All recent posts from the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth

Celebrating Holy Week

Celebrating Holy Week

Ahead of Easter Sunday, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth have participated in several services during Holy Week.

Easter fun at Nazareth

Easter fun at Nazareth

Sisters added a pop of color and fun designs to real and wooden Easter eggs on April 12.

Western Province Leadership elected

Western Province Leadership elected

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth have elected new leadership for the Western Province, comprising the United States and Belize. The three new leaders were announced during the province assembly held April 3-10 on the Nazareth campus near Bardstown.

Final journey of Sister Anne Marie

Final journey of Sister Anne Marie

Anne Marie Thayilchirayil, SCN, was given a tearful adieu by her Sisters, family members, parishioners of Gaya, Nazareth Old Students Association, and co-workers. Sister Anne Marie’s mortal remains were brought to Nazareth Convent chapel accompanied by Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and family members.

Anne Marie Thayilchirayil, SCN

Anne Marie Thayilchirayil, SCN

Anne Marie Thayilchirayil, SCN, died on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, at 3:30 p.m. in Kurji Holy Family Hospital, Patna. She was 84 years old and in her 62nd year of religious life. Anne Marie was born on Feb. 7, 1938, to Mr. PJ Joseph and Mariamma Cherian at...

Earth Day Cleanup at Nazareth

Earth Day Cleanup at Nazareth

Join the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth’s Office of Ecological Sustainability for an Earth Day Cleanup this Earth Day: Friday, April 22, 2022 from 9:00-11:00 am at Nazareth.

Nazareth 5K: Run with a Mission

Nazareth 5K: Run with a Mission

The Nazareth 5K on June 4 is an event to support the ministries of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. As you run or walk along the designated course on the beautiful Nazareth Motherhouse grounds you will learn about the ways Sisters are in mission today. Register today for this fun event!

Inter-Province Formation Meeting 2022

Inter-Province Formation Meeting 2022

Amidst the global health, economic, and social crisis in the world today, the inter-province formation team was able to gather for the first time after the COVID-19 pandemic at Chandapura, Bangalore.

Improving Health and Saving Lives

Improving Health and Saving Lives

A much-loved Sister in India has spent years helping to restore health to the very ill and create awareness around a prevalent disease.

Plaque of the first church at Nazareth mounted

Plaque of the first church at Nazareth mounted

Braving the cold, Sisters gathered outside the current kitchen to witness the mounting and blessing of the plaque to mark the site of the first church at Nazareth, Kentucky.

Lead, serve, and make a difference at Nazareth

Lead, serve, and make a difference at Nazareth

Join our mission to care for the Earth, and to “Lead, Serve, & Make a Difference”. The SCN Volunteer Program has partnered with Notre Dame Mission Volunteer—AmeriCorps to offer two AmeriCorps positions on our beautiful 300-acre campus working with our Ecological Sustainability and Nazareth Grounds teams in furthering the SCN mission to “care for the earth”.

Sisters of Mokama

Sisters of Mokama

To say the history of Nazareth Hospital, established in 1947 by six nuns from Kentucky, is fascinating would be an understatement. The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth traveled to India, knowing no Hindi, and a year later opened the doors of a hospital, inviting young Indian women in to train as nursing students.

Rainbow Jubilee Mass

Rainbow Jubilee Mass

A Rainbow Jubilee Mass was held today at St. Vincent Church at Nazareth. The special Mass recognized local Sisters celebrating 80, 75, 70, 65, 60, 55, and 50 years; and included a Renewal of Vows. The ceremony was followed by a festive meal. The ceremony was...

SCN program participant named volunteer of the year

SCN program participant named volunteer of the year

A volunteer with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth was recently named volunteer of the year in Bardstown, Kentucky. From Belize to his own backyard, David White volunteers his time helping others.

Stream Team sees Sisters’ legacy ripple

Stream Team sees Sisters’ legacy ripple

The SCN’s mission “to care for the Earth” is making ripples in the Nelson County community with the help of Stream Team, a youth educational program co-led by Julia Gerwe and Whitney Wurzel, Executive Director of New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future, in partnership with Nelson County 4-H Youth Development.

Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Statement for Just-Peace

Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Statement for Just-Peace

We stand in solidarity with the Ukrainian people who are being oppressed by a war initiated by Russia and condemn the aggression as an injustice. We are thankful for those within Ukraine and the surrounding countries who are feeding, sheltering, and providing compassionate care to those displaced by the conflict and extend to them our prayerful and financial support. 

Belize volunteers pack meals

Belize volunteers pack meals

The volunteer group that travelled to Belize to build a house with Hand in Hand Ministries joined the Sisters at SCN Center Belize to pack food for the homeless.

Plaque of the first church at Nazareth dedicated

Plaque of the first church at Nazareth dedicated

In St. Vincent de Paul Church, after Mass, a dedication of the plaque to mark the site of the first church at Nazareth, Kentucky, was held. After a brief prayer, Sisters closed with the hymn written by Bishop David.

Rally for Ukraine

Rally for Ukraine

Representing the SCNs, Joetta Venneman, participated in a rally that included people speaking from their homeland.

Serving those in need

Serving those in need

During this season of Lent, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth led volunteers to build a house in Belize for a family in great need. In doing this work they say they have felt humbled and blessed to have had the opportunity.

Servant leaders

Servant leaders

Sisters and senior leaders from Vincentian joined together Thursday for a fellowship luncheon at St. Louise Convent in Pittsburgh.

Embracing the Call to Serve

Embracing the Call to Serve

AmeriCorps volunteer Julia Gerwe reflects on her “call to serve” at Nazareth and what motivates her to continue this work each day: “I packed my bags, moved onto the property of a Catholic convent with sisters I didn’t know, and set off to find my answers. What I’ve gotten in return has been so much greater.”

Women of the Church

Women of the Church

In many diverse countries and cultures and various ministries, we find that our call is the same, to be the hands and hearts of Christ for others … this is the call of the Church.

Lorena Fleischmann, SCN

Lorena Fleischmann, SCN

Lorena Fleischmann, SCN, 81, (formerly Sister Mary Andre) was born in Utica, Kentucky, on March 10, 1941. She died on March 11, 2022, in Nazareth, Kentucky. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 59 years. Sister Lorena served in education ministries,...

St. Vincent de Paul Church Preservation

St. Vincent de Paul Church Preservation

We are grateful that St. Vincent Church has been a source of comfort and serenity to so many and we pray that those yet to come here will be likewise blessed.

Continuing the call to respond

Continuing the call to respond

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth disaster relief team worked with Taylor County Emergency Management to get in contact with families near Campbellsville to continue their cleanup efforts from the December 2021 tornados that decimated this community.

Stations of the Cross for Justice

Stations of the Cross for Justice

Sisters and Associates gathered at St Vincent Church for Stations of the Cross for Justice. The reflections on each station focused on refugees and immigrants. The series of reflections began Friday, March 4 with a focus on overcoming racism and will continue on March 18 and March 25 focusing on care for creation, and peace & justice.

Letting Scripture Speak

Letting Scripture Speak

Lectio Divina is a special kind of Scripture prayer. The term means a “holy reading” or “a prayerful reading” of Scripture. It is a process of praying with Scripture in a way that invites us to be more open to hear a personal and meaningful message from within the passage. This kind of prayer also leads us to a contemplative stance in our prayer with Scripture.

In this article you will find the four basic steps of Lectio Divina: READ, MEDITATE, PRAY, CONTEMPLATE. I will attempt to explain these steps in a practical way. My hope is that this process will help us to pray with the Scriptures in a richer way. This reflection is meant to aid us in understanding and following the spirit of each step and also to help us to become more open to God’s word within the Scripture passage you select.

Dangriga Associates

Dangriga Associates

The SCNAs in Dangriga have been on the move, serving those in need.

NGO News and UN & You

NGO News and UN & You

Teresa Kotturan, SCN, has created two March publications: NGO News and UN & You. The links to read both of these publications are below.

IRA charitable rollover

IRA charitable rollover

If you like the idea of saving on taxes and supporting the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, an IRA charitable rollover gift may make sense for you.

Full Circle

Full Circle

Open hearts, a renewal of the spirit, and the people who have the wonderful privilege of walking along on this journey.

Catholic Sisters Week

Catholic Sisters Week

Catholic Sisters Week shines a light on the spirituality, mission, and community building of women religious.

Belize celebrates Baron Bliss Day

Belize celebrates Baron Bliss Day

Baron Bliss Day (March 9) is a national festival honoring a British resident who died while on vacation in Belize and donated his fortune to the construction of local libraries, schools, and other institutions (including the Baron Bliss Institute).

House Blessing in Punta Gorda

House Blessing in Punta Gorda

Carlette Gentle SCN, Kerry Rowland SCH, Miriam Juarez, and Lauren Sprigg traveled to Punta Gorda, Toledo, to visit with Higinia Bol, SCN. As part of their time together they had the blessing of the new Sisters of Charity of Nazareth home. Rev. Matthew Ruhl and associate pastor Rev. Sam Wilson of St. Peter Claver Parish officiated the blessing. Afterward, a delicious Mayan dish (caldo and corn tortillas) was shared and enjoyed by all.

Distinguished contribution in the field of Social Work

Distinguished contribution in the field of Social Work

An award ceremony was held at the Press Club Ranchi by Ranchi Mahanagar Congress on March 8. Mary Basanti Besra, SCN, was honored with a certificate of excellence for her distinguished contribution in the field of Social Work for the betterment of society. She was one of about 20 women honored from different fields. Each was honored with a certificate, shawl, and plant. Happy International Women’s Day!

Women’s Day at Gyan Deep

Women’s Day at Gyan Deep

“There will be a day when we do not need to celebrate Women’s Day, when all of us have equality in the society.”

Sister Evelyn Hurley on WAVE 3

Sister Evelyn Hurley on WAVE 3

Sister Evelyn Hurley spoke with WAVE Country host Dawne Gee about her 107th birthday. Watch the video to hear from Sister Evelyn about reaching this rare milestone!

SCNAs in Dangriga

SCNAs in Dangriga

The SCN house met with the SCNAs in Dangriga for a meeting and check-in on Friday night. The group gathered prayed, sang, caught up on business and most of all had time to be together.