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 Marilyn 

Thie, SC

The many women who are the Sisters of Charity bring a variety of gifts to the community and the mission of boundless charity. Some bring the gift of healing as they compassionately meet physical and spiritual needs. Some bring the gift of teaching as they nurture children and spark the love of learning. The list of gifts goes on and on...


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Sister Regina Bernard

McCartney, SC

These days, Sister Regina Bernard McCartney’s presence is evident in the Motherhouse of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth in the same way it was felt in the eight schools and parishes where she ministered. Wherever she goes, Sister Regina brings music, kindness, and a gentle reflection of God’s love and goodness.


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Rest in your peace. Amen

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