Charity Wisdom

Pentecost & Ordinary Time
June–August 2020

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.

The Death of George Floyd and Racism in the U.S.

The Sisters of Charity of New York stand in solidarity with all who are enraged and distressed by the cruel and senseless killing of George Floyd.

Charity Wisdom in a Time of Shared Crisis

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.

Sponsored Ministries

“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)

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.

The Sister of Charity, by Pietro GagliardiSisters 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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Latest Issue of Vision

Vision Summer 2020
This issue of Vision features our sponsored ministries’ work to help those most affected by COVID-19. We provide reports from the larger ministries—Saint Joseph’s Medical Center, Elizabeth Seton Children’s and The New York Foundling—as well as Sisters Hill Farm, LEFSA, Casa de Esperanza, and Elizabeth Seton Women’s Center. Sr. Regina Bechtle provides an extensive report of the many ways charity is growing throughout the Congregation during this time of crisis. Click here to read/download.

The Pandemic in Guatemala

The Pandemic in Guatemala

The following is taken from the Summer 2020 issue of Vision. It seems impossible to identify the exact time when the coronavirus entered the United States, and it was even less possible to determine its manifestation in Guatemala, Central America. In conversation with...

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COVID-19 & Casa de Esperanza

COVID-19 & Casa de Esperanza

The following is taken from the Summer 2020 issue of Vision. There is an unforgettable image with which most of us are familiar: Christ on the breadline standing along with a line of impoverished men and women who are suffering through the Depression. He is there, one...

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