Charity Alive dedicate trees to Nazareth

Posted by Spalding Hurst

April 20, 2021

Charity Alive’s Amelia Kolb joined Sister Luke, Sister Nancy and AmeriCorps volunteer Julia Gerwe to plant three trees on the Nazareth campus. They planted a Burr Oak, White Oak, and Chinquapin Oak. It was hard work, but a great time was had by all they said. The trees are dedicated in honor of Charity Alive for Earth and Arbor Day in the hope they will endure for generations as a testament to the group’s love for Nazareth!


  1. Sister Margaret Lillian, SCN

    Dear Charity Alive, You all have our deep gratitude for all you are and do with and for the SCN Congregation. Sr. Rose Andrew and I hold you in our prayer each evening. All blessings to you all.

  2. pat bartolo

    Slowly, slowly, they return
    To the small woodland let alone:
    Great trees, outspreading and upright,
    Apostles of the living light.

    Patient as stars, they build in air
    Tier after tier a timbered choir,
    Stout beams upholding weightless grace
    Of song, a blessing on this place.

    They stand in waiting all around,
    Uprisings of their native ground,
    Downcomings of the distant light;
    They are the advent they await.

    Receiving sun and giving shade,
    Their life’s a benefaction made,
    And is a benediction said
    Over the living and the dead.

    In fall their brightened leaves, released,
    Fly down the wind, and we are pleased
    To walk on radiance, amazed.
    O light come down to earth, be praised! Wendell Berry, from Sabbath

  3. Mary Anne Burkardt

    Thank you!!! I love trees and wish we could have their names in front of them or ??? they give us soooo much, I think we should be able to ‘call them by name!!” Thanks again for your loving thought to do this and the creative energy 🙂 involved in planting them!

  4. Amrita SCN

    Good way to celebrate Earth Day. Your Charity Alive will remain for ever. Thank you for adding to the already green of the Nazareth

  5. Liz

    What a tremendous gift!!!!
    Thank you!!!🌳🌳🌳

  6. Brenda Gonzales

    Many thanks for caring for our common home this Earth Day 2021!

  7. Sr. Maggie Cooper

    Wow! So happy to see you-all and what you did by planting trees here for us!! I hope they are marked so we can go for a walk and find them. Thank you all SO MUCH!! Happy Earth Day and for making our Earth Day special!!


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