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Gwen McMahon, SCN, 88, died on Oct.11, 2023, in Nazareth, Ky. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 61 years.
SCNs Jackulin Jesu and Amrita Manjaly had a meeting with the Sisters in Kenya on Oct. 17, 2023, via Zoom. This was their first meeting as the Central Leadership Team with Kenya SCNs.
Nazareth School students from grades X and XI, along with staff, paid a visit to the Central Coffee Research Institute on Oct. 11, 2023.
On Oct. 13, 2023, the Nazareth School Banakal hosted an Art and Science Exhibition. Students from L.K.G. to XI generated art pieces, while students in higher grades created models and experiments. The display was viewed by the students’ parents.
I am so grateful to God for my call to religious life as I have experienced much joy over these years. And I am grateful to my sisters in the SCN community for accepting me and challenging me to continual growth.
On Sunday, Sister Luke Boiarski and Sister Chris Kunze gathered with 10 young women for an afternoon at Nazareth to connect and engage in a fun painting activity.
International Day of the Girl was celebrated by UNICEF Belize on Oct. 13 under the theme “Invest in Girls’ Rights: Our Leadership, Our Well-being.”
Sisters of Nazareth joined forces with the LouCity & Racing Foundation and the Hamida Nadim Memorial Fund to explore collaborative efforts benefiting youth and families in Louisville.
A volunteer team has been hard at work constructing a new home for a family in need. Students Hollis Hurst and Michelle Hundley led the team to transform a worn-out playground into a safer, fun, and enjoyable structure. These young volunteers, once preschoolers themselves in Nazareth, Kentucky, have come full circle, honoring SCN values and leaving smiles and laughter in their wake.
SCNs Betty Blandford, Lisa Polega, Angela Hicks, and Sharon Gray attended the Prayer Vigil for Peace at Jewish Community Center in Louisville.
Our nine Creighton University Students at the House of Charity have been busy this week!
The members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), in solidarity with the global community of faith, stand in the shadow of the horrors initiated on October 7, 2023, in Israel and Gaza. As women of the Gospel, we grieve with those who grieve, seek release of those held captive, and recognize the root causes of violence as well as the urgent call for the use of all possible resources to stabilize the Middle East, secure refuge for those in humanitarian crisis, and negotiate peace that will last.
Elizabeth “Betty” Boone, SCN, 89 (formerly Sister Teresita) was born Feb. 3, 1934, in Howardstown, Ky., to Clarence and Mary Ellen "Nell" Cissell Boone. She died on October 8, 2023, at Nazareth Home, Louisville, Ky. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth...
The purpose of World Homeless Day on Oct. 10 is to draw attention to the needs of unhoused individuals in local communities and provide opportunities for communities to engage in efforts to combat homelessness. Here’s how the Sisters are responding.
A dedicated team, blessed and commissioned by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, is set to embark on a transformative journey to Las Flores, Belize. This mission pays tribute to the enduring spirit of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and their collaborative efforts with San Miguel Arcangel Missions.
On a Thursday night at the Seelbach Hilton in Louisville, Luke Boiarski, SCN, was bestowed with the prestigious Mother Catherine Spalding Visionary Award during the annual Tower Awards.
Sisters showcased the importance “participating in the process” as they met with Sen. Jimmy Higdon and State Rep. Candy Massaroni Wednesday, Oct. 4, for discussion ahead of the next legislative session.
On Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023, LIFE celebrated International Day of the Older Person at St. Martin de Porres Parish.
Sisters, Associates, family and friends gathered together at St. Vincent de Paul Church Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023, in celebration of the Golden Jubilee of Sister Christine Beckett.
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Botswana became independent in September of 1966 after 80 years as a British protectorate.
The village of San Vincente, located on the edge of the Guatemalan border, might appear to be an unexpected locale to find the enduring spirit of St. Vincent de Paul. Yet, it’s here that a small but vibrant Catholic Church, named in honor of the saint, stands as a symbol of his legacy.
A commitment of new Associates and renewal of commitment for current Associates was held on Sept. 23, 2023, in Kanye, bringing together Associates, Sisters and Candidates.
The SCN Archival Center shares an excerpt from the Annals to demonstrate how the Annals bring SCN history to life.
The distinguished alumnus and educator returned from retirement to lead Saint John’s School and to discover a space dedicated to her enduring legacy.
On Sept. 19, 2023, Pabalelong Hospice in Botswana held a gathering of patients who were recently discharged.
Associates and Sisters gathered together at Nazareth Motherhouse Campus on Sept. 22-24, 2023, for the annual fall gathering.
On the feast day of St. Vincent de Paul, we remember his legacy of charity and service to the poor. Inspired by his passion, creativity, and faith, we strive to embody his spirit of humility, compassion, and proactive care for the marginalized in our world today.
There have been a lot of comings and goings in this month of September at the Belize City house with special visits and celebrations.
Isabella Arellano is a new intern at Nazareth working in the Retreat Center. She is excited and happy to be working at Nazareth.
Children from around the world come together to create a heartwarming video of them singing ‘May the Christ Light.’
The SCN Archival Center shares an excerpt from the VSC Chronicles to demonstrate how the Chronicles bring VSC history to life.
The month of September carries profound significance both for the people of Belize and for the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, especially as we celebrate our 48th year of presence in Belize, aligning with the country’s 42nd year of Independence.
42 years ago, on Sept. 21, Belize was declared free from British rule and became an independent nation.
On a beautiful Saturday morning, several members of the Presentation Academy Cross-Country team came to the Nazareth campus for a special team activity.
A monthly STEM event held for local children on Sept. 18 at Bardstown Elementary School featured various lessons in health care, giving local students a chance to explore the world of medicine. The Sisters are a sponsor of the program and actively participate with the kids.
This correspondence is a testament to the tireless dedication and unwavering commitment of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and their service to the St. Theresa Parish in Rhodelia, Kentucky. As you delve into this writing from Father Ronald Knott, you will encounter heartfelt gratitude, a passionate recounting of history, and an enduring respect for those who have served with such distinction.
The InterCongregational Collaborative Novitiate (ICCN) met on Sept. 15-16, 2023, for its annual in-person meeting in Chicago.
Sept. 20 celebrates the adoption of the current Constitution for Nepal in 2015.
In observance of International Day of Peace, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth gathered for a special prayer at St. Vincent de Paul Church as well as around the Peace Pole on the Motherhouse Campus grounds.
In a tension-filled gathering at Central Middle School, Quincy’s residents voiced their concerns and sought clarity regarding the new migrant shelter, the “Family Welcome Center”, on the Eastern Nazarene College campus. The shelter, which currently houses 58 migrants, mostly of Haitian descent, became a flashpoint when a neo-Nazi group staged a protest. A counter-demonstration by community members quickly followed. As sentiments ranged from welcoming to unwelcoming, Sister Tess Browne, a long-time Quincy resident from Trinidad & Tobago, stepped forward at the public meeting to provide more information about the shelter.
We stand before You, Holy Spirit, as we gather together in Your name. With You alone to guide us, make Yourself at home in our hearts; Teach us the way we must go and how we are to pursue it. We are weak and sinful; do not let us promote disorder. Do not let ignorance...
Sisters of Charity of Nazareth began ministry initiatives among the people of North East India in 2018 and have since become established in the community, opening a convent in Nongdiwah in 2022.
On Sept. 14, 2023, Sisters and staff of Nazareth met with representatives from Louisville-based LouCity & Racing Foundation and the Hamida Nadim Memorial Fund to explore possible future collaboration with the mission of uplifting youth and families in Louisville.
Overseeing a stamp collection at Nazareth Motherhouse, Sister Miriam Ann provides financial support for the missions and a gathering point for her community.
In the picturesque town of Jackson, Kentucky, amidst the Appalachian backdrop, a simple porch became the embodiment of hope and resilience. After historic flooding ravaged Breathitt County, dedicated volunteers from the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth swiftly turned Norma’s modest dream into a beacon of community spirit.
The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth participated in the Give for Good Louisville online fundraising campaign on Sept. 14. With the help of many supporters, we exceeded our goal.
Antoinette Kostelnik, SCN, 98, died on Sept. 12, 2023, at Vincentian Home in McCandless, Pennsylvania.
Please show your support on Thursday, Sept. 14. This will be a day for everyone to support our campaign to help end homelessness in the surrounding areas of Nazareth, Kentucky. The Give for Good online fundraising campaign opens at 12 a.m. and will extend throughout the day Thursday.
Charlotte Ann Hall, accompanied by her five daughters, graced the grounds of Nazareth today in a heartfelt visit. The journey was especially special as they marveled at the newly landscaped grounds in front of the Motherhouse in memorial to the legacy of their aunt and sister, Dolores Greenwell, SCN. The visit included a tour of the restored church and the gravestone of their beloved aunt and sister.