination

Sister Judy receives the vaccination

Today Sister Judy was able to put into action love of neighbor by receiving the COVID-19 vaccination at her workplace, Forest Springs of Trilogy.

Remembering Sister Rose Kochithara

Remembering Sister Rose Kochithara

I thank my Creator God in whose holiness I was conceived, who chose me even before the world was made, made hidden plans for me!

Covid-19 vaccinations

Covid-19 vaccinations

Sisters at Caritas gather at Vincentian Home in Pittsburgh to receive the first round of Covid vaccinations.

The ‘New Now’ of 2021 to each of you!

The ‘New Now’ of 2021 to each of you!

Sister Joel Urumpil shares a reflection on the future, a constant beginning flowing from one moment to the next without selection, prejudice, or pre-occupation.

Christmas in Carrico

Christmas in Carrico

The Sisters living in Carrico Hall at Nazareth have been busy this Holiday Season.  The St. Nicholas Committee planned several events beginning November 29 when they had their first meeting.

Mary Wedding, SCN

Mary Wedding, SCN, 93, (formerly Sister Marie Veronica) was born in Fancy Farm, Kentucky. She died on Dec. 29, 2020, in Nazareth, Kentucky. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 76 years. Sister Mary served in educational ministries for many years,...

Contemplative Engagement Retreat

Contemplative Engagement Retreat

The first Contemplative Engagement Retreat on SCN Constitutions started in Nazareth Convent, Ranchi on Dec. 27. 35 Sisters of Patna Province are participating in this retreat. SCNs Josita Eniakattu and Sushma Bodra are guiding the Sisters through contemplation and prayer. Please keep these Sisters in your prayers.

Christmas Reflection

Christmas Reflection

Thank you for listening to the series of reflections from the Nazareth Retreat Center. The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth pray that you have a blessed and safe Christmas!

Christmas superstars at Nazareth

Christmas superstars at Nazareth

All the great Christmas celebrities visited Nazareth to deliver goodies to the residents of Nazareth Villages.

Patricia Norton, SCN

Patricia Norton, SCN, 83, (formerly Sister Patrick Maria) was born in Boston, Massachusetts. She died on Dec. 24, 2020, at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, Massachusetts. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 63 years. Sister Pat served in educational...

Christmas Eve Mass live from Nazareth

Christmas Eve Mass live 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.

Merry Christmas from Belize

Merry Christmas from Belize

Sisters in Belize wish you a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in this short video message.

Jubilee Celebrations in Gaya

Jubilee Celebrations in Gaya

Diamond Jubilarian, Sister Anne Marie Thayilchirayil, and Silver jubilarian, Sister Sophia Joseph Pampackal were honored with joyful jubilee greetings, songs, flowers, and garlands at Nazareth Academy, Gaya on Dec. 19, 2020. Sister Ann George co-Diamond Jubilarian was a special invitee. 

A Christmas thank you from Sisters

A Christmas thank you from Sisters

Sisters of Charity of Nazareth living in Louisville, Kentucky, put together this video thank you message for those who assist them all year long.

Doors to Hope goes mobile for Christmas

Doors to Hope goes mobile for Christmas

This week the staff at Doors to Hope became creative when COVID-19 made it impossible to have their annual in-person Christmas party with Santa. So, Santa dropped off gifts and food for everyone at Doors to Hope to be given out. Thanks to donors for being Santa’s helpers, all got new masks scarves, hats, and mittens made by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth.

Where her heart belongs

Where her heart belongs

Overrun by regulations and misfortune, one woman’s perseverance and positive outlook took her from the unbelievable reality of living inside her car for over five years to coming home again. A place just out of arm’s reach.

Christmas card exchange

Christmas card exchange

The Sisters at Nazareth have participated in a Christmas Card Exchange with the students at Mother Catherine Academy (MCA) in Mechanicsville, Maryland for three years. Here is a sample of the beautiful designs and messages!

Associates in Patna

Associates in Patna

On the Foundation Day of SCNs in India, nine SCNAs came together in Provincial House of Patna. During Mass two of them, Kamala Devi and Fulmantj Xess, renewed their commitment. Four of them who made a commitment last year could not come.

Taking Christmas to seniors

Taking Christmas to seniors

In Belize Living Independently in Full Existence (LIFE) aims to improve the quality of life of seniors living in the Southside of Belize City. On this day, LIFE would have had its annual Christmas party, but because of COVID-19, they could not gather. Instead, Sister Carlette Gentle helped lead the effort to take the party to the seniors.

Welfare Association of Botswana meets

Welfare Association of Botswana meets

The Welfare Association of Botswana had its annual general body meeting on Dec. 12 in Metsimotlhabe with all the COVID-19 protocols of the country in place.

Golden Jubilee in Bangalore Province

Golden Jubilee in Bangalore Province

The Golden Jubilee of the Religious Profession of Sisters Jean Kulangara and Ann Moyalan was celebrated on December 13, 2020, at Nazareth Convent, Chandapura.

Miriam Corcoran, SCN

Miriam Catherine Corcoran, SCN, formerly Sister Mary Andrea, 96, a native of Louisville, Kentucky, died December 10, 2020, at Nazareth Home, Louisville. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 75 years.

Diamond Jubilee Celebration

Diamond Jubilee Celebration

Decked with colorful balloons, flowers, and plants, Nazareth Pre-School hall and the surrounding looked festive for the Diamond Jubilee Mass and lunch. The jubilarian Sisters Ann George Mukalel and her companion, Anne Marie Thayilchirayil were accompanied by their coordinators to the altar.

Advent prayer

Advent prayer

In Louisville, Kentucky, Sisters met outdoors to pray at an Advent wreath. They meet each Sunday at 12:15 p.m. during Advent and the candles are lit every night from 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Advent at Nazareth Retreat Center – Week 02

Advent at Nazareth Retreat Center – Week 02

Welcome to Advent with Nazareth Retreat Center: a series of short reflections on timely issues facing our world today in relation to the Gospel message for each Sunday of Advent.

Virtual prayer group during Advent

Virtual prayer group during Advent

During the Advent Season, a group of Sisters and laywomen are joining together virtually for prayer, reflection, and sharing. Dec, 2 was the first gathering with the theme “Accepting God’s Invitation”.

Advent Mass live from Nazareth

Advent Mass live 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.

New roles in Botswana

New roles in Botswana

On SCN Foundation Day, Sisters in Botswana gathered at Metsimotlhabe for multiple reasons. As they thanked God for the SCN Congregation, Sister Vinaya integrated into the prayer a welcome and birthday of Sister Nalini and the handing over of three positions.

Knitting for those in need

Knitting for those in need

Sister Joan Robishaw is a very active “retired” Sister! As you see in the photo, her hands have not been idle. She has been busy throughout the year making mittens, scarves, and hats for children.

Foundation Day

Foundation Day

In the words of foundress Mother Catherine, “The strength of a religious body depends not so much on its numbers as upon the fervor, zeal and devotedness of those who compose it; and especially upon the blessing or our God, who seems to delight in effecting good by instruments few and feeble.” Happy 208th SCN Foundation Day!

Grace Mary Whittaker, SCN

Grace Mary Whittaker, SCN, 85, a native of Bradford, Massachusetts, died November 29, 2020, at the SCN Motherhouse, Nazareth, Kentucky. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 62 years.

Advent reflection

Advent reflection

Welcome to Advent with Nazareth Retreat Center: a series of short reflections on timely issues facing our world today in relation to the Gospel message for each Sunday of Advent.