Carol Rogers, SCN

Posted by Kacie Emmerson

March 28, 2024

Carol Rogers, SCN, 86 (formerly Sister Ann Philomena) was born May 31, 1937, in Boston, Massachusetts to Walter Joseph and Helen Rita. She died on March 26, 2024, in Louisville, Kentucky. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 66 years.

Sister Carol earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Nazareth College and her master’s degree in education from Spalding College in 1970. She served as a grade-school teacher at St. Agnes School in Uniontown, Kentucky; St. Augustine and St. Pius in Louisville; and Sacred Heart in Hickman, Kentucky (where she also taught music). For the next several years, she served as a teacher and principal in the Jefferson County Public Schools. She later taught religion at Providence High in Clarksville, Indiana.

Sister Carol paused her education career to serve as ministry director to the sick and elderly for Catholic Charities until she returned to serve as a principal once again, at Mother of Good Counsel in Louisville. Her ministry continued as she worked in pastoral care and as an associate administrator at Nazareth Home. Sister Carol later earned her nursing home administration certification.

The SCN Community benefited from Sister Carol’s contributions. She served on many committees and boards for SCN missions and initiatives, including her involvement with ecological sustainability and care for the earth. She assisted with the SCNews publication. From 1992 until her retirement in 2011, Sister Carol served in Nazareth Campus Service in the purchasing department and later as the department director.

After retirement, Sister Carol continued volunteering with the Catholic Charities Refugee Elder Program.

She is survived by her brothers Charles of Naples, Florida, and Paul of Randolph, Massachusetts, her extended family, and her religious community, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth.

Sister Carol’s Wake Service will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 1. The Funeral Mass will be on Tuesday, April 2, at 10:30 a.m. All will be held at St. Vincent Church, Nazareth, Kentucky. Burial will follow in the Nazareth Cemetery.

Funeral Arrangements are being handled by Ratterman Funeral Home, 3800 Bardstown Road, Louisville, Ky. Memorials may be made to Office of Mission Advancement, PO Box 9, Nazareth, Kentucky. 40048


  1. Angela (Miles) Miller

    I am so sorry to hear about sisters passing. She was my principal and 8th grade teacher at St. Augustine School, Louisville, Kentucky, from 1959 till 1966. She was the “perfect “ Nun and teacher, formed me to the person I am today. Thankful for her guidance. I reconnected with her, writing and talking on the phone, but due to Covid lockdown and her health, we didn’t get to get together in person. She was great, what a blessing.

  2. John Loretto MuellerOutlook Express

    Carol loved to sing and dance .She was an excellent Campus Service Director. Sad to say her activity was cut short with seven back surgeries.

  3. Luke

    I only knew Carol when she was Campus Director here at Nazareth.
    She was one of the best!
    She kept all of campus in tip top shape. I really appreciated her awareness of having the building and grounds look their best.
    She was a loyal friend to Sr. Brigid Clifford and to Sr. Joan Robishaw. She enjoyed life and was appreciative of any act of kindness .
    May she rest in God’s loving peace.


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