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 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).

We Invite You to:

Open our new brochure on vocations »
Click here to fill out a form to inquire about our life »
Visit us at our Congregation Center at Mount Saint Vincent, Bronx, NY
Call us at 718.543.4898 or click to email: vocationsc@scny.org