Belize Foundation Day!

Posted by Dana Hinton

September 1, 2021

Today, September 1, marks 46 years that the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth have been in ministry in Belize. When Mike Oliver, SJ, realized he needed the help of more Sisters, Jim Short, SJ contacted SCN Superior General, Barbara Thomas. As a result, 46 years ago, in 1975, Mary Lynn Fields, SCN, began ministry at Sacred Heart Parish in Dangriga.

Over the years, Sisters have come from the United States and India to serve in health care, education, lay ministry formation, social work, and service to the church. There have been missions in Punta Gorda and San Antonio in the Toledo district; San Ignacio, Belmopan, and Las Flores in the Cayo district; Belize City in the Belize district, and Independence in the Stann Creek district.

Happy Belize Foundation Day!


  1. BettyBlandford scn

    “I have drank the water” and my few visits to Belize hold a piece of my heart forever. I rejoice in the SCN ministry in Belize. May God bl as with many more years there.🙏🏻😇🎈

  2. Linda Soltis

    Happy foundation day! In 46 years of ministry you have touched so many lives. May God continue to bless the ministry in Belize.

  3. Blanche Correia

    Congratulation to all those who have given their selfless service to the people of Belize .

  4. Brenda Gonzales

    Happy Foundation Day, fond memories of my years in Belize. 🇱🇦❤️🎉🙏

  5. Maggie Cooper

    Happy Foundation Day to you! What a fun picture for bringing back some wonderful memories!
    Let’s stay in the celebration mode until we celebrate Belizean Independence Day on the 21st!!


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