The Sisters of Charity were founded by
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, in the spirit of
Saint Vincent de Paul and Saint Louise
de Marillac, in Emmitsburg, Maryland in 1809. 
In 1859, Mother Mary Xavier Mehegan founded the New Jersey community known as the
Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth.

Today, the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth are engaged in education, health care, social justice and ecological integrity, & pastoral & social service ministries in 15 dioceses within the
United States, El Salvador, and Haiti. The Congregation currently numbers 206 vowed members.  The Seton Associate relationship has 300 affiliated lay and religious women and men.

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Sister Maureen Shaughnessy, SC

General Superior

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Sister Cecilia McManus, SC

Assistant General Superior


Sister Maryanne Campeotto, SC

Councilor & Secretary of the Congregation & the Corporation

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Sister Judith Mertz, SC


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Sister Ellen Farrell, SC

Councilor & Treasurer of the Congregation & Corporation 

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Sister Elizabeth Kremp, SC



Sister Anita  Constance, SC

The words of Sister Anita Constance that are printed above aptly reflect a life of faith, trust, and service. Sister Anita lives each day with the assurance that God is with her that day and will continue to be with her each day to come. Her faith is an ever-present source of strength as she follows in the footsteps of St. Vincent de Paul and gives without reservation to the people

of God.





Sister Mary Pauline Hogan, SC

With countless acts of kindness and reverence for each person she meets, Sister Mary Pauline Hogan has always tried to be God’s
instrument. She truly listens and offers comfort and encouragement to people when they need it the most. In her current ministry as a
hospital chaplain and throughout her varied ministries as a Sister of
Charity, she quietly leads by example to share God’s love and help others to trust in God’s providence.


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Rest in your peace. Amen

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