Become a Sister of Charity
We welcome inquiries from women who:
Feel called to follow Christ as a vowed woman
Yearn for a deep spiritual life in the active form of religious life
Desire to live in community
Find joy in a life of creative service
Are willing to take risks for the sake of God’s kingdom and create the new face of Charity in the 21st century
Are Roman Catholic, in generally good health and are 25 and older.
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Living Lives of Love … Viviendo Vidas de Amor …
Communal and personal centered in Eucharist
celebrations ~ direction setting
hospitality ~ meals, ministries
prayer ~ sharing joys, sorrows
Continuing our tradition of service to people who are poor — in the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul, St. Louise de Marillac, and our Founder, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton — our ministries respond to the signs of our times in:
Peace and Justice
Stages of Belonging
Women who desire to become a Sister of Charity enter a period of Discernment and are accompanied in their early years of vowed life in a program of Formation leading to perpetual vows. All vowed religious continue to grow in spirituality as part of membership in the congregation.
Initial Formation unfolds through:
Regular contact with the Vocation Director in order to become familiar with the Congregation, its charism, history, ministry, as well as the life of St. Elizabeth Seton.
Living with sisters and learning about religious life while involved in ministry (1-2yrs).
Period of direct preparation for profession of vows involves deepening prayer and study, living in House of Formation and some volunteer service (2 years).
Ongoing integration of vowed life, prayer, community and ministry (3–6yrs).
We Invite You to:
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Visit us at our Congregation Center at Mount Saint Vincent, Bronx, NY
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