“It is our duty to prefer the service of the poor to everything else and to offer such service as quickly as possible. Charity is certainly greater than any rule.”
St. Vincent de Paul
Serving those Living in Poverty and the Disenfranchised
Wherever We Are Needed…
The Sisters of Charity of New York serve those living in poverty and the disenfranchised…and we do so wherever we are needed. Our roots are in the New York metropolitan area, where a majority of our ministries are performed. However, we have also responded with enthusiasm to the call to serve God’s needy people in distant cities, states, and countries.
Guatemala (Novillero, Ixtahuacan, and Nahuala)
Today we have six Sisters ministering to the people of Guatemala. Our Sisters prepare lay catechists and Eucharistic ministers in Pacaxom, where the benefactors of the Sisters of Charity helped to build the local church and a preschool.
Diocese of Quiche
In the diocese of Quiche, Sister Virginia Searing has coordinated a mental health program for indigenous Mayan people to heal their memories of torture and the disappearance and killing of family members during the long civil war.
Updates from Guatemala
Tragedy in Guatemala
Dear Friends: All of Guatemala is in mourning over the tragedy of the eruption of one of its most active volcanoes, Volcán Fuego (Volcano of Fire). Without warning, its pyroclastic flow swallowed up villages and homes, leaving mostly women and children running for...
Growing Mission in Guatemala
Sister Jane Iannucelli, President, and Sister Mary Ann Daly, Regional Coordinator, traveled to Quiché Guatemala on December 31, 2016 to join Sisters Nora Cunningham, Gloria De Arteaga, Rosenda Castañeda Gonzalez, Virginia Searing, and Marie Tolle for a Mass and...
Associate Luncheon in Guatemala
—Cecilia Harriendorf, SC On December 10th, the Sisters of Charity in Novillero invited their new pastor, Father Juan Turuy, to lunch with the Associates from the Solola area. Four Associates and two long-time friends were happy to accept the invitation. The luncheon...
Dental Dream Team Visits Guatemala
By Sisters Marie Tolle and Cecilia Harriendorf A dental team from Washington State recently volunteered their services at our clinics in Novillero and Nahaula, Guatemala. The energy and commitment of dentists Bart Roach, Greg Fradel, dental hygienist, Michelle...