Become a Sister of Charity

Sr. Maria serves as Director of Pastoral Care at Elizabeth Seton Children’s.

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.

Click here to fill out a form to inquire about our life »




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Sr. Ceil talks about her late vocation in the September issue of Woman’s Day. Read the article online »


Living Lives of Love …
Viviendo Vidas de Amor …

Our Life




Communal and personal centered in Eucharist


Communal experiences:
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:

Health Care
Social Services
Ecological Concerns
Peace and Justice
Leadership Development
Spiritual Growth
Women’s Issues

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).
Temporary Profession
Ongoing integration of vowed life, prayer, community and ministry (3–6yrs).

We Invite You to:

Open our new brochure on vocations »
Click here to fill out a form to inquire about our life »
Visit us at our Congregation Center at Mount Saint Vincent, Bronx, NY
Call us at 718.543.4898 or click to email:


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