Coronavirus (Covid-19) latest information

The health, safety and wellbeing of our residents, staff and Sisters remains our top priority. We are cautiously resuming visits to some Nazareth Houses and facilities where the infection risk is low and visits can be conducted safely. Before travelling, please contact the house to check whether it is open, make an appointment to visit and follow the visiting requirements. Houses in some locations remain closed to visitors. We will keep the position under review and may need to close a home to visitors at short notice to protect those in our care. For further information please contact the relevant Nazareth House or service. Contact information can be found on each house page. We thank you for your understanding and co-operation.

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As Catholic religious women, our first desire is to seek God, becoming one with him, taking on his mind and his way of life.

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The Journey of Discernment

The Vocation Director will support and guide you through this initial stage of discernment, inviting you to meet the Sisters when you believe the time is right.

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    This is when you enter the Congregation and are gradually introduced to the prayer life.

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    The novitiate is a two year period; the first year is known as the Spiritual or Canonical year

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    You enter a new relationship with the Congregation and assume the rights and responsibilities of a vowed life

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  • Vocations Sunday

    Vocations Sunday

    Celebrated on the 3rd Sunday after Easter, Vocations Sunday celebrates those who have responded to God's call and those who are considering a religious life.

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  • Nazareth House Care Village Belfast wins Nursing Home of the Year award!

    Nazareth House Care Village Belfast wins Nursing Home of the Year award!

    The Northern Ireland Nursing Care Awards 2022 were recently held with Nazareth House Care Village Belfast, the staff and the leadership team, Nazareth Care Ireland, winning several awards. Another award was received at the Northern Ireland Health and Social Care Awards 2022.

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  • Easter with the Sisters of Nazareth

    Easter with the Sisters of Nazareth

    Easter brought many blessings on the feast day of the Lord's resurrection

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A Moment for Reflection by Fr. Terence Bateman OFM Conv

THE SACRED WOUND OF ALCOHOLISM I share these words in the hope that we may come to a deeper understanding of the illness of alcoholism. I wrote it to be shared with a group I ministered with after the death of one of the group members. Rose (not her real name) was an alcoholic and a faithful Catholic. She had a devotion to the Sacred Heart Of Jesus and Our Lady. She struggled right to the end with her alcoholism, but never lost faith or her trust in the love of Jesus for her. You may have some familiarity of family who have suffered because of alcoholism, experiencing yourself the suffering caused by the alcoholic and the pain of witnessing the self-destructive behaviour of an alcoholic loved-one. It is a wound, but can become a sacred wound through which the love of God can pour into the heart and mind of the alcoholic, and indeed, into the lives of those around them. Experiences and stories abound of so many who have found a new hope and deeper way of living through an honest confrontation with their alcoholism and their need of the grace of God. We continue to pray for this and to pray for the still suffering alcoholic.

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