Our Sisters

Meet Sister Florence Patrice Nearing – by Sister Kati Hamm

Sister Florence Patrice recently celebrated her 100th birthday. When asked what the secret is to a long life, she said, “no secret, just live.” [click below to read more]


A New View by S. Pat Wilson

“This is the place of my new ministry”. S. Pat Wilson discusses her new ministry at St. Luke’s Renewal Centre in Springhill, NS.


Year of Consecrated Life

In celebration of the Year of Consecrated Life, the congregations of the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth have prepared a six minute video which includes founders’ words, mission and what each congregation is known for.


Chapter Statement

In the summer of 2014 Sisters of Charity – Halifax developed a directional statement to guide the Congregation for the coming years.

For insight into the theology of hospitality, click here to download an excerpt from Integritas, the published talks that issued from a round-table discussion at Boston College in the spring of 2013. While the purpose of the discussion was related to campus life, Aurelie Hagstrom’s theology of hospitality is helpful for us as we live into our Chapter statement.


Meet Sister Kathleen O’Donnell

“I want to work with people, that’s what I’m best at.”


Meet Sister Phyllis Giroux

Sister Phyllis Giroux is a “tiller of the soil” in more ways than one. From the prolific fruits, vegetables and flowers in her back garden, to her ministry as assistant to the bishop in the Diocese of Nelson, BC, her work with Associates and her gathering of Federation colleagues, Sister Phyllis’ focus is on cultivation and growth.


Meet Sister Maryann Seton Lopiccolo

The way Sister Maryann Seton describes the charism of Charity also describes how she carries out her ministries: “If you live charity and you are kind and loving and caring to people, you don’t have to wear it on your sleeve,” she says. “If people go away from you feeling that they’ve been touched somehow, that’s enough. That’s what it’s about.”


Meet Sister Grazyna

It has been 15 years since Sister Grazyna Michniewicz told her Monsignor Farrell students about her battle with breast cancer, and she’s still amazed by the response she got that day, and everything that has happened since.


Sisters of Charity in the Dominican Republic

For 40 years, we’ve served in Baní, Dominican Republic. Primarily focusing on health care, our work has also included education and pastoral care.


Meet Sister Peggy

Sister Peggy Malcolm works in prison ministry and believes in advocating for the rehabilitation of who are incarcerated.


Meet Sister Eileen

“When I look into the women’s faces, I experience God in so many ways. “I am humbled by their openness, by the pain of their lives and by their courage, ” Sister Eileen Schulenburg, Chaplain at the women’s prison on Rikers Island, NY.