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PHOTO: Ankita Thomas, SCN, reached Botswana on October 15. She will visit our Sisters and have an experience of the mission and ministry there for a month.
With fall colors at their peak and the autumn air crisp, Sisters bundled up as they were chauffeured around the Nazareth Motherhouse Campus on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022. The rides were provided by Around the Town Carriage, a business in Bardstown.
The Sisters had a special visit from some furry friends this week as two dogs from Canines for Christ were on the Nazareth campus Monday afternoon.
Sister Joicy Joy and others stand in solidarity with those endangered by environmental hazards in Kerala.
Enjoy this video tour of St. Vincent de Paul Church. The church was completed in 1854 and continues in testimony to the belief that the Eucharist and prayer are pivotal to the life of a Sister of Charity of Nazareth.
Nazareth Home, which provides long-term care to priests and religious in the Archdiocese of Louisville, is now offering independent living accommodations for senior priests. Story from The Record Newspaper.
We continue our chronicle of the SCN mission to India as a newsletter announces the Sisters’ departure.
Sister Rena Fernandez welcomed CommonSpirit health justice advocate, Adam Manypoenny to Seelampur, an empowerment center administered by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth.
VIDEO: Watch the Diamond Jubilee of Mary Scaria Menonparampil, SCN; the Golden Jubilee of SCNs Ann Muthukattil, Janice Rathappillil, Mary John Nadackal, Marina Thazhathuveettil, Rose Plathottathil and Teresa Madasserry, and Silver Jubilee of SCNs Deena Vazhaparampil and Suchita Kullu held on Oct. 3, 2022, at Nazareth Convent Mokama.
Twelve Sisters from Jamshedpur, Sale, Khorimahua, Ranchi, and Patna participated in an area-wise gathering on Oct. 7 at Nazareth Convent, Ranchi.
Traditional, formal prayers are certainly a wonderful way to pray and deepen our relationship with God, but they are only one of many ways to encounter God. There are many forms of prayer that you may not recognize as prayer.
Sister Sharon Gray shares her reflection following the news of the House of Ruth receiving a $6.5 Million grant from Louisville to build housing for men and women with HIV/AIDS.
Marie Becker, SCN, has loved art since she was a child and is well-known as a resident artist of Nazareth. Now, Sister Marie is sharing this creativity and joy with the Community for the month of October, kicking off the first of four weekly art sessions that feature a small class of Sisters.
On a beautiful evening at the Motherhouse campus in Nazareth, Ky., the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth were presented a Community Legacy Award at Our Commonwealth’s #IamHer annual dinner. The evening was a celebration of some of the people in the Bardstown, Ky., community who are making strides at strengthening equity, reconciliation, and engagement in line with the nonprofit’s core mission.
Carolyn Cromer expresses her gratitude for the SCN scholarship that allowed her to travel to Belize for a mission trip.
The SCN Lay Mission Volunteer Program recently welcomed Julia Cordts as a new AmeriCorps Volunteer at Nazareth. She will serve as an environmental awareness educator and work closely with Sister Joetta Venneman.
The Pittsburgh Community of Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, along with the residents of Vincentian Villa and Terrace, participated in a food drive to honor St Vincent’s words “…to serve the poor is to go to God.” Over 40 bags filled to the brim were delivered to North Hills Community Outreach Food Bank along with a check for $325 to continue their service to the poor.
Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Pittsburgh had a special liturgy and festive meal on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022, to celebrate our Patron St. Vincent De Paul. The occasion also honored six Sisters who were celebrating over 400 years of combined dedicated service to the poor in the spirit of St. Vincent.
The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Associates hosted a Spiritual Renaissance on Sept. 23-25, 2022, which focused on silent reflection and exploring new forms of prayer. Several Associates also renewed their commitments during this gathering.
LIFE joined St. Martin’s Parish at their Oct. 2 mass to Celebrate the International Day of Older Persons. The theme for this year was “Resilience of Older Persons in a Changing World.”
SCNs Joel Urumpil, Roselyn Karakattu, Joicy Joy and Sudha Jonnalagadda participated in the National Convention of the Forum of Religious for Justice and Peace held on Sept. 22-24, 2022, on the campus of Montfort Social Institute, Hyderabad.
On Sept. 29, 2022, as part of the Season of Creation, Sister Joetta Venneman invited Sisters to the courtyard by St. Vincent de Paul Church at Nazareth for a plant meditation.
Sisters surprised Paschal Maria Fernicola, SCN, on Thursday with cake, gifts and well wishes as she concluded her Spanish lessons at Carrico Hall.
We continue our chronicle of the SCN mission to India as we learn of the six Sisters who were chosen to be the pioneer group to travel to Mokama in 1947.
The journey of the 75 years of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth’s presence in India and 50 years in Vasai, was celebrated with great joy and gratitude in Nazareth Convent High School, Vasai.
Sisters celebrated the Feast Day of St. Vincent de Paul in different ways this week.
Sister Norma Pimentel spoke at the conference for Communicators for Women Religious about boundless hope and fearless compassion to help the vulnerable.
The weekend of Friday, Sept. 23 through Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Associates in Dangriga gathered for their annual retreat and commitment service.
The Central Leadership Team of SCNs Sangeeta, Jackulin and Adeline wish every Sister of Charity of Nazareth and Associate a very happy St. Vincent de Paul Feast Day.
SCNs Janice Rathappillil, Teresa Madassery, Ann Muthukattil, Mary John Nadackal, Marina Thazhathuveettil and Rose Plathottathil participated in an eight-day retreat at Atmadarshan in preparation for their Golden Jubilee celebration. Father Jose Thayil, SJ, directed the retreat. This was a time for them to thank God for their precious life and vocation to religious life. They spent time sharing and praying.
Nazareth Motherhouse Campus near Bardstown, Ky., celebrated Employee Appreciation Week from Sept. 19-23, 2022.
To celebrate 75 years in India, we will follow the journey of our Pioneer Sisters. Our story begins more than a year before the departure of our Sisters for India, with a letter written by Mother Ann Sebastian, dated May 7, 1946.
Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and Nazareth Campus staff gathered together on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, for a special prayer for International Peace Day. This year’s International Peace Day theme was to End Racism: Build Peace.
On Sept. 20, Julie Driscoll, SCN, Lisa Downs, and Joetta Venneman joined religious and spiritual leaders in an event in West Louisville entitled Spirit in Action Collaborative. Participants explored multiple causes of urban violence, worked to build connections and envisioned collective ideas for action.
ESL students from JCPS participated in a six-week summer camp thanks to help from JCPS teachers, Presentation Academy, and Catholic Charities Louisville, Inc.
Bangalore Provincial Mary Margaret “Nimmie” Nirmala, SCN and Vice Provincial Vijaya Chalil, SCN, were welcomed at Dharuhera on Sept. 18, 2022.
The work of Mary Angela Shaughnessy, SCN, has been featured in a collection of essays for the book, “Conscience and Catholic Education: Theology, Administration, and Teacher.”
Let us especially pray for the community of Nazareth Lee, Sangsay, on Sept. 20, which marks the opening of this mission.
Monthly Morning Music sessions were recently introduced to Sisters residing at Nazareth Campus.
On Sept. 14, 2022, schools celebrated the 75th National Children’s Day of Nepal with great joy and fun.
On Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022, The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth are participating in Give for Good Louisville, a one-day online fundraising campaign. This year’s fundraiser will support education at Marian English Medium School in Anakkampoil. Help the Sisters reach their goal of $33,000 by donating at the Give for Good Louisville campaign page, giveforgoodlouisville.org/organizations/nazareth.
At Nazareth, Sisters turned to the spirit as they gathered outdoors for reflection on the Season of Creation.
Over the past year, St. Vincent de Paul Church at the heart of Nazareth Motherhouse Campus in Kentucky has been the focus of a campaign to raise an estimated $600,000 for significant repairs to the roof, ceilings, walls, and flooring. Through the generosity of numerous donations toward the renovation campaign and unrestricted gifts to the Congregation, this goal has been met!
The SCN Lay Mission Volunteer Program recently welcomed Brenden Dines as a new AmeriCorps Volunteer at Nazareth
Navjyoti School, Surkhet, participated in the British Council International School Award Program.
On the evening of Sept. 6, Nazareth Retreat Center hosted approximately 25 people who gathered to play the Plummit Summit Game in Crimmins Hall on Nazareth Campus. This “trivia night” workshop game night is designed to show how lifestyles can change and greenhouse gas emissions must plummet.
The Central Leadership Team’s time with Sisters in Kenya was a privileged and sacred time of varied experiences.
Kurji Holy Family Hospital has opened a new super specialty outpatient department, “Kurji Artemis Heart Centre.”
A reflection on the Ashram Experience for first- and second-year Novices.
Dolores Greenwell, SCN, 97, (formerly Sister John William) was born in Nelson County, Ky., on Aug. 27, 1925. She died Sept. 2, 2022, in Nazareth, Ky. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 77 years.