The Sisters of Charity Federation in the Vincentian-Setonian Tradition represents approximately 4,000 vowed members and 700 lay associates/affiliates from women religious congregations throughout North America. These member congregations trace their roots to Elizabeth Ann Seton or follow the rule of Sts. Vincent de Paul and Louise de Marillac.
- To support the commitment of its members to the mission of charity expressed through diversity of their specific congregational charisms.
- To facilitate collaboration in projects related to ministry and other areas of common concern.
- To foster study and reflection on the charism and tradition of charity.
Members & Staff
Our congregation – the Sisters of Charity of New York (SCNY) – and the 12 others listed here, form The Sisters of Charity Federation in the Vincentian-Setonian Tradition.
Sr. Julie Cutter, DC (WC), will assume the office of Executive Director of the Sisters of Charity Federation in October 2011. She will succeed Sr. Mary Ann Daly, SC, who was the first Executive Director of the Sisters of Charity Federation in its 60 year history. Sr. Mary Ann assumed this position June 1, 2007 and served until her election to her congregation's Council in May 2011.
The Executive Director of the Sisters of Charity Federation serves as liaison to various organizations and committees in the Charity Family for the Federation. She also assists the Executive Committee of the Federation in fulfilling the tasks assigned by the members at the annual meeting. The Executive Director represents and speaks on behalf of the Federation, directs its ongoing administration, and supervises staff.
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Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul
Five Provinces in the U.S.
Les Religieuses de Notre-Dame-du-Sacre-Coeur
Dieppe, New Brunswick
Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati
Sisters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul - Halifax
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception
Saint John, New Brunswick
Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth
Sisters of Charity of Nazareth
Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy
Charleston, South Carolina
Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth
Convent Station, New Jersey
Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill
Vincentian Sisters of Charity
Sisters of St. Martha
Antigonish, Nova Scotia
Federation as NGO
NGO is short for Non-Government Organizations. The Federation has a NGO representative at the UN - Sr. Caroljean Willie, a Cincinnati Sister of Charity.
The Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC) has accredited the Federation. With this accreditation:
- We enjoy consultative status by which we can offer advice to ECOSOC and be asked for input
- We can give and sign interventions, i.e., make statements to governments during their meetings and sign NGO petitions or statements to governments
- We can engage in a two-way dialogue with the United Nations and its various commissions
- We can be consulted on "best practices" requests from ECOSOC as the preparations for the various commissions take place
As ECOSOC accredited, we can have five representatives in New York and Geneva. Along with Sister Maria Elena Dio, Sister of Charity of Halifax and Sr. Claire Regan, Sister of Charity of New York, several sisters of the Federation have interned at the United Nations.