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    On August 13, 1817, Elizabeth Seton sent three Sisters to New York City

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Lent — time to make way for God’s ever-new, ever-merciful action in us. Enter into the season with Charity Wisdom from our founders and friends and reflections on the gift of this time of grace. Pray with Charity Wisdom from our founders and friends, and seasonal reflections on the gift of this time of grace.

Latest Issue of Vision

2017 is here and with this issue of Vision we usher in our 200th Anniversary celebration. Join us as we look back on our history and those who took the courageous steps to serve the early New York community. We also feature our Golden Jubilarians. Click here to read/download.

Join Us in Celebrating 200 Years

We invite you to join us in celebrating our 200th Anniversary. A luncheon will be held on April 29 at the Staaten in Staten Island and on May 18, the 200th Anniversary Gala will be held at Chelsea Piers. Other events will be held throughout the year. Click here for more information.

Mother Seton Circle


A special invitation from Sr. Jane to join our monthly donor program. Your participation can help bring our ministries to those in need into the third century of service. Read more.

Mission Statement

OUR MISSION AS SISTERS OF CHARITY IS TO SHARE IN THE ONGOING MISSION OF JESUS by responding to the signs of the times in the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, by revealing the Father’s love in our lives and in our varied ministries with and for all in need, especially the poor.