Republic Day India

Republic Day India

For India, one of the largest democratic countries in the world, Jan. 26 is a day to remember and celebrate with great enthusiasm. On Jan. 26, 1950, the Constitution of India came into effect. To mark this historic event, Jan. 26 is observed as Republic Day. The...
Kallanode Convent blessing

Kallanode Convent blessing

The much-anticipated convent building at Kallanode was inaugurated and blessed on Jan 20, 2021. The occasion was graced by the presence of Sisters of Charity of Nazareth from near and far, co-workers, parishioners, the Parish Priest of the locality, and the Bishop of...
A home for Sisters

A home for Sisters

Because of the generous support of donors, the construction of a convent home for Sisters of Charity of Nazareth is well underway. More than $40,000 was raised to support Sisters Lilly, Dolsie, and Reema who currently are ministering among the Khasi people in...
Celebrating Pongal

Celebrating Pongal

South India begins celebrating Pongal, a four-day harvest festival, from Jan. 14. The festival marks the end of the winter solstice and the journey of the Hindu sun god Surya to the north. Pongal is traditionally prepared in clay pots decorated with leaves, flowers,...
Musunuru Musings

Musunuru Musings

One of the blessings of the New Year 2022 came my way as I was present with our Sisters and the people we serve in Musunuru, in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh in India. The experience left me so enriched that I wish to share it with all. “I planted the seed,...
Memorial prayer service

Memorial prayer service

Sisters, Novices, and Candidates gathered together for the memorial prayer service of Sister Marietta Saldanha in convent chapel on the evening of Jan. 8, 2022.
Vaccination drive for students

Vaccination drive for students

On January 3, 2022, the Directorate of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Tamil Nadu issued guidelines to begin inoculation of children in the 15 to 18 years age group. St. Vincent Matriculation School, Trichy conducted a vaccination drive for its students on...
Hilda Lobo, SCN: Her story

Hilda Lobo, SCN: Her story

Brenda Gonzales, SCN, presented profiles of several Sisters during the Associates’ fall gathering. We will share from her presentation, “SCNs live the Charism Today in Their Own Words” with you as Sister profiles over the next few weeks. We have a saying in the SCN...
Marina Thazhathurettil, SCN: Her story

Marina Thazhathurettil, SCN: Her story

Brenda Gonzales, SCN, presented profiles of several Sisters during the Associates’ fall gathering. We will share from her presentation, “SCNs live the Charism Today in Their Own Words” with you as Sister profiles over the next few weeks. We have a saying in the SCN...
Ministry to migrant workers

Ministry to migrant workers

The Indian government has launched a new program called the E-SHRAM Portal Scheme for the welfare of workers and workers in the unorganized sector. Sisters Gracy Thombrakudyil and Asrita Lugun were invited by the Assistant Law Office of Thamarassery, Ramesh Kumar, to...
Franciska Sanga, SCN: Her story

Franciska Sanga, SCN: Her story

Brenda Gonzales, SCN, presented profiles of several Sisters during the Associates’ fall gathering. We will share from her presentation, “SCNs live the Charism Today in Their Own Words” with you as Sister profiles over the next few weeks. We have a saying in the SCN...
A hearty welcome

A hearty welcome

Sister Sangeeta Ayithamattam, president of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, arrived in Chandapura recently during her travels to communities across India and Nepal. As in every location, she was greeted heartily by Sisters there. Sister Sangeeta Ayithamattam,...
Visioning India 2047

Visioning India 2047

Students at Nazareth School, Chatra, wrote postcards to the Prime Minister on their visions for 2047. The project, India 2047, is the result of a series of discussions over the years 2013 to 2015 hosted by Empower India Foundation (EIF), which works for the...
Platinum Jubilee Year underway in India Provinces

Platinum Jubilee Year underway in India Provinces

See more photos from both provinces by clicking here. Bangalore Province Sisters in Bangalore gathered at Nazareth Convent, Chandapura, to remember the memorable journey of the past 75 years. Thanking God for the six valiant Sisters of Charity of Nazareth who dared to...
Sisters seek to save girl’s arm

Sisters seek to save girl’s arm

Joel Urumpil, SCN, tells of Kali, a thirteen-year-old girl who was found roaming around in a village in India. A field worker, Chetna Bharati, brought Kali to our children’s home. Kali had a horrible wound below her shoulder, and the bone was protruding. It had been...
Festival of lights celebrated with migrants

Festival of lights celebrated with migrants

On the evening of November 4, Sisters Asrita Lugun and Gracy Thombrakud reached Chattamangalam to celebrate Diwali with migrants. These migrants, from the Sangli district of Maharashtra, had settled in Chattamangalam with their families. The entire colony wore a...
Sisters bid a tearful farewell to Sister Sujata Maliakal

Sisters bid a tearful farewell to Sister Sujata Maliakal

Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and friends of Sister Sujata Maliakal gathered at Nazareth Convent, Chandapura, on Oct. 29, 2021, to acknowledge the life of loving service that she shared during her journey on the earth. Sisters Philomina Kottoor, Malini Manjoly and...
First Holy Communion

First Holy Communion

Under the effective guidance of Sister Leena Toppo along with the village catechist and three volunteers, 13 Catholic children from Sale and Karam Toli Villages received First Holy Communion. Sale is very close to the heart of Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. This is...
Ruby Jubilee

Ruby Jubilee

In Chandapura, Bangalore, the SCN community celebrated 40 years of three of their Ruby Jubilarians. They are Sisters Amrita Manjaly, Deepti Ponnambel and Premila Parackatt. The Jubilarians had a get-together prior to the surprise Jubilee Celebration, planned by the...