Sisters of Charity of New York

Now in our third century of living lives of love


Anniversary Video Receives 2017 NCDC Lumen Award

Mission Statement

OUR MISSION AS SISTERS OF CHARITY IS TO SHARE IN THE ONGOING MISSION OF JESUS by responding to the signs of the times in the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, by revealing the Father’s love in our lives and in our varied ministries with and for all in need, especially the poor.


We Stand in Support of Dreamers

The Statue of Liberty welcomes the stranger.We, the Sisters of Charity of New York, are deeply concerned about the situation of young persons affected by the suspension of DACA protections. DACA was a common-sense path to stability for families, communities, and local economies, and a reaffirmation of American values. Read the complete statement by the Sisters of Charity…

Latest Issue of Vision

Vision Summer 2017The 200th Anniversary year began with a joyful prayer service at the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception and ended with the closing Mass at the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral. These issues of Vision have provided a look at our history and those who took the courageous steps to serve the early New York community. Click here to read/download.


With Jesus, the Spirit sends us forth to live our baptismal vocation—to work for peace, racial justice, unity, and an end to violence, to honor the gift of life, to spread hope. Pray with seasonal Charity Wisdom from our founders and friends.

 Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

For nearly 200 years, the Sisters of Charity of New York have met the challenges of the times and ministered to the needs of those living in poverty. The Congregation’s history begins with its foundress, Elizabeth Ann more

Welcome the Stranger

Leviticus 19:34 — The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt: I am your God. Matthew 25:35 — I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me...

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