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Sister Ann Elizabeth Von Hagel (left) working in the Mount St. Joseph Post Office.

Ministries of the Sisters of Charity

The ministry of the Sisters of Charity has grown over the years to meet the needs of our growing Church and our rapidly changing world. The one unchanging dimension of our ministry has been fidelity to the Spirit of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.

We Sisters of Charity are action people - highly committed to excellence in all that we do.

We are convinced of the importance of the role women play in the modern Church and in today's world. We bring the womanly characteristics of compassion, sensitivity and dedication to a wide variety of works. We support other women in their efforts to develop their talents and skills and to realize their full potential.

Today, we Sisters of Charity continue our work of education, social service, pastoral ministry, health care and elder care in 15 states and two foreign countries. We also sponsor institutions and programs that address education, healthcare and social service needs, with particular concern for building a more just society and providing direct service to the poor.

In the spirit of Elizabeth Seton, we are dedicated to serving where the needs are greatest. We minister as teachers and religious educators; healthcare professionals and wellness providers of all types; social workers and counselors; environmentalists and consciousness-raisers in many areas of society. Sisters can be found working with migrants in Florida and Colorado; reaching out to AIDS victims in California; working as pastoral ministers in Michigan and New Mexico, staffing clinics in Ohio and Texas; educating adults in public housing projects and through innovative college programming. The Charity spirit is captured in our community motto: The love of Christ urges us.