Microgreens & Sprouts Video

Microgreens & Sprouts Video

Sister Paschal and Sister Molly teach us how to grow microgreens and sprouts in a new video from the Office of Ecological Sustainability. Growing our own food supports our call to intensify efforts to address the ecological crisis. Come watch and learn how! To view...
Earth Day Cleanup at Nazareth

Earth Day Cleanup at Nazareth

Join the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth’s Office of Ecological Sustainability for an Earth Day Cleanup this Earth Day: Friday, April 22, 2022 from 9:00-11:00 am at Nazareth. Volunteers are invited to check in outside of the SCN Center on Nazareth’s campus,...
Laudato Si’ Lent: Moving Forward

Laudato Si’ Lent: Moving Forward

Ann Roberta Powers, SCN (deceased), and Malini Manjoly, SCN, walk together with clasped hands. “Many things have to change course, but it is we human beings above all who need to change … A great cultural, spiritual and educational challenge stands before us,...
After two years of service, I see a spiritual way forward

After two years of service, I see a spiritual way forward

One of my favorite spots for spiritual reflection and grounding at Nazareth is on the banks of our ponds, as pictured here. (Courtesy of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth) By Julia Gerwe for Global Sisters Report Editor’s note: Notes from the Field includes...
Laudato Si’ Lent: Community Resilience and Empowerment

Laudato Si’ Lent: Community Resilience and Empowerment

Planting a tree at the Preranalaya Social Development Centre (PSDC), in Musunuru, India, 2017. “Love, overflowing with small gestures of mutual care, is also civic and political, and it makes itself felt in every action that seeks to build a better world. . . . In...
Stream Team sees Sisters’ legacy ripple

Stream Team sees Sisters’ legacy ripple

Whitney Wurzel, Executive Director of New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future, and Julia Gerwe, AmeriCorps volunteer, engaging Stream Team participants along Froman Creek at Nazareth. The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth’s Office of Ecological Sustainability partnered...
Laudato Si’ Lent: Ecological Spirituality

Laudato Si’ Lent: Ecological Spirituality

Francisca Kindo, SCN, stands in prayer in front of the statue of Bishop David in Mokama, India. “The ecological crisis is also a summons to profound interior conversion … What [we] all need is an ‘ecological conversion’, whereby the effects of [our] encounter with...
Laudato Si’ Lent: Ecological Education

Laudato Si’ Lent: Ecological Education

Mary Virginia “Tootsie” Gish, SCNA, engages with children during her ministry in Botswana. “All Christian communities have an important role to play in ecological education. It is my hope that [all] will provide an education in responsible simplicity of life, in...
Embracing the Call to Serve

Embracing the Call to Serve

Julia Gerwe, left, embraces her call to serve with Susan Gatz, SCN, center, and Rosemarie Kirwan, SCN, at a November 2021 food distribution in Nelson County, Kentucky, home of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. (Courtesy of Danielle Hagler) By Julia Gerwe for Global...
Laudato Si’ Lent: Adoption of Sustainable Lifestyles

Laudato Si’ Lent: Adoption of Sustainable Lifestyles

“Care for nature is part of a lifestyle which includes the capacity for living together and communion… We must regain the conviction that we need one another, that we have a shared responsibility for others and the world…” (LS #228) Take action: Today ask...
Laudato Si’ Lent: Ecological Economics

Laudato Si’ Lent: Ecological Economics

“A technological and economic development which does not leave in its wake a better world and an integrally higher quality of life cannot be considered progress.” (LS #194) The Laudato Si’ Action Platform goal of ecological economics requires us to acknowledge the...
Laudato Si’ Lent: Response to the Cry of the Poor

Laudato Si’ Lent: Response to the Cry of the Poor

“The human environment and the natural environment deteriorate together; we cannot adequately combat environmental degradation unless we attend to the causes related to human and social degradation. In fact, the deterioration of the environment and of society affects...
Laudato Si’ Lent:  Response to the Cry of the Earth

Laudato Si’ Lent: Response to the Cry of the Earth

“We have forgotten that we ourselves are dust of the earth; our very bodies are made up of her elements, we breathe her air and we receive life and refreshment from her waters.” (LS #2) Take action: Sit quietly and take in a few breaths and let them out very slowly....
Nazareth to host Stream Team

Nazareth to host Stream Team

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth’s Office of Ecological Sustainability is partnering with New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future, a community non-profit organization based in Springfield, KY, to host “Stream Team” a monthly program empowering youth ages 9-18 to learn...
Unexpected lessons of service: From life unto death

Unexpected lessons of service: From life unto death

Article written by Julia Gerwe for Global Sister Report  Editor’s note: Notes from the Field are reports from young people volunteering in ministries of Catholic sisters. A partnership with Catholic Volunteer Network, the project began in the summer of 2015....
Invasive species removal workday at Nazareth

Invasive species removal workday at Nazareth

On January 24, 2022, the Office of Ecological Sustainability hosted a “weed wrangle” to tackle encroaching invasive species in the forested landscape of Nazareth, in partnership with the University of Kentucky Department of Forestry and Natural Resources and the...
‘Rivers of Hope’ event highlights climate change

‘Rivers of Hope’ event highlights climate change

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth’s Lay Mission Volunteer Program and Office of Ecological Sustainability were invited to contribute to a virtual discussion on climate change, hosted as part of the ‘Ríos de Esperanza / Rivers of Hope’ Pilgrimage,...