Love, Inventive to Infinity

Posted by Spalding Hurst

November 5, 2022

This story was featured at a charity luncheon and dinner hosted at Nazareth in October 2022.

“Love is inventive even to infinity.”

At the time of the devastating Nepal earthquake of 2015, these words of St. Vincent de Paul were a significant inspiration and support. It might have seemed, in the face of thousands of deaths, injuries, destruction of homes, and millions of displaced persons, that anything the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth could do would be like a drop of water on a hot stone.

Nonetheless, they did what was before them and did it with great love. When an ensuing water crisis compounded their efforts, it was Sister Aisha Kavalakattu who, against all odds, gave the much-needed leadership, inspiring collaboration, and hope.

Aisha is a name that means “she who lives” … and Sister Aisha was aptly named. Through the living of her life, she reflects the words of Jesus to love God and neighbor.

The following video is a look at the progress of a water project in Koshi Dekha, the involvement of the people, the dedication of the team, and the example of simplicity in Sister Aisha. Yes, love is inventive, even to infinity … and you are about to see a story of that inventive love in action.


  1. Carolyn Smeltzer

    She did God’s work for the people. She is humble and let God guide her. A quiet leader with great impact. I was lucky enough to see the project through he eyes about four years ago.

  2. Higinia

    Thank you, Aisha. What an inspiring story and work you did with the people. Water is life and with your leadership you did just that! Thanks

    • Sr. Mary Anne Burkardt

      Thanks soooo much for this inspirational sharing about providing much needed water for our people in Nepal!! My special prayers of thanksgiving for YOU the gifts in ministry along with the needed water!!

  3. Maggie Cooper

    Wow, what a wonderful story! What you have done is fantastic! Aisha, that is truly SCNs changing lives! So glad to hear your story! Thank God and thank you for your ministry!

  4. Mary. K. A

    Congratulations. I feel happy that I had the opportunity to visit this place with Aisha. And realised what SCNs are capable of dreaming….!!!!for the people we care. Blessings in gallore as we approached the God of abundance with not a mug but with….. water tanks and tons of appreciation and hard work. Legacy of SCNs continues to live in the Himalayas….

  5. Roselyn

    Beautiful story of bringing life giving water to the people of Koshidekha. We are grateful and proud of Sister Aisha and team and those who came forward with the financial assistance especially the support of our own SCN family


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