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 211 vowed members.  The Seton Associate relationship has 305 affiliated lay and religious women and men.


Sister Maureen Shaughnessy, SC

General Superior

Sister Cecilia McManus, SC

Assistant General Superior

Sister Maryanne Campeotto, SC

Councilor & Secretary of the Congregation & the Corporation

Sister Judith Mertz, SC


Sister Ellen Farrell, SC

Councilor & Treasurer of the Congregation & Corporation 

Sister Elizabeth Kremp, SC



Sister Peggy

O'Neill, SC

Following a tour of Central America in the early 1980s, Sister Peggy O'Neill, SC, began serving in the Diocese of San Salvador in 1986 assisting refugees and accompanying them during the Civil War that was raging in El Salvador at that time.


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Sister Clare Mary Roden, SC

When you look back on your school days, you may not have clear memories of every teacher along the way.  However, you are sure to remember the teacher who really cared about you and inspired you to do your very best.  For countless former students, Sister Clare Mary Roden was that special teacher. 



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Please remember our deceased sisters, and all who have been called home by God. Grant them eternal rest, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls and all the souls of the faithful departed

Rest in your peace. Amen

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Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth | P.O. BOX 476 | Convent Station, NJ  07961-0476

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