Standing Up For Migrant Rights in Quincy

In a tension-filled gathering at Central Middle School, Quincy’s residents voiced their concerns and sought clarity regarding the new migrant shelter, the “Family Welcome Center”, on the Eastern Nazarene College campus. The shelter, which currently houses 58 migrants, mostly of Haitian descent, became a flashpoint when a neo-Nazi group staged a protest. A counter-demonstration by community members quickly followed. As sentiments ranged from welcoming to unwelcoming, Sister Tess Browne, a long-time Quincy resident from Trinidad & Tobago, stepped forward at the public meeting to provide more information about the shelter.

A Porch for Norma: Dreams Realized in Breathitt County

In the picturesque town of Jackson, Kentucky, amidst the Appalachian backdrop, a simple porch became the embodiment of hope and resilience. After historic flooding ravaged Breathitt County, dedicated volunteers from the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth swiftly turned Norma’s modest dream into a beacon of community spirit.

SCNs Welcome First ‘Companion of Charity’

A new form of relationship within the Western Province called Companions of Charity has begun. This is for those who wish to share the SCN charism in a deeper way. 

Reflection on ‘Walking by Faith’

During the Installation Mass of 2023, the SCN Congregation highlighted the theme “We walk by faith,” championed by Sisters Jackulin Jesu and Amrita Manjaly. In a world riddled with complexities, from the migrant crisis to societal divisions, scripture reminds society to act justly, love tenderly, and walk humbly. As the Congregation charts its spiritual path, the broader call to society emerges: to navigate challenges with faith, love, and humility, trusting always in the Divine’s unwavering guidance.

New Central Leadership Team Installed

A new president and vice president of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth were installed over the weekend at the Motherhouse Campus in Nazareth, Kentucky, ushering in new guidance and leadership for the Congregation’s next five years. Sister Jackulin Jesu and Sister Amrita Manjaly were formally installed during a prayer ritual on Saturday, Aug. 26, and will take office in September.

Team From Nazareth Volunteer to Battle Hunger

The Office of Mission Advancement and friends joined forces with Feeding America to help combat hunger in Kentucky. During this day of heartfelt volunteer work, they joined the largest charity focused on eradicating hunger in the United States.

Breath of Life

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Updates from Sisters of Charity of Nazareth

Reflections on time in Belize from Sister Barbara

Reflections on time in Belize from Sister Barbara

The month of September carries profound significance both for the people of Belize and for the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, especially as we celebrate our 48th year of presence in Belize, aligning with the country’s 42nd year of Independence.

Belize Independence Day

Belize Independence Day

42 years ago, on Sept. 21, Belize was declared free from British rule and became an independent nation.

STEM Day Features Lessons in Health Care

STEM Day Features Lessons in Health Care

A monthly STEM event held for local children on Sept. 18 at Bardstown Elementary School featured various lessons in health care, giving local students a chance to explore the world of medicine. The Sisters are a sponsor of the program and actively participate with the kids.

Legacy of Rhodelia

Legacy of Rhodelia

This correspondence is a testament to the tireless dedication and unwavering commitment of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and their service to the St. Theresa Parish in Rhodelia, Kentucky. As you delve into this writing from Father Ronald Knott, you will encounter heartfelt gratitude, a passionate recounting of history, and an enduring respect for those who have served with such distinction.

ICCN Met in Chicago

ICCN Met in Chicago

The InterCongregational Collaborative Novitiate (ICCN) met on Sept. 15-16, 2023, for its annual in-person meeting in Chicago.

Nepal Constitutional Day

Nepal Constitutional Day

Sept. 20 celebrates the adoption of the current Constitution for Nepal in 2015.

International Peace Day

International Peace Day

In observance of International Day of Peace, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth gathered for a special prayer at St. Vincent de Paul Church as well as around the Peace Pole on the Motherhouse Campus grounds.

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.

Volunteer Mission Trips

Prayer Requests

Prayer is an important component in the life of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth.
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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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