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.
Mission Statement of the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill
A Message from Leadership
United States Provincial Council members seated from left are Sister Mary Norbert Long, SC, and Sister Susan Jenny, SC. Standing from left are Sister Barbara Einloth, SC, Provincial Superior Sister Catherine Meinert, SC, and Sister Colette Hanlon, SC.
Hospitality is a hallmark of our Congregation. Our foundress, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, welcomed one of her friends with the words: “Tell her the front door, the back, the side door which will lead her to the Chapel, and all the windows up and down will open at her approach.” Our welcome is the same to you as you visit our website. The Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill is an international congregation with Provinces in the United States and Korea. Its general headquarters are in Chicago, Illinois. This website connects you to the United States Province located in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. We have traditionally ministered in education, health care, social services and parish ministry. We have special ties to Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Elizabeth Seton Center in Brookline, the DePaul School for Hearing and Speech in Pittsburgh, and Rendu Services in Fayette County. You can find information on the various ministries by following the links on these pages. Today as new needs emerge, we remain engaged in the ministries of the Catholic Church but also direct our action and attention to such worldwide problems as poverty, the needs of women and children, our environment, inter-religious dialogue, the cancellation of debt for the poorest nations, the trafficking of human persons, and immigration issues. We work in collaboration with other religious congregations and a myriad of lay partners to “carry Christ to all whom we serve.” We welcome you to come and join us in any way you can to bring the Gospel message to our world. We invite you to explore membership in the Congregation or in Seton Family, to support our sisters and our works, and to join in the circle of our prayer.
Sister Catherine Meinert, Provincial Superior, and Members of the United States Provincial Council of the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill