Summer brings many celebrations of relationship: with family & friends, with Creation’s breathtaking beauty, with Christ, ever present in his Spirit, in the Eucharist, in the community that is his Body. Find inspiration in Charity Wisdom and seasonal reflections from our founders and friends.
The Mission Continues: Who is My Neighbor?
For over 200 years, the Sisters of Charity have advocated for our neighbor — those most in need of our love and support. Today we continue to serve our neighbor through our sponsored ministries.
Voting at Assembly 2019
“God calls you to work in this vineyard. Go therefore, having but a single heart and a single intention, and in this way you will bear much fruit.” St. Vincent de Paul
(Abelly 2:126; CED III: 82-83)
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Over 400 attended the 2019 Annual Spring Benefit on Thursday, May 16, at The Lighthouse at Pier 61, where two outstanding servant leaders were honored. Click here to view the photos of this enjoyable and worthy event that raised funds for our missions.
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The Sisters of Charity of New York have accompanied adults, children, and families who are homeless or facing homelessness for over 200 years. As times changed so did our way of accompanying persons and addressing homelessness compassionately and systemically. The majority of this issue is dedicated to that effort. This issue also presents a brief summary of Assembly 2019 and our newly elected Leadership Team. Click here to read/download.
Reprinted with permission of Catholic New York BY CHRISTIE L. CHICOINE One of the Church’s sacred missions is to provide a home, “a home for worship, a home for life, a home for love,” Cardinal Dolan said in welcoming remarks at the Mass he offered for the New York...read more
“Dearest old partner of my cares and bearer of my burdens,” wrote Elizabeth Seton to her long time friend, Elizabeth Boyle, the Superior of St. Patrick’s Orphan Asylum in New York. Elizabeth Boyle was one of the original thirty-three sisters who remained in New York....read more
…These skills helped form a creative spirit that encouraged her to think outside the box to improve the quality of life of those in her care. Sister Elaine Owens (Sister Marie Ella) was born February 8, 1941, in Staten Island, New York, one of two...read more
The Sisters of Charity of New York seek a Registered Nurse for Health and Wellness. Under the supervision of the Director of Health and Wellness, the Wellness Nurse acts as a member of the interdisciplinary Health and Wellness Team to promote the physical and mental...read more
The last day of the assembly began with an opening prayer, which included a Litany of Remembrance for sisters who passed. This beautiful tribute lasted several minutes and was accompanied by song. The remainder of the morning included the videotaped reflection by...read more
By Willona Sloan Alumnae Feature by Cathedral High School Celebrating National Catholic Sisters Week 2019 For Sr. Nancy Kellar, SC ’58, whose three older sisters had attended Cathedral, the high school was the obvious choice. She loved Cathedral, and her history...read more
By Charlotte Raftery, SC Sister Dorothy welcomed me warmly to sit with her in her room at Kittay Senior Apartments, acutely aware that we were going to share in a bit of her experience of being a Sister of Charity. When at one point in the sharing Sister Dorothy said...read more
Sister Mary Caulfield, a Sister of Charity since 1949, lives at Kittay House in the Bronx. With the help of Sister Arleen Ketchum, Sister Mary created a little Christmas joy for the twenty-two Sisters in the Kittay community by purchasing stockings for them. Together...read more
By Lorraine Cooper, SC Once an educator and director of religious education (DRE), always an educator and DRE—a perfect portrayal of Sister Mary Adele Henzes’ life as a Sister of Charity. Even after retirement, her mind and heart are immersed in the changing plight of...read more
By Lorraine Cooper, SC Sister Mary Kieran’s motto was provided by her father and remains with her today in word and action. The words are from an old African-American spiritual: “If I can help somebody…my living will not be in vain.” The Vincentian spirit was...read more
Summer brings many celebrations of relationship: with family and friends, with Creation’s breathtaking beauty, with Christ, ever present in his Spirit, in the Eucharist, in the community that is his Body. Find inspiration in Charity Wisdom and seasonal reflections from our founders and friends.