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Immersed in Nature

Much was experienced by the 31 SCNs of Bangalore Province who made an ecological retreat under the guidance of Brother Sunil Britto of the Congregation of the Christian Brothers from May 26 to June 1, 2024

Running with a Mission

The 2024 Nazareth Run with a Mission 5K, held on May 18, brought together a sizeable crowd to support a good cause.

You Are Mission

As many Sisters transition into retirement or are unable to travel abroad, they are finding new and innovative ways to serve the Mission, demonstrating that the call to serve knows no bounds of age or energy.

STEM Program Success

Dr. Britta Maciuba expressed heartfelt gratitude to the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth for their invaluable support of the thriving STEM program. The program offers monthly science, technology, engineering, and mathematics sessions, fostering enthusiasm, diversity, and growth. Expanding with new classes and weekly tutoring, it aims to close achievement gaps and inspire young minds.

Mokama Celebrates First Profession of 10 Sisters

In a profound display of faith and dedication, 10 young women took their first vows at Nazareth Convent, pledging their lives to God and service to humanity. The ceremony marked a significant day for these Sisters who answered the divine call, “You are Precious to Me.”

Honoring the Legacy of the Sisters in Owensboro

A memorial at Owensboro Catholic High School commemorates the more than century-long legacy of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and their role in Catholic education in the Daviess County area.

Mission of Hope and Healing

Support Nazareth Hospital, Mokama Outreach Programs: Health, Awareness, Empowerment. Donate to make a difference and transform lives at this transformative SCN ministry.

Super Raffle

Tickets for the 2024 SCN Super Raffle are available! The drawing to announce the winners will be held live, Friday, July 12, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. in Nazareth, Kentucky. Click for your chance to win!

Updates from the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth

Mary Carol Ruff, SCN

Mary Carol Ruff, SCN

Mary Carol Rueff, SCN, died on June 12, 2024, at Nazareth Home in Louisville, Kentucky. 

The Wake will be at 9 a.m. Monday, June 17, 2024, with a Funeral Mass to follow at 10:30 a.m. Both will be in St. Vincent de Paul Church. The Funeral Mass will be webcast at nazareth.org/live.  

From Complacency to Urgency – Juniors Gather for Vocation Program

From Complacency to Urgency – Juniors Gather for Vocation Program

The summer vocation program for the Temporary Professed Sisters began on May 24, 2024, at Nazareth Convent, Ranchi. This was an opportune time to take a break from our busy day-to-day activities and enjoy the sacred time for quiet, prayer and reflection.

Spiritual Enrichment and Commitment

Spiritual Enrichment and Commitment

On May 25, 2024, 13 temporarily professed Sisters convened at Chandapura, Bangalore, embarking on a fortnight journey of spiritual enrichment.

Nine Candidates Advance in Chandapura

Nine Candidates Advance in Chandapura

On June 7, 2024, nine candidates advanced to the next phase of the Formation during the Eucharistic celebration in Chandapura, Bangalore. They nine are: Asha Kerketta, Ibadahunshisha Lyngkhoi, Jency Selvam, Juliana Lyngdoh, Khushboo Hembram, Monica Lakra, Nancy Kujur, Serophina Ekka, and Vincy Sahaya Raj. Mary Margret Nirmala, SCN, Provincial of Bangalore Province, welcomed them into the Pre-Novitiate. We are grateful to God for choosing them to become part of the SCN family. Please keep them in your prayers as they begin their journey with God.

Disaster Relief for Farm Workers Act

Disaster Relief for Farm Workers Act

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth endorse the Disaster Relief for Farm Workers Act, providing crucial support to farm workers facing natural disasters. This Act aligns with our values of compassion, justice, and dignity for all. Learn more and join us in this important cause.

Shirley Ann Howe, SCN

Shirley Ann Howe, SCN

Shirley Ann Howe, SCN, 83, (formerly Sister Emmanuel) was born February 28, 1941, in Whitesville, KY to Joseph Herman and Bertha Mae McPherson Howe, one of the couple’s 13 children. She died on June 7, 2024, in Nazareth, Kentucky. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 61 years.

Nurture Nature to Secure a Better Future

Nurture Nature to Secure a Better Future

Nazareth School Chandapura celebrated ‘World Environment Day’ on June 5, 2024, with the goal of inspiring students to appreciate, protect and nurture our natural world.

Immersed in Nature

Immersed in Nature

Much was experienced by the 31 SCNs of Bangalore Province who made an ecological retreat under the guidance of Brother Sunil Britto of the Congregation of the Christian Brothers from May 26 to June 1, 2024

Mission Statement

We Sisters of Charity of Nazareth are an international Congregation impelled by the love of Christ in the tradition of Vincent de Paul and Louise de Marillac and the pioneer spirit of Catherine Spalding.

Embracing intercultural relationships, we and our Associates commit ourselves to care for all creation and to work for peace and justice in solidarity with oppressed and marginalized peoples.

General Assembly 2023

Global Ministries

United States

Since 1812

India

Since 1947

Belize

Since 1975

Nepal

Since 1979

Botswana

Since 2000

Kenya

Since 2021

Am I called to be a Sister of Charity of Nazareth?

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The Journey Magazine

Read the Congregational magazine highlighting Sisters and ministry stories from the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth around the globe. Subscribe by mail here.

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Volunteer

Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, we invite lay women and men to a cross-cultural partnership with people, especially the oppressed, economically poor and marginalized, primarily in the areas in which Sisters, Associates and/or members of the Sisters of Charity Federation are called to mission.

Volunteer Mission Trips

Prayer Requests

Prayer is an important component in the life of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth.
We welcome the opportunity to support you in prayer.

Ecological Sustainability

Recognizing the interrelatedness of all creation, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth’s mission includes the commitment to care for Earth. Sisters are committed across the Congregation to address the destruction of natural resources and the ecological and environmental crisis.

Social Justice

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth are committed to social ministry that includes charity and systemic change. The Office of Social and Environmental Justice emphasizes systemic change that is rooted in the Gospel and directed by the Congregation.

Legacy Society

The SCN Legacy Society recognizes with gratitude those who have remembered the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in their estate plans.

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