All recent posts from the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth

You Are Mission

You Are Mission

As many Sisters transition into retirement or are unable to travel abroad, they are finding new and innovative ways to serve the Mission, demonstrating that the call to serve knows no bounds of age or energy.

Provide Monthly Support – Join the Pelican Society

Provide Monthly Support – Join the Pelican Society

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth’s mission is sustained by dedicated supporters, including the Pelican Society. This group includes individuals who commit to monthly donations for important causes. Pelican Society members provide a steady source of funding for the Sisters’ missions. These contributions enable healthcare, education, and social justice initiatives worldwide. The support ensures the long-term sustainability and global reach of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, from healthcare in Belize to vocational training in India and beyond.

Zero Emission Solar Project in Dharuhera

Zero Emission Solar Project in Dharuhera

Dharuhera Mission in Haryana, led by SCNs Ann Moyalan, Nirmala Mulackal, Agnes Tudu, and Paulina Kerketta, offers education and skills training. It includes a tailoring center, youth initiatives, and computer classes. The availability of solar energy ensures reliable power, demonstrating the call to care for all creation and a commitment to ecological justice.

STEM Program Success

STEM Program Success

Dr. Britta Maciuba expressed heartfelt gratitude to the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth for their invaluable support of the thriving STEM program. The program offers monthly science, technology, engineering, and mathematics sessions, fostering enthusiasm, diversity, and growth. Expanding with new classes and weekly tutoring, it aims to close achievement gaps and inspire young minds.

Sisters at Shalom

Sisters at Shalom

Sisters at Shalom remain active and essential to the SCN mission. They participate in various activities, finding joy in each other’s company and group exercises. Today, many of the Sisters exercised their voting rights, showcasing their continued commitment to civic responsibilities. Their vitality and dedication inspire the entire community.

Nazareth 5K This Saturday

Nazareth 5K This Saturday

Run with a mission! Mark your calendar for May 18, 2024, and join us for the excitement of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth 5K. Race through the stunning grounds of Nazareth, past the iconic St. Vincent de Paul Church, and amid historic landscapes. A perfect setting for runners and walkers of all levels to enjoy a memorable day. Also available as a virtual run. Sign up today and make it a day to remember!

VIDEO: Webinar on Louise de Marillac

VIDEO: Webinar on Louise de Marillac

A webinar dedicated to Louise de Marillac took place on Friday, May 10, accommodating participants from across the Congregation. With Kay Glunk, SCN, as the resource person, the session proved insightful as she  explored the life and contributions of Saint Louise de Marillac. Watch below:

Mission Trip to Maryland

Mission Trip to Maryland

Next week, six SCN Lay Mission Volunteers will journey to Maryland to collaborate with St. Mary Ryken students on the “Building Bridges” initiative. This program supports local students who face challenges at home by offering tutoring, mentoring, and a safe space for connection. The mission involves painting and minor repairs at the center to support its expansion. The volunteers will stay at Camp Maria, providing a restful environment after their daily activities. We ask for your prayers for their safe travel and success, and will provide updates on their progress and impact.

Sister Sheela Palamoottil: A Profile

Sister Sheela Palamoottil: A Profile

It gives me immense joy and a sense of satisfaction as I look back over the years to know that I could empower the weak, marginalized, deprived sections of our society to bring the kingdom values of peace, and justice and harmony.

Initiation of Pre-novices into Novitiate

Initiation of Pre-novices into Novitiate

On May 6, 2024, during the Holy Eucharistic celebration, two pre-novices, A. Sahaya Jimcy and Monica Lakra were initiated into the Novitiate.

Mokama Celebrates First Profession of 10 Sisters

Mokama Celebrates First Profession of 10 Sisters

In a profound display of faith and dedication, 10 young women took their first vows at Nazareth Convent, pledging their lives to God and service to humanity. The ceremony marked a significant day for these Sisters who answered the divine call, “You are Precious to Me.”

Bishop Anthony Pascal Rebello SVD

Bishop Anthony Pascal Rebello SVD

On May 4, 2024, the Church in Botswana mourned the sudden loss of Bishop Anthony Pascal Rebello SVD, the Bishop of Francistown. He passed away shortly after collapsing during a Mass following a 20-kilometer Rosary Walk. Bishop Rebello, who had been with the Francistown Diocese since 2021, was known for his deep spirituality and service, particularly highlighted by his involvement in establishing Pabalelong Hospice. His dedication to ministry spanned several countries and decades, profoundly impacting those he served. Bishop Rebello’s death marks a significant loss for both the local and global Church communities.

Sister Jeanine is Winning Hearts and Promoting Missions 

Sister Jeanine is Winning Hearts and Promoting Missions 

Sister Jeanine Jaster is dedicated to helping promote the $20,000 annual SCN Super Raffle. She started by selling tickets with other Sisters but soon took charge of selling the most. She now uses her skills to sell tickets to raise money for the SCN missions.

Blending Compassion and Healing

Blending Compassion and Healing

Sister Marina lives a life of service, blending compassion, health care, and education with environmental stewardship. Her faith-driven efforts uplift marginalized communities, demonstrating the impact of living by Christ’s teachings. 

Camp Maria Retreat Center

Camp Maria Retreat Center

For the past 13 years, Ann Kovalcik, SCNA, has been the Director of Camp Maria Retreat Center, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth located in Southern Maryland. Ann has generously given her time and talent to this ministry, including seeing it through the COVID-19 pandemic and introducing new initiatives with a focus on Care of Creation. Thank you, Ann, for your dedicated service to the mission of Camp Maria, and blessings as you begin this new adventure of retirement!  

Vincentian Centennial Commemorative Mass

Vincentian Centennial Commemorative Mass

You are cordially invited to join Vincentian Collaborative System via livestream this Saturday, May 4 at 11 a.m. for the Vincentian Centennial Commemorative Mass hosted within the Vincentian Home Chapel. This date marks one hundred years of Vincentian delivering compassionate human services to the Pittsburgh community.

Share the News about the Nazareth Fan Drive

Share the News about the Nazareth Fan Drive

Become a fundraiser. The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth are raising funds to help people in need BEAT THE HEAT this summer! Each donation will help purchase fans to be given away to members of our local Kentucky community on June 20.

Dolores Ann Therasse, SCN

Dolores Ann Therasse, SCN

Dolores Ann Therasse, SCN, 92, (formerly Sister Aloysius) was born July 9, 1931, in the small town of Bridgewater, PA, to Raymond Therasse and Ann Shovlin. She died on April 26, 2024, in Nazareth, Kentucky.  

Belize “Adoption” Program Sets Out to Help Senior Citizens

Belize “Adoption” Program Sets Out to Help Senior Citizens

In an effort to address the growing needs of senior citizens facing financial constraints, LIFE (Living Independently in Full Existence) in Belize has initiated an “Adopt-a-Senior” program. This endeavor aims to provide assistance to elderly individuals who struggle to afford basic necessities.

Dorothy Wilson, SCN

Dorothy Wilson, SCN

Dorothy Wilson, SCN, 95 (formerly Sister Isidore Maria) was born June 1, 1928, in Fancy Farm, Kentucky, to Joseph Leslie Wilson and Beatrice Cissell Wilson. She died on April 26, 2024, in Nazareth, Kentucky. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 74 years.

Peggy Voglewede, SCN

Peggy Voglewede, SCN

Margaret “Peggy” Voglewede, SCN, 82 (formerly Sister Thomas Ellen), was born September 30, 1941, in Hampton, Virginia, the second of nine children of Thomas J. and Ella Vivian Sheldon Voglewede. She died on April 24, 2024, in Louisville, Kentucky. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 62 years.

Sister Blanche Inspires Classmates

Sister Blanche Inspires Classmates

Sister Blanche Correia inspired her classmates, relatives, friends, and neighbors during a visit home last year.

Sister Tess to be Honored at Gala Saturday

Sister Tess to be Honored at Gala Saturday

The Associates of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament in Boston are very pleased and proud to announce that Marie-Tess Browne, SCN, is being recognized and honored by the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament as their National Awardee. The recognition will take place at their Annual Gala on April 28, 2024, in Feasterville, PA.  

Earth Day Celebrations at Nazareth Academy

Earth Day Celebrations at Nazareth Academy

Nazareth Academy in Gaya, India, celebrated Earth Day on April 22 with a series of engaging and meaningful activities reflecting this year’s theme, “Plastic Versus Planet.” Students and staff demonstrated their commitment to ecological justice, emphasizing the importance of protecting our Mother Earth from plastic pollution.

Medical Ministry Appreciation

Medical Ministry Appreciation

These volunteers are the ones who respond to a late-night call, sit with a Sister in the hospital, and offer presence to a Sister in her final hours. These volunteers, both Sisters and Associates, were honored this week with an Appreciation Reception at Nazareth.

Honoring the Legacy of the Sisters in Owensboro

Honoring the Legacy of the Sisters in Owensboro

A memorial at Owensboro Catholic High School commemorates the more than century-long legacy of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and their role in Catholic education in the Daviess County area.

How Clean Water Transforms Lives in Kenya

How Clean Water Transforms Lives in Kenya

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth are spearheading a transformative project to provide clean water, addressing the severe drought exacerbated by climate change. Their efforts, rooted in compassion and faith, aim not only to alleviate immediate water scarcity but also to address broader challenges like education and health care. This initiative is part of the beginnings of their mission to support and uplift marginalized communities in Kenya, promising a future of hope and resilience.

Julian’s Journey

Julian’s Journey

Julian, a child with multiple disabilities, including autism and visual challenges, faced significant obstacles upon entering the Asha Deepam Special School in Crawford, Trichy, five years ago. At that time, he could not recognize his mother’s face and relied on physical attributes like height to identify her. Understanding sizes, colors, and forms posed difficulties for him. 

Sister Jyotsana Wins Award

Sister Jyotsana Wins Award

Sister Jyotsana George received the “Archbishop Thomas Pathacamury Memorial Prize” for the Best Outgoing Religious Sister during the graduation ceremony at St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore on April 16, 2025. This award honors her exemplary embodiment of the SCN charism throughout her academic career. Congratulations to Sister Jyotsana on this distinguished achievement.

A Life Devoted to Service

A Life Devoted to Service

Sister Mary Braley exemplifies unwavering dedication to service, from her role as a beloved teacher to her involvement in parish activities.

Justice Committee Zoom Link

Justice Committee Zoom Link

Join the SCN Western Province Justice Committee for a 90-minute Zoom session featuring Felix Garza, SCNA, on Thursday, April 18, at 6 PM (Eastern time) to explore Farmworkers at the Intersection of Forced Migration, Climate Change, and Racism. 

Former Students Support Present Students

Former Students Support Present Students

Former students from Mumbai funded school expenses for three students at St. Dominic’s School, Meghalaya, enhancing their educational opportunities and impacting additional children. Sister Chandrakala (pictured) sends her gratitude.

The Blueprint for Blessings

The Blueprint for Blessings

Bardstown High School student Ava Culver is laying the foundation for a life dedicated to service and compassion. Her recent mission trip to Las Flores, Belize, to construct a home in honor of Sister Valerie Miller’s family, was a journey of cultural immersion, significant community contribution, and spiritual deepening. 

Schools Rally Support for Mission

Schools Rally Support for Mission

As the fiscal year concludes, Sister Rena Fernandes shares three key events that were aimed at supporting development efforts in schools across the Congregation through the EPDO.

Lending a Hand in Maryland

Lending a Hand in Maryland

Join us for an immersion experience in Maryland from May 13-17 for a unique volunteer event. In collaboration with St. Mary’s Ryken High School, we’re offering the chance to help families in need with home repairs while staying at the beautiful Camp Maria Retreat Center. Don’t miss this fulfilling experience!

We Are the Easter People – Associate Reflection

We Are the Easter People – Associate Reflection

On the bright Easter Monday morning April 2, 2024, in central Kathmandu city, half a dozen SCNAs (including two couples) gathered to celebrate their first Easter together in a deep spiritual way.

Belize SCNAs Deliver Meals Those in Need

Belize SCNAs Deliver Meals Those in Need

Last Friday, dedicated Associates in Belize came together to prepare and deliver 50 hot, homemade meals to the homeless population in the community. The effort is part of their commitment to reach out to the marginalized population. 

Race with us at Nazareth or anywhere!

Race with us at Nazareth or anywhere!

On May 18, 2024, the Nazareth 5K will support the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth’s new educational initiative in Patna, India, which targets children from disadvantaged backgrounds. This program aims to provide education to children who are not attending school and are instead selling vegetables on the streets for little income. Access to education will offer a brighter future to these children and their families.

‘Including the Excluded’

‘Including the Excluded’

"Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me." Nazareth School, Vasai embarked on its academic journey for the year 2023-2024 under the guiding theme of 'Include the Excluded.' As we near the...

IN THE NEWS: Sisters Transform Lives in Nepal

IN THE NEWS: Sisters Transform Lives in Nepal

This article by Pragati Shahi, shared by National Catholic Reporter, tells the heartwarming story of Kabita Tamang, who overcame past trauma and challenges to become a confident leader at the Navjyoti Centre for children and young people with disabilities in Kathmandu, Nepal. Kabita’s journey from a withdrawn child to a capable student reflects the impact of dedicated care and support provided by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, who manage the center. 

Carol Rogers, SCN

Carol Rogers, SCN

Carol Rogers, SCN, 86 (formerly Sister Ann Philomena) was born May 31, 1937, in Boston, Massachusetts to Walter Joseph and Helen Rita. She died on March 26, 2024, in Louisville, Kentucky. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 66 years.

IN THE NEWS: Sister Evelyn Hurley Interviewed

IN THE NEWS: Sister Evelyn Hurley Interviewed

Katelyn Norris of the Kentucky Standard newspaper in Bardstown recently interviewed Sister Evelyn Hurley about her 109th birthday and 90 years as a Sister.

Lunch and Learn Explores Shrines, Statues at Nazareth

Lunch and Learn Explores Shrines, Statues at Nazareth

A Lunch & Learn history series hosted by the Heritage Center kicked off at Nazareth Motherhouse Campus on Tuesday, March 26, exploring the statues and shrines located throughout the campus. 

Crowd Returns for Easter Egg Hunt

Crowd Returns for Easter Egg Hunt

Despite the early spring chill, this year’s Easter Egg Hunt brought hundreds of children and their families to Nazareth Motherhouse Campus for an afternoon of excitement and community fun.

Prayer Service for Mother Catherine

Prayer Service for Mother Catherine

In honor of the Anniversary of Mother Catherine’s death (March 20), we offer this Prayer Service and invite all to come together to celebrate the life of this pioneer Sister.