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This indeed was a moment to remember the wonderful five years that Sisters journeyed together as a province under the leadership of these Sisters who have dared to make a difference to the SCN mission in the Bangalore Province – inviting them to look towards new horizons and even beyond.
God has been great! I am speechless to say how wonderfully I have been carried in God’s arms! I was an instrument of my God in places where He/She thought I would fit in. Everything was given to me as a free gift. “Thank You God for all the opportunities You gave me to follow You, though many times, I was not sure of myself, You prompted me on.”
The Federation Grassroots Committee invites sisters, associates & affiliates to attend Charity Friendship: Deepening Our Relationships through Contemplative Conversations. The Retreat will take place October 15-October 20, followed by the Workshop October 20-October 22.
“God wants to meet the deepest desires of my heart. For me that is mostly achieved in loving God and others. I am a better person for having gone through the transitions of the last three years. I have grown in my communication skills as well as my faith. Some of these transitions were difficult but I have been transformed through it all by being more patient. May God continue to call all of us to be a light for others who are in need.”
Sisters Bibiana Kindo and Philomina Hembrom participated in a two and a half mile walk to raise awareness and money for St. Mary’s Catholic Mission and ordination.
SCNs, Associates and SCN Family members gathered at George Rogers Clark Park for an annual picnic celebration on Friday, May 26, 2017.
Today, May 25, Isa Garcia, SCN, became a U.S. citizen at a Naturalization Oath ceremony held at the Romano Mazzoli Federal Building in Louisville, Kentucky.
The ministries she has been influential in forming are very much alive, and those present knew they will be carrying well the gift of ministry this fearless, smart, loving, faithful daughter of God has guided them in developing. “She has planted seeds in us and begun to water them. We will continue to water these seeds.”
The Super Raffle drawing will be held on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. on the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Motherhouse Campus, Nazareth, KY 40048. The Super Raffle prizes are: 1st prize: $20,000, 2nd prize: $5,000, 3rd prize: $1,000.
Since the time that she entered first grade Jeanne Vucic, SCN, knew she wanted to be a Sister, and that she wanted to help people find deeper meaning in their lives.
Sister Georgine’s humble reflection, “These years of ministry and service were full of God’s blessings and for this I am very grateful.” (And we are too!)
The rain clouds descended heavily upon Bangalore on May 20, bringing down the mercury levels and along with it a respite from the intense heat of summer. Nazareth Convent, Chandapura, Bangalore geared up with excitement to welcome candidates.
Rebecca Rodenbaugh, SCN, 100, a native of Tutwiler, MS, died at Nazareth Home, on Monday, Monday, May 15, 2017. Sister had been a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 79 years. Sister Rebecca served as a grade school teacher in Memphis, TN and in Louisville at...
The new Novices were welcomed with arati, tikka and flowers. Sister Basanti presented them with a chain and Philomena Kottoor, vice provincial and provincial elect the book of SCN Constitution.
Marie John Kelley, SCN, 90, a native of South Boston, MA, died at Nazareth Home, on Monday, May 8, 2017. Sister had been a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 66 years. Sister Marie John served as a grade school teacher in Ohio, Tennessee, Maryland, and...
‘For everyone present, it was a moment to celebrate the brave decision of these young sisters to be signs of God’s love to the world.’
‘Your community and God depends on you to complete your mission. God has placed God’s Spirit within you.’
Clean up begins in storm-ravaged Durant, Mississippi
With the Sisters, Jayan has found absolute joy in being a crusader against child marriage. She strives each day to educate at least one family on the evils of child marriage.
Jennifer, a young woman in Belize, received the scholarship to attend high school from the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. Without this award, her education would have likely ended after grade school.
Michael Anthony Wilson, SCN, 81, a native of Louisville, Kentucky, died at Nazareth Home, on Monday, May 1, 2017. Sister had been a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 60 years. Sister Michael Anthony served as a teacher in Louisville at St. Patrick and St....
I went to Presentation Academy for my first two years of high school, and to Nazareth Academy for my last two. On graduating, I attended Nazareth College in Louisville for four years. After that, I worked in my father’s store for six years. I was getting restless doing this, thinking that there had to be something better.
April 25 marks the second year of the devastating earthquake in Nepal. People are still unconsciously anxious about the quake. Many people lost their lives, most of them are homeless and some of them are living in trauma. Reconstruction work is going on at the pace of a tortoise because of the negligence of government and although some of the villages are already constructed still the rural area of Nepal seems to be under temporary shelter.
Speaking to the Sisters, Riya recalls the day she was married, “I had no idea of all that was happening around me and just followed all that the elders told me to do.”
Christ has no body now, but yours, no hands, no feet on earth but yours. Yours are the eyes through which he looks with compassion on this world.
My spiritual life has been nourished by my daily prayer and yearly retreats throughout my religious life. The merger with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth was a significant event. I felt I became a part of a larger family of loving and caring Sisters. My life as life a religious has been God’s blessings every day. God’s will be done.
Sister Deena has seen so much from her small clinic tucked away in the mountains. Every day presents a new set of challenges. “I will face difficulties, but I also really experience the power of prayer and support of people.”
Margaret “Mag” Riggs, SCN, 69, a native of Lebanon, Kentucky, died at Nazareth, Kentucky, on Saturday, April 15, 2017. Sister had been a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 34 years. Sister Mag lived in Belize from 1982-1983 where she served in a local parish....
Mary Loretto Krimple, SCN, 88, a native of Paducah, Kentucky, died at Nazareth Home, Louisville, on Friday, April 7, 2017. Sister had been a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth SCN for 68 years. Sister Mary Loretto served as a teacher in elementary education in...
SCN volunteers were hard at work cleaning the cemetery after a storm hit the Nazareth campus.
Amrita, a 15-year-old girl studying in class seven in a local school had lost her father three years ago. Her mother is hearing impaired and uses sign language to communicate. Amrita has one younger brother who is studying. They have no land of their own. Their family...
“I’m glad I am an SCN. I’ve been happy all these years.”
(Sister is referred to by both her baptismal name ‘Leona’ and her religious name ‘Charlotte’ in this story.) Sister Charlotte Gambol feels close to Mother Catherine Spalding because they share a very similar childhood. Like Mother Catherine, Charlotte lost her mother...