Nazareth Campus Update – December 2023

Posted by Kacie Emmerson

December 8, 2023

Will Rosenbaum, director of Nazareth Campus Services, provided a campus update to Sisters at Nazareth on Friday, Dec. 8, 2023. The update touched on the following topics:

  • New hires in maintenance, housekeeping and food service, as well as a new assistant for the Nazareth Retreat Center
  • Exterior repairs/updates to O’Connell Hall roof, the Motherhouse porch, Rosary House, Mary’s Garden, Garden Pavilion, the rear campus entrance, employee spaces
  • Interior changes, including relocating the Visitor Center, Retreat Center Guest Services Assistant Office, and O’Connell Hall meeting room and new kitchen doors installed
  • Installation of solar panels on the mechanic shop to help meet the 2037 zero-emissions goal for the campus
  • Harvesting of 4,000 pounds of produce from the kitchen’s garden
  • Composting efforts to increase in the Motherhouse Dining Hall beginning Dec. 18
  • Installation of a new Peace Pole on campus and re-installation of the restored Sacred Heart Statue
  • Nazareth Villages changing zipcode to 40004 (Bardstown) to improve mail delivery to residents. *Does not affect Nazareth Motherhouse Campus zipcode*

Following the presentation, Sisters were given the opportunity to ask questions, comment or raise concerns. Those included:

  • Compliments regarding campus care and visioning for Nazareth
  • Clarification on additional composting initiatives, compostable carry-out containers and recycling
  • Request to look into temperature control of Motherhouse areas, including elevators
  • Questions about emergency procedures for impacted food and water supplies



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