All recent posts from the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth

Remembering ‘Trailblazer’ Sisters of the 1960s

Remembering ‘Trailblazer’ Sisters of the 1960s

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.

Building a Home, Building Hope: Reflections from Sister Jacky

Building a Home, Building Hope: Reflections from Sister Jacky

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.

Etched in Stone

Etched in Stone

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 Tribute to Sister Elaine McCarron: A Home Built in Belize

A Tribute to Sister Elaine McCarron: A Home Built in Belize

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.

Donation for Sister Visitor Center

Donation for Sister Visitor Center

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.

Wear Red Day

Wear Red Day

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.

Kenyan drought driven by climate change

Kenyan drought driven by climate change

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.

Workshop: What Does It Mean To Be White?

Workshop: What Does It Mean To Be White?

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.

National Black Sisters’ Conference on the Murder of Tyre Nichols

National Black Sisters’ Conference on the Murder of Tyre Nichols

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.

Protest Rally Calls for Unity in Delhi

Protest Rally Calls for Unity in Delhi

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.

India Republic Day – Jan. 26

India Republic Day – Jan. 26

On Thursday, Jan. 26, we celebrate India Republic Day and the enactment of the constitution of India, which occurred on Jan. 26, 1950.

Group Heads to Belize for Special House Build

Group Heads to Belize for Special House Build

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.

The Power of Faith and Education

The Power of Faith and Education

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.

Standing For Religious Freedom in Chhattisgarh

Standing For Religious Freedom in Chhattisgarh

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.

Nazareth School Alumni in Chandapura Gather

Nazareth School Alumni in Chandapura Gather

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

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...

Healing Hands at Bakhtiapur Health Clinic

Healing Hands at Bakhtiapur Health Clinic

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.

Science Exhibition in Chatra

Science Exhibition in Chatra

All students of Nazareth Vidya Niketan, Chatra, took part in a Science Exhibition on Jan. 13, 2023.

Sister Beverly Missioning

Sister Beverly Missioning

Hallmarks of the House of Charity include prayer, reflection, service, hospitality and intentional community.

Remembering Father Cap

Remembering Father Cap

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.

University Students Assist Elderly in Belize

University Students Assist Elderly in Belize

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.

Making a Difference in the Lives of Migrants

Making a Difference in the Lives of Migrants

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.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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.

The Rise of Jyoti

The Rise of Jyoti

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.

Finding Joy In Loving Service

Finding Joy In Loving Service

As the newly appointed administrator, Sister Priya’s joyful, hospitable, generous and caring personality makes Sisters feel at home at the Provincial House.

Sister Roshini, a Woman of Prayer and Integrity

Sister Roshini, a Woman of Prayer and Integrity

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.

Video of first vows through the years

Video of first vows through the years

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.

Hope Behind Bars

Hope Behind Bars

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.

Grant Helps SVC Staff Connect, Grow

Grant Helps SVC Staff Connect, Grow

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.

Contemplating Religious Life?

Contemplating Religious Life?

Entering religious life can be a deeply meaningful and rewarding experience for those who feel called to serve God in this way.

Catholic Education Foundation ‘Salutes’ Sister Susan

Catholic Education Foundation ‘Salutes’ Sister Susan

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.”

Pipeline protest

Pipeline protest

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 for Wellness

Naturopathy for Wellness

Naturopathy is as old as history; it is as new as tomorrow; the system that cured people years ago will help people today.

Jesus of 2023

Jesus of 2023

“Some stray thoughts!” by Sister Joel Urumpil

Building 75 Homes in India

Building 75 Homes in India

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.

Celebrating at Provincial House

Celebrating at Provincial House

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.

Chetanalaya Welcomes Guests

Chetanalaya Welcomes Guests

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.

A Look Back at 2022

A Look Back at 2022

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.

The Christmas experience of Sisters in Kenya

The Christmas experience of Sisters in Kenya

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.

Jubilee Celebration – Patna

Jubilee Celebration – Patna

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.

Sisters of Mokama: Review

Sisters of Mokama: Review

Dr. Bobby Joseph reviews “Sisters of Mokama,” delcares it a must-read.

Celebration of Light and Forgiveness

Celebration of Light and Forgiveness

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!

COP15 ends with landmark biodiversity agreement

COP15 ends with landmark biodiversity agreement

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.