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During the past few weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, we, the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, have lost 15 of our dear sisters. It was not possible to memorialize each sister with the rituals that bring closure and comfort.  As each sister was brought home to Convent Station, the Bells of Holy Family Chapel tolled as the entire congregation prayed together.

We thank God for these sisters who touched the lives of so many, each in her own way and with her own special gifts.

We know these sisters partnered with many of you in the mission of Charity and will be remembered with love and gratitude.

We invite you to share with us how your life was blessed by the presence of these sisters.  If you would like to offer a tribute to one of these sisters, you can do so on our Facebook page @SistersofCharityofSaintElizabeth.

To make a donation In Loving Memory of a sister who touched your life, please CLICK HERE.

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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, pastoral and social service ministries in 13 dioceses within the United States, El Salvador and Haiti. The Congregation currently numbers 230 vowed members. The Seton Associate relationship has 309 affiliated lay and religious women and men.

Convent of Saint Elizabeth
Administration Building, P.O. Box 476
Convent Station, NJ 07961-0476
Phone: 973-290-5000
Fax: 973-290-5434
Website: www.SCNJ.org

Serving from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2023

Sister Maureen Shaughnessy, SC, General Superior
Sister Cecilia McManus, SC, Assistant General Superior
Sister Ellen Farrell, SC, Councilor, and Treasurer of the Congregation and the Corporation
Sister Maryanne Campeotto, SC, Councilor and Secretary of the Congregation and the Corporation
Sister Elizabeth Kremp, SC, Councilor
Sister Judith Mertz, SC, Councilor

Campus of Motherhouse: Administration Building, Convent of Saint Elizabeth, Holy Family Chapel, Academy of Saint Elizabeth, College of Saint Elizabeth

The Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth ministries include: Education, Diocesan and Parish Ministry, Counseling, Retreat & Conference Center, Women's Center, Spiritual Direction and Retreats, Hospitals, Homes for the Aged, Health Care, Community Centers and Social Services.

The Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth are represented in the Archdioceses of Hartford, Newark, and El Salvador, Jacmel and Port-au-Prince, and the Dioceses of Charlotte, Chicago, Fall River, Palm Beach, Paterson, Raleigh, Trenton, and Tucson.


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