1774
Elizabeth Ann Bayley born in New York City.

1809
Elizabeth establishes Sisters of Charity in America in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

1817
Three Sisters go to New York City to open an orphanage. This was the first mission of the Sisters of Charity in New York.

1821
Elizabeth Seton dies of tuberculosis in Emmitsburg.

1833
Church establishes beginning of Catholic school system in New York City and the Sisters are charged with education of girls.

1846
The Sisters of Charity of New York are formally established as a congregation. Elizabeth Boyle is elected the First Mother.

1849
Sister Mary Angela Hughes opens St. Vincent's Hospital.

1859
Sisters move the Mother House at McGown's Pass from what is now Central Park to present location in Riverdale, NY.

1869
Sister Mary Irene Fitzgibbon opens the New York Foundling Hospital.

1889
First Sisters of Charity mission established outside the U.S. begins in Nassau, Bahamas. Sisters sailed on the S.S. Santiago on October 24, 1889

1910
New York State grants a charter for the College of Mount St. Vincent, which evolved from the Academy of Mount St. Vincent's fifth-year program established by the sisters.

1947
Beginning of the Federation of the Sisters of Charity in the Vincentian tradition.

1958
The Congregation opens the Convent of Mary the Queen in Yonkers as a residence For the Senior Sisters. It is called "The House That Love Built."

1965
Sisters of Charity join the Harlem March for justice and equality.

1971
Congregation opens first mission in Central America in Santa Lucia Utatlan, Guatemala to serve the Mayan Indians.

1975
Elizabeth Seton canonized. She becomes the first American-born saint. Sisters establish the Associate Relationship Program.

1986
Sisters open Fox House, which provides temporary housing, education and social services for homeless women and their children.

1995
Congregation's Assembly adopts Vision 2000, which emphasizes focus on women's issues, global awareness and the poor.

1995
Sisters establish Casa de Esperanza and Elizabeth Ann Seton Women's Center.

1998
Sisters establish Sisters Hill Farm.  

2001
Sr. Barbara Ford is killed in Guatemala. She is revered as a martyr by the Guatemalan people.

2004
Sisters establish Seton Village, Nanuet, a residence for Senior Citizens.










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