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Retreats at Nazareth, KY
Private and Directed Retreats, Large and Small Meeting Rooms (for up to 200 persons), and overnight accommodations available. Grounds include a walking path, gazebo, and comfortable benches. Mass is celebrated daily in the historic St. Vincent Church.

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The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Motherhouse was first built in 1825. The building continues to be home to many SCNs.
The cornerstone of St. Vincent de Paul Church was laid in 1850 with the official opening in 1854. Along with the renovation and enlargement in 1925, came the addition of balconies and stained glass windows.
The Nazareth Post Office was built in 1967. Nazareth has had a post office since 1888.
O'Connell Hall, built in 1855, housed the entire Academy and College at one time. It contains the Office of Congregational Advancement, the Archival Center and Heritage Hall (an interpretive museum detailing the history of the Congregation), and the Visitor Center.
SCN Center houses the central administrative offices of the Congregation.
Carrico Hall was completed in 1998 and provides much-needed modern housing for retired Sisters.
Nazareth Cemetery commemorates SCNs buried at Nazareth and elsewhere. Mother Catherine Spalding and Rev. Jean Baptiste Marie David, co-founders of the SCNs, are buried here.
Nazareth Villages is a 146-apartment apartment facility for persons over 62 or for individuals who are physically or mentally challenged.
Sullivan Lodge was built in 1966 and is now home to St. Joseph Montessori School. Visit to find out more about the school.
Crimmins Hall was built as the Dining Commons and bookstore in 1968. It now houses the Western Province Offices and the building's Banner Room is used for community events. Call (502) 348-1594 to find out information about hosting an event.


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St. Vincent
de Paul Church

The SCN Motherhouse and central offices are located on the property Mother Catherine Spalding purchased in 1822, near Bardstown, Kentucky. Take the tour below to find out more about main buildings and attractions on our campus.

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Visitor Center Open

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth campus visitor center is open 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday in O'Connell Hall on the Nazareth campus.

Mass at St. Vincent de Paul Church is generally held at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday and 10:50 a.m. Monday through Saturday. You may view the upcoming Mass schedule by clicking here.
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