All recent posts from the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth

Love, Inventive to Infinity

Love, Inventive to Infinity

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.

Inter-tribal water gathering

Inter-tribal water gathering

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 Meet in Belize

SCNAs Meet in Belize

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.

Obituary of Mary Naomi Elder, SCN

Obituary of Mary Naomi Elder, SCN

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.

Nazareth Food Drive

Nazareth Food Drive

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!

Pittsburgh Hosts ‘SOCKTOBER’ Clothing Drive

Pittsburgh Hosts ‘SOCKTOBER’ Clothing Drive

Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, SCN Associates and residents at Vincentian Villa & Terrace Place participated in a SOCKTOBER clothing drive, among other October activities.

Religious Gather in Nepal

Religious Gather in Nepal

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.

Nazareth Commemorates 200th Anniversary with Tree Planting

Nazareth Commemorates 200th Anniversary with Tree Planting

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.

Stamps for Charity

Stamps for Charity

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.

Federation Marks Transition at UN

Federation Marks Transition at UN

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.

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween

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.

Family Fun at Nazareth

Family Fun at Nazareth

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. 

OGF Annual Retreat

OGF Annual Retreat

The annual retreat organized by the Ongoing Formation team (OGF) of Patna Province began on Oct. 24, 2022, at Nazareth Convent, Mokama.

Nazareth Welcomes Archbishop Fabre

Nazareth Welcomes Archbishop Fabre

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.

Earth Walk

Earth Walk

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. 

Charity Event at Nazareth

Charity Event at Nazareth

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.

Sister Carol McKean: A Profile

Sister Carol McKean: A Profile

I have been able to live a simple and enriching life, which I have enjoyed, and valued… 

INDIA 75: The Brooklyn Dock

INDIA 75: The Brooklyn Dock

We continue our chronicle of the SCN mission to India with a visit to the Brooklyn dock on Saturday morning, October 11, 1947.

Sisters arrive at Nazareth

Sisters arrive at Nazareth

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! 

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.