Archive | Year of Consecrated Life

The Church celebrates the Year of Consecrated Life from November 29, 2014 to February 2, 2016. The Sisters of Charity of New York celebrate the year by sharing the joys of our ministries with you and for you.


Rosary for Peace, Sunday, May 3

As we continue to celebrate the Year of Consecrated Life, the Sisters of Charity invites our friends and partners in ministry to join us in prayer on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at the Grotto in Mount Saint Vincent. We will begin praying the rosary for peace at 1 pm. Rosary beads will be available. We […]

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YCL: Sister Jean Flannelly, SC

We invited Sister Jean Flannelly, SC, to reflect on the question, “What does it mean to you to be a Sister of Charity?” Sister Jean is the Executive Director for Mission at the College of Mount Saint Vincent. She earned a Ph.D. at Fordham University in clinical psychology and an MTS at Weston Jesuit School of […]

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YCL: Sister Karen Helfenstein, SC

We asked our Sisters to tell us about a time when they most felt like a Sister of Charity. Below is the response from Sister Karen Helfenstein. I wonder if anyone can name a time when they felt most what it is like to be a surgeon or the spouse of the particular person you […]

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YCL: Sister Andrea Dixon, SC

For this week’s Year of Consecrated Life Sister of Charity, we invite you to visit, where our Sister Andrea Dixon, SC, was featured last year during National Catholic Sisters Week. Click on the link below to read about our dynamic Sister Andrea.

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YCL: Sister Sheila Brosnan, SC

In the Sisters of Charity who taught me in high school, I recognized a concern for the poor, a love for learning, and professional excellence. There are probably other subtle reasons why I chose to be the first of my five siblings to leave home and go to Mount Saint Vincent, NY,  to embark on […]

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YCL: Sister Mary Mc Cormick, SC

I believe the seeds of my vocation were planted by the faith of my family and by the Sisters of Charity who witnessed to me the possibility of living a life of consecrated service in community.I saw how the Sisters truly cared for us, but I was most taken with their loving way of relating […]

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YCL: Sister Kathleen Aucoin, SC

I cannot remember a time when I did not want to be “a Sister,” as we would say. I loved my teachers and what drew me most firmly into walking in this way was how they loved one another, how they enjoyed being with us children and we with them. A number of my Canadian […]

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The Year of Consecrated Life

Pope Francis has called the Church to celebrate 2015 as the Year of Consecrated Life. He invites all religious to be people who “bear witness to the mercy and tenderness of the Lord” —an invitation very much in sync with our mission as Sisters of Charity of New York —to reveal God’s love to all […]

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