The mission of the Sisters of Charity – Halifax is to give joyful witness to love: the love of God, of one another, and of all persons.
The ways of God are often mysterious, bringing about wonderful events through simple human instruments. No one would have predicted that a young girl walking the paths of Emmitsburg, Maryland, on her way to school in the early 1800s, would some day be a means of bringing God’s grace to the people of a far-off northern city.
On September 14, 1975, Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton was canonized, becoming the first American-born saint.
Even today, members of the extended Vincentian family — including all of us who are part of the Charity charism – continue to embrace his life, legacy, mission and ministry.
Devoted mother, loving wife, cherished friend, founder of a ‘new type’ of religious order for women, advocate for the poor and marginalized, single parent, compassionate teacher, social reformer…
In recognition of the Congregation’s service in education, health care and social services.
Sharing the gift of a call.