Seton Writings Project helps to spread Saint Elizabeth’s legacy

Six Sisters of the Federation have dedicated years of work to document the story and legacy of Elizabeth Seton whose feast day is January 4. We recognize and thank the women of Seton Writings Committee! Sisters Regina Bechtle SCNY, Betty Ann McNeil DC-St. Louise, Vivien Linkhauer SC-SH, and Judith Metz

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Regina Bechtle Sisters of Charity New York

A Reflection: Elizabeth Ann Seton’s Birthday

“Hope, ever awake, whispers Mercy for the future, as sure as the past.” – St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Trust in God’s ever-present mercy marked every day of Elizabeth’s life. Her birthday would have brought special reasons for “gratitude to God for having made me what I am,” and reasons for

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SC Sisters enjoying the new Sisters Today exhibit at the Seton Shrine

New Museum Exhibit at the National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

SISTERS TODAY The Seton Shrine just opened a new, free exhibit showcasing the work that Sisters are doing today across the country and around the world. “Sisters Today – A World of Difference” shows Sisters hard at work everywhere, from the Arizona desert to the Canadian Arctic. “When Elizabeth Ann

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Regina Bechtle Sisters of Charity New York

Mother’s Day Reflections on Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

Reflection by Regina Bechtle, Sisters of Charity of New York Mother’s Day – a time each year to remember the women who bore us and raised us. It’s also a time to reflect on the complex and emotion-laden relationship between mother and child, often loving, sometimes painful, always unique, even

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Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

January 4: A Day for a Saint

The founding congregations of the Sisters of Charity Federation trace their roots to the first sisterhood native to the United States, the Sisters of Charity of Saint Joseph’s (S.C.), founded in 1809 by Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton (Mother Seton) near Emmitsburg, Maryland. In a letter dated March 23, 1809, Elizabeth

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