All recent posts from the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth
Nazareth School, Banakal, Concludes Silver Year
Nazareth School, Banakal, concluded its silver year on April 21, 2023, with twin celebrations.
Annual Senior Outing in Belize
Earlier this month, LIFE’s seniors gathered for their yearly trip. They hopped on a bus generously donated by the Belize City Council and took a scenic drive to the Blue Economy and Civil Aviation Seashore Park.
Graduation Ceremony Arunodaya Trainees
Arunodaya Social Education Centre, Patna, held a graduation ceremony for 17 trainees of Batch 2022-23, on April 22, 2023, at Arunodaya.
Planting Party in Pittsburgh
Due to a rainy forecast for Earth Day, the Sisters residing at Caritas Apartments in Pittsburgh got a headstart on caring for the earth. A planting party was held to plant flowers for their patios as well as in the courtyard shared by all.
Tenn. Associates at SCNA Weekend
The SCNA Chattanooga Faith Group had a wonderful experience at the weekend SCNA retreat at Nazareth. The group took photos with guest speaker Father Jim Sichko, and they loved hearing about his real-life experiences and how they tie into the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Kentucky Cornerstone Founder Passes
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Miss Dora Ross of Beattyville, Kentucky, on Saturday, April 21, 2023. Miss Dora was the founder and director of Kentucky Cornerstone Ministries, with which the SCN volunteers collaborated for many years.
Associates Gather at Nazareth
SCN Associates gathered at Nazareth Motherhouse Campus on April 21-23, 2023, for a spring event themed “Experiencing Faith.”
Earth Day Presentation at Nazareth Academy, Mokama
The students of Nazareth Academy, Mokama, used different presentations like mime, Nukkad, posters and placards with slogans to convey the messages of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,” “Plant a Tree,” and “Save Water” during a recent Earth Day celebration.
EARTH DAY: Living Simply
This year, during a special Earth Day prayer service in St. Vincent de Paul Church, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth celebrated the Earth by sharing ways in which we can all live more sustainably.
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Bhelgari Drinking Water Project
With the financial support of AEIN Luxembourg and Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, an overhead water tank with a capacity of 130,000 liters has been completed to help alleviate an acute shortage of drinking water in Bhelgari.
REFLECTION: A Tuesday Drive
Even though my time in Easter Kentucky was just a day trip on a Tuesday, the experience reminded me to strive to make a positive impact in the world and show compassion and empathy to others.
Sister Frances Krumpelman: A Profile
For all eternity, I shall thank God for my family and extended family, the SCN Congregation, the ministry God has given me and helped me to accomplish, the spiritual gifts of prayer, sacraments, God’s own companionship through my many years of ministry and holy adventures.
Medical Ministry Volunteers
An Appreciation Reception was held to honor the Sisters and Associates who had volunteered their time and presence during medical emergencies or offered companionship to a Sister in need. The reception was hosted by the Nurse Managers, Healthcare & Retirement, Sister Services, and the Province Leadership Team at the Mary Madeline Room in Nazareth.
Foundation Day in Nepal
The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth celebrate Foundation Day in Nepal on April 18.
CASA Honors Sisters with Hero Award
CASA of the River Region awarded the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth with its coveted Hero Organization Award at the Embrace a Child Breakfast on Friday, April 14, 2023
The Journey of My Spiritual Growth
Bridget Vadakeattam, SCN, wrote this column for the January 2023 issue of The New Leader, a Catholic magazine of India.
PHOTO: Sister Teresa Arrives in Botswana
Teresa Kotturan, SCN, reached Botswana and all the sisters were at the airport to receive her.
Sister’s Design Chosen for Maryland Monument
The Sisters of Charity Federation has chosen a work of art by Luke Boiarski, SCN, to be featured on a new monument to enslaved persons in Maryland.
Sister Anne Philip Gnavally: A Profile
I am proud of being an SCN, and because of my vocation I am empowered to be who I am today, a person of confidence and love, not just a shy, frightened person that I was as a young girl. May God be praised, and may our Congregation continue to grow.
Statement on Gun Violence
The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth are deeply saddened by the tragic shooting that occurred in Louisville, Kentucky, on Monday, as well as the other instances of gun violence that have taken place across our country in recent months.
On a Mission Among the Khasi
In this AsiaNews article, reporter Alessandra De Poli highlights the work of Sisters among the Khasi people, the last matrilineal society. The article includes an interview with Sister Lilly Luka.
Author of ‘Sisters of Mokama’ Wins Award
Jyoti Thottam has won the Christopher Award for her book, “Sisters of Mokama: The Pioneering Women Who Brought Hope and Healing to India.”
A Pastoral Live Wire
Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Dockyard was a live wire for Pastoral activities during Lent and SCNs played a major role in organizing these events under the initiative of the Parish Clergy.
Tribute to Sister Anne Marie
On the first death anniversary of Sister Anne Marie Thayilchirayil, K. Venkateswaran, a former student and teacher at their Alma Mater, paid tribute to the Sister who had left an indelible mark on their life. Reflecting on Sister Anne Marie’s impact, Venkateswaran spoke fondly of her unique teaching style, saying, “She had a special way of teaching that made learning in the classroom itself enjoyable.”
Wishing You a Joyful and Blessed Easter
As we approach the joyous celebration of Easter, we remember the sacrifice of Christ and the hope that comes with the resurrection. May the blessings of this holy season always be with you and your loved ones.
The Way of the Cross
On Good Friday, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth participated in the Bardstown Community Walk with the Cross.
Day of Appreciation and Farewell
The Navjyoti School family organized a grand farewell ceremony for Sister Elize Lobo to express their love, gratitude and appreciation for all that she has been.
Holy Thursday & Good Friday
Holy Thursday invites feasting and servant leadership over betrayal. The command to love and serve one another by Jesus invites us into deeper action with our sisters and brothers on pilgrimage.
Mother Who Gave Life
The Sisters at Kathmandu held a day of prayer and reflection on April 2, 2023, for the members who are getting ready for their first commitment to the SCNA program.
Sister Jyotsana George, Graduates as Doctor
Doctor Jyotsana George, SCN, has graduated from St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences under Rajiv Gandhi University Karnataka, marking a momentous occasion shared with her Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and family. With a heart full of gratitude and blessings, Sister George thanks God for this glorious gift, hoping it brings joy and life to many in the future.
The Quilts of Hope
Thanks to the efforts of people like Eula Mae and Diane hope and resilience continue to shine through the darkness. As the people of Eastern Kentucky wrap themselves in the warmth and comfort of these beautiful quilts, they know that they are not alone – that there are people who care, who are willing to lend a helping hand in their time of need.
Living Sparks of God’s Love
Volunteers recently helped with the renovation of a newly-acquired property for Hildegard House in Lousiville, which provides compassionate care for individuals at the end of life, who have no home or loved ones to care for them.
Learning and Growing Together in Religious Life
Novices embarking on their journey to religious life are called not only to learn about the teachings of the Church but also to immerse themselves in the cultures of their fellow Sisters. This is especially true for those joining congregations that span across continents and countries, where diverse traditions and practices intersect.
Inspiring Compassion During Lent
The act of giving is a powerful one, and during the Lenten season, it takes on even greater significance. At Nazareth Primary School in Vasai, the students displayed a remarkable act of generosity and kindness that inspired all who witnessed it.
The Fun Is On!
The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Egg Hunt brings fun, smiles, and community together before the Easter season begins in Nazareth, Kentucky.
Deepening Our Encounters For Action
Our lives are a journey, a pilgrimage, where we encounter different people, places, and situations that shape us and make us who we are. Just as there are different seasons in nature and in our Church, our lives are also full of seasons that bring about opportunities for reflection, growth, and encounters.
Uniting Women to Change the World
In the remote villages around Shahpur, life is not always easy. Poverty and lack of access to education and healthcare are common challenges faced by the people who call this region home. But amid the struggles and hardships, there is a powerful force for change: the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth.
Happy 100th Birthday!
A century of life was celebrated today at Nazareth. Mary Patricia Brennan, SCN, turns 100 hundred years old on Saturday!
Women’s History Month: Sister Shalini D’Souza
Shalini D’Souza, SCN, was a visionary and passionate leader in the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Community.
Small Hands, Big Hearts
St. Gregory School in Bardstown, Kentucky, recently made a generous donation of over $1,800 to the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. The donation came as a result of a penny fundraiser held during the Lenten season, where classes competed with each other to collect the most amount of pennies.
Women’s History Month: Sister Colette Baran
Sister Colette Baran was a dedicated member of the Vincentian Sisters of Charity who lived a life of service to others.
Sister Philomena Heading to Botswana
A special thanksgiving and blessing prayer was conducted at SCN Provincial House, Patna, this week for Sister Philomena Kottoor, who will be traveling to Botswana on April 4.
Bees and Blooms at Nazareth
By planting native flowers and reducing the use of harmful chemicals, we can provide a safe and healthy environment for pollinators to thrive.
Series on Racism Raises Funds for Bardstown Museum
A virtual retreat series held in March not only offered three days of thought-provoking discussion around racism but also raised funds to support a local museum dedicated to celebrating the Black heritage of the Bardstown and Nelson County community.
Easter Egg Hunt at Nazareth
Join the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth for an Easter Egg Hunt on April 1. Free egg hunts for ages 0-10. Special prize eggs for each age group! Bring your basket!
Maryland Volunteers Head to Belize
Nine volunteers from St. John’s Hollywood, Maryland, left for a mission trip to Belize on Sunday, March 26. This group is collaborating with Hand in Hand Ministries there to build a house for a mother and her three children. On Saturday, the team received orientation from Brenda Gonzales, SCN, and Laverne Schaefer, SCNA, after which a commissioning ceremony was held during the liturgy at St. John’s.
Rainbow Jubilarians were honored today with a special Mass at St. Vincent Church, Nazareth, Kentucky. Sisters celebrating 75, 65, 60, and 55 years were recognized for their years of service and dedication.
Sisters Complete Construction of Convent in Nongdiwah
Sisters teach at the village school and empower women and girls by providing educational opportunities throughout seven local villages. Their commitment to making a difference in the lives of those around them is truly inspiring.
A Time to Remember – Open House Educates Public on History
Despite the drizzling rain on Friday, March 24, 2023, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth welcomed dozens of guests to the Motherhouse Campus in Bardstown for a highly successful Open House event.