Associates celebrate 50 years

Posted by Kacie Emmerson

April 25, 2022

Associate members of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth gathered together in person and via Zoom April 22-24 to celebrate 50 years of their relationship with and commitment to the Sisters’ mission. The event was held in Nazareth, Kentucky. 

During the three-day gathering, attendees heard presentations from Associate Pat MacIssacs and Associate Eugenie Coakley and a strategic plan update from Sister of Charity of Nazareth Associate Director Beth Vetter. The weekend’s keynote speaker was Dr. Carol Zinn, SSJ, a professional consultant and past president and current executive director of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. Dr. Zinn led discussions among members about what it means to be an Associate and resetting in a Jubilee year. 

Original music by Associates Chris and Peggy Ryan, recognition of past leaders, Eucharistic Liturgy and social events were also featured.



  1. Anne Beavan, SCNA

    What a blessing to be present with those in person and all on Zoom and at the Motherhouse for this beautiful weekend event! I just reviewed the photos and relived the joy of it all! Thanks again, Beth, Tammy, Core Council, Tech Team, and all who worked so hard to make this past year’s prayer services and gatherings happen and bring us together in such a meaningful way.

  2. Eugenie Coakley scna

    It was a beautiful weekend – inspired for the year ahead.

  3. Mary Anne Burkardt, SCN

    It was a beautiful blessing to attend this weekend !! Thanks soooo much for all you all did to make it happen!

  4. Rita Davis, SCN

    What a great celebrative and blest weekend for our SCNAs! Thanks for sharing these great pictures! It’s always such a joyful event and blessings upon all of us.

  5. Sister Vijaya

    I am sure you all had a gracefilled time together . God bless each one of you.

  6. Basanti Lakra

    Dear Beth and all Associates,

    Congratulations to each and everyone who have been part of making this day 50th Aniversary of the Associate Program. Your commitment to the mission of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth is amazing.

    May God bless you, your family and loved ones. May Love of Christ continue to impel us!

    Basanti Lakra, SCN


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