Sisters donate to St. Vincent de Paul

Posted by Spalding Hurst

July 17, 2017

Phyllis Dullea, SCN, who celebrated her 75th anniversary as an SCN, delivered the donation to Susan Hardin, executive director, St. Vincent de Paul Outreach Ministries.

From The Kentucky Standard

Many Sisters of Charity of Nazareth recently celebrated their jubilees, which marks the anniversary of taking first vows as an SCN.

Twenty-one sisters were honored for 55-75 years, representing a total of 1,330 years of dedicated service.

To commemorate the occasion, the sisters requested donations be made to persons in need. A collection was taken up at St. Vincent Church at Nazareth in the week leading up to the celebration and $800 was raised for St. Vincent de Paul Mission Store and Food Pantry in Bardstown.

Executive Director of SVDP Outreach Ministries Susan Hardin said the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth have always been very supportive of the efforts of SVDP.

“We are all part of the Vincentian Family,” Hardin said. “The Sisters helped to get the new food pantry off the ground. They can take a lot of credit for our Bread to Life Food Pantry.”

She said they have also been active in the Room in the Inn program for homeless in the area, as well as volunteering at the mission store and the pantry.

Hardin plans to use the gift from the sisters to support persons in need in the area, including the purchase of air-conditioning units for the elderly.


  1. Kathy Dullea Hogan

    I just listened on YouTube to the beautiful recording of We Are Many Parts performed by SCN. I’m putting it on my Facebook page so everyone I know can experience it and the beautiful message of this hymn. I saw Sister Phyllis Dullea’s picture and was happy to see how well she looks. SIster Phyllis and her sisters are distant cousins, from Southie like my dad Ned and my uncle. If I had the family tree drawn up by my uncle, Father Maurice Dullea, S.J., I could explain the relationship!

    I last saw Sister Phyllis at O’Brien’s Bakery in Wollaston quite a few years ago (which, by the way, Phyllis, just closed but I hear it has merged with Montilio’s). I want to let Phyllis know that I raised an athletic scholarship at BC in honor of Father Maurice in the late 90s. While I was working on that, I got the idea that you could learn physics and geometry from sports and games, and that’s what I’m trying to do now, promote that idea. My brother Mark (Maurice) and his wife were in Kentucky last year, but by the time I learned of it and told them Phyllis lived there, it was too late for a side trip!

  2. Jim Fowkes

    Sister Phyllis looks fantastic. I wish all Jubilarians happy days.


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