Group Heads to Belize for Special House Build

Posted by Kacie Emmerson

January 24, 2023

Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, Associates and friends headed to Belize this week to build a home in memory of Elaine McCarron, SCN. The house, which will be constructed in Ladyville, is the first to be built in Belize in memory of a Sister of Charity. The build was funded and sponsored by Sister Elaine’s family, with her niece, Julie Frost, taking the initiative to raise the funds. Sister Elaine was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 67 years. She died on Sept. 21, 2020.

“At last, this build will come to fruition after being delayed for almost three years due to COVID,” said Luke Boiarski, SCN, director of Nazareth’s Lay Mission Volunteer Program, who has led many trips to Belize.

Those participating in the build include SCNs Luke Boiarski and Jacky Jesu; Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Vickie Lichtenauer, Laura Morales and Amy Willcott; Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Associates Beth Vetter and Evelyn Faldowski, and Gay Smith and Mary Highland. The participants are traveling from Kentucky, Kansas, Ohio, California and Peru to make the trip, and will collaborate with Hand-in-Hand Ministries in Belize.

Boiarski described the women as a “truly intercultural and inter-congregational group.”

Please pray for their safe travels and a successful trip.


  1. Ann Palatty

    What a noble gesture by an inter cultural inter congregational group. Providing a home for the homeless is a corporate work of charity. May Sister Elaine’s family be blessed for this generous act. May Sister Elaine intercede for her family, and for the beneficiaries. And thanks to Luke for leading this group.

  2. Betty Blandford scn

    Thank you all so much for this beautiful gift of love for Elaine and the people of Beliexe!


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