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Allyship with others

Allyship with others

During Lent, the Ecological Sustainability Committee is offering daily reflections on environmental justice and environmental racism/casteism – a deep wound in the Body of Christ. Sister Aisha, the SCNs in Nepal, and the communities to whom they minister are doing much to reverse past damage to the environment, including planting trees to restore forests and starting an Eco Club for their students.  They are demonstrating environmental justice in action.  Let us reflect on Sister Aisha’s story.

Right of all species to a healthy environment

Right of all species to a healthy environment

During Lent, the Ecological Sustainability Committee is offering daily reflections on environmental justice and environmental racism/casteism – a deep wound in the Body of Christ.  Sister Aisha, the SCNs in Nepal, and the communities to whom they minister are doing much to reverse past damage to the environment, including planting trees to restore forests and starting an Eco Club for their students.  They are demonstrating environmental justice in action.  Let us reflect on Sister Aisha’s story.

Nazareth 5K

Nazareth 5K

Run and walk at Nazareth or in the location of your choosing as you join the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth for the 2021 virtual 5K. Registrants will receive the official Nazareth 5K shirt plus a special gift from the Sisters.

John Ann Kulina, SCN

John Ann Kulina, SCN, 103, (formerly Anna Marie) was born in Blaine, Ohio. She died March 6, 2021, in Nazareth, Kentucky, one month short of her 104th birthday. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 73 years. Sister John Ann served her SCN Community at...

Live and Serve with the Sisters

Live and Serve with the Sisters

AmeriCorps and the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth offer this chance to take the path less traveled. Serve for one year and make an impact. Develop real-world skills, gain hands-on experience, change your life and your community.

Trees and their Forest Families

Trees and their Forest Families

During Lent, the Ecological Sustainability Committee is offering daily reflections on environmental justice and environmental racism/casteism – a deep wound in the Body of Christ.  Sister Aisha, the SCNs in Nepal, and the communities to whom they minister are doing much to reverse past damage to the environment, including planting trees to restore forests and starting an Eco Club for their students.  They are demonstrating environmental justice in action.  Let us reflect on Sister Aisha’s story.

Sister Clement Marie

Sister Clement Marie

Watch video taken today during the burial service at Nazareth, Kentucky, for Sister Clement Marie Sabol.

Foundation laid and blessed

Foundation laid and blessed

On March 8, Sisters  in Nongdiwah, Meghalaya, India, had the joy of laying the foundation stone for the convent building.

A message from the Volunteer Office

A message from the Volunteer Office

Many areas of Eastern Kentucky were without power for two weeks due to the snow and ice, then 8 inches of rain fell in one night on February 28.  The image above is of Beattyville, KY on March 1.  We have been in touch with Miss Dora at Kentucky Cornerstone, with whom we have a longstanding relationship and continue to take volunteer teams to assist in her ministry there.  Much assistance will be needed in the days and months to come.

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth marked the occasion in a variety of ways.

From Sister Aisha in Nepal

From Sister Aisha in Nepal

During Lent, the Ecological Sustainability Committee is offering daily reflections on environmental justice and environmental racism/casteism – a deep wound in the Body of Christ. Sister Aisha, the SCNs in Nepal, and the communities they minister are doing much to reverse past damage to the environment, including planting trees to restore forests and starting an Eco Club for their students.  They are demonstrating environmental justice in action!

A Prayer for our Earth

A Prayer for our Earth

During Lent, the Ecological Sustainability Committee is offering daily reflections on environmental justice and environmental racism/casteism – a deep wound in the Body of Christ. Today we pause in final contemplation and gratitude for Sister Dot’s sharing of her story and its meaning in our lives.

Earthrise

Earthrise

During Lent, the Ecological Sustainability Committee is offering daily reflections on environmental justice and environmental racism/casteism – a deep wound in the Body of Christ. Today we pause in contemplation and gratitude for Sister Dot’s sharing of her story and its meaning in our lives.

Housing and poverty

Housing and poverty

During Lent, the Ecological Sustainability Committee is offering daily reflections on environmental justice and environmental racism/casteism – a deep wound in the Body of Christ.  Today we will reflect on Sister Dot’s story about her experiences working in the predominantly African-American West End of Louisville, Kentucky and the lack of social and governmental response to community concerns there.

Racial justice

Racial justice

During Lent, the Ecological Sustainability Committee is offering daily reflections on environmental justice and environmental racism/casteism – a deep wound in the Body of Christ.  Today we will reflect on Sister Dot’s story about her experiences working in the predominantly African-American West End of Louisville, Kentucky and the lack of social and governmental response to community concerns there.

Realignment Task Force

Realignment Task Force

The realignment task force team was engaged in meetings at Nazareth Convent, Mokama starting on Feb. 26, 2021. Sister Mary Sujita, SND, is the facilitator, and Sister Sangeeta Ayithamattam ( liaison) is also participating in the meetings.

Environmental justice in West Louisville

Environmental justice in West Louisville

During Lent, the Ecological Sustainability Committee is offering daily reflections on environmental justice and environmental racism/casteism – a deep wound in the Body of Christ.

Clement Marie Sabol, SCN

Clement Marie Sabol, SCN, 74, (formerly Pauline Therese) was born in Pittsburgh. She died March 2, 2021, at Nazareth Home in Louisville, Kentucky. In 1963, Sister Clement entered the Vincentian Sisters of Charity and made vows in 1966. After the Congregation merged with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth she transferred her vows in 2008.

“Tomorrow” is Today

“Tomorrow” is Today

During Lent, the Ecological Sustainability Committee is offering daily reflections on environmental justice and environmental racism/casteism – a deep wound in the Body of Christ. Today we pause in contemplation and gratitude for Sister Carlette’s sharing of her story and its meaning in our lives.

SCN Family helps with Vaccination Fair

SCN Family helps with Vaccination Fair

On February 27th SCNAs Jean Payne and Karen Frank, Judy Raley, SCN and a host of CHI Memorial employees, physicians, volunteers and community partners held a Vaccination Fair at Brainerd High School for the vulnerable minority population.

Water project collaboration in Nepal

Water project collaboration in Nepal

This, the second overhead tank in Surkhet, will take care of the water shortage in and around the area and provide sufficient drinking water through the Bharsanabadh water project.

Ageism

Ageism

During Lent, the Ecological Sustainability Committee is offering daily reflections on environmental justice and environmental racism/casteism – a deep wound in the Body of Christ.  Sister Carlette’s story describes how a lifetime of racial discrimination can leave some seniors in Belize City’s South side to bear the burden of environmental injustices. We will now reflect on that story.

Sale Parish event

Sale Parish event

Sister Leena speaks at an annual Catholic gathering on women in the Bible around the topics of faith and education.

Sisters reunited

Sisters reunited

Sunday was a day of “firsts” at Nazareth. It is the first time in a year that Sisters who live off-campus were able to come for Mass at St. Vincent Church. It was also the first time in a year that Sisters living in Carrico Hall were able to come to the dining room and join all the Sisters from the Motherhouse, O’Connell Hall, and David Hall.

Meeting Our Basic Needs

Meeting Our Basic Needs

During Lent, the Ecological Sustainability Committee is offering daily reflections on environmental justice and environmental racism/casteism – a deep wound in the Body of Christ.  Sister Carlette’s story describes how a lifetime of racial discrimination can leave some seniors in Belize City’s Southside to bear the burden of environmental injustices. We will now reflect on that story.

Colorism

Colorism

During Lent, the Ecological Sustainability Committee is offering daily reflections on environmental justice and environmental racism/casteism – a deep wound in the Body of Christ.  Sister Carlette’s story describes how a lifetime of racial discrimination can leave some seniors in Belize City’s Southside to bear the burden of environmental injustices. We will now reflect on that story.

Economic Inequality

Economic Inequality

During Lent, the Ecological Sustainability Committee is offering daily reflections on environmental justice and environmental racism/casteism – a deep wound in the Body of Christ.  Sister Carlette’s story describes how a lifetime of racial discrimination can leave some seniors in Belize City’s Southside to bear the burden of environmental injustices.  We will now reflect on that story.

Colonization

Colonization

During Lent, the Ecological Sustainability Committee is offering daily reflections on environmental justice and environmental racism/casteism – a deep wound in the Body of Christ. Sister Carlette’s story describes how a lifetime of racial discrimination can leave some seniors in Belize City’s Southside to bear the burden of environmental injustices.  We will now reflect on that story.

Environmental justice in Belize from Sister Carlette Gentle

Environmental justice in Belize from Sister Carlette Gentle

During Lent, the Ecological Sustainability Committee is offering daily reflections on environmental justice and environmental racism/casteism – a deep wound in the Body of Christ. Sister Carlette’s story describes how a lifetime of racial discrimination can leave some seniors in Belize City’s Southside to bear the burden of environmental injustices.

Nazareth 5K

Nazareth 5K

The Nazareth 5K will be virtual this year. The dates are set for June 5-13, 2021. Run with a Mission – where ever you are!

Oh Mercy

Oh Mercy

As Sister Brenda Gonzalez and Sister Rosemarie Kirwin are reaching the one-year anniversary of their time spent with Sister Norma Pimentel in ministry with refugees and migrants entangled in the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, a new documentary premieres. 

The tide is rising, and so are we

The tide is rising, and so are we

During Lent, the Ecological Sustainability Committee is offering daily reflections on environmental justice and environmental racism/casteism – a deep wound in the Body of Christ. Today we pause in contemplation and gratitude for Sister Joel’s sharing of her story and its meaning in our lives.

Our Relationship with Nature

Our Relationship with Nature

During Lent, the Ecological Sustainability Committee is offering daily reflections on environmental justice and environmental racism/casteism – a deep wound in the Body of Christ.  Sister Joel told us the story of Cchoti, a little girl belonging to the Birhor Tribe in Jharkhand, India, and how she and her family’s lives were affected by environmental injustices common to Tribals and indigenous peoples around the world.  We will now reflect on that story.

Indigenous Legal Rights

Indigenous Legal Rights

During Lent, the Ecological Sustainability Committee is offering daily reflections on environmental justice and environmental racism/casteism – a deep wound in the Body of Christ.  Sister Joel told us the story of Cchoti, a little girl belonging to the Birhor Tribe in Jharkhand, India, and how she and her family’s lives were affected by environmental injustices common to Tribals and indigenous peoples around the world.  We will now reflect on that story.

A Gift of Opportunity in Shahpur

A Gift of Opportunity in Shahpur

The story of Manisha is similar to the stories of countless other children, especially girls, who blossom and thrive with opportunity and encouragement.

Update from Kenya

Update from Kenya

Sister Vinaya gives an update of attending their first Sunday Mass in the village and of how welcoming everyone has been.

Land Stewardship

Land Stewardship

During Lent, the Ecological Sustainability Committee is offering daily reflections on environmental justice and environmental racism/casteism – a deep wound in the Body of Christ.  Sister Joel told us the story of Cchoti, a little girl belonging to the Birhor Tribe in Jharkhand, India, and how she and her family’s lives were affected by environmental injustices common to Tribals and indigenous peoples around the world.  We will now reflect on that story.

Basic Human Rights

Basic Human Rights

During Lent, the Ecological Sustainability Committee is offering daily reflections on environmental justice and environmental racism/casteism – a deep wound in the Body of Christ.  Sister Joel told us the story of Cchoti, a little girl belonging to the Birhor Tribe in Jharkhand, India, and how she and her family’s lives were affected by environmental injustices common to Tribals and indigenous peoples around the world.  We will now reflect on that story.

Integral Ecology

Integral Ecology

Excerpt: During Lent, the Ecological Sustainability Committee is offering daily reflections on environmental justice and environmental racism/casteism – a deep wound in the Body of Christ.  Sister Joel told us the story of Cchoti, a little girl belonging to the Birhor Tribe in Jharkhand, India, and how she and her family’s lives were affected by environmental injustices common to Tribals and indigenous peoples around the world.  We will now reflect on that story.

The Office Ecological Sustainability Shares Recipe Booklet

The Office Ecological Sustainability Shares Recipe Booklet

In recent years, SCNs have challenged themselves  to eat more plant-based meals in order to support the mission to care for Earth and to follow General Assembly Directive 4B, to “intensify efforts across the Congregation to address the destruction of natural resources and the… environmental crisis.”  As SCNs and SCN Associates, the most impactful thing most of us can do to address climate change is reduce the amount of meat in our diets

Sisters welcomed in Kenya

Sisters welcomed in Kenya

Sisters Philomina Hembrom and Vinaya Chalil have arrived in Kenya safely. They were warmly welcomed. As the Sisters arrived in their new home,  women and children from their village came with all the basic necessities the Sisters needed. They helped with fetching water, cooking a meal, and putting up curtains in their house.

Snow-covered Mother Catherine

Snow-covered Mother Catherine

The Cathedral of the Assumption shares this wintery scene taken yesterday in Louisville, Kentucky, of the Mother Catherine Spalding statue outside on the snow-covered Fifth Street in downtown.

Lenten Reflections on Environmental Justice

Lenten Reflections on Environmental Justice

During Lent, the Ecological Sustainability Committee is offering daily reflections on environmental justice and environmental racism/casteism – a deep wound in the Body of Christ.