Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Statement for Just-Peace

Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Statement for Just-Peace

We, Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, are impelled by the love of Christ “to work for justice in solidarity with oppressed people, especially the economically poor and women and to care for the earth” (SCN Mission Statement). We stand in solidarity with the Ukrainian...
Kenya Mission update

Kenya Mission update

At the Mumbai airport along with Sisters from the Dockyard community, Helan Sathiya, SCN, flew out last night for the Kenya Mission accompanied by Vinaya Chalil, SCN.
Prayers for rain answered in Kenya

Prayers for rain answered in Kenya

In Kenya, a prolonged drought has taken a heavy toll on the country. Since September, much of Kenya’s north has received less than 30 percent of normal rainfall – the worst short-rain season recorded in decades. The lack of rainfall has wiped out pastures and...
Sister Cornelia begins her new mission

Sister Cornelia begins her new mission

Sister Cornelia Ekka has recently started her new mission in Kenya. Sister Cornelia is being introduced to the Catholic Community in St. Paul’s parish and its outstations. She has met Bishop Willybard Lagho, the Bishop of Malindi Diocese. Along with Sisters...
Sister Cornelia arrives in Kenya

Sister Cornelia arrives in Kenya

After a long wait, the travel restrictions between India and Kenya were lifted and Sister Cornelia Ekka was able to travel to her mission in Kenya. She joined Sisters Vinaya and Philo on Oct. 8. The community of three is overjoyed! Sister Cornelia is grateful to all...
Catechism in Kenya

Catechism in Kenya

Sisters of Charity of Nazareth are involved in developing a long-term pastoral plan for Gongoni Parish where before they did not have a pastoral plan with regard to ongoing Catechism. During family visits to all the Catholic families in the parish and its outstations,...
Catholic Women Association

Catholic Women Association

Sisters Vinaya and Philomina attended the annual commissioning of Southern Denary of Malindi Diocese: Catholic Women Association (CWA), the only group the Catholic women are affiliated to in the Diocese of Malindi. They meet every year for a retreat where new members...
Missioning for Sister Cornelia to Kenya

Missioning for Sister Cornelia to Kenya

Sister Philomena Kottoor stated, “Cornelia as you enter Kenya, remember that it is a Holy Ground and that the people are Holy and beloved by God. God is there present, even before you arrive. You are pioneer to a new mission. We believe that “God has called you,...
Sisters in Kenya receive vaccine

Sisters in Kenya receive vaccine

Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Kenya received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Sisters Philomina Hembrom and Vinaya Chalil were eager to receive their first dose this morning. The country is currently rolling out the AstraZeneca vaccine. With the rising...
A weekend of celebrations in Kenya

A weekend of celebrations in Kenya

SCNs had the opportunity to attend the first Catholic wedding since their arrival in the country. Before the church band played, the bride and groom were welcomed in the church. There was a big celebration with a festive meal for all. On the eve of the wedding, the...
Association of Sisterhood

Association of Sisterhood

Sister Vinaya Chalil and Sister Philomina Hembrom are pictured here with members of the Association of Sisterhood in Kenya. The Association of Sisterhood in Kenya is well organized at the national level. The National AOSK organizes various programs for the Sisters...
Visit from Bishop Lagho in Kenya

Visit from Bishop Lagho in Kenya

Bishop’s maiden visit to the residence of the SCNs- Kenya. Bishop Willybard Kitogho Lagho of Malindi Diocese paid his first visit to the residence of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth on July 03, 2021. Bishop Lagho was installed as the new Bishop of Malindi...
Sisters enter into pastoral ministry in Kenya

Sisters enter into pastoral ministry in Kenya

Sisters Vinaya and Philo have been visiting Catholic families in outstations as they begin this new chapter for the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and enter into pastoral ministry in the Kenya mission. The parish has five outstations and they have completed visiting...
Sisters visit outstations in Kenya

Sisters visit outstations in Kenya

Today we visited some of the Catholic families in one of the outstations of our parish. This outstation has a brother who belongs to the Society of Martin de Paul in Uganda. He just finished his vows and had come home for holidays. We spent some time with his family...
Sharing from Sisters in Kenya

Sharing from Sisters in Kenya

Last week, one of the SCCs (Small Christian Communities) of our outstation parish had their weekly prayer in our house. After prayer, they gifted us with a tea table for the sitting room, provision items, and some cash. The SCCs in this diocese are very active and...
Installation, Bishop of Malindi, Kenya

Installation, Bishop of Malindi, Kenya

Monsignor Willybard Kitogho Lagho was ordained as the third Bishop of the Diocese of Malindi on March 19, 2021, at St. Anthony’s Cathedral at Malindi. Sister Vinaya Chalil and Sister Philomina Hembrom were fortunate to be part of this celebration on 18th the...
Update from Kenya

Update from Kenya

Hai everyone. Greetings from Kenya. Today we attended the Mass in our outstation church. The Catholic community here gave us a warm welcome. There is no coronavirus outbreak here. People say that they have heard of Corona only in Nairobi in the news. They are not...
Sisters welcomed in Kenya

Sisters welcomed in Kenya

Sisters Philomina Hembrom and Vinaya Chalil have arrived in Malindi, Kenya safely. They were warmly welcomed. As the Sisters arrived in their new home, women and children from their village came with all the basic necessities the Sisters needed. They helped with...
Sisters leave for Kenya

Sisters leave for Kenya

Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Botswana accompanied Sister Vinaya Chalil and Sister Philomina Hembrom, the Kenyan pioneers, to SSK airport in Gaborone, Botswana. Bishop Frank Nubuasah, Father Andrew Makgetla the Vicar General, and a few friends gathered to say...
Watch: Kenya Mission Blessing Service

Watch: Kenya Mission Blessing Service

Hundreds of Sisters of Charity of Nazareth gathered together virtually for the historic Missioning Prayer Service for SCNs Philomina Hembrom and Vinaya Chalil, Pioneers of the Kenya Mission, held today on Feb. 14, 2021. — — Sangeeta: Welcome and Purpose...