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.
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.
“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)
Sisters of Charity of New York
Now in our third century of living lives of love.
The Sisters of Charity of New York is a community of Roman Catholic women religious who share in the ongoing mission of Jesus. We do so by responding to the signs of the times in the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. We strive to reveal God’s love in our lives and through our varied ministries with and for all in need, especially those living in poverty.
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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.
Recognize your loved ones in a special way by enrolling them with the Sisters of Charity. Donation made help provide for the care of retired Sisters and supports our varied ministries. Learn more.
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.
“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
READINGS: Proverbs 8:22-31; Psalm 8: Rom. 5:1-5; John 16: 12-15 On this feast of the Trinity, the heart of our Catholic faith, we offer a few reflections on this mystery of relationship — loving and ever-unfolding — that is the life of our God. Try as we might,...read more
By Charlotte Raftery, SC How did I come to be in ministry with the Sisters at Mary the Queen, and now with the Sisters in Schervier and St. Patrick’s Home? You might say God called me when I saw the advertisement for the job at Mary the Queen, and Sister Kathleen...read more
On June 7, almost ninety retired Sisters were welcomed by the Sisters living and working in the Nanuet area to a day of food and friendship at Seton Village in Rockland County. Sisters gathered included those from Seton Village, St. Patrick Villa, St. Agatha, Kittay...read more
By Barbara Srozenski, SC Sister Margaret Smith has been a Sister of Charity for sixty-five years and characterizes herself as a happy person who always wants to make others happy. She states that her life has had its ups and downs, challenges and successes, and has...read more
By Lorraine Cooper, SC Before or after entering the Sisters of Charity, Sister Gloria never dreamed of being a missionary, or even of living outside the New York area. Up until that point, her ministry included teaching high school math in New York and she lived in...read more
By Barbara Srozenski, SC Sister Winifred has been carrying on the mission of the Sisters of Charity for over sixty-six years. She reflected that she has always experienced that mission as “Being Sent” by God. And faith in that all-provident God has sustained her...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.