Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Caritas Christi and the administrative offices of the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill at DePaul Center are closed to the public until further notice. The decision to reopen will follow the direction of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and the staged reopening of Pennsylvania.

Elizabeth Seton Memory Care UPDATE: OCTOBER 19, 2020, Due to the rise in the COVID-19 rate to 8.9% in Westmoreland County, we regret to tell you that out of an abundance of caution ESMCC has made the decision to discontinue in-person family visitation to our facility effective Wednesday, October 21, 2020. Read full post.

UPDATE: OCTOBER 20, 2020, Our nursing staff is quite concerned about the increase of Covid-19  cases in Westmoreland County.  On October 15th there were 148 new cases and 33 admissions to Westmoreland Hospital.  Due to this increase and to be pro-active to safeguard our sisters, personal visitation will not be permitted at Caritas Christi and the complex until further notice.

I Can't Breathe

The Sisters of Charity invite you to reflect on and engage in conversation around White Privilege and Racism.  We share with you a recently developed resource in memory of George Floyd from the School Sisters of Notre Dame which laments the tragedy of his death while providing an opportunity to consider how white privilege intersects with the perpetuation of racism, and how recognizing this is critical to the work of dismantling racism.

Please read and share to encourage a conversation in hopes of wrecking the misconceptions of race and privilege.

Full article here.

Join Us in Prayer

As Sisters of Charity we urge our friends and supporters to join us in prayer during these days of national distress. The issues are many; the kinds of pain are diverse. They call for our intense prayer.

We pray
For each of the 100,000+ persons who have died in this pandemic,
For each family member left bereft,
For those recovering from the virus and needing healing and courage,
For each health care and other essential worker who has helped to keep our country functional,
For individuals and businesses suffering from all the economic repercussions of the pandemic.

We pray
For George Floyd, Breona Taylor and Ahuad Arbery, for their families and all traumatized by their murders
For demonstrators whose attempts to call attention to horrific injustice were co-opted,
For African Americans who regularly suffer from systemic injustice,
For each of us affected and infected by racism that divides us,
For awareness and a will to address and change systems that oppress our citizens.

Join us, please, as we pray to the Holy Spirit
for the fire of compassion and love,
for the gifts of wisdom, understanding, counsel, knowledge, and fortitude with which to face these tragic realities and to act to change them.

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Vision of the Sisters of Charity Seton Hill

As citizens of the world, we stand in solidarity with all creation.

Evermore conscious of our internationality, we seek harmony in every dimension of our lives.

By living vibrant compassionate community, we witness God’s covenantal fidelity.

Through deep listening to our charism, we call ourselves to new ventures and risk-taking.

Mission Statement

The Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill is an international, apostolic community of women religious, baptized in Christ, and vowed to continue the mission of His Church. In the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul and St. Elizabeth Seton, the congregation conceives its purpose to be an active ministry on behalf of the Kingdom.

This service is: informed by Gospel values, responsive to the needs of a changing world, guided by the prudent use of available resources, respectful of human dignity, protective of human rights, devoted especially to the poor and oppressed, rooted in faith, animated by prayer, supported by the common life, and performed in humility, simplicity and charity.


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