Outreach program in Botswana extends life-saving care

Mr. O was frightened. If he agreed to the surgery, he would lose his right foot and leg and possibly his livelihood, growing tomatoes in his beloved garden. Sister Vinaya Chalil and volunteers from the home-based care program, an outreach of Pabalelong Hospice in Botswana, frequently visited Mr. O to change his dressing and assure him that surgery would save the remainder of his leg and his life.

Camp Maria: 85 Years of Connection and Tranquility

Camp Maria Retreat Center, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, is celebrating 85 years since its founding on June 21, 1937. For decades, Camp Maria has provided community members, Sisters and Associates alike a place to reflect, renew and commit to their spiritual calling. 

Helping Families Rebuild

Dan Stockman, with the Global Sisters Report, shares about how the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and volunteers continue to help families in Western Kentucky rebuild months after devastating storms. 

Rally Calls for Action Against Gun Violence

Sister Joetta Venneman, director of the social and environmental justice office, attended the March for Our Lives rally in Louisville recently, which called for sensible gun reform laws and an end to gun violence.

200 Years at Nazareth

On June 11, 1822, the Sisters of Charity moved to the Nazareth property. They left all they had built during their ten years at St. Thomas and traveled through Bardstown to their new home, which like their first one, they call Nazareth.

Nazareth 5K Draws Crowd

A large crowd gathered at Nazareth Campus in Nelson County June 4 for the Run with a Mission Nazareth 5K.

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Nursing students display work at KHFH

Nursing students display work at KHFH

First-year Basic BSc nursing students of College of Nursing Kurji Holy Family Hospital put up a beautiful exhibition on anatomy and physiology in Dengal Hall this week.

Premashray Welcomes Leaders for Program

Premashray Welcomes Leaders for Program

The Premashray family had a program for Patna Provincial Latika Kottuppallil, SCN, and Vice Provincial Basanti Lakra, SCN, on July 4, 2022.

Day of Remembrance – Sokho

Let us especially pray for this community and for the people of Sokho on July 6, which marks the opening of this mission.

Sister Amrita arrives in Botswana

Sister Amrita arrives in Botswana

Amrita Manjaly, SCN, arrived safely in Botswana and was greeted at the airport by fellow Sisters. Sister Amrita is visiting Botswana and Kenya this month, staying in each location for a few weeks with the goal of experiencing the ministry of these African Missions.

Patna Leadership visit school

Patna Leadership visit school

Patna Provincial Latika Kottuppallil, SCN, and Vice Provincial Basanti Lakra, SCN, recently visited St. Michael School Sale and both the community Sale and Kutuderi.

Happy Independence Day – United States

Happy Independence Day – United States

On this day, Monday, July 4, 2022, we celebrate Independence Day in the United States. Also called Fourth of July or July 4th, the federal holiday commemorates the passage of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776. May we give...

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We Sisters of Charity of Nazareth are an international Congregation in a multicultural world. Impelled by the love of Christ, in the tradition of Vincent de Paul and the pioneer spirit of Catherine Spalding, we and our Associates are committed to work for justice in solidarity with oppressed peoples, especially the economically poor and women, and to care for the earth. We risk our lives and resources, both personally and corporately, as we engage in diverse ministries in carrying out this mission. – General Assembly 1995

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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.

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Helping people affected by the war in Ukraine

The war in Ukraine has created a humanitarian disaster. The UN has warned that the number of people fleeing the country may rise to 5 million in the coming weeks and months.


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