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Navjyoti Centre, Surkhet: Uplifting Communities

Navjyoti Centre in Surkhet, Nepal, is a unit of Nepal Nazareth Society under Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. Navjyoti Centre is dedicated to the holistic development and empowerment of marginalized communities, particularly focusing on education, health, and social welfare. Established with a mission to uplift the socio-economic conditions of the underprivileged, the Centre operates with a vision of creating a society where every individual has access to meet their fundamental needs and opportunities for growth.

Spirit of the Wild Day Camp at Nazareth Engages Youth

The Nazareth Retreat Center hosted a successful Spirit of the Wild day camp on July 17, engaging around 40 students in third through eighth grade. The camp focused on ecology, mindfulness, and exploration, offering activities such as ecology-centered arts and crafts, mindfulness walks, meditation sessions, creek and community garden explorations, and habitat studies.

On the Road to Dignity

Jamuna, 29, faced abuse and financial neglect after her marriage. With support from Sister Rosita and the Navjyoti Center, she received legal aid, vocational training, and essential supplies, enabling her to rebuild her life and gain financial independence.

Caring for Children with Disabilities

For over three decades, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth have extended support to children with disabilities through the Asha Deepam School in Trichy, India. Serving as a Light of Hope, as its name suggests, the sisters have played a pivotal role in uplifting children with disabilities and their families.

Let Us Pray for Peace

Let us come together in prayer for the healing of all those affected by recent tragedies, including former President Donald Trump and others harmed or killed by gun violence this week. Let us pray for a future free from the torment of such violence. Let us unite in...

Rural Women’s Leadership Training

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth empower women globally, fostering resilience and growth as part of their mission and calling from God. Through programs like the Rural Women’s Leadership Training at Navjyoti Center, they help women like Sabitra build skills, confidence, and brighter futures for their families and communities.

Academy of Dreams

Together, we are giving the gift of education and a brighter future. By contributing to new classrooms and facilities, you help children complete their primary education in a nurturing environment.

Volunteer with Us

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth are seeking volunteers for local and international projects. Visit the volunteer page to learn more about upcoming opportunities!

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Navjyoti Centre, Surkhet: Uplifting Communities

Navjyoti Centre, Surkhet: Uplifting Communities

Navjyoti Centre in Surkhet, Nepal, is a unit of Nepal Nazareth Society under Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. Navjyoti Centre is dedicated to the holistic development and empowerment of marginalized communities, particularly focusing on education, health, and social welfare. Established with a mission to uplift the socio-economic conditions of the underprivileged, the Centre operates with a vision of creating a society where every individual has access to meet their fundamental needs and opportunities for growth.

Eco-Friendly Grotto at Sokho  

Eco-Friendly Grotto at Sokho  

The newly blessed Grotto of Our Lady of Mokama at Nazareth Bhawan, Sokho, is a sacred sanctuary dedicated to the Virgin Mary. This serene grotto was meticulously designed to provide a peaceful place for prayer and reflection. The grotto is built from local stone and with the waste materials available on the campus, giving it a timeless and natural appearance. Upon entering the grotto, people are enveloped in a sense of calm and reverence.  Re. Father Martin Murmu, the parish priest of Sokho, blessed the grotto in the presence of our staff and our neighbors.   

Synod delegate shares her perspective

Synod delegate shares her perspective

Sister of Mercy Elizabeth Davis spoke to the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth on June 13 about her experience as a voting member of the synod.

Spirit of the Wild Day Camp at Nazareth Engages Youth

Spirit of the Wild Day Camp at Nazareth Engages Youth

The Nazareth Retreat Center hosted a successful Spirit of the Wild day camp on July 17, engaging around 40 students in third through eighth grade. The camp focused on ecology, mindfulness, and exploration, offering activities such as ecology-centered arts and crafts, mindfulness walks, meditation sessions, creek and community garden explorations, and habitat studies.

Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital

Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital

UofL Health – Mary & Elizabeth Hospital, the region’s only full-service hospital west of I-65, is celebrating 150 years of serving a medically underserved South Louisville community with compassionate and quality care. Originally founded by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in 1874, the 298-bed hospital has served generations of patients with medical innovation and continues to expand its services.

Mission to Kenya Blessing

Mission to Kenya Blessing

Sisters from six communities gathered at the Provincial House for a prayer service, blessing Sister Reema Tigga for her mission to Kenya. Bible verses and hymns created an atmosphere filled with prayer.

On the Road to Dignity

On the Road to Dignity

Jamuna, 29, faced abuse and financial neglect after her marriage. With support from Sister Rosita and the Navjyoti Center, she received legal aid, vocational training, and essential supplies, enabling her to rebuild her life and gain financial independence.

Nazareth Convent, Mokama Plants 150 Saplings on Environmental Day

Nazareth Convent, Mokama Plants 150 Saplings on Environmental Day

Nazareth Convent Mokama planted 150 saplings on Environmental Day. Vimala Karakattu, SCN, initiated this program in collaboration with the forest department and CRPF Mokama. All Sisters are part of the program through their enthusiasm for the project. When the rains stopped, they joined the employees in planting and watering the saplings. 

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.

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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.

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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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