Once Upon a Picnic

First-grade students from Bardstown Primary School visited Nazareth Motherhouse Campus on May 19 for a special picnic with Sisters. The students were part of a literacy program at school.

Kentucky Gives Day Raises Funds to Combat Hunger

The 2023 Kentucky Gives Day campaign was a success, with 100 donors helping the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth exceed their fundraising goal. By the end of the day Tuesday, May 9, the campaign brought in more than $7,000, which will be used to support programs that address food insecurity in Kentucky.

Red Sand Project

Presentation Students Take Part in Red Sand Project to Raise Awareness about Human Trafficking

The Inspiration Center

Nestled among a predominantly Christian and Hindu population is Nazareth Preranalaya, a convent home for three Sisters who run the Preranalaya Social Development Center (PSDC). The name Preranalaya means “inspiration,” and that is exactly what this center provides to the young women and children of the community.

The Power of Language

Maria is a hardworking mother who came to the United States from Mexico. She is determined to improve her skills and build a better future for herself and her children. With the support of Rosemarie Kirwan, SCN, Maria’s enthusiasm for learning is a source of inspiration to all.

Donors to Church Renovation Celebrated at Mass

On May 3, a special Mass of Thanksgiving and plaque unveiling was held at Nazareth to celebrate donors who contributed to the renovation campaign for St. Vincent de Paul Church.

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Sister Barbara Joseph Lammers: A Profile

Sister Barbara Joseph Lammers: A Profile

I am more than grateful for my years as an SCN.  The decision to have the recommendation sent to Nazareth was a gift for which I am forever grateful…

Sister Mary Lucy’s Sacrifice – Memorial Day

Sister Mary Lucy’s Sacrifice – Memorial Day

On this Memorial Day, we honor and remember the brave SCNs who served in the Civil War, particularly Sister Mary Lucy Dosh, who died while caring for typhoid patients.

Sisters in the garden

Sisters in the garden

On a warm spring afternoon, the Sisters at Caritas Apartments got together to plant patio tomatoes and a variety of easy-to-care-for porch plants to brighten up their small porches.

Republic Day in Nepal

Republic Day in Nepal

Nepal Republic Day is celebrated on May 28 to mark the establishment of Nepal as a federal democratic republic after the monarchy was abolished in 2008

Celebrating Senior Students

Celebrating Senior Students

The nursing staff and Sisters in Carrico Hall celebrated three graduating seniors who have been working with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth this school year.

Funds Raised from 5K to Support Mission in Northeast India

Funds Raised from 5K to Support Mission in Northeast India

This year’s Run with a Mission Nazareth 5K, which took place on the Nazareth Motherhouse Campus on Saturday, May 20, 2023, exceeded the goal of raising $10,000  to support the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth’s mission in Northeast India to offer vocational training in the computer and food industries. 

Sweet Surprise

Sweet Surprise

Candy for Caring visited Sister Visitor Center (SVC) with a surprise donation of $1,000. The generous gesture brought joy to Sister Paris and the SVC staff.

Sisters from Patna Province Head to U.S.

Sisters from Patna Province Head to U.S.

The first group of Sisters from Patna Province left for the United States on May 24 in preparation for the General Assembly 2023. Let us continue to pray for their safe travel.

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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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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