Pentecost & Ordinary Time
In this time when the Covid-19 pandemic still threatens, we open our hearts to Christ’s gift of the Spirit, to hope, compassion, and new energy to serve those in need, near and far.
With the Covid-19 pandemic, the world has become very small. Truly we are citizens of the world, as Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton said of herself. Pray with Charism Wisdom from our Charity saints and a special reflection for this challenging time. We invite you to join us in prayer.
The Sisters of Charity of New York are deeply concerned about the safety and health of all impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic. In light of this crisis, we are taking the necessary precautions to protect the well-being of our Sisters and staff members at all locations where our Sisters live and work. We are diligently monitoring the Center for Disease Control website for the latest announcements and recommended protocols, as well as those of local authorities. We encourage everyone to do the same. It is critical that we do everything possible to protect ourselves and our families, and extend kindness and consideration to our neighbors while staying safe.
Please join us in praying for health care professionals and all who work to protect us. May God bless us all.
“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)
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.
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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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COVID-19 became part of our existence just as we were adding the final touches to the Spring 2020 issue of Vision. The importance of the SC Housing Development Corp. looms larger than ever as Vincent’s Village moves closer to providing much-needed housing for our seniors. Also in this issue, Sister Regina Bechtle composed a special Charity Wisdom in a Time of Shared Crisis; we recall the SC response to the Spanish Flu pandemic in Shamokin, Pa.; Sister Miriam Anne Brennan celebrates 100 years of life in May 2020, and more. Click here to read/download.
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In this time when the Covid-19 pandemic still threatens, we open our hearts to Christ’s gift of the Spirit, to hope, compassion and new energy to serve those in need, near and far. Find inspiration in Charity Wisdom from our saints and friends.
With the Covid-19 pandemic, the world has become very small. Truly we are citizens of the world, as Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton said of herself. Pray with Charism Wisdom from our Charity saints and a special reflection for this challenging time.