All posts from the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth

Helping mothers survive

If Sister Jessie’s dream comes true, no mothers will die during childbirth in her district. In one of the poorest districts of north Karnataka, Jessie Saldanha, SCN, spends days and nights working toward this goal as the head of a pilot project of Narayana Health Limited.

Mary Immaculata Kuehner, SCN

Mary Immaculata Kuehner, SCN, 94, a native of Memphis, Tennessee, died at Nazareth Home, Louisville, on Friday, December 30, 2016. Sister had been a professed SCN for 74 years. Sister Mary Immaculata served as a teacher in elementary education in Kentucky, Louisiana,...

Margaret Regina Murphy, SCN

Margaret Regina Murphy, SCN, 92, a native of Louisville, Kentucky, died at Nazareth Home, Louisville, on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. Sister had been a professed SCN for 71 years. Sister Margaret Regina served in elementary education in Maryland and Kentucky for 40...

Sister Rose Marie Dobyns: An Interview

Written by Sister Rose Marie with guidance from Sister Paschal Maria Fernicola I was the third girl of five children born to Benjamin Franklin and Besse Janes Dobyns on November 8, 1930 in Mexico, Missouri. When I was seven years old our brother Ben Jr. was born, and...

Out of Many, One

SCNs Ann Whittaker, Anne Marie O'Shea, and Tess Browne were deeply touched by the loving hospitality they experienced at the (ISBCC) Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center. They write, "We were among 2,600 participants at the assembly, 'Out of Many, One' (E...

Report on Kalidanga

Jesus is Here, Where? Jesus is here, come and see! Come to Kalidanga Jesuit Health Center Clinic. My one month experience at this center for the treatment of my arthritic knees is unforgettable. Doctor M.J. Peter, S.J. is an experienced, skilled medicine person who...

Christmas 2016

What are you doing with that piece of straw? The bright-eyed child answered solemnly, “I am making a bed for Baby Jesus. Each time I do something kind for someone or say some prayers, I put a straw in the manger. When I do little things with love it makes the hard bed...

Sister Barbara Makar: An Interview

Interviewed by Sharon Cecil, SCNA Small towns are charming places for shopping and socializing; but also for growing-up. It is no longer true today since office buildings have taken over and the stores moved to the large malls. Back in 1930, I was born on a 50-acre...

Appalachian Christmas in Beattyville

The SCN Lay Mission Volunteer Program recently traveled to Beattyville, Kentucky in Appalachia to assist Ms. Dora Ross in preparing for her annual Christmas community outreach program. In the upcoming weeks, hundreds of families from the surrounding area will visit...

Sports Day Kurji Holy Family Hospital

Around  hundred and fifty Musahar children felt honoured to be at the grounds of Kurji Holy Family Hospital, Patna, for the annual the sports day organized on the occasion of the 'Children Day' (November 14) celebration on Nov. 15, 2016. Most of these children attend...

Sister Depaul Zluky: An Interview

(The remarks of the interviewer are in italics. Sister is referred to by both her baptismal name ‘Pauline’ and her religious name ‘DePaul’ in this story.) On December 20, 1920, Emro and Pauline (Cibula) Zluky welcomed their newborn daughter Pauline, named for her...

Kurs Veer Rally in Mokama

Chakarram Kurs Veer group with the animator and SCNs Anash Anima Mundu and Seema Joy Kujur During the Diwali and Chhatt (sun god festival) holidays in Bihar, SCN students, Anash Anima Mundu and Seema Joy Kujur pastorally reached out to the children  of St. Mary's...

Nancy Jane O’Reilly, SCN

Nancy Jane O’Reilly, SCN, age 78, formerly Sister Xaveria O’Reilly, a native of Brockton, Massachusetts, died at Nazareth Home, Louisville on Sunday, October 30, 2016. Sister had been a professed SCN for 57 years. Sister Nancy Jane served in elementary education in...

Sister Paula’s Birthday

This is a eulogy that nephew, David Merrill, delivered at the Memorial Mass for Sister Paula Merrill on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 at Saint Patrick Church in Stoneham, Massachusetts. "Today is Paula's birthday. "Thank you all for coming to celebrate with us this mass for...