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Consultants visit Nazareth

Consultants visit Nazareth

The consultants working with the Visioning for Nazareth Committee were on the Nazareth Campus on May 12 and 13 to assess the buildings from various perspectives.

Creating a Toolbox for Prayer

Creating a Toolbox for Prayer

As an Indian Christian Religious, the two wings of my prayer life are Biblical and Indian Spirituality. At home, we had everyday family prayer which included Rosary and reading from the Bible. I was responsible to conduct it. It was a vocal prayer that did not touch my heart though there was devotion to do it. After coming to the Congregation too, prayer was mostly a recitation of psalms and singing of songs. Though I was faithful to it there was not much impact on my life. Prayer was like an activity I had to do but I did not enjoy it or experience anything in my heart.

Blessing of the Hands

Blessing of the Hands

In honor of National Healthcare Workers Week, Sister Barbara blessed the hands of the nursing staff.

KY Gives Day

KY Gives Day

On May 10 rally with Kentucky Nonprofit Network and participating nonprofits on the 10th annual statewide day of action. Spread the word and donate to your favorite nonprofits and causes like the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth!

Contemplative Engagement Retreat

Contemplative Engagement Retreat

Fifteen Sisters of Bangalore Province came together on May 3, 2022, at Nazareth Convent, Chandapura, for the last of the Contemplative Engagement Retreat on Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Constitutions organized by the International Constitutions Contemplative Engagement Committee.

Postulants enter novitiate

Postulants enter novitiate

It is a day of great joy for the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and Bethel to welcome 13 pre-novices into the novitiate on May 8, 2022. Sister Philo Kottoor and Sisters on the campus gathered together for a prayer service led by Sister Anice Vattukulam.

Blessing of candidate

Blessing of candidate

Sisters gathered at St. Vincent de Paul Church Friday, May 6, 2022, for a blessing of Miriam Juarez as she entered Candidacy. 

Retreat held in New Orleans

Retreat held in New Orleans

The Vocation Team for the Charity Federation held a retreat, “Discerning a Mission of Love,” at the House of Charity in New Orleans.

Microgreens & Sprouts Video

Microgreens & Sprouts Video

Sister Paschal and Sister Molly teach us how to grow microgreens and sprouts in a new video from the Office of Ecological Sustainability.

Way of Light Reflection

Way of Light Reflection

Nazareth Retreat Center is hosting a prayerful reflection through Zoom, “Way of Light”, that will reflect on a series of images that continue the Easter story.

Volunteers complete build in Belize

Volunteers complete build in Belize

Sister Luke Boiarski, the Kaucic family and their friends, recently built and blessed a house for Brenda, James and their family in Belize.

Wicked questions lead to reflection on mental health in service

Wicked questions lead to reflection on mental health in service

AmeriCorps Volunteer Julia Gerwe reflects upon the difficulties associated with years of service and asks “wicked” questions to fellow volunteers to investigate how communities can best support their own long-term volunteers.

Book release at Nazareth

Book release at Nazareth

Jyoti Thottam, author of “Sisters of Mokama,” will visit the Nazareth campus on Monday, May 16, 2022, for a book release event. Sisters are invited to meet at 3 p.m. in the Columba Room as Thottam discusses her newly-published book about the pioneering Sisters who...

Labor Day in Belize and India

Labor Day in Belize and India

May 1 is Labor Day, also known as International Workers’ Day or May Day, in India and Belize.

House Blessing in Nongdiwah

House Blessing in Nongdiwah

April 28 was an auspicious day for the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth’s mission in Nongdiwah, North East, as the new convent was blessed with a beautiful, well-organized function.

Renovations at St. Vincent

Renovations at St. Vincent

Thanks to the support of many, the campaign to raise $600,00 for the restoration of the church is well underway. The campaign will continue until Aug. 31, 2022.

Volunteers arrive in Belize

Volunteers arrive in Belize

On April 24, Sister Luke Boiarski and nine volunteers composed of the Kaucic family and their friends ventured off to Belize.

Associates celebrate 50 years

Associates celebrate 50 years

Associate members of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth gathered together in person and via Zoom April 22-24 to celebrate 50 years of their relationship with and commitment to the Sisters’ mission.

Earth Day planting

Earth Day planting

Planting, sun and fellowship surrounded an Earth Day celebration at Caritas Apartments in Pittsburgh on April 22.

Earth Day: Invest in our Planet and our Future

Earth Day: Invest in our Planet and our Future

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth have long understood the importance of caring for Earth through ongoing environmental and ecological sustainability initiatives and education. While a year-round endeavor, this mission is especially highlighted in April and upon the celebration of Earth Day.

Lead, serve, & make a difference

Lead, serve, & make a difference

The SCN Volunteer Program has partnered with Notre Dame Mission Volunteer—AmeriCorps to offer two AmeriCorps positions on our beautiful 300-acre campus working with our Ecological Sustainability and Nazareth Grounds teams in furthering the SCN mission to “care for the earth”.

Clean water

Clean water

The Sisters in Belize learned how to make their own chlorine.

Volunteer in Belize

Volunteer in Belize

In this video, get a glimpse of what it’s like to serve alongside the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Lay Mission Volunteer Program on a trip to Belize- building homes and relationships along the way.

Sisters featured on podcast

Sisters featured on podcast

Jyoti Thottam, author of “Sisters of Mokama: The Pioneering Women Who Brought Hope and Healing to India,” recently spoke with host Scott Rank of the History Unplugged podcast.

Hands-on learning

Hands-on learning

Area kids visited the campus recently for the 4-H Stream Team project to learn about water quality and protection.

Nazareth Retreat Center is open

Nazareth Retreat Center is open

The Nazareth Retreat Center is now open and accepting reservations for individuals and groups. There are currently retreats scheduled for late June and July. Visit nazarethretreatcenterky.org for additional information and to reserve your spot.

Foundation Day in Nepal

Foundation Day in Nepal

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth celebrate Foundation Day in Nepal! Ministry in Nepal began on April 18, 1979, when Sisters arrived in Kathmandu.

The Way of the Cross in Louisville

The Way of the Cross in Louisville

A great crowd gathered in downtown Louisville for The Way of the Cross: A Walk for Justice. Julie Driscoll, Presentation Academy with Amina Bejos, and Joetta Venneman were gathered among the hundred or so present. Archbishop Fabre joined the walk as well.

Celebrating Holy Week

Celebrating Holy Week

Ahead of Easter Sunday, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth have participated in several services during Holy Week.

Easter fun at Nazareth

Easter fun at Nazareth

Sisters added a pop of color and fun designs to real and wooden Easter eggs on April 12.

Western Province Leadership elected

Western Province Leadership elected

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth have elected new leadership for the Western Province, comprising the United States and Belize. The three new leaders were announced during the province assembly held April 3-10 on the Nazareth campus near Bardstown.

Final journey of Sister Anne Marie

Final journey of Sister Anne Marie

Anne Marie Thayilchirayil, SCN, was given a tearful adieu by her Sisters, family members, parishioners of Gaya, Nazareth Old Students Association, and co-workers. Sister Anne Marie’s mortal remains were brought to Nazareth Convent chapel accompanied by Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and family members.

Anne Marie Thayilchirayil, SCN

Anne Marie Thayilchirayil, SCN

Anne Marie Thayilchirayil, SCN, died on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, at 3:30 p.m. in Kurji Holy Family Hospital, Patna. She was 84 years old and in her 62nd year of religious life. Anne Marie was born on Feb. 7, 1938, to Mr. PJ Joseph and Mariamma Cherian at...

Earth Day Cleanup at Nazareth

Earth Day Cleanup at Nazareth

Join the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth’s Office of Ecological Sustainability for an Earth Day Cleanup this Earth Day: Friday, April 22, 2022 from 9:00-11:00 am at Nazareth.

Nazareth 5K: Run with a Mission

Nazareth 5K: Run with a Mission

The Nazareth 5K on June 4 is an event to support the ministries of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. As you run or walk along the designated course on the beautiful Nazareth Motherhouse grounds you will learn about the ways Sisters are in mission today. Register today for this fun event!

Inter-Province Formation Meeting 2022

Inter-Province Formation Meeting 2022

Amidst the global health, economic, and social crisis in the world today, the inter-province formation team was able to gather for the first time after the COVID-19 pandemic at Chandapura, Bangalore.