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SCNs attend Hope – Esperanza Conference

SCNs attend Hope – Esperanza Conference

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth participated in the Hope-Esperanza Conference, hosted by the Leadership Collaborative. About 150 women religious under the age of 65 gathered in person on Jan. 25-28, with more than 100 others joining them virtually to discuss, discern, and embrace the future of religious life.

Empowering Women and Girls

Empowering Women and Girls

When one female is educated, it transforms an entire community.
The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth are investing in the professional training of teachers and the education of young children to help change communities in Botswana.

Leadership for Change

Leadership for Change

The Indian Nursing Council conducted the Leadership for Change program in collaboration with the International Council of Nurses. The program’s main aim was to strengthen and cultivate leadership skills and influence change to improve education and practice.

ICCN on Tour

ICCN on Tour

The InterCongregational Collaborative Novitiate traveled from Chicago to Kentucky for a long weekend tour of the Kentucky Holy Land. During their time in Kentucky they will visit Gethsemane, the Proto-Cathedral, Old St. Thomas, and a distillery tour to learn about this part of Kentucky’s heritage.

Reflections on the World Social Forum 2024 in Kathmandu

Reflections on the World Social Forum 2024 in Kathmandu

The WSF stands as a significant gathering of global civil society members, NGOs, INGOs, and individuals committed to creating a space for dialogue, sharing concerns, experiences, and strategizing for actionable steps towards a more equitable and democratic world.

‘Our Lady of Divine Grace’ Mokama Shrine

‘Our Lady of Divine Grace’ Mokama Shrine

The “Our Lady of Divine Grace” shrine in Mokama is in the final stage of being raised as a minor basilica. The request and all the needed documents with photos and videos are submitted to His Eminence, Arthur Cardinal Roche, Prefect of ‘Dicastery for the Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments’ in Rome for final approval.

World Day of Consecrated Life Mass

World Day of Consecrated Life Mass

Sister Evelyn Hurley received a standing ovation during the World Day of Consecrated Life Mass at St. Gregory Church on Feb. 11. Sister Evie will be 109 years old in March and is celebrating her 90th year as a religious Sister this year.

Tales of Nazarites on the Farewell

Tales of Nazarites on the Farewell

Nazareth School Chandapura hosted an adieu celebration for 10th grade students. Celebrating their progress and accomplishments over the years. Nazareth School Banakal also gathered with their 10th grade students to bid them farewell. Encouraging outgoing students to cultivate willpower and discipline to achieve their life goals.

Nazareth Convent High School Recent Events

Nazareth Convent High School Recent Events

Nazareth Convent High School hosted a graduation for 10th graders as well as a Reading day and Spelling Bee Competition for the whole school. These events gave great joy to the students and teachers who participated.

Integrating Biblical Concepts

Integrating Biblical Concepts

Sister Jane Karakunnel, the director of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Associates in India, conducted a bible study for the SCNAs in Chandapura, Bangalore.

Catholic Teachers’ Unity

Catholic Teachers’ Unity

Sister Kerry Rowland, ministering from the SCN Center in Belize, was welcomed as a guest speaking for the National Catholic Teachers Convention. She spoke encouraging words for the teachers to keep up their excellent work and on the topic of helping special needs children.

Tackling Hunger

Tackling Hunger

The Mission Committee at the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth recently took part in the Souper Bowl of Caring. This movement, which has been motivating individuals across the country for more than three decades, focuses on combating hunger within local communities.

Inspirational Cooking Class

Inspirational Cooking Class

Led by Sister Aisha, Belbari village had a cooking class where 35 women learned how to create different snacks to help them improve their tea shops.

Belize City Associates Gather

Belize City Associates Gather

The Belize City SCNA group assembled recently, advancing their efforts in organizing activities and setting definitive dates to achieve the objectives they established for the year. These objectives were shaped by the resolutions made during the General Assembly, focusing on enhancing spiritual growth for personal and communal transformation, reinforcing the bonds within their community, addressing the needs of those facing oppression and marginalization, and advocating for peace and environmental sustainability. After approximately three monthly sessions dedicated to planning and strategizing, their mission continues to evolve. The Associates are enthusiastic about deepening their collective spiritual journey, initiating projects aimed at supporting those in need and contributing to the preservation of the environment.

Presentation Students at Nazareth

Presentation Students at Nazareth

Presentation Academy junior-class students, accompanied by Amina Bejos, SCN, spent a full day at Nazareth to interact with the Sisters and connect with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth roots. The day began with “Conversation with a Sister,” in which students had an opportunity to ask questions and learn about the life experiences of a Sister. One Sister delightfully recalled the parting words of the two students she conversed with, “Thank you for laughing with us,” they told her!

Transforming Grace in These Polarizing Times

Transforming Grace in These Polarizing Times

Embark on a transformative six-week Lenten journey with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, guided by Michelle Grgurich, SCN, and Joetta Venneman, PBVM. This online retreat, inspired by the LCWR’s “Transforming Grace,” invites you into a world of reflection, prayer, and meaningful conversations about spirituality and social issues. Join us every Wednesday from Feb. 21 to March 27, 12:00 – 1:00 PM via Zoom, for a unique opportunity to cultivate grace in times of polarization and deepen your spiritual understanding. Your path to a more profound connection with faith and commitment to our planet and humanity starts here.

Nazareth Wears Red

Nazareth Wears Red

To celebrate the mark of American Heart Month this February the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and employees wore red. The Wellness Committee wants to sincerely thank everyone who participated in Wear Red Day.

Empowering Collaboration

Empowering Collaboration

Sister Premila Parackatt reflects on her FAMVIN Homeless Alliance Conference experience.

Anticipation Builds for Sister Evelyn Hurley’s 109th Birthday Celebration

Anticipation Builds for Sister Evelyn Hurley’s 109th Birthday Celebration

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, along with friends and family, are eagerly preparing for a momentous occasion on March 7, 2024 – the 109th birthday of Sister Evelyn Hurley. This upcoming celebration, to be held on March 10 at the Motherhouse, promises to be a joyous event, honoring the extraordinary life of one of the oldest living women religious in the United States.

Easter Egg Hunt at Nazareth

Easter Egg Hunt at Nazareth

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth is planning for the Nazareth Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for Saturday, March 23 (weather permitting) from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. This is a free community Easter Egg Hunt held on the Nazareth Motherhouse Campus for ages 0-10. Families can enjoy taking their own photos with the Easter Bunny, enjoy free face painting and have a chance to win a giant-stuffed bunny. Food will also be available for purchase.

Alina’s Ascent

Alina’s Ascent

In the West Khasi Hills, Alina’s dream of education becomes reality through the kindness of a donor and the Sisters of Charity, transforming her life and igniting her potential.

NOSA 50 Years

NOSA 50 Years

Celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the National Old Students’ Association (NOSA) with a captivating Choral Recitation by esteemed alumni. This special video promises a memorable journey through nostalgia, unity, and artistic expression. This is a tribute to fifty years of legacy, camaraderie, and enduring connections.

Witnessing the Faith Ministry of the Laity

Witnessing the Faith Ministry of the Laity

Sisters Saroj Visuvasam and Saleth Mary attended the Basic Christian Community Revival Conference on January 26, 2024, at St. James Matric Higher Secondary School in Trichy.

Grievance Cell Empowers Nuns

Grievance Cell Empowers Nuns

Sisters from 18 Indian states attend “Grievance Redressal Cell” training in Kolkata, addressing issues with Motu Proprio, gender justice, and protection laws.

Empowering Futures

Empowering Futures

Ten women finish 3-month tailoring course empowering them for income generation. The Sisters in Laukhi are involved in grassroots work to uplift the poor and the downtrodden with whom they live.

Celebration of Patriotism and Pride

Celebration of Patriotism and Pride

In various ministries in India, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth celebrated Republic Day with joy and pride towards the country.

Students Serving with LIFE

Students Serving with LIFE

Physical, occupational, and speech therapist students from Alvernia University visit in order to aid and assist some of the seniors in the LIFE Belize program.

Crafting Community

Crafting Community

At Nazareth’s Motherhouse, Sisters and employees unite in crafting art wreaths, weaving joy and community spirit. Their laughter-filled sessions, blending creativity with faith, not only beautify the campus but also strengthen bonds among the Sisters and staff, celebrating their artistic expression.

Selflessness of Serving

Selflessness of Serving

Sisters Barbara Joseph Lammers, Rosemarie Kirwan, and Brenda Gonzales answer their calling to help others stay warm in this terrible weather for the sake of others.

Healing Through Generosity

Healing Through Generosity

Explore how the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth counter society’s attempt to exorcize the fear of death through the accumulation of goods, embodying generosity and faith as powerful tools for healing the world.

Triumph in Motion

Triumph in Motion

Marian School’s Annual Sports Meet, graced by Mr. Jibin Sebastian and other dignitaries, showcased vibrant displays, track events, and a theme of determination. The event concluded with joyous recognition and Christmas celebrations.

Impact Report 2023

Impact Report 2023

As we close another remarkable year, I am filled with gratitude and awe at what we have achieved together. The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, with your unwavering support, have made significant strides in their mission to bring justice, education, and empowerment to those in need, guided by the compassionate spirit and teachings of Christ.

Snow at Nazareth

Snow at Nazareth

In Nazareth, snowflakes descended upon the Motherhouse like prayers of peace, each a serene reminder of God’s presence, transforming the landscape into a tranquil canvas of divine grace.

How Sister Carlette Turned a Soggy Christmas into a 3-Part Fiesta

How Sister Carlette Turned a Soggy Christmas into a 3-Part Fiesta

LIFE Belize creatively adapted their annual Christmas celebration for seniors, overcoming heavy rains with home-delivered festive meals, a generous grocery donation from BEL, and a joyous in-person party, showcasing community spirit and resilience in Belize City.

Community Champion

Community Champion

Dean does an amazing job as President and CEO of Vincentian Collaborative System. He cares about Vincentian deeply and is a kind and thoughtful community leader.

Sister Evelyn Fugazzi’s Touch

Sister Evelyn Fugazzi’s Touch

Sister Evelyn Fugazzi, who resides in the Motherhouse in Nazareth, Kentucky, reached out to Saint Cecilia Parish in Boston, Massachusetts. Her words resonated as the priest acknowledged her during the liturgy’s opening. Her letter added a meaningful touch to the service, emphasizing her care and connection with the parish community.

Donate Blood Give Life

Donate Blood Give Life

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth is proud to partner with the American Red Cross and be a part of all they do for our community, country, and the world. Our blood drive is important to patients in need, but the collection and distribution of blood is just a small part of all the Red Cross does.

Solidarity With Immigrants

Solidarity With Immigrants

This sentiment echoes the calls of Pope Francis and the U.S. Catholic Bishops for the United States to be a leader in creating a world where all migrants are treated with dignity, respect, welcome, and belonging.

Carols and Joy

Carols and Joy

Children of Gongoni Parish, guided by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, spread Christmas cheer through carol singing, reaching beyond their community to share messages of peace and hope.

A Mother’s Love

A Mother’s Love

In the serene hills of Meghalaya, Emilia’s unwavering love for her son transforms into a life-changing small farm, illustrating the profound impact of kindness and community support.

Steps To Sustainability

Steps To Sustainability

Embracing Laudato Si’s principles, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth foster environmental stewardship. At Nazareth Pre-school, a fancy dress event themed “Saving the Earth” showcased toddlers in creative, nature-inspired costumes. This initiative, blending education with environmental awareness, highlights the importance of early engagement in sustainability.

A Two-Month Mission Powered by Love

A Two-Month Mission Powered by Love

Ten second-year novices embarked on a two-month mission, embracing diverse communities, engaging in ministries, and confronting societal challenges. They found strength in Jesus, grew personally, and expressed gratitude for the transformative experience.

Fostering Hope to the Elderly

Fostering Hope to the Elderly

Sisters of Charity of Nazareth of Nazareth School, Chandapura, took students to celebrate Christmas with the elderly at SH Bhavan, a retirement home in Attebele, Bangalore. Students gained insight into the lives of the elderly by engaging with them and hearing their experiences. Their personal stories inspired them to sing Christmas carols, bringing joy to those on the verge of passing.

Camp Maria’s Compassion

Camp Maria’s Compassion

Camp Maria offered warmth and meals to the homeless in Southern Maryland. Volunteers, led by Ann Kovalcik, marked the seventh year with prayers and blessings. Sister Chris Kunze provided foot care, expressing gratitude for the encounter. The guests have relocated, and local organizations continue providing shelter. Prayers extend to those without a safe home.

Golden Bells Ring at Nazareth Academy

Golden Bells Ring at Nazareth Academy

Nazareth Academy Gaya celebrated NOSA’s Golden Jubilee on Dec. 30, 2023, uniting alumni, past principals, and teachers. Heartfelt testimonials expressed gratitude, nostalgia, and a sense of belonging.