The new Archbishop of Louisville, the Most Reverend Shelton J. Fabre, visited the Nazareth Motherhouse Campus near Bardstown on Monday, Oct. 24, 2022. While on campus, Archbishop Fabre celebrated Mass with the Sisters in the historic St. Vincent de Paul Church. He also enjoyed lunch and met with the Central and Western Province Leadership Teams to learn more about the Congregation.
President Sangeeta Ayithamattam, SCN, welcomed the Archbishop during Mass, thanked God for his presence, and wished him well in his leadership of the Archdiocese of Louisville. “Be sure of our of prayers and our support as you embrace your ministry with creative energy, openness, and joyful hope,” Sister Sangeeta said. “A hearty welcome, Archbishop.”
Some of the Sisters were present in Louisville during Archbishop Fabre’s installation in March, but Monday was the first time they had formally met him as the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. Archbishop Fabre was grateful for the invitation.
“It delights me to come here to the Kentucky Holyland – to this holy place – to be with you holy women who have served the church so very well and who continue to serve the church,” he said. “I look forward to our association in our time that is to come.”
Video of Monday’s Mass can be viewed below:
It was a beautiful celebration! We were so glad to have the Archbishop with us!