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Sister Jackulin Jesu Ascends to President-Elect
Sister Jackulin Jesu, a woman of unyielding faith and dedication, has been elected the new President of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. Her election was confirmed during the 2023 General Assembly held in Nazareth, Kentucky.
Belize Sister Recognized for Helping Students
Sister Kerry Rowland, SCH, who lives in Belize City, along with Sister Carlette Gentle, SCN, was awarded a certificate of appreciation from St. Martin De Porres School.
Reconnecting at General Assembly
Participants have had a chance to reconnect while visiting Nazareth for General Assembly.
General Assembly 2023
Sisters of Charity of Nazareth from six nations have convened at the 2023 General Assembly in Nazareth, Kentucky, uniting to embark on a transformative journey rooted in diversity, interiority, and communion.
🇰🇪 Happy Madaraka Day
We celebrate the historic day Kenya attained internal self-rule in 1963. On this special occasion, we honor the strength, resilience, and contributions of our Sisters in Kenta and all people of Kenya. May you continue to inspire and shine brightly in all your endeavors.
Sister Barbara Joseph Lammers: A Profile
I am more than grateful for my years as an SCN. The decision to have the recommendation sent to Nazareth was a gift for which I am forever grateful…
Sister Mary Lucy’s Sacrifice – Memorial Day
On this Memorial Day, we honor and remember the brave SCNs who served in the Civil War, particularly Sister Mary Lucy Dosh, who died while caring for typhoid patients.
Sisters in the garden
On a warm spring afternoon, the Sisters at Caritas Apartments got together to plant patio tomatoes and a variety of easy-to-care-for porch plants to brighten up their small porches.
Republic Day in Nepal
Nepal Republic Day is celebrated on May 28 to mark the establishment of Nepal as a federal democratic republic after the monarchy was abolished in 2008
Celebrating Senior Students
The nursing staff and Sisters in Carrico Hall celebrated three graduating seniors who have been working with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth this school year.
Funds Raised from 5K to Support Mission in Northeast India
This year’s Run with a Mission Nazareth 5K, which took place on the Nazareth Motherhouse Campus on Saturday, May 20, 2023, exceeded the goal of raising $10,000 to support the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth’s mission in Northeast India to offer vocational training in the computer and food industries.
Sisters Arrive for General Assembly
Several Sisters have arrived in the U.S. as we approach the 2023 General Assembly. A hearty welcome to all!
Candy for Caring visited Sister Visitor Center (SVC) with a surprise donation of $1,000. The generous gesture brought joy to Sister Paris and the SVC staff.
Sisters from Patna Province Head to U.S.
The first group of Sisters from Patna Province left for the United States on May 24 in preparation for the General Assembly 2023. Let us continue to pray for their safe travel.
Sisters Support STEM Program for Area Children
The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, along with CHI Saint Joseph Health – Flaget Memorial Hospital & Foundation, are sponsoring a new STEM and Mentorship Program for Bardstown-area children.
Bardstown Student Gains Work Experience at Nazareth
Carlie Spalding is one of a few local students who is able to explore her passion and inspiration for future careers by working at Nazareth through a work-based learning program.
5K PHOTOS: Runnin’ in the Rain
The annual Run with a Mission Nazareth 5K drew in a decent crowd Saturday, May 20, despite the rainy morning.
Once Upon a Picnic
First-grade students from Bardstown Primary School visited Nazareth Motherhouse Campus on May 19 for a special picnic with Sisters. The students were part of a literacy program at school.
Groups Visit Nazareth, Learn History
Wednesday was a busy morning at Nazareth Motherhouse Campus and two groups were welcomed into the church to learn about the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth.
Salute to Sister Saleth Mary
The staff, students and school management of St. Xavier’s Middle school, Lupungutu Chaibasam, expressed gratitude and saluted Sister Saleth Mary for her great efforts and excellence in her long years of service from 1996 to 2023.
Vincentian Family Gathering
Seventy-five family members representing the Ladies of Charity, the St. Vincent de Paul Society, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill, Seton Hill University and Seton Family assembled for a full-day gathering of sharing, formation, input and direct service.
LIFE Celebrates Mother’s Day
LIFE’S mother’s were filled with excitement as they gathered to celebrate Mother’s Day recently, attending a day full of prizes and surprises.
Retreat in Bangalore Province Brings Diverse Group
The Sisters in Bangalore Province gathered for an annual retreat from May 7-13, 2023, organized for the Temporary Professed Sisters in collaboration with the OGF team of the Province.
May 12 was International Nurses Day. Here are some photos from a few of the celebrations held around the Congregation.
Happy Mother’s Day
As we celebrate Mother’s Day, it is important to honor the women who have made significant contributions to our society and helped shape the world we live in. One such woman is Mother Catherine Spalding, a pioneer of education, healthcare, and social services on the Kentucky frontier.
Spalding University Cuts Ribbon for Therapy Center
On Friday, Sisters Brenda Gonzales and Sharon Gray attended the Spalding University Board of Trustees and were present for the ribbon cutting to dedicate the new Physical Therapy Building on Campus with the help of Kosair for Kids.
CKCF Gives Back for Gives Day
Representatives of the Central Kentucky Community Foundation, a philanthropic resource supporting community nonprofits, presented a check for $200 to the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth on May 12, 2023.
Join the Pelican Society Today
Join the Pelican Society today with a recurring monthly donation and help the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth continue to make a difference in the world.
Solar Array Brings Blessings to Chandapura
Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Chandapura, India, are reaping the benefits of a new 25 kW solar array. The system, which was installed on the rooftop of the convent last April, has not only significantly reduced the monthly electricity bill and gas for the backup generator, but it has also allowed the Sisters to support their mission of caring for the earth.
Education Meeting in Chandapura
The SCN Educators of the Bangalore Province gathered for the education ministry meeting in Nazareth Convent, Chandapura, on May 4-5, 2023. It was a time of learning for the Sisters in the education ministry.
Kentucky Gives Day Raises Funds to Combat Hunger
The 2023 Kentucky Gives Day campaign was a success, with 100 donors helping the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth exceed their fundraising goal. By the end of the day Tuesday, May 9, the campaign brought in more than $7,000, which will be used to support programs that address food insecurity in Kentucky.
Social Media Workshop in Chandapura
A two-day “Social Media Education” workshop was held in Nazareth Convent, Chandapura, on May 2-3, 2023. The workshop addressed the relationship of social media addiction to an individual’s mental health, lifestyle, self-esteem, and its potential adverse outcomes.
Sister Elsa Ezhaparampil: A Profile
Life has taught me to learn by doing; be responsible for my life; listen to God saying, “Be still and know that I am God.”
Addressing Food Insecurity in Kentucky
This Kentucky Gives Day, we urge you to take action and support the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in their efforts to address food insecurity in Kentucky.
KY Gives Day – May 9
The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth are once again participating in Kentucky Gives Day, a one-day online fundraising campaign. On May 9, take action to help address food insecurity in Kentucky and combat hunger for thousands of area families.
Initiation at Nazareth Convent, Mokama
Pre-Novices Asunta Hansda, Chodimella Anjali, Neha Binha, Reshma Kumari, Sajeela Ekka, Sanju Xaxa and Sushma Bara had a meaningful initiation to the Novitiate on May 8, 2023, at Nazareth Convent Mokama.
Called. Loved. Sent
On May 6, in the presence of their parents, family members, priests from different parishes and many SCNs, Sisters Priyanka Murmu and Sweta Baskey made their Perpetual Vows and Sisters Paulina Murmu, Rajnima Soreng and Ritika Lakra made First Vows during a Eucharistic celebration at Nazareth Convent, Mokama.
Meeting at Nazareth Convent, Mokama
In Patna Province, 37 Sisters — mainly the coordinators, principals and administrators — gathered together for a two-day meeting at Nazareth Convent, Mokama on May 4-5, 2023.
Red Sand Project
Presentation Students Take Part in Red Sand Project to Raise Awareness about Human Trafficking
Feast of St. Louise de Marillac – May 9
The Sisters of Charity Federation shares this link to a prayer service for the Feast of St. Louise de Marillac on May 9. Special thanks to Sister Mary Ann Daly, SC, who prepared the litany.
The Inspiration Center
Nestled among a predominantly Christian and Hindu population is Nazareth Preranalaya, a convent home for three Sisters who run the Preranalaya Social Development Center (PSDC). The name Preranalaya means “inspiration,” and that is exactly what this center provides to the young women and children of the community.
The Power of Language
Maria is a hardworking mother who came to the United States from Mexico. She is determined to improve her skills and build a better future for herself and her children. With the support of Rosemarie Kirwan, SCN, Maria’s enthusiasm for learning is a source of inspiration to all.
Health Foundation Honors Mother Catherine
A new planned giving society established by CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundations will honor Mother Catherine Spalding.
Donors to Church Renovation Celebrated at Mass
On May 3, a special Mass of Thanksgiving and plaque unveiling was held at Nazareth to celebrate donors who contributed to the renovation campaign for St. Vincent de Paul Church.
Center for Hearing and Deaf Services
The inspiring story of how the Center for Hearing and Deaf Services is empowering individuals with hearing loss to communicate with confidence and independence recently appeared on the KD Sunday Spotlight on CBS News in Pittsburgh. The segment highlighted the organization’s efforts to promote inclusivity and accessibility and featured an interview with Sister Rita Gesue, a client today who worked at the center for decades.
Sister Asrita Participates in Training
Sister Asrita Lugun, SCN, is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree at the College of Social Work (Autonomous) Nirmala Niketan, Mumbai, Maharashtra. Being the class representative, she was selected for a one-day training on Social Investigation Report as per JJ Act 2015 (Juvenile Justice), which was held on April 24, 2023, at the College of Social Work Nirmala Niketan, Churchgate, Mumbai.
Celebrating Laborers in Mokama
Nazareth Academy, Mokama, celebrated International Labour Day on May 1, 2023, with a series of activities and events. The celebration showed appreciation for the non-teaching staff as well as educated the students about the importance of support systems and their contributions to the school and society.
Labor Day in Belize, India
India and Belize may be separated by thousands of miles, but they share a common goal of honoring the hard work and dedication of their labor force on May 1.
Get ready to lace up your running shoes and join us for the always fun Nazareth 5K on May 20, 2023, at the beautiful Motherhouse campus! Run, jog, or walk your way through the rolling landscape and take in the stunning views of the sacred ground that is home to the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth.
SCN Super Raffle
Get ready for the chance to win big! Purchase a ticket for $25 and be one of 3,000 participants in a live drawing for a grand prize of $20,000. The drawing will take place on Friday, July 14, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. in Nazareth, Kentucky, and will also be broadcasted online through a live webcast. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to win big and purchase your ticket now!