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Elaine McCarron, SCN

Elaine McCarron, SCN, 88, (formerly Sister Michael Maria) was born in Washington, D.C. She died on Sept. 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.

Food drive for pantry

Food drive for pantry

Sisters in Louisville, Kentucky, collected food items and monetary donations for St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry. Above is a photo of a few of the Sisters involved with the food collection.

Botswana tribute to Tootsie

Botswana tribute to Tootsie

After hearing her departure from this world, SCNs and Associates in Botswana gathered in small groups in their geographical locations, to comply with the COVID-19 regulations, for memorial services and thanksgiving Eucharists. In their small groups, all SCNs and Associates recalled their fond memories of Tootsie’s life.

Sister Jackie receives diploma

Sister Jackie receives diploma

In May Sister Jacqueline Aceto graduated from the University of Louisville School of Social Work. Sister Jackie graduated with the highest distinction, summa cum laude. Recently she received her diploma pictured here.

Walk for racial justice

Walk for racial justice

Sister Kitty joined other Catholics gathered at the Cathedral of the Assumption in prayer prior to a walk for racial justice organized by Black Catholics for Justice, a group of young Catholics from local parishes.

Associate members gather in Mokama

Associate members gather in Mokama

On 23rd Aug. the seven SCNAs of Mokama came together at Bethel, along with Sisters Sujita Kullu, Swarupa Rani, and Jane Karakunnel. After a short reflection on the day’s gospel, they shared how they have been inspired by the life and ministry of Sister Olive Pinto in Mokama Parish.

Welcome Julia to Nazareth

Welcome Julia to Nazareth

Julia Gerwe will be moving to Nazareth on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, as an AmeriCorps volunteer.

Her love of God continues to guide her

Her love of God continues to guide her

Sister Sushma Bodra is featured in the CHI Memorial newsletter. She was in the Resident CPE Program as a volunteer. “I am learning so much. I had never worked in a hospital before, and I have met many wonderful people.”

Associate member Tootsie Gish laid to rest at Nazareth

Associate member Tootsie Gish laid to rest at Nazareth

Surrounded by friends, Sisters, Associates, and family, on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, the ashes of Associate member to the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Mary Virginia “Tootsie” Gish, SCNA, were buried in the Nazareth, Kentucky, cemetery.

Sister Julie joins senior sit-in for justice

Sister Julie joins senior sit-in for justice

Seven senior citizens held a Thursday morning sit-in on the front lawn of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s Louisville home. The seniors were hosting the sit-in to demand justice for Breonna Taylor when a number of police officers responded to the scene.

Volunteers assist at men’s shelter

Volunteers assist at men’s shelter

“What a blessing it has been for our Sisters of Charity of Nazareth volunteers to have been a part of the Bethany Haven Renovation Project for a new men’s shelter in the Bardstown, Kentucky, community.”

Humanitarian workers strive to meet pandemic’s mounting challenges

Humanitarian workers strive to meet pandemic’s mounting challenges

The global health pandemic has slowed or even halted many things in the world. But the work of humanitarians, those who, “provide life-saving support and protection to people most in need.” That includes Catholic Sisters who continue to reach out to the most vulnerable in the midst of the COVID-19.

Charlotte Gambol, SCN

Charlotte Gambol, SCN, was called to her heavenly home on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, at the age of 90 and in the 73rd year of her religious life.

Called to be a prophet today

Called to be a prophet today

The Bethel novitiate shares the joy of learning about the major and minor prophets in the Old Testament from Sister Jane Karakunnel, SCN.

Pastoral support in southern Belize

Pastoral support in southern Belize

Sister Higinia provides pastoral support to rural Belize communities, where even during a pandemic the people’s source of inspiration and life is a deep faith and trust in God’s unconditional love.

Innovative Celebrations

Innovative Celebrations

Freedom in the mind, faith in the Words, Pride in our Souls, let’s salute the nation on this India Independence Day.

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous communities already face a host of challenges, and the unfortunate present reality is that the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are worsening these challenges further still. Sisters in Chaibasa conducted an awareness program about the challenges and difficulties faced by indigenous people.

Charity during a pandemic

Charity during a pandemic

Sister Lucy Puthukkatt helps children when they are sick with homeopathic medicine. She is also making homemade sanitizer with aloe vera to give to villagers. “It is one way we can help during this coronavirus pandemic,” says Sister Lucy.

Nepal water project

Nepal water project

It’s been almost three years since this dream project started. Soon it will be complete so people in this Nepali village may enjoy their right to safe drinking water.

Sister Teresa Carrico

Sister Teresa Carrico

The SCN Community rejoices in the life of this holy woman whose humble faith and courage has grounded the Community and served as a shining example of service to others for over two hundred years.

Remodel begins to create men’s shelter

Remodel begins to create men’s shelter

“Sisters have volunteered (at Bethany Haven) for many years,” Sprigg said, so when the volunteer program was approached about helping with the renovation, it was a welcomed opportunity.

Junior Sisters gathering in Bangalore

Junior Sisters gathering in Bangalore

Amid COVID-19 concerns, Sister Beena Chirackal, director of the junior sisters in Bangalore, was successful in her efforts to assemble the junior Sisters in Chandapura for their annual gathering

Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan

Feast of the Protection Knot: Every year on a particular date in India, specifically the Northern States this feast of brother-sister relationship is celebrated.

Patricia Hill, SCN

Patricia Hill, SCN, 88, (formerly Sister Patricia Marie) was born in Louisville, Kentucky. She died on July 28, 2020, in Nazareth, Kentucky. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 68 years.

Lending a helping hand

Lending a helping hand

Sister Luke embarked on a very local volunteer effort by assisting the grounds department at Nazareth where she lives. She enjoyed mowing the grass during her youth and still enjoys it today.

Charity in the time of the coronavirus

Charity in the time of the coronavirus

Sheltered, supported, and encouraged by God’s strong and enduring love Sisters continue living their lives of charity in the time of a pandemic. Read the latest edition of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth magazine, The Journey, available now.

SCN volunteers begin work on men’s shelter

SCN volunteers begin work on men’s shelter

Volunteers for the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth are helping renovate a men’s shelter in Bardstown. “We are blessed to be working with the local community, getting volunteers back in action, and ultimately helping to provide a temporary home for those in need.”

Entrance to the pre-novitiate

Entrance to the pre-novitiate

After the successful quarantine period of 18 days in Chandapura, 10 candidates of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth were received into the pre-novitiate.

Inspired by Humanity

Inspired by Humanity

It was just like any other day. Mundane files on my desk consumed time as I heard someone talking in the corridor. Lifting my eyes from the file, I saw the parent of one of our students of grade VIII standing at the entrance of the office wanting to have a word with me. What he said left me in tears.

A renewal of vows

A renewal of vows

On July 18 Sister Judy Donohue made renewal of her vows in with the surrounding local community in Louisville, Kentucky. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a small prayer service was held.

Our new Kentucky home

Our new Kentucky home

Sister Colette Baran and Sister Anastasia Chernitsky left Pittsburgh around 8:00 a.m. Wednesday morning to begin their journey to Nazareth, Kentucky.

A reflection on cycling

A reflection on cycling

Sisters Chris Kunze and Sister Lisa Polega will ride for Cycling with Sisters on Sept. 11, 2020. Cycling with Sisters is a series of bike rides in which Catholic Sisters, friends and neighbors share a pilgrimage of cycling, friendship and prayer.

Café de Paul

Café de Paul

Sisters were recently treated to a delicious meal in the dining room which had been converted into “Cafe de Paul” in honor of St. Vincent de Paul’s feast day. A French atmosphere complete with white table cloths, candles, red roses, and printed menus.

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