The month of June serves as a reminder of the Gospel charism of love, urging us as Christians to stand with LGBTQIA+ people and all who are marginalized.

Over 40 years ago, the Sisters of Charity of New York found themselves at the forefront of the AIDS pandemic, ministering to a newly emergent community in need and providing medical, emotional, and spiritual support. Our Charism of love for every person has been central to our mission for over two centuries. The love and welcome our Sisters extended at places like St. Vincent’s Hospital and the Gay Men’s Health Crisis Center (GMHC) did not cease when AIDS was no longer considered a global pandemic; it has continued whenever and wherever it was needed.

Decades later, in accordance with our call to live lives of love, we celebrate the dignity of every child of God and rejoice in our marvelous diversity.

PRIDE Month Prayer Service: On June 25 at 7 pm we are invited to celebrate Pride month collectively in its joy and sacredness, from the perspectives of vowed religious communities and their partners in mission. We lament the pains of anti-LGBTQIA+ legislation and ongoing exclusion as we move towards healing. May we go forth, emboldened by the Spirit, to transform our hearts, our church, our politics, and our country. Register and join the prayer service.