Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill Statement
On the Equitable Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccine

Impelled by Christ and moved by Gospel values proclaiming the inherent dignity and equality of every person, we, the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill, declare that we are committed to using our private, personal and societal voices to effect equitable global distribution of and access to Covid-19 vaccines. We pledge to commit time and effort to work with and establish collaborative efforts to that end within our charism family, our extended Christian family, and in cooperation with other religious institutes and interested international NGO’s to make the Covid-19 vaccines available to all.


From left to right: Sisters Mary Norbert Long, Donna Marie Leiden, Jane Ann Cherubin, Mary Jo Mutschler, and Rachel Blais

With the approval of the General Superior Sister Jane Ann Cherubin, and General Council, the U.S. Province of the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill announce the election of their new Provincial Council. Sister Mary Norbert Long was elected to be the Provincial Superior. Newly elected Council members are Sisters Donna Marie Leiden, Mary Jo Mutschler, and Rachel Blais.

Prayers of gratitude rise up to honor those who have served on the last leadership team and in support of the new Council. Chapter members await the final recension of the statement on future directions and priorities. These documents will be finalized during the next two days of Chapter. Please join us in prayers of thanksgiving and support of the new leadership team.

Sister Mary Schmidt Lecture Series

We Cannot Quarantine Compassion

with Catherine O’Donnell,
author of Elizabeth Seton: American Saint

Virtual Lecture on April 15 

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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.

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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