We Welcome Inquiries from Women Who:
  • Feel called to follow Christ as a vowed woman
  • Yearn for a deep spiritual life in the active form of religious life
  • Desire to live in community
  • Find joy in a life of creative service
  • Are willing to take risks for the sake of God’s kingdom and create the new face of Charity in the 21st century
  • Are Roman Catholic, in generally good health and are between the ages of 25 and 45

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"How I Made Over My Retirement"

Sr. Ceil talks about her late vocation in the September issue of Woman's Day.

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Our Life

Prayer
Communal and personal centered in Eucharist

Community
Communal experiences:
                  celebrations ~ direction setting
                  hospitality ~ meals, ministries
                  prayer ~ sharing joys, sorrows

Ministry
Continuing our tradition of service to people who are poor – in the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul, St. Louise de Marillac and our Foundress, St. Elizabeth Seton – our ministries respond to the signs of our times in

    Education
    Health Care
    Social Services
    Ecological Concerns
    Immigration
    Peace and Justice
    Leadership Development
    Spiritual Growth
    Women’s Issues

Stages of Belonging

Women who desire to become a Sister of Charity enter a period of Discernment and are accompanied in their early years of vowed life in a program of Formation leading to perpetual vows.  All vowed religious continue to grow in spirituality as part of membership in the congregation.

Initial Formation unfolds through:

  • Aspirancy
    Regular contact with the Vocation Director in order to become familiar with the Congregation, its charism, history, ministry, as well as the life of St. Elizabeth Seton.

  • Candidacy
    Living with sisters and learning about religious life while involved in ministry (1-2yrs).

  • Novitiate
    Period of  direct preparation for profession of vows involves deepening prayer and  study, living in House of Formation and some volunteer service (2yrs).

  • Temporary Profession
    Ongoing integration of vowed life, prayer, community and ministry (3-6yrs).


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