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This February, as we celebrate Black History Month, it is important we recognize the contributions of Sisters Pat Haley and Julian Griffin, who were trailblazers in the Black Catholic movement.
Sister Jacky Jesu shares a reflection of her time spent building a house in Belize with a group of international volunteers. This experience was a testament to the power of love, service, and community, and Sister Jacky’s words capture the heart of the project and its impact on all involved.
Joe Masterson wanted to honor his aunt, Sister Theodora Thornsberry, by preserving her memory. He recovered a brick from the building she ministered for many years in and etched a memorial to her on it, which will be placed at Nazareth as a symbol of love and remembrance. The memorial brick serves as a tribute to Sister Theodora and a reminder of the rich history of the place she called home.
A group of friends and family, including several members of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, raised money to build a home in Belize in honor of Sister Elaine McCarron, who was remembered for her kindness and lifelong service to others. The home was successfully built and was gifted to a woman named Rasheda and her son Davion. Elaine’s family expressed their gratitude to all those who made the home build possible, and they hoped that the new home would bring happiness and joy to its residents.
Donations of hygiene supplies and household items were recently given to Sister Visitor Center. The collection from Sisters, Associates, and employees totaled $925 and filled 3 car trunks.
Sisters at Caritas Apartments gathered to view the latest webinar on the upcoming General Assembly dressed in red to raise awareness of heart disease in women.
SCNs in Kenya are seeing the effects of a drought that has caused nearly 1 million people to migrate in search of food and water. Scientists have linked the drought directly to climate change.
At the Nazareth Retreat Center, a series of workshops will be hosted by Amy Burtaine to explore the question, “What Does it Mean to be White?” In this three-part series, participants will delve into the deep-rooted and structural aspects of racism, as well as how it perpetuates itself through cultural norms and validation.
The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth support the statement made by the National Black Sisters’ Conference on the death of Tyre Nichols. We stand in solidarity with the NBSC as they raise their voice against the death of Tyre and the need for systemic reform.
The participation of Sisters Vandana and Kita in the protest rally highlights the mission of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth to promote peace and harmony.
On Thursday, Jan. 26, we celebrate India Republic Day and the enactment of the constitution of India, which occurred on Jan. 26, 1950.
Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, Associates and friends headed to Belize this week to build a home in honor of Elaine McCarron, SCN.
Under the guidance of dedicated educators like Sister Archana Beck and the leadership of principal Sister Suman Sarojini Dungdung, the school has become a vibrant community where students are encouraged to explore their interests and passions, and develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the world.
On Saturday, Sister Kitamai Catherine Sinku and Sister Vandana Velleringatt joined over 500 women at a protest in Jantar Mantar, standing in solidarity against the recent atrocities committed against Adivasi women in Chhattisgarh.
A monument honoring enslaved people buried at Nazareth was relocated this week to a more prominent location in the Nazareth Cemetery.
As the 31 alumni gathered on the school grounds, they were greeted with warm embraces from the Sisters and teachers who had accompanied them on their educational journey. Each person couldn’t help but reminisce about the memories they had shared in this very place, and how those experiences had shaped them into the people they were today.
Marita Pozek, SCN: Marita Pozek, SCN, 98, was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., on April 12, 1924, to Stephen and Hermina Schenker Pozek. She was one of five siblings. She died on Jan. 19, 2023, in Nazareth, Ky. She entered the Vincentian Sisters of Charity (VSC) as a...
The Bakhtiapur Health Clinic has been providing vital services to this community for over 50 years. The clinic serves as a shining example of the power of selfless service and dedication. The Sisters have devoted their lives to serving others and have made a profound difference in the lives of the people of Bakhtiapur. They are a reminder of the humanity that lies at the heart of health care.
All students of Nazareth Vidya Niketan, Chatra, took part in a Science Exhibition on Jan. 13, 2023.
Hallmarks of the House of Charity include prayer, reflection, service, hospitality and intentional community.
Father Cap spent 65 years of his life serving the people of remote and urban Nepal. He died on Jan. 15 and will be lovingly remembered.
LIFE was blessed this week as PT and OT students from Alvernia University and Bellarmine University joined us to serve seniors on the Southside. Students, along with their professors, visited seniors in their homes to work with them.
Sister Gracy Thombrakudy is a remarkable social justice advocate who works for the migrants in South India in the state of Kerala. Her passion is vital to help these workers who sometimes live on society’s margins.
The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth remember and honor the life and legacy of one of the most influential leaders in American history. It is a day to reflect on the progress that has been made in the fight for civil rights and to recommit ourselves to the ongoing struggle for equality and justice for all people.
Jyoti’s future is now brighter than ever, and she had become an inspiration to her peers and family. She was a shining example of how a community built around love for each other can help bring joy into the hearts of many, even in the most challenging circumstances.
As the newly appointed administrator, Sister Priya’s joyful, hospitable, generous and caring personality makes Sisters feel at home at the Provincial House.
The story of Mukta Gope is one of unfortunate circumstance, perseverance and compassion.
Sister Roshini has long been a guiding presence for the young Sisters in formation, known for her hospitality, kindness, beautiful smile, and encouraging words. This warmth and generosity are rooted in her upbringing in a large and loving family, where these values were instilled from a young age.
The trial is underway to determine the legality of a proposed Bernheim pipeline.
The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, India Province, recently celebrated their Platinum Jubilee, marking 75 years of service to the community. As part of the celebrations, a video was created featuring the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth from the Eastern Province who have taken their first vows from the year 1959 to 2022.
The Blessed Virgin Mary statute which greeted students & facility for many years at Vincentian Academy has a new home in California.
Sister Roselyn Karakattu is a woman on a mission. As a nun and social worker, she has dedicated her life to helping others in need. And for the past several years, she has focused her efforts on a group of women in particular: those who are serving time in the state prison system in Gaya, India.
A Hilton Foundation grant provided through the Leadership Conference of Women Religious made it possible for Sister Paris to bring her Sister Visitor Center team on a staff retreat at Nazareth.
Entering religious life can be a deeply meaningful and rewarding experience for those who feel called to serve God in this way.
Susan Gatz, SCN, is one of eight honorees announced for this year’s Salute to Catholic School Alumni Dinner, hosted by the Catholic Education Foundation. Each year, the Foundation recognizes men and women whose “Catholic education and servant leadership have propelled them in every facet of their lives, in career, faith, family, and community.”
On January 6 at noon, a protest was held to oppose the LG&E pipeline that is proposed to go through Bernheim Forest and neighboring small farms.
Naturopathy is as old as history; it is as new as tomorrow; the system that cured people years ago will help people today.
“Some stray thoughts!” by Sister Joel Urumpil
The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth are celebrating 75 years of ministry in India. In marking the importance of the celebratory year, the provinces in India decided to make a significant impact on those less fortunate. Sisters agreed to build 75 homes for 75 families.
On the evening of Dec. 31, 2022, SCNs from Arunodaya and Shalom communities joined the Sisters at Provincial House for a mini celebration filled with fun and laughter.
Sangeeta Ayithamattam, SCN, president of the Congregation, and Ankita Thomas, SCN, visited Chetanalaya, Rajgir on Dec. 30, 2022. Sister Rose Plathottam, director, and
the 18 girl students preparing for their matriculation welcomed them with a cultural program.
Currently, there are 165 school-going girl students in Chetanalaya.
The last twelve months have been filled with much excitement as many operations and projects returned following a hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is a look back at some of the accomplishments and occurrences of 2022.
When the celebrative spark was low, Sisters in Kenya helped ignite the Christmas spirit in their community parish to help reflect on the important foundations of the Catholic faith.
When she was just a teenager, a summer encounter for Carlette Gentle would awaken in her a powerful calling to religious life.
For the Patna Province, Dec. 28, 2022, was the culmination of the yearlong celebration of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth’s 75 years in India.
Dr. Bobby Joseph reviews “Sisters of Mokama,” delcares it a must-read.
Nazareth Schools, Chatra, like all other years, had the Christmas gathering with all the staff of three schools.
Rajnima Soreng shares about the Novices’ two-month experience in Chatra.
During the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year, the Sisters of Charity celebrated the sacrament of Reconciliation. It truly was a celebration of light and forgiveness!
Sister Teresa Kotturan has written her final article for .famvin as UN representative for Sisters of Charity Federation. It is on COP15 an the historic landmark biodiversity agreement adopted there.