Mother Who Gave Life

Posted by Kacie Emmerson

April 5, 2023

Suchita Kullu, SCN

The Sisters at Kathmandu held a day of prayer and reflection on April 2, 2023, for the members who are getting ready for their first commitment to the SCNA program. The time dedicated was very enriching and bonding, deepening of their hope, trust and confidence in God.

The members spent their valuable and quiet time reading and reflecting on the life of Mother Catherine Spalding. Their sharing after the prayer and reflection was very inspiring to the core that they see Jesus in her life. Some shared the following reflections of Mother Catherine: “She is a Mother who died for her Children, had a selfless love, had a deep concern for her community which she had learned fromherhome. She found God in everything, especially in the poor. Prayer was her strength. She had a deep trust in God when she faced challenges and hardships. She never complained of difficulties in her life but accepted with humility and love​. She loved and cared for her siblings, her Sisters in the community.”

They really were happy to have a prayer of this kind in their lives that inspires them to commit themselves. One said after reading her life, “I will never say that I am retired but say yes to those who need my help and support and keep the good works going.”

Prayer day concluded with the Eucharistic celebration, thanking God for calling them to be the bearers of Charity. Sisters were happy to share and keep the Charity Charism alive with the members who gathered today and very hopeful that they continue embracing diversity and communion in living out our Charism.  


  1. Eugenie Coakley scna

    Wonderful news about new Associates in Nepal! This quote: “happy to have a prayer of this kind in their lives that inspires them to commit themselves” really resonates with me. Happy Easter to the Sisters and Associates.

  2. Rosemarie Kirwan

    How wonderful to know that we have SCNAs in Nepal. May this further involvement with us prove to be a mutually enriching experience for all of us.

    • Luke

      I was excited to read about our Associates in Nepal! Such awesome news!

  3. Ann Palatty

    We continue to carry on the baton of that Mother wherever we are and in whatever we do. Congratulations and best wishes to the SCNAs of Kathmandu.


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