Sisters of Charity Gift Shop

Welcome to the Sisters of Charity Gift Shop.  Review our online catalog of items.  Print and complete the order form to request an item by mail. You may also order by calling (724-836-0406, ext. 610) to charge your order to VISA or MasterCard over the phone.

 

Books & Booklets

Christmas Cards

Note Cards

Prints

Birthday Cards

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

Prayer Cards

 

setonDVD_2bwebElizabeth Seton: Prayer From The Heart (DVD)

A Dramatic Monologue – Sister Mary Clark, S.C. $15 each
This DVD is a monologue performed by Sister Mary Clark, S.C. The performance is based on the life of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, the foundress of the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill.

 

 

 

history_book_thumbBooks & Booklets

Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill Volume II   $15 each
This history book of the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill details the ministry from 1945-2002 with contributions from many sisters familiar with the history of the period in both secular society and in the Church and those familiar with the various ministries in which the sisters had served to undertake researching and writing the history for each section in the book.

 

 

Letters_to_Mother_Seton_thumbLetters of Mother Seton to Mrs. Juliana Scott   Donation Optional
In his forward, Msgr. Joseph B. Code states, “This volume of letters is not meant to serve as a formal biography of Mother Seton.  It is intended to throw additional light on the character of this great American woman and to present her from a totally different point of view.  Through the letters, she reveals herself as the faithful friend whose love reached out across the years…”

 

 

 

EASandson_thumbSaint Elizabeth Seton: The Holiness of an American Woman   $.30 each
Sister Mary Schmidt, SC, summarizes Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton’s life in this 14 page booklet. “Work and Prayer,” “Faith and Trust,” “Friendships,” “The Church,” “The Eucharist,” “Death,” and “A Saint for Us” outline Mother Seton’s life and faith.

 

 

 

 

EASdirvin_thumbBlessed Elizabeth Ann Seton    No charge
Joseph I. Dirvin, C.M., provides a short biography on Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton in a 31 page booklet.

 

 

 

 

EAScongretionalprayer_thumbCongregational Prayer in honor of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton   Donation Optional
The Congregational Prayer in honor of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton is for congregational, school, and personal prayer.

 

 

 

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Convent_Kitchen-SMFIrvin_thumbNote Cards

Convent Kitchen   $.45 each or 12 cards for $5
The image on the front of this card, Convent Kitchen, is taken from a painting done by Sister Mary Francis Irvin, SC. Done in oil on canvas, this painting was completed in 1944. Sister Mary Francis served as assistant professor and then associate professor of art at Seton Hill University from 1950-1971. During that time, she and Sister Mary Estelle Hensler, SC, founded the University’s Art Department. Today, the original painting is displayed at Caritas Christi.

 

 

DCF 1.0Spring at Seton Hill College   $.45 each or 12 cards for $5
The artwork on this card was taken from a painting done by Sister M. Fides Glass, SC. The original painting, known as Spring at Seton Hill College, is displayed at Caritas Christi, the motherhouse of the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill.

 

 

 

xmas_tree_copy_thumbChristmas at Caritas Christi   $.45 each or 12 cards for $5
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton repeatedly avowed that she looked “always directly upward,” thus inspiring Sister Thecla (Mary T.) Schmidt, SC (lyrics) and Sister Cecilia Ward, SC (music) to write Look to the Skies.
At Christmas, the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill are reminded of Mother Seton’s trust when they look to the top of the 35-foot tall Christmas tree decorated simply with 2,000 white twinkle lights and a large white star. The tree is displayed in the first floor Atrium at Caritas Christi, the motherhouse of the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill.

 

 

Madonna_and_Child-photo_copy_thumbMadonna with Christ Child and St. John   $.45 each or 12 cards for $5
Having acquired a copy of Raphael’s Madonna with Christ Child and St. John in early 1900, the Sisters of Charity have displayed this work of art, first at the original motherhouse at Seton Hill, then at Assumption Hall, and now at Caritas Christi, the new motherhouse.   The painting and frame were restored in 1999 and presenting grace the Theodosia Parlor at Caritas Christi.

 

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Birthday Cards

grotto_thumbGrotto at Seton Hill   $.45 each or 12 cards for $5
The artwork on this card was taken from a painting done by Sister M. Fides Glass, SC. The original painting, known simply as Grotto at Seton Hill, is displayed at Caritas Christi, the motherhouse of the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill.
Text inside reads as follows:
Left side-“…every day of life more and more increases my gratitude to Him for having made me what I am.”
-Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

Right side-With gratitude to God for having made you. Happy Birthday.

 

Lilacs   $.45 each or 12 cards for $5
The artwork on this card was taken from a painting done by Sister M. Fides Glass, SC. The original painting, known simply as Lilacs, is displayed at Caritas Christi, the motherhouse of the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill.

 

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Christmas Cards

madonna_thumbVirgin Most Powerful   $.45 each or 12 cards for $5
The image on the front of this card, Virgin Most Powerful, is taken from a painting done by Sister Mary Francis Irvin, SC. Done in egg tempera glazes on a gesso panel, this painting was completed in 1945. Sister Mary Francis served as assistant professor and then associate professor of art at Seton Hill University from 1950 to 1971. During that time, she and Sister Mary Estelle Hensler, SC, founded the University’s art department. Today, Sister Mary Francis resides at Caritas Christi.
The text inside this card is part of the Canticle of Zechariah, as presented in the People’s Companion to the Breviary. It is used with the permission of the Carmelites of Indianapolis.
Text Inside reads as follows:
Left side-Leaping from the eternal womb of God, you come into our world; may we reverence this world that you love. Encircled in the loving womb of Mary, you graced her life; may we reverence all children born into this world. Experiencing our weakness and littleness, you taught us true greatness; teach us to reverence the sick, the elderly, and the lonely. Enjoying the blessings of family life, you knew the gift of sharing; give comfort to the homeless, the abandoned, and the forgotten. Returning to the one you loved and served, you sent us your spirit; may all who die know your welcoming and loving embrace.
Right side-The Savior of the world shall appear like the sun and descend into the Virgin’s womb as rain on the grass. May the blessings of Christmas descend on you throughout the coming year.

 

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Prints

Convent_Kitchen-SMFIrvin_thumbConvent Kitchen Prints
8×10 matted: $10
16×24 matted: $50
The image on the front of this card, Convent Kitchen, is taken from a painting done by Sister Mary Francis Irvin, SC. Done in oil on canvas, this painting was completed in 1944. Sister Mary Francis served as assistant professor and then associate professor of art at Seton Hill University from 1950-1971. During that time, she and Sister Mary Estelle Hensler, SC, founded the University’s Art Department. Today, the original painting is displayed at Caritas Christi.

 

EASglass(1)_thumbSaint Elizabeth Ann Seton Prints
8×10 with white border: $1.50 each
8×10 without white border: $1 each
The artwork on this print was taken from a painting done by Sister M. Fides Glass, SC.

 

 

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Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Prayer Cards

EASglass(1)_thumbSaint Elizabeth Ann Seton   Artist: Sister M. Fides Glass, SC   $.25 each
Lord, God,
you blessed Elizabeth Ann Seton
with gifts of grace
as wife and mother,
educator and foundress,
so that she might spend her life
in service to your people.
Through her example and prayers,
may we learn to express
our love for you
in love for others.
We ask this through our Lord
Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

 

EASduallocket_thumbSaint Elizabeth Ann Seton $.25 each
O God, may our longing
for heavenly things lead us to Yourself.
Increase our desire for
union with You
through the intercession
of Saint Elizabeth Ann
Seton who sought You
in her charity and found
You by her faith
Amen.

 

locketphotocolor_thumbSaint Elizabeth Ann Seton   $.25 each
The Locket Portrait
Shorty after their marriage in 1794, William and Elizabeth Seton exchanged small gold lockets, each containing a miniature portrait, one of Elizabeth, the other of William, and two locks of hair.
For years these lockets have been in the loving possession of the New York Sisters of Charity.
During those years, the glass guarding the tiny paintings grew dim and scratched. The images were blurred and indistinct.
But in 1975, at the time of the canonization, the sisters permitted a skilled jeweler to open the precious lockets, and for the first time in many years, the crisp and clear and exquisite image of Elizabeth Ann Seton could be seen.
Copies were made, showing as much detail as the original. The New York Times ran a full-page copy on their magazine cover in September 1975, in a special edition honoring America’s first native-born saint.
This is believed to be the only full-face portrait of Elizabeth Seton painted during her lifetime.
In 1794, William had written to Elizabeth, “I showed my friends your portrait, and many agreeable things were said, for which I felt greatly flattered, but let them know that the artist, although a Frenchman, had not at all flattered you.”

 

EASwifemother_thumbSaint Elizabeth Ann Seton Wife & Mother  $.25 each
Elizabeth, Loving Daughter
Encourage in all children obedience and love
Elizabeth, Troubled Teenager
Speak to today’s confused, sometimes abused young people
Elizabeth, Faithful Wife
Grant gifts of love and generosity to all spouses
Elizabeth, Caring Mother
Share your mother’s heart with all parents
Elizabeth, Grieving Widow
Look with compassion on all bereaved wives
Elizabeth, Loyal Friend
Teach us to share friendship generously
Elizabeth Heroic Searcher of Truth
Guide all who, with fear and doubt, seek the way
Elizabeth, Courageous Convert
Strengthen the newly baptized as they embrace the faith
Elizabeth, Sorrowing Mother
Console those parents suffering the loss of a child
Elizabeth, Steadfast Religious
Inspire young women to follow in your path
Elizabeth, Inspired Educator
Share your gifts with all teachers
Elizabeth, a Woman for all Women
Bestow your charism of love and service on all women today
-Sister M. Irene Fugazy, SC

 

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