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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.
Freedom in the mind, faith in the Words, Pride in our Souls, let’s salute the nation on this India Independence Day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
SCNs Bridget Vadakeattam and Blanche Correia chaired the session on 5th August, 2020.
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
Watch the burial service for Sister Patricia Hill, held Aug. 4, 2020, in the cemetery at Nazareth.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Sister Colette Baran and Sister Anastasia Chernitsky left Pittsburgh around 8:00 a.m. Wednesday morning to begin their journey to Nazareth, Kentucky.
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.
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.
Watch the burial service for Sister Irene Satory, held July 15, 2020, in the cemetery at Nazareth.
For more than a century and a half, the shrine has been cared for as a witness of the faith of two young men, of the Sisters and students here. Its unusual design attracts visitors who continue to find it a place of rest and prayer and place their lives into the care of Mary.
Irene Satory, SCN, 89, (formerly Sister Louis Anthony) was born in Adena, OH. She died July 10, 2020, at Nazareth Home in Louisville, KY. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 65 years. Sister Irene served in elementary education. She taught first...
Inside: An updated report to the slideshow from Patna Province on caring for the earth.
Sister Tess Browne recently gave an interview to the Boston Pilot about racial injustice.
Gifts to the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in memory or in honor of others for the period of April 1, 2020 – June 30, 2020.
We really experienced God’s mighty hands all through our journey. Our life during quarantine will be unforgettable.
The Office of Ecological Sustainability is featuring Sisters and Associates giving cooking classes on how to cook plant-based meals. Today’s class features pasta gravy, a cooking video from Sister Maria Vincent.
Four Sisters, across two continents, celebrated their Jubilee as one. “Indeed, we were blessed with the best jubilee gift ever possible given the unique pandemic times we are experiencing.”
The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth at Pabalelong Hospice were featured on Botswana National TV along with their staff on Saturday evening.
The Sisters at Nazareth celebrated the Fourth of July “COVID-style”. Following a picnic supper, with everything but the ants, there was a short program. Sister Luke welcomed all to the first COVID-19 July 4th celebration, and hopefully the last!
Through Sister Marilyn Shea, who contacted Associate member María Melendez in Puerto Rico, Sisters received information about “La Fondita de Jesus,” an organization that cares for the homeless.
🧺 Sisters living in Carrico Hall enjoyed a beautiful summer Kentucky day when they gathered in small quantities for a picnic lunch outside. Various floors ventured outdoors separately to soak up some sun, have lunch, and enjoy the company their Sisters.
Sister Agnes Mary Deley, a Sister of Charity of Nazareth, was called to her heavenly home on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at the age of 96 and in the 70th year of her religious life. Sister entered the Congregation of the Vincentian Sisters of Charity from Saint Barnabas Parish in Swissvale, Pennsylvania.
How donors gifts are creating hope for a compassionate presence from Sisters to people in a remote community.
An updated library was set up in Chandapura by the younger Sisters of Charity of Nazareth under the initiative of Sister Amrita Manjaly, the provincial. This was a dream which finally turned into a reality during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Brenda Gonzales, SCN, took on a new ministry during a worldwide pandemic. I saw each class once before it was closed due to the coronavirus, she said. Sister Brenda’s volunteer work in Texas also halted due to the virus.
Today’s class features a cooking video from Sister Sushma.
Sister Anne Marie O’Shea and Sister Ann Whittaker participated in the Juneteenth celebration held at City Hall Plaza, Brockton, Massachusettes.
On the 6th annual International Day of Yoga, Sister Snehlata Murmu, a student of Bachelor of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences shares with the Congregation in this video the importance of yoga.
DACA Statement in support of the Supreme Court’s decision this week.
A scholarly book review session was held in Chandapura on June 19, 2020, by the new perpetually professed Sisters Amal Rani, Asha Kattepogu, Asunta Kujur, Reema Tigga, and Stella Mary on ‘Impelled by the love of Christ’ book series
Sister Eileen Marcinko and Sister Charlotte Gambol from Pittsburgh arrived at Carrico Hall in Nazareth, Kentucky. Photos and video of their arrival are available inside.
A look at the past and present of the much loved academy, of all that has been accomplished and of the many successes and contributions of students, faculty, administration, staff, and alumni.
An update on Associate activities around the Patna Province from December 2019 to May 2020.
Even as the pandemic spread across the entire country bringing to a standstill all the major cities in the country, the small hamlet of Musunuru remained relatively less troubled by the virus. However, the nationwide lockdown dampened the already low economic situation of the people in the taluk.
Twelve temporary professed Sisters renewed their vows at Nazareth Convent, Mokama on June 9, 2020.
In Louisville, Kentucky, a prayer vigil and protest against racial injustice was held at Spalding University. It began on the green called Mother Catherine Square where the president of the school, Tori Murden read and affirmed the statement made previously by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth.
Sisters Jyotsana George, Richa Tripti Sah, Priyanka Murmu, Sweta Baskey renewed their vows on June 6, 2020, in Madiwala. Sister Sujata Maliakal received their vows as delegate of the Provincial. Sister Prema Tudu renewed her Vows on May 21, 2020, in Anakkampoil, and Sister Sincy Sebastian received her vows as delegate of the Provincial. Sister Nitya Toppo renewed on May 25, 2020, and Sister Elizabeth Jaya Rani received the vows in Vasai. Sisters Alisha Anthony and Florina Joseph renewed their Vows in Chandapura and Sister Amrita Manjaly received their vows on June 7, 2020.