All recent posts from the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth

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.

Rosary Shrine updates

Rosary Shrine updates

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

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...

Memorials and Honoraries

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.

A train journey during lockdown

A train journey during lockdown

We really experienced God’s mighty hands all through our journey. Our life during quarantine will be unforgettable.

Cooking with Sisters: Pasta Gravy

Cooking with Sisters: Pasta Gravy

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.

A Jubilee celebration like no other

A Jubilee celebration like no other

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.”

4th of July during a pandemic

4th of July during a pandemic

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!

COVID-19 donations to help the homeless

COVID-19 donations to help the homeless

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.

Picnics at Nazareth

Picnics at Nazareth

🧺 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

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.

Compassionate Kallanode

Compassionate Kallanode

How donors gifts are creating hope for a compassionate presence from Sisters to people in a remote community.

Updated library in Chandapura

Updated library in Chandapura

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.

Doors To Hope

Doors To Hope

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.

Commemorating Emancipation Day

Commemorating Emancipation Day

Sister Anne Marie O’Shea and Sister Ann Whittaker participated in the Juneteenth celebration held at City Hall Plaza, Brockton, Massachusettes.

International Day of Yoga

International Day of Yoga

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.

Book review

Book review

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

Welcome to Carrico

Welcome to Carrico

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.

Vincentian Academy final graduation ceremony

Vincentian Academy final graduation ceremony

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.

Associate activities in Patna

Associate activities in Patna

An update on Associate activities around the Patna Province from December 2019 to May 2020.

Summer program at Musunuru in the midst of COVID-19

Summer program at Musunuru in the midst of COVID-19

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.

Prayer vigil held at Spalding University

Prayer vigil held at Spalding University

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 renew vows

Sisters renew vows

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.