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 Spring 2020COVID-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.

Summer Appeal 2020

Summer Appeal 2020

Spiritual bonds grow deeper undaunted by social distancing… Dear Friends, At the start of 2020, who could have imagined the crisis that would sweep the world — especially our beloved New York community? Whether affected by the virus itself or simply the anxiety and...

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To Heaven on Horseback

To Heaven on Horseback

“If only we keep courage, we will go to heaven on horseback instead of idling and creeping along.” – St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (Collected Writings [CW] 2:156) St. Elizabeth Ann is looking toward the sunset, pondering heaven. At second glance, Betty looks to have mounted...

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