All recent posts from the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth

Sister Ankita Arrives in Botswana

Sister Ankita Arrives in Botswana

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. 

Carriage Rides at Nazareth

Carriage Rides at Nazareth

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. 

‘Pawsitively’ Happy

‘Pawsitively’ Happy

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. 

Taking a Stand

Taking a Stand

Sister Joicy Joy and others stand in solidarity with those endangered by environmental hazards in Kerala.

Virtual Tour of St. Vincent de Paul Church

Virtual Tour of St. Vincent de Paul Church

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 Creates Living Space for Senior Priests

Nazareth Home Creates Living Space for Senior Priests

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.

INDIA 75: Departure

INDIA 75: Departure

We continue our chronicle of the SCN mission to India as a newsletter announces the Sisters’ departure.

CommonSpirit visits Delhi ministry

CommonSpirit visits Delhi ministry

Sister Rena Fernandez welcomed CommonSpirit health justice advocate, Adam Manypoenny to Seelampur, an empowerment center administered by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth.

Jubilee Celebration in Patna Province

Jubilee Celebration in Patna Province

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.

Gathering in Ranchi

Gathering in Ranchi

Twelve Sisters from Jamshedpur, Sale, Khorimahua, Ranchi, and Patna participated in an area-wise gathering on Oct. 7 at Nazareth Convent, Ranchi.

Toolbox for Prayer

Toolbox for Prayer

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.

House of Ruth – A Journey of Hope

House of Ruth – A Journey of Hope

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.

Have Fun, Gain Experience

Have Fun, Gain Experience

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.

Sisters Presented with Award at Our Commonwealth Dinner

Sisters Presented with Award at Our Commonwealth Dinner

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.

Meet Julia Cordts, AmeriCorps Volunteer

Meet Julia Cordts, AmeriCorps Volunteer

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.

Pittsburgh Sisters Collect for Food Bank

Pittsburgh Sisters Collect for Food Bank

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.

SCNs in Pittsburgh Celebrate Jubilees

SCNs in Pittsburgh Celebrate Jubilees

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.

Associates host Spiritual Renaissance at Nazareth

Associates host Spiritual Renaissance at Nazareth

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 Celebrates International Day of Older Persons

LIFE Celebrates International Day of Older Persons

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 Attend National Convention of Forum.

SCNs Attend National Convention of Forum.

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.

Mil Gracias, Sister Paschal

Mil Gracias, Sister Paschal

Sisters surprised Paschal Maria Fernicola, SCN, on Thursday with cake, gifts and well wishes as she concluded her Spanish lessons at Carrico Hall. 

INDIA 75: The Pioneers

INDIA 75: The Pioneers

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.

Feast Day Celebrations

Feast Day Celebrations

Sisters celebrated the Feast Day of St. Vincent de Paul in different ways this week.

Why limit the grace of God?

Why limit the grace of God?

Sister Norma Pimentel spoke at the conference for Communicators for Women Religious about boundless hope and fearless compassion to help the vulnerable.

SCNAs Gather in Dangriga

SCNAs Gather in Dangriga

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.

Feast of St. Vincent de Paul

Feast of St. Vincent de Paul

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.

Golden Jubilarians Retreat

Golden Jubilarians Retreat

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 Employee Appreciation

Nazareth Employee Appreciation

Nazareth Motherhouse Campus near Bardstown, Ky., celebrated Employee Appreciation Week from Sept. 19-23, 2022.

INDIA 75: Mother Ann Sebastian’s Letter

INDIA 75: Mother Ann Sebastian’s Letter

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.

Pray for Peace

Pray for Peace

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. 

Spirit in Action

Spirit in Action

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.  

Presentation Academy Hosts ESL Students

Presentation Academy Hosts ESL Students

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 Leadership Visits Dharuhera

Bangalore Leadership Visits Dharuhera

Bangalore Provincial Mary Margaret “Nimmie” Nirmala, SCN and Vice Provincial Vijaya Chalil, SCN, were welcomed at Dharuhera on Sept. 18, 2022.

Sister’s Work Featured in Essay Collection

Sister’s Work Featured in Essay Collection

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.”

Joy with Morning Music

Joy with Morning Music

Monthly Morning Music sessions were recently introduced to Sisters residing at Nazareth Campus.

FUNDRAISER: Support Education in Anakkampoil

FUNDRAISER: Support Education in Anakkampoil

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.

Outdoor Reflection on Creation

Outdoor Reflection on Creation

At Nazareth, Sisters turned to the spirit as they gathered outdoors for reflection on the Season of Creation.

Preserving the Heart of Nazareth

Preserving the Heart of Nazareth

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!

Students Recognized in Surkhet

Students Recognized in Surkhet

Navjyoti School, Surkhet, participated in the British Council International School Award Program.

Plummit Summit Game

Plummit Summit Game

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.

Ashram Experience

Ashram Experience

A reflection on the Ashram Experience for first- and second-year Novices.

Obituary of Dolores Greenwell, SCN

Obituary of Dolores Greenwell, SCN

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.