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Ranchi Welcomes Leadership

Ranchi Welcomes Leadership

June 28 was a “Red Letter Day” for the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Ranchi. Patna Provincial Sister Latika Kottuppallil, accompanied Vice Provincial Sister Basanti Lakra to Nazareth Convent Ranchi.

Blessing of New Emergency Wing of KHFH

Blessing of New Emergency Wing of KHFH

Kurji Holy Family Hospital, Patna, is blessed to have a new emergency wing. The Most Rev. Archbishop Sebastian Kallupura, Arch Bishop of Patna, blessed the 16-bed Casualty Ward in the presence of many religious priests, nuns and well-wishers.

Outreach program in Botswana extends life-saving care

Outreach program in Botswana extends life-saving care

Mr. O was frightened. If he agreed to the surgery, he would lose his right foot and leg and possibly his livelihood, growing tomatoes in his beloved garden. Sister Vinaya Chalil and volunteers from the home-based care program, an outreach of Pabalelong Hospice in Botswana, frequently visited Mr. O to change his dressing and assure him that surgery would save the remainder of his leg and his life.

Charles Mary Burns, SCN

Charles Mary Burns, SCN

Charles Mary Burns, SCN, 86, (formerly Blanche Eleanor) was born in Louisville, Kentucky, on April 2, 1936. She died June 24, 2022, in Bardstown, Kentucky. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for nearly 65 years. She was one of ten children born to...

Creating a Toolbox for Prayer

Creating a Toolbox for Prayer

Vipassana means “to see things as they really are.” It is one of India’s most ancient meditation techniques rediscovered 2500 years ago by Gotama the Buddha, and is the essence of what he practiced and taught.

Twenty-Six Young Women Receive National Skill Certificates

Twenty-Six Young Women Receive National Skill Certificates

Twenty-six students of the Skill Development Center accredited to the National Skill Development Council, New Delhi, received the Certificates of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), Delhi, on June 2, 2022.

Children in Surkhet Receive Education Support

Children in Surkhet Receive Education Support

A program was organized in Navjyoti Center on  June 17, 2022, in which 133 children received education materials such school bags, uniform materials and stationery from the hands of Rishi Giri, newly elected ward chairperson.

Camp Maria: 85 Years of Connection and Tranquility

Camp Maria: 85 Years of Connection and Tranquility

Camp Maria Retreat Center, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, is celebrating 85 years since its founding on June 21, 1937. For decades, Camp Maria has provided community members, Sisters and Associates alike a place to reflect, renew and commit to their spiritual calling. 

Celebrating International Yoga Day

Celebrating International Yoga Day

Nazareth Hospital, Mokama began the International Yoga Day celebration doing various yoga asanas with the Wellness Centre inpatients, a few of the former patients, their relatives and friends on June 21, 2022.  

Stream Team Inspires Citizen Science at Nazareth

Stream Team Inspires Citizen Science at Nazareth

A collaborative effort between the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future, and Nelson County 4-H Youth Development is empowering local youth to be citizen scientists by measuring water quality in their watershed.

Helping Families Rebuild

Helping Families Rebuild

Dan Stockman, with the Global Sisters Report, shares about how the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and volunteers continue to help families in Western Kentucky rebuild months after devastating storms. 

Tickets are running out

Tickets are running out

Get your chances for the Super Raffle to support SCN missions today! The drawing is to be held live, Friday, July 15, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. in Nazareth, Kentucky via live webcast.

Rally Calls for Action Against Gun Violence

Rally Calls for Action Against Gun Violence

Sister Joetta Venneman, director of the social and environmental justice office, attended the March for Our Lives rally in Louisville recently, which called for sensible gun reform laws and an end to gun violence.

Vow Renewal in Patna

Vow Renewal in Patna

Twenty-four Temporary Professed Sisters of Patna Province renewed their vows during a Eucharistic celebration June 11.

Prayer Service: Celebrating 200 Years at Nazareth

Prayer Service: Celebrating 200 Years at Nazareth

Sisters at Nazareth held a celebration of 200 years of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth’s presence at Nazareth, Kentucky. The service was today, June 9, 2022, in the Motherhouse dining room. The following is the prayer service from the day.

200 Years at Nazareth

200 Years at Nazareth

On June 11, 1822, the Sisters of Charity moved to the Nazareth property. They left all they had built during their ten years at St. Thomas and traveled through Bardstown to their new home, which like their first one, they call Nazareth.

Golden Bells in Botswana

Golden Bells in Botswana

Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Botswana celebrated the Golden Jubilee of Ann Muthukattil, SCN, on June 9.

Ann Kernen, SCN

Ann Kernen, SCN

Ann Kernen, SCN, 90, (formerly Sister Anthony) was born in Frankfort, Kentucky on Oct. 18, 1931. She died June 6, 2022, in Louisville, Kentucky. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 70 years.

Work continues at St. Vincent Church

Work continues at St. Vincent Church

Extensive renovations and repairs at St. Vincent de Paul Church continue. As scaffolding plastic tarps, paint cans and ladders fill the chapel, the Sisters have moved to the Columba Room for daily Mass.

Grounded | Sharing Stories on Nature

Grounded | Sharing Stories on Nature

This video was produced by the Earth and Spirit Center in collaboration with Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest. It is created from a series of interviews with Bernheim staff, volunteers, and community partners that took place at the Spirit Nest last fall. Susan Gatz, SCN, and Julia Gerwe speak in the video and they hope it stirs us all on to further action for the sake of our common home!

Nazareth 5K Draws Crowd

Nazareth 5K Draws Crowd

A large crowd gathered at Nazareth Campus in Nelson County June 4 for the Run with a Mission Nazareth 5K.

Day of Remembrance – Chatra June 7

Day of Remembrance – Chatra June 7

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth pray for the community and people of Chatra on June 7, which marks the opening of this mission in India.

‘I Have Chosen You’ – Bangalore Province Welcomes New Leadership

‘I Have Chosen You’ – Bangalore Province Welcomes New Leadership

The new leadership of the Bangalore Province, Sister Mary Margaret Nirmala, Provincial; Sister Vijaya Chalil, Vice-Provincial; and Board members Sister Vimala Rani, Sister Ann Moyalan and Sister Elizabeth Jaya Rani, were installed on June 1, 2022, in a Eucharistic Celebration.

Fruitful Ministry Wished for New Patna Province Leaders

Fruitful Ministry Wished for New Patna Province Leaders

Installation of the new Province Leadership Team of Patna Province, Sister Latika Kottuppallil, Provincial; Sister Basanti Lakra and Sister Suchita Kullu, Vice Provincials; and Board members Sister Josephine Kisku and Sister Usha Saldanha took place in Nazareth Convent, Mokama on June 1, 2022. 

Volunteers helping tornado victims

Volunteers helping tornado victims

Many parts of Western Kentucky remain scarred by the Dec.10 tornado, but Volunteers of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth are busy helping residents rebuild.

New Province Leadership Installed

It has been an exciting and busy few days as Provincial Leadership Teams for the Western and Bangalore and Patna Provinces have been installed, along with province Board members.

Western Province Leadership Team takes office

Western Province Leadership Team takes office

The Western Province Leadership Team began its first day! SCN President Sister Sangeeta stopped in to welcome Provincial Sister Barbara and Vice Provincials Sister Michelle and Sister Camille.

High school senior thankful for internship

High school senior thankful for internship

Bardstown High School senior Addie Woods has been an asset to the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and is thankful for her internship with the Office of Mission Advancement this school year. She will graduate on May 28.

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. 

Patna Province – Celebration of Gratitude

Patna Province – Celebration of Gratitude

Sisters, Novices, Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Associates and Candidates gathered together on May 31, 2022, to express their gratitude and appreciation for the outgoing Patna Province Leadership Team and Board Members.

Anne Elizabeth Elampalathottyil, SCN

Anne Elizabeth Elampalathottyil, SCN

Anne Elizabeth Elampalathottyil, SCN, died on May 29, 2022, at 1. a.m. after a prolonged, age-related illness. She was 86 and a Professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 62 years. Sister Anne was born to Abraham and Eley Elampalathottyil on Feb. 1, 1936, at...

Bangalore Province Celebrates Leaders, Jubilarians

Bangalore Province Celebrates Leaders, Jubilarians

Sisters of Bangalore Province came together recently for the Golden and Silver Jubilee celebrations and to appreciate the leadership of Amrita Manjaly, SCN, and her team for their five years of accompaniment in mission and ministry in the Province.

Jubilee and Appreciation Day

Jubilee and Appreciation Day

The Bangalore Province Jubilee and Appreciation Eucharistic Celebration will go live at 10:30 a.m. India time, 1:00 a.m. Nazareth time, on May 31, 2022.

Republic Day in Nepal

Republic Day in Nepal

Republic Day commemorates the declaration of Nepal as a republic, abolishing a 240-year-old monarchy.

LCWR Calls for Action to Prevent Gun Violence 

LCWR Calls for Action to Prevent Gun Violence 

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth stand with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious in condemning yet another tragedy at the hands of gun violence. An elementary school massacre in Uvalde, Texas took the lives of so many innocent school children as well as their loving and brave teachers. We hold these precious children and teachers, their families and the Uvalde community in our hearts

Western Province Leadership Team

Western Province Leadership Team

The installation of the new Western Province Leadership Team will be this Sunday, May 29, 2022, at the 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Vincent Church.

Volunteers return to Mayfield

Volunteers return to Mayfield

Volunteers have traveled once more to Mayfield, Kentucky to assist families that were affected by the Dec. 10 tornadoes.

Sign up for the Nazareth 5K

Sign up for the Nazareth 5K

The Nazareth 5K will be held June 4. Tell your friends and family to register now for this fun event. Run or walk at Nazareth or where ever you are. https://nazareth.org/5k

Thank You, Patna Province Leaders

Thank You, Patna Province Leaders

A thanksgiving prayer and supper were held at the Nazareth Convent, Mokama, for Sister Philomena Kottoor, the outgoing provincial of the Patna Province. Sister Philomena was elected as provincial for the Patna Province in 2017, along with Vice Provincial Sister Amelia...