All recent posts from the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth

Feast of St. Vincent de Paul

Feast of St. Vincent de Paul

The Central Leadership Team of SCNs Sangeeta, Jackulin and Adeline wish every Sister of Charity of Nazareth and Associate a very happy St. Vincent de Paul Feast Day.

Golden Jubilarians Retreat

Golden Jubilarians Retreat

SCNs Janice Rathappillil, Teresa Madassery, Ann Muthukattil, Mary John Nadackal, Marina Thazhathuveettil and Rose Plathottathil participated in an eight-day retreat at Atmadarshan in preparation for their Golden Jubilee celebration. Father Jose Thayil, SJ, directed the retreat. This was a time for them to thank God for their precious life and vocation to religious life. They spent time sharing and praying.

Nazareth Employee Appreciation

Nazareth Employee Appreciation

Nazareth Motherhouse Campus near Bardstown, Ky., celebrated Employee Appreciation Week from Sept. 19-23, 2022.

INDIA 75: Mother Ann Sebastian’s Letter

INDIA 75: Mother Ann Sebastian’s Letter

To celebrate 75 years in India, we will follow the journey of our Pioneer Sisters. Our story begins more than a year before the departure of our Sisters for India, with a letter written by Mother Ann Sebastian, dated May 7, 1946.

Pray for Peace

Pray for Peace

Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and Nazareth Campus staff gathered together on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, for a special prayer for International Peace Day. This year’s International Peace Day theme was to End Racism: Build Peace. 

Spirit in Action

Spirit in Action

On Sept. 20, Julie Driscoll, SCN, Lisa Downs, and Joetta Venneman joined religious and spiritual leaders in an event in West Louisville entitled Spirit in Action Collaborative. Participants explored multiple causes of urban violence, worked to build connections and envisioned collective ideas for action.  

Presentation Academy Hosts ESL Students

Presentation Academy Hosts ESL Students

ESL students from JCPS participated in a six-week summer camp thanks to help from JCPS teachers, Presentation Academy, and Catholic Charities Louisville, Inc.

Bangalore Leadership Visits Dharuhera

Bangalore Leadership Visits Dharuhera

Bangalore Provincial Mary Margaret “Nimmie” Nirmala, SCN and Vice Provincial Vijaya Chalil, SCN, were welcomed at Dharuhera on Sept. 18, 2022.

Sister’s Work Featured in Essay Collection

Sister’s Work Featured in Essay Collection

The work of Mary Angela Shaughnessy, SCN, has been featured in a collection of essays for the book, “Conscience and Catholic Education: Theology, Administration, and Teacher.”

Joy with Morning Music

Joy with Morning Music

Monthly Morning Music sessions were recently introduced to Sisters residing at Nazareth Campus.

FUNDRAISER: Support Education in Anakkampoil

FUNDRAISER: Support Education in Anakkampoil

On Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022, The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth are participating in Give for Good Louisville, a one-day online fundraising campaign. This year’s fundraiser will support education at Marian English Medium School in Anakkampoil. Help the Sisters reach their goal of $33,000 by donating at the Give for Good Louisville campaign page, giveforgoodlouisville.org/organizations/nazareth.

Outdoor Reflection on Creation

Outdoor Reflection on Creation

At Nazareth, Sisters turned to the spirit as they gathered outdoors for reflection on the Season of Creation.

Preserving the Heart of Nazareth

Preserving the Heart of Nazareth

Over the past year, St. Vincent de Paul Church at the heart of Nazareth Motherhouse Campus in Kentucky has been the focus of a campaign to raise an estimated $600,000 for significant repairs to the roof, ceilings, walls, and flooring. Through the generosity of numerous donations toward the renovation campaign and unrestricted gifts to the Congregation, this goal has been met!

Students Recognized in Surkhet

Students Recognized in Surkhet

Navjyoti School, Surkhet, participated in the British Council International School Award Program.

Plummit Summit Game

Plummit Summit Game

On the evening of Sept. 6, Nazareth Retreat Center hosted approximately 25 people who gathered to play the Plummit Summit Game in Crimmins Hall on Nazareth Campus. This “trivia night” workshop game night is designed to show how lifestyles can change and greenhouse gas emissions must plummet.

Ashram Experience

Ashram Experience

A reflection on the Ashram Experience for first- and second-year Novices.

Obituary of Dolores Greenwell, SCN

Obituary of Dolores Greenwell, SCN

Dolores Greenwell, SCN, 97, (formerly Sister John William) was born in Nelson County, Ky., on Aug. 27, 1925. She died Sept. 2, 2022, in Nazareth, Ky. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 77 years.

Massachusetts Celebrates Birthdays, Welcomes and Goodbyes

Massachusetts Celebrates Birthdays, Welcomes and Goodbyes

Massachusetts Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and Associates gathered together recently to celebrate birthdays, to welcome SCNA Director Beth Vetter and visiting associates, and to bid Adieu to Bev Hoffman, SCN, at the end of her Massachusetts summer at Catherine Spalding House.

At the Potter’s House 

At the Potter’s House 

The Potter and Clay (Jeremiah 18:1-6) was the theme of a day of prayer recently for pre-novitiates in Bangalore. The pre-novices shared the following reflection:

Season of Creation:  “Listening to Creation” in Nazareth’s Woods

Season of Creation: “Listening to Creation” in Nazareth’s Woods

Yesterday marked the beginning of the Season of Creation; this year’s theme is “Listening to Creation.” Join the Office of Ecological Sustainability and Kelly O’Mahony, SCN, as we step into Nazareth’s woods to listen to and observe the creatures who come alive there each spring.

KHFH Bids Farewell to Sister Juliana, Welcomes New SCN Admin

KHFH Bids Farewell to Sister Juliana, Welcomes New SCN Admin

On Aug. 31, 2022, the Kurji Holy Family Hospital community in Patna bid a tearful farewell to Medical Mission Sister Juliana D’Cunah as she departs from her role as administrator. Now officially, Sister Princy Mathew, SCN is the administrator of Kurji Holy Family Hospital.

Diamond Jubilee celebration

Diamond Jubilee celebration

Sister Annamarie Pavlik celebrated her 75th Diamond Jubilee with friendship & fellowship.

Patna Province Celebrates Sister Mercy

Patna Province Celebrates Sister Mercy

The Sisters at SCN Provincial House Patna gave a fitting farewell to Sister Mercy Thundathil, who served the community the last 10 years.

Building Beds in Mayfield

Building Beds in Mayfield

Volunteers returned to Mayfield recently to deliver and assemble bunk beds for children impacted by the December tornadoes that devastated Western Kentucky.

Leadership Meets Gongoni Parish Community

Leadership Meets Gongoni Parish Community

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Kenya invited the Gongoni parish community for Mass and lunch. It was an occasion for the Central Leadership Team to get to know the local church as well and to celebrate Sister Adeline’s Jubilee.

Central Leadership arrives in Kenya

Central Leadership arrives in Kenya

The Central Leadership Team of Sisters Sangeeta Ayithamattam, Jackulin Jesu, and Adeline Fehribach arrived in Kenya. They were met by Sisters Vinaya Chalil and Cornelia Ekka at Malindi Airport.

Camp Maria Director Receives Award

Camp Maria Director Receives Award

Ann Kovalcik, director of Camp Maria Retreat Center, has been named the 2021 recipient of the William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award for St. Mary’s County.

Federation at Work

Federation at Work

This coming October will be four years since Sister Kerry Rowland, SCH, answered the call of the Federation to minister in Belize with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth.

Backyard Adventures

Backyard Adventures

Several Sisters took trolly rides around Nazareth Motherhouse Campus Aug. 25, 2022, to learn about pollinator habitats and ecological sustainability efforts

In Giving, We Receive

In Giving, We Receive

Volunteer Program Assistant Director Ellen Sprigg reflects on a youth group mission trip to Beattyville, Ky., earlier this month.

Hoffman Visits Mission Site in Massachusetts

Hoffman Visits Mission Site in Massachusetts

SCNs Ann Whittaker and Anne Marie O’Shea guided Bev Hoffman, SCN, on a pilgrimage to visit the first mission of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Massachusetts.

Teacher Training Held

Teacher Training Held

A mini teacher training course was held for 14 non-formal educators of Patna Arch Diocese in Notre Dam Social Center - Marshal, Chetana. The training was organized by Sister Jane, SCN, under Mahila Sangh Initiative. With the support of the SCN Ministry Fund in this...

School supplies for Belize City

School supplies for Belize City

Because of the Covid pandemic, many families without jobs struggle to keep up with the basic necessities for survival.

CLT Meets with Bishop of Gaborone

CLT Meets with Bishop of Gaborone

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Central Leadership Team met with Bishop Frank Nubuasah, SVD, the Bishop of Gaborone, Botswana on Friday, Aug.19. SCNs, Sunila Erumangalathu and Nalini Meacheril from Botswana were also present for the meeting.

Sister Amrita Welcomed at Asha Kiran

Sister Amrita Welcomed at Asha Kiran

Sister Amrita Manjaly, SCN, was welcomed Aug. 18, 2022, as the new director of the children’s home Asha Kiran Dharuhera.

A Long Road: Being a Companion to the Bhuiyan Community

A Long Road: Being a Companion to the Bhuiyan Community

Joel Urumpil, SCN, is known as a woman with compassion and passion for mission, especially for the Bhuiyan community of Chatra District, Jharkhand. This community, fraught with casteism and oppression, is a place where Sister Joel has worked tirelessly to be a voice and strength for the people.

Sister Rena shares US experience

Sister Rena shares US experience

Rena Fernandes, SCN, shares her experience in the United States with the Office of Mission Advancement

Indigenous Day Celebration Draws Crowd

Indigenous Day Celebration Draws Crowd

Neethi Vedhi, along with the collaboration of Prathiksha (Sisters of Charity of Nazareth), organized the district-level Indigenous Day celebrations at Meenangadi, Wayanad, on Aug. 9, 2022.