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Frequently Asked Questions about the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill

How many Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill are there? The Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill number 362 members living and working in two provinces. The United States Province numbers 161 members and the Korean Province numbers 201.

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 Where are the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill located and where do they serve? The Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill consist of two provinces:

  • United States Province
  • Korean Province

The administrative offices for the United States Province of the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill are located at DePaul Center, 144 DePaul Center Road, Greensburg, PA 15601. DePaul Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The administrative offices for the Generalate Council (oversees both the U.S. and Korean Provinces) are located at Seton House International, 4933 West Patterson Avenue, Chicago, IL 60641-3512. Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill from the United States Province serve in three countries:

  • United States
  • Republic of South Korea
  • Ecuador (A team of sisters from the U.S. Province travels to Ecuador to serve with sisters from the Korean province for several weeks each summer.)

Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill serve in 9 states:

  • Arizona
  • Illinois
  • Maryland
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia

Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill serve in seven dioceses:

  • Altoona-Johnstown (PA)
  • Erie (PA)
  • Greensburg (PA)
  • Phoenix (AZ)
  • Pittsburgh (PA)
  • Tucson (AZ)
  • Wheeling-Charleston (WV)

Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill serve in four archdioceses:

  • Cincinati
  • Chicago
  • Newark
  • Washington, DC

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  What is Caritas Christi? Caritas Christi is the motherhouse of the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill. It is located at 129 DePaul Center Road, Greensburg, PA. This three-floored, modern facility was dedicated in 1999 and serves a number of purposes for the sisters serving in the U.S. Province. First and foremost, it is the sisters’ home. Approximately 100 retired Sisters of Charity reside in the building, while Sisters of Charity in active ministry visit for community gatherings, Provincial meetings, and recreation. Its facilities include:

  • Chapel of the Assumption
  • Eveline Fisher Dining Room
  • McCullough Meeting Room
  • Fidelis Conference Room
  • The Heritage Museum Room and Archives
  • Gift Shop (Mondays and Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and Wednesdays: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.)
  • The Wellness Center and Therapy Pool
  • The Activity Room

Because Caritas Christi is the sisters’ home, it is not available to the public for meetings or other functions.

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  Can I request a Mass for my loved ones through the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill? We are unable to accept Mass requests and stipends at this time, because we would not be able to schedule them in a reasonable amount of time. Please see the information about making a gift in honor of or in memory of someone as another option for remembering your loved ones.

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  Does the Diocese financially support the Sisters of Charity? While the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill live and serve in many dioceses throughout the United States, we are not subsidized in any way by diocesan funding.

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  What is your relationship to Seton Hill University? The Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill and Seton Hill University are two separate entities operating under separate budgets and financial obligations. The Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill founded Seton Hill University. The Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill own the property on which Seton Hill University is located and have leased the property to the University for $1 per year for a period of 99 years. Early presidents of the college were the Mother Superiors of the Congregation. The first priest-president was appointed in 1925 with the Congregation maintaining oversight of the college through the Board of Corporators. The first lay president, Eileen Farrell, was appointed in 1977. As these changes in administration occurred, the Sisters of Charity have remained involved with Seton Hill University as administrators, faculty members, and members of the Board of Trustees.

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  How can I make a donation to the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill? A donation to the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill can be made in several ways. Click on the “donate now” button located on any of our web pages to make an on-line contribution through our secure server. Make a donation using your credit card by calling Terri Murphy, database administrator, at 724-836-0406, ext. 6615, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Print a copy of our donor form and mail your contribution (please make checks payable to Sisters of Charity) to:

Advancement Office Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill 144 DePaul Center Road Greensburg, PA 15601

Call our Advancement department to discuss giving opportunities. Visit our You Can Help section for more detailed information about giving opportunities.

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  How do I make a donation in honor or memory of someone? Use any of our convenient giving options to begin the process. For a gift in honor of someone, please be prepared to provide the name and mailing address of the honoree. We will send a letter to the honoree acknowledging your gift. For a gift in memory of someone, please provide the name of the person you are remembering. You may also provide the name and mailing address of the person you would like to receive an acknowledgment of your gift (optional). Again, we will send them a letter to let them know your intentions. The amount of your gift is never disclosed.

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  Can I use my credit card to make a donation? Yes. Please follow the easy instruction through our on-line giving link to make a donation using your credit card.

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