Blessing of candidate

Posted by Kacie Emmerson

June 1, 2022

Sisters gathered at St. Vincent de Paul Church Friday, May 6, 2022, for a blessing of Miriam Juarez as she entered Candidacy. 

Candidacy is the first step within the initial formation process. During this time, emphasis is placed on developing relationships with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth family and gaining knowledge about the Congregation’s history, mission, constitutions and vows, and experiencing community living.

During the initial part of Candidacy, Miriam will continue to reside in her home country of Belize. Over the next two months, she will remain in Belize City with Sister Carlette Gentle and Sister Kerry Rowland. She will then spend several months in the Toledo District with Sister Higinia Bol. The Toledo District, specifically Punta Gorda, is home to Miriam and where her family resides.

Eventually, Miriam’s Candidacy will include more extensive time at Nazareth and experiencing the various areas of mission within the Western Province.

At Friday’s blessing, the Sisters joyfully welcomed Miriam, presented her with a medal with the image of Mother Catherine Spalding, and offered their support and prayers during this sacred time.



  1. Leena

    Welcome and Blessings on you Miriam as you begin your journey with us the SCNs !

  2. Rekha Kerketta

    Congratulations to you Miriam for taking a daring step to answer God’s call. My prayerful support is with you!

  3. Nalini Meachariyil

    Welcome Miriam! My love and Prayers are with you.

  4. Carlette Gentle

    May it be a blessed growth filled journey Miriam. So happy to journey with you.

  5. Betty Blandford scn

    Welcome Miriam! We look forward to meeting you in person! I pray for you and for us as you journey this next year with us. Welcome to your new home😇

  6. Liz Wendeln

    Welcome to getting to know us better as we get to know you and celebrate life!!!!

  7. Sr Aruna Ekka SCN Sr

    Welcome Miriam!
    Indeed it’s a great day for you.Our prayerful support is with you.

  8. Amrita SCN

    Welcome Miriam. You are blessed. Our prayers are with you.

  9. Angie Shaughnessy SCN

    We are so happy to have you!! We promise to journey with you in love and prayer,

  10. Michelle

    Welcome Miriam! What an exciting day! What a blessing that you have said “yes” to continue the process with us!

  11. Maggie Cooper

    WOW, Miriam! We are thrilled to welcome you to this process! We are with you in love and support!!


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