The YouTube video “The Windows and Doors of Nazareth” highlights beautiful architectural features of structures located on the grounds of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth (SCN) in Nazareth, KY. The community was established in 1812 and moved to the present location, 2 miles north of Bardstown, KY, in 1922.

The featured structures include the SCN motherhouse (1825), St. Vincent de Paul church (1854), O’Connell Hall, Nazareth Village I (formerly the Nazareth Academy/Nazareth Academy and Benevolent Society/Nazareth College), Guest House (formerly the priest’s house), Carrico Hall, the Rosary Building, Nativity Hall, and other buildings on the property. A map of the beautiful campus is available at

Background music is Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, a hymn sung at a service prior to the blessing of the statue in the Lake of the Immaculate Conception on the grounds of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth.

The chapel of St. Vincent de Paul church (1854) was designed by William Keeley, a native of County Tipperary Ireland, who was one of the finest architects in 19th century America. Kelley also designed the Cathedral of the Assumption (1852) in Louisville, KY and the Abbey Church of Gethsamani in Kentucky. The church was built from materials on the Nazareth grounds with Indiana limestone on the exterior.

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