A Different Inauguration — Margarita Chóc Caál and Sr. María Pablo Andrés Santos Enter the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity

    “This has been a very different inauguration,” was the repeated comment of many journalists on January 20, 2021.   We could say the same for Margarita, who formally entered the Sisters of Charity on January 4, 2021, and Sr. María, who, once again,...

Opening Doors as Reminders of God’s Grace

“Certainly He will open the door, probably as generally happens in such cases, when we least expect it.” - St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (Elizabeth Bayley Seton, Collected Writings, Volume 2, 285) St. Elizabeth Ann Seton’s words bring to mind the familiar line, “Ask and it...

Sister Constance Brennan—Teacher, Museum Docent and Archivist

This is the first in a series highlighting the contributions of sister archivists. The following is from the Winter 2021 issue of Vision. A Sister of Charity for over 64 years, Sr. Constance Brennan was a librarian for 21 years, an archivist and docent for eight...

Charity Wisdom — Lent 2021

Lent invites us to heal the divisions within and among us and to heed Christ’s invitation to change our hearts and minds. We enter Lent, continuing to grapple with the pandemic and the challenge of racism and injustice. Charity Wisdom from Our Saints St. Elizabeth Ann...

Join the Prayer of Blessing for Seton Artifacts

Our Congregation’s Seton, Bayley and Jevons family artifacts collection will soon be traveling to its new home at the Seton Shrine in Emmitsburg, where many more pilgrims will be able to view it and learn about Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton as a wife, mother, seeker,...

Congregation Donates Artifacts of Seton, Bayley and Jevons Families to the National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

The following is from the Winter 2021 issue of Vision. The Sisters of Charity of New York celebrated the opening of the Archives and Museum in 1982 in Elizabeth Boyle Hall, the landmark 19th Century carriage house on the Riverdale campus. The Elizabeth Seton Museum,...

A Family of Faith—The Sisters of Charity & the Donachie Family

The following is from the Winter 2021 issue of Vision. One summer morning in July 1953, the day following the fiftieth wedding anniversary of Jean and Thomas Donachie, passengers crowding onto the local bus, were delighted to discover that the Daily News featured the...

In Memoriam: Sister Maria Goretti Wieser, SC

Sister Goretti had loves that shaped her life and ministry — the German language, science, the hearing-impaired community, and music, especially the harmonica. Sister Maria Goretti Wieser (Wilma Barbara) was born June 25, 1931, in Morris Plains, New Jersey. She was...

Elizabeth Seton’s New York: 8 State Street

The following is from the Winter 2021 issue of Vision. In May 1801, William Magee Seton rented a stately brick house at 8 State Street, formerly occupied by a friend of Dr. Richard Bayley, Elizabeth’s father. This move was fortunate but not preferential. Difficult...

The Generations Called Her Blessed

The following is from the Winter 2021 issue of Vision. There is a familiar that is often used when speaking of family resemblances: “she’s the spittin’ image of,” followed by the name of their nearest and dearest. The actual saying is: “she’s the spirit and image of ”...

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.

 
Charity Wisdom — Lent 2021

Charity Wisdom — Lent 2021

Lent invites us to heal the divisions within and among us and to heed Christ’s invitation to change our hearts and minds. We enter Lent, continuing to grapple with the pandemic and the challenge of racism and injustice. Charity Wisdom from Our Saints St. Elizabeth Ann...

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Vision

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. Read/Download the latest issue.

Vision Summer 2020

Charity Wisdom

Ordinary Time — September–October 2020

This season brings many challenges: to continue safe practices to slow the coronavirus pandemic, to work for healing of broken persons and structures, to prepare to vote responsibly. We pray for students, teachers and parents, for those who are ill and those suffering economic hardship.

From centuries ago, the words of our saints and models still resound, full of wisdom and insight for today. Saints Elizabeth Ann Seton, Vincent de Paul, and Louise de Marillac invite us to recommit ourselves to see, act and love in Jesus’ name.

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