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

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God’s Love becomes flesh; Christ’s Light shines for all peoples. We celebrate Jesus, God’s greatest gift, and all the gifts of the season, especially St. Elizabeth Seton (feast: Jan. 4) and her vision that gave birth to the Sisters of Charity in North America. Pray with seasonal Charity Wisdom from our founders and friends, and reflections by our Sisters and Associates.

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.

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.

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

Dawley-Mother-SetonFor nearly 200 years, the Sisters of Charity of New York have met the challenges of the times and ministered to the needs of those living in poverty. The Congregation’s history begins with its foundress, Elizabeth Ann more