Carol Ann Bonn, SCN, 75, a native of Columbus, Ohio, died at Nazareth Home on, Friday, February 24, 2017. Sister had been a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 53 years.

Sister Carol Ann served in the education ministry, teaching at schools in Payneville and Henderson, Kentucky from 1965-1982. From 1982-1988 Sister taught at the primary and junior high levels at several schools in Ohio. In 1991, she began her pastoral ministry at Good Samaritan Hospital in Zanesville, Ohio. From 1993-2003 she served as chaplain and outreach coordinator at St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Sister Carol Ann is survived by her sister, Eileen Marie Pavlic, Westerville Ohio, and her brother, John William (Jack) Bonn, Hilliard Ohio; and by her religious community.

The Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Vincent Church, Nazareth, Kentucky, at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 28, followed by burial in Nazareth Cemetery.

Book Signing: All are invited to a book signing for the new book by Mary Ellen Doyle, SCN, Catherine Spalding, A Life in Letters. The book signing will take place on Tuesday, March 7, in the Columba Room at Nazareth from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Motherhouse, Nazareth, Kentucky. Please order your books ahead of time at www.kentuckypress.com or by phone at (800) 537-5487.

SCN\A Vacation at Camp Maria: The SCN/A Vacation Week at Camp Maria is scheduled for June 29-July 7, 2017.  If you are interested, please click here to access the registration form. Please return the registration form and a $100 deposit to Camp Maria Retreat Center, 41290 Camp Maria Rd., Leonardtown, MD 20650 by May 1, 2017. For more information on Camp Maria, visit: www.campmaria.org.

 Clip-ets from Ministry Fund Grantees: We received the following report from Tim Bilodeau, Executive Director of Medicines for Humanity in Rockport, Massachusetts; Cite Soleil and Sibert, Haiti: “The persistent violence this year in and around Cite Soleil and Sibert has significantly reduced the overall number of patient visits from pregnant women and children under five years of age. Many patients did not feel safe traveling to and from the clinics. The violence has necessitated the closure of both clinics on some days and has impacted services in Cite Soleil’s clinic on many days. Despite the violence and unrest, the resiliency and bravery of the Daughters of Charity has been admirable. The Daughters and their staff have persevered to provide patient care, medicines and lab tests for over 32,400 children under age 5 and for over 16,700 pre-natal visits by pregnant women this funding cycle. We are confident that these numbers would have exceeded expectations if not for the violence. A sincere thank you for your continued support for this project.”

Pray for Peace in Republic of Trinidad and Tobago: A special 40-hour prayer vigil for peace will begin tomorrow, Friday, March 3, 2017, at 6 p.m. and last until Sunday, March 5. Tess Browne, SCN, asks that SCN/As join Trinbagonians (Trinis, Trinidadians and Tobagonians in the home country and around the world) in praying for peace and to end the extreme crime and violence in the two-island nation. The prayer vigil will be followed by 40 days of action toward non-violence, individually, and in community.

Stop Trafficking: The Stop Trafficking Newsletter, co-sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, is located at http://www.stopenslavement.org.

Corporate Voice: U.S. citizens are invited to urge their federal Representative to reject any increases in Pentagon spending and support full funding for U.S. diplomatic and peace building efforts. Click here to take.

Web Updates:

The following ask for our prayers:

  • Barbara Spencer, SCN
  • Mathew Perekkatt, father of Lisa Perekkatt, SCN
  • Charlene Williams, sister of Lorena Fleischmann, SCN
  • Mary Ann Glaser, friend of SCNs
  • Johnny Vettickal, brother of Elsy Vettickal, SCN
  • Mr. Joy, father of Joicy Joy, SCN
  • Mrs. Nazareth Mary, mother of Saleth Mary Arockiam, SCN
  • Marilyn Mackin, Nazareth College alum
  • Dana White and her husband, Josh, and four children whose house was destroyed by a tornado. Dana is the niece of Jo Ann Paulin, SCNA.

We extend sympathy and prayers to the families of the following deceased:

  • Bob Fowkes, brother of Peggy Fowkes, SCN
  • Josephine Rovan, sister of Cecilia Ann Fatula, SCN
  • Elinor Rohlman, sister of Emily Nabholz, SCN and Teresa Rose Nabholz, SCN (dec.)
  • Ellen Daak and Charles Dulaney, niece and nephew-in-law of Rose Marie Dobyns, SCN
  • Margie Green, cousin of Barbara Spencer, SCN
  • Mr. Fabianus Tigga, a staff member of Nazareth Vidya Niketan Middle School, Chatra

The following express gratitude:

  • Felicia Trager, Nazareth employee – Office of Mission Advancement, wishes to express her sincere gratitude for the prayers, cards, emails and support as she and her family continue to mourn the loss of her father. She writes, “Dad was always proud of my work with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and I will continue to live my life honoring him in everything I do. Thank you so much for being there for us during this extremely difficult time.”
  • The Gerlica family wishes to thank all of the SCN/As for their prayers for Anna Mae Pierce. She still has a long recovery period.

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