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Foundation Day: Celebrating 200 Years at Nazareth, 75 Years in India

VIDEO: A virtual prayer service was held on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, in recognition of Foundation Day and the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth’s 200 years at Nazareth and 75 years in India.

Ujjval leadership workshop for women

At Asha Deep Ujjval in Seelampur, Sisters organized a half-day leadership workshop for skills program trainees.

Mark your calendar for Giving Tuesday

This Giving Tuesday, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth are investing in the professional training of teachers and the education of children to help transform communities in Botswana. To help students like Amy reach their full potential with access to quality education. Tell your friends and family, Giving Tuesday is a global day of generosity that will take place on Nov. 29, 2022.

African American Catholic History Celebration

On Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, SCNs Sangeeta Ayithamattam, Susan Gatz, Brenda Gonzales, Michelle Grgurich, Marlene Lehmkuhl, and Marilyn Shea attended the 34th Anniversary African American Catholic History Celebration at St. Monica Parish, Bardstown, Kentucky. The Archdiocese of Louisville Office of Multicultural Ministry African American Ministries sponsored the program.

Flood Relief Drive at Nazareth

From Nov. 16-19, Nazareth is hosting a flood relief drive collecting winter items to help individuals and families in Eastern Kentucky who are still dealing with the aftermath of the summer floods.

Love, Inventive to Infinity

Take a look at the progression of a water project in Nepal, the involvement of the people, the dedication of the team, and the example of simplicity in Sister Aisha. Yes, love is inventive, even to infinity … and you are about to see a story of that inventive love in action.

Holy Ground

In recognition of 200 years at Nazareth and 75 years in India, watch a virtual prayer service held in celebration of these holy grounds.

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The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth invite lay women and men into a cross-cultural partnership with the economically poor and marginalized.

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Foundation Day Prayer Service – Dec. 1

Foundation Day Prayer Service – Dec. 1

In recognition of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth’s 200 years at Nazareth and 75 years in India, a virtual prayer service will be held on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, Foundation Day. All Sisters, Associates, employees and friends are invited to join. The time for the virtual prayer service will be 9 a.m. (Nazareth); 8 a.m. (Belize); 4 p.m. (Botswana); 5:00 p.m. (Kenya); 7:30 p.m. (India); 7:45 p.m. (Nepal). 

Flood Relief Drive Helps Families

Flood Relief Drive Helps Families

The Nelson County and surrounding communities stepped up ahead of Thanksgiving to keep families in Eastern Kentucky warm as they continue to face the aftermath of devastating summer floods. 

Book Drive for Kids

Book Drive for Kids

St. Mary’s first graders in Marietta, Ohio, held a book drive for the children of Eastern and Western Kentucky.

Jubilee Celebrations at Nazareth School, Vasai

Jubilee Celebrations at Nazareth School, Vasai

To commemorate 75 years of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in India, the Nazarites of Vasai, Maharashtra, organized a quiz for students based on the history of the SCNs in India. A poster-making competition wherein students made portraits of St. Vincent de Paul, Mother Catherine Spalding and Sister Lawrencetta Veeneman, the first Superior and Pioneer of India mission, was also held. The students who excelled in these competitions were rewarded with books. 

Preparing for Advent through charity

Preparing for Advent through charity

Associates of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth at Snehalayam, Trichy, visited Mercy Home, a place for the elderly poor at Crawford in Trichy. The home run by the FMM Sisters houses about 50 elders who otherwise would be living alone. SCNAs spent time interacting with the seniors and listening to their life stories. SCNAs distributed clothes and rice to them and received, in turn, soul-touching memories from the elders in Mercy Home.

Global Ministries

United States

Since 1812

India

Since 1947

Belize

Since 1975

Nepal

Since 1979

Botswana

Since 2000

Kenya

Since 2021

Mission Statement

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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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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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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