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Updates from Sisters of Charity of Nazareth
Sanjeevani, the school for Special Children, marked World Disability Day 2023 with tremendous vigor and enthusiasm on Dec. 2, 2023, at Nazareth Primary School Hall in Vasai. The event was a poignant celebration, witnessing the joyous participation of 98 parents alongside their children.
In solidarity with individuals living with HIV, students in Bangalore observed World AIDS Day with a commitment to raising awareness and expressing support for those affected by this deadly virus.
Twenty-Five Sisters from Shalom Patna, Arunodaya and Provincial House came together at the SCN Provincial House in Patna on Dec. 3, 2023, for a sacred gathering of prayer and reflection.
Sisters at St. Mary’s and St. Bakitah Pre-Schools celebrated the Graduation Day, highlighting the role of parents in early childhood, marked by performances, speeches, and a joyful procession of little graduates.
Join us for a special Christmas Eve Mass live from Nazareth at 6:00 PM, a time of holy listening and heartfelt celebration, streaming from the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth.
On Dec. 1, 2023, let us honor the legacy of Mother Catherine Spalding and the early followers who, more than two centuries ago, set forth on a journey of love and service. As we celebrate the SCN Foundation Day — marking the Congregation’s 211th year — may we be inspired to respond to the challenges and opportunities in our communities and missions with the same trust and courage that has defined the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth for over 200 years.
Sister Jacky Jesu, President of Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, recently arrived at Nazareth Convent, Mokama. A grand welcome was prepared for her by the Sisters, Novices and Candidates
Eleanor Willett, SCN, 90 (formerly Sister Etheldreda) was born August 28, 1933, in Fancy Farm, Kentucky, to James Judson Willett and Mary Benita Merritt Willett. She died on November 29, 2023, in Nazareth, Kentucky. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 69 years.
I carry forward the lessons learned and the wisdom gained, cherishing the essence of a journey that transcends time. Life persists, and my unwavering commitment to explore the sacred continues to be the compass guiding my steps.
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
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
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.
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.