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Become a Sister of Charity

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 older.

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Sr. Maria at Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center

Sr. Maria serves as Director of
Pastoral Care at the Elizabeth Seton
Pediatric Center.

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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.

Read the article online »


Living Lives of Love...


Viviendo Vidas de Amor ...

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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