Rosary Brochure provides guidance in praying the rosaryPray the rosary for immigrants, their families and those who advocate for themThe Rosary is a favorite Catholic devotion in honor of Mary, Mother of Jesus and our Mother, especially in October. Each decade of the Rosary corresponds to a “mystery” or moment in the life of Christ and his Mother. The Sisters of Charity offer two contemporary ways of praying the Rosary by linking each mystery with intentions of special urgency in our time.
Join with us in praying the Rosary for Peace in our troubled world, and the Rosary for Immigrants, their Advocates, and Families. We invite you to download these brochures by clicking on the links.

 Elizabeth Seton's New York, a GuidebookElizabeth Seton’s New York ~
A Guidebook

Adapted by Regina Bechtle, SC, from text by Rose Maria Laverty, SC, and Patricia Noone, SC. Visit sites where Elizabeth Seton lived and prayed in downtown Manhattan, Staten Island, and New Rochelle. Follow in the footsteps of this intrepid woman of New York and first native-born saint of the United States. Twenty-page booklet, illustrations in color. $8.00 suggested donation, shipping included.

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Only For Your Love

In 2009, the Sisters of Charity of New York joined the Sisters of Charity Federation to celebrate the founding of the first order of women religious in the United States by Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. Only For Your Love was published to highlight the history of the Sisters of Charity of New York from 1817 to 2009. Click here to read/download Only For Your Love


All Creation Sings

Praying the Psalms with St. Elizabeth Seton Selected and edited by by Regina Bechtle, SC & Margaret Egan, SC This 64-page book combines stunning color photos, psalm verses and quotes from St. Elizabeth Seton who loved and prayed the psalms throughout her life. Also available in Spanish. Ideal for gifts or personal reflection! $10.00 suggested donation, plus shipping.

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Books and Articles

resources-elizseton“An American Daughter” by Regina Bechtle, SC, America, Sept. 1, 2008 (article and podcast) Contact: America magazine –, Recent Issues N.B. Prices do not reflect additional charges for shipping and handling.

The Sisters of Charity of New York, 1960-1996, by Mary Elizabeth Earley, SC,2 vols., Sisters of Charity of New York Press (1997), hardcover. Price: $20 for the set Contact: Archives, Sisters of Charity, 6301 Riverdale Ave., Bronx, NY, 10471, phone 718-549-9200

FOR ALL OF THE FOLLOWING: Contact: Vincentian Studies Institute Bookstore, or call 773-325-7348 Elizabeth Bayley Seton: Collected Writings, 4 vols. Edited by Regina Bechtle, S.C. and Judith Metz, S.C., New City Press (2000-2006), hardcover. Price: Vol. I – $49; Vol. II – $59; Vols. IIIa-IIIb – $95.

Elizabeth Seton: Her Life, Her Spirituality, Her Impact, by multiple contributors, Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati (2003) A spiral bound collection of papers (140 pp., paper) from an anniversary symposium held by the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. Price: $5

Elizabeth Ann Seton: Saint for a New Nation, by Julie Walters, Paulist Press (2002) A readable account of the life of the USA’s first native-born saint. Price: $8.95

15 Days of Prayer with Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, by Betty Ann McNeil, D.C., Liguori Publications (2002), paperback. This 100-page work provides a meditative overview of the spirituality of Elizabeth Ann Seton, focusing on key parts of her life. Price: $9.95

Numerous Choirs: A Chronicle of Elizabeth Bayley Seton and Her Spiritual Daughters, by Ellin M. Kelly, 2 volumes. Mater Dei Provincialate (1981, 1996), hardcover. A chronicle of the major historical and personal events surrounding the lives of Elizabeth Seton and the early Sisters of Charity in the U.S. through 1865. Price: $20 per volume

Praying with Elizabeth Seton, by Margaret Alderman & Josephine Burns, D.C., Saint Mary’s Press (1992), paperback. Reflective meditations through all phases of Mother Seton’s life. Price: $8.95 Praying with Louise de Marillac, by Audrey Gibson, DC and Kieran Kneaves, DC, St. Mary’s Press (2003) Reflective meditations on the life of St. Louise, co-foundress (with St. Vincent de Paul) of the Daughters of Charity. Price: $14.00

A Retreat with Elizabeth Seton: Meeting our Grace, by Judith Metz, S.C., St. Anthony Messenger Press (1999), paperback. Themes drawn from Elizabeth’s life, blended with Scripture quotes and good questions for reflection, make this a rich companion for a week’s retreat. Price: $8.95

The Way of Vincent DePaul, by Robert P. Maloney, C.M., New City Press (2003), paperback. Outlines in helpful, practical terms how to follow Vincent’s way in today’s world. Price: $10.95


Vincentian Heritage is a journal that promotes the historical and spiritual heritage of the wide-ranging Vincentian family under the patronage of Saint Vincent de Paul (1581–1660) and Saint Louise de Marillac (1591–1660). Published bi-annually under the direction of the Office of Mission and Values of DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois. Subscription Price: $23.00 per year for domestic; $30.00 per year for international; $9.00 each for back issues Contact: Vincentian Studies Institute, – or call 773-325-7348

Elizabeth Seton’s New York Audio Files

Take a New York walk in the footsteps of Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton. The saint (voice of Sr. Constance Brennan, SC) will be your guide to places in her native city where she lived, worshipped, or visited from 1774 to 1808. A narrator (voice of Sr. Anne Denise Brennan, SC) shares more information about each site. Click here to listen/download the files.

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