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Take a look at the progression of a water project in Nepal, the involvement of the people, the dedication of the team, and the example of simplicity in Sister Aisha. Yes, love is inventive, even to infinity … and you are about to see a story of that inventive love in action.
Sisters visited Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest on Nov. 2, 2022.
On Saturday, October 8, 2022, SCNs Chris Kunze, Julie Driscoll, Michelle Grgurich, and Sharon Gray attended the first annual Inter-Tribal Water Gathering at Veterans Memorial Park in Louisville, Kentucky.
SCNAs in Belize City finally met for the first in-person evening prayer at the SCN House, after two years of no face-to-face interactions.
Mary Naomi Elder, SCN, 95, was born in Louisville, Ky., on Sept. 1, 1927. She died Oct. 30, 2022, in Louisville, Ky. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 74 years.
The Nazareth Food Drive collected $1,136.00 in monetary donations and three boxes of nonperishable food for the St. Vincent de Paul Bread for Life Community Food Pantry!
Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, SCN Associates and residents at Vincentian Villa & Terrace Place participated in a SOCKTOBER clothing drive, among other October activities.
The Conference of Religious in Nepal had a national gathering for the first time ever in history Oct. 29-30, 2022, in Don Bosco, Thecho, Lalitpur, Kathmandu.
A grove of six trees was planted on Nazareth Motherhouse Campus near Bardstown, Ky., on Nov. 1, representing the six countries in which the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth now minister – the United States, India, Belize, Nepal, Botswana, and Kenya.
On this day, Sisters at Nazareth had a stamp trimming party. To help raise money for ministries, several Sisters helped trim stamps for Sister Miriam Ann’s stamp collecting ministry.
In October, Sisters of Charity Federation staff, NGO liaisons and guests gathered in New Jersey to honor outgoing UN NGO representative Sister Teresa Kotturan, SCN.
On Wednesday, Oct. 26, at noon, a spook-ta-cu-lar luncheon was held at the Hospitality Room in Louisville. Sisters at Nazareth also had a party on Monday.
A beautiful fall evening brought joy and laughter to campus on Thursday, Oct. 27, as hundreds of children and their families trick-or-treated at Nazareth.
The annual retreat organized by the Ongoing Formation team (OGF) of Patna Province began on Oct. 24, 2022, at Nazareth Convent, Mokama.
We continue our chronicle of the SCN mission to India aboard the S.S. Steel Vendor, as Sister Lawrencetta recounts the early days of the voyage.
The new Archbishop of Louisville, the Most Reverend Shelton J. Fabre, visited the Nazareth Motherhouse Campus near Bardstown on Monday, Oct. 24, 2022. Watch a recording of Monday’s Mass.
On Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, Carolyn Cromer, Joetta Venneman and Elisa Owen, executive director of Kentucky Interfaith Power & Light, walked the Cherokee Park loop as part of the Earth Walk. The walk is a fundraiser for care of Earth organizations that promote safe and clean water, air and soil.
Over 350 guests visited Nazareth on Oct. 20 for a fundraising event to learn about and support the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth’s worldwide missions.
I have been able to live a simple and enriching life, which I have enjoyed, and valued…
We continue our chronicle of the SCN mission to India with a visit to the Brooklyn dock on Saturday morning, October 11, 1947.
PHOTO: Mary Margaret Nirmala (Nimmie), SCN, and Vijaya Chalil, SCN, arrived at Nazareth Motherhouse Campus safely. Thank you to everyone for your prayers for their safe journey!
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.