What we do


The Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill is an international, apostolic congregation of women religious. Our service is primarily in the areas education, health care, pastoral care, and social services.

Sister Colette Hanlon

Sister Eileen Johnston

Sister Beatrice Ann Parenti

Sister Judy Laffey and Sister M. Teresina Bridges

Sister Geraldine Frances Marr

Sister Lynn Rettinger

Sister Carole Marie Blazina

At this writing, our sisters in the United States Province serve in a variety of ministries, with several sisters ministering in more than one of the categories listed below.  Areas of ministries include:

  • 30 sisters who work in education, from early childhood to university, and with children who are deaf or hearing impaired;
  • 5 sisters who work with social service agencies helping those who are homeless or mentally challenged, as well as unwed mothers, the elderly, and in outreach;
  • 13 sisters who work as pastoral ministers in parishes and dioceses, providing faith formation;
  • 20 sisters work in health care as hospital chaplains, in assisted living facilities, and in the field of home health care;
  • 10 sisters serve in a mix of ministries—immigration law, vicar for religious, administrators or liaisons for education and social service organizations, health care, and faith formation;
  • 37 sisters ministries are internal, community related services at the Sisters of Charity administrative offices and at our motherhouse.
  • 80 sisters who are retired and living at Caritas Christi, our motherhouse.

Our sisters serve in five countries. In the United States, we serve in nine states, nine dioceses and four archdioceses. We believe that through our collaboration with other organizations who share similar viewpoints and values, we can affect change both locally and globally.