Coronavirus (Covid-19) latest information

During this period of uncertainty, the health, safety and wellbeing of our residents, staff and Sisters remains our highest priority. To reduce the risk, we are not allowing visitors to any of our houses, apart from in exceptional circumstances and some limited visiting in Australia. Any visits in Australia should be arranged by contacting the General Manager of the respective house. We will keep the position under review in each location and look to lift this restriction as soon as it is safe to. 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 during this difficult time.


Sisters of Nazareth


We are enduring a collective traumatic experience that has revealed both the limits of human self-sufficiency and the limitless courage and self-sacrifice of the human spirit.

Waiting in Joyful Hope

Somebody once said that “life is simply about waiting for the next thing to happen.” There is a lot of truth in this. We seem to spend most of our time waiting for some event, person or ideal situation that will fulfill us or bring some meaning into our lives.

God Finds Us in the Realities of Our Everyday Life

“By means of all created things, without exception, the divine assails us, penetrates us, and moulds us. We imagined it as distant and inaccessible, when in fact we live steeped in its burning layers”

Looking Back on my Time as Chaplain

The Sisters of Nazareth create spaces of welcome and care in cities and suburbs throughout the world. In their houses people find more than just a modern professional care home, but a place of peace, loving attention, and spiritual nourishment.


When we are a spiritually and emotionally paralysed and are unable to receive God’s love and are cut off from the spiritual energies within our souls, we need to allow Christ to whisper into our depths – ephphatha!


Like Our Lord we too must look upon the city with great tenderness and allow our hearts to be moved with compassionate love for those who dwell in the city.

Pentecost has come and gone, but the Holy Spirit remains.

The wind and the flame have settled down and have left a breeze and a soft glow in our hearts. And so we are sustained in these ordinary days by the gentle outpouring of the Spirit who brings joy into our lives and energy into our spirits.