Sisters of Charity of New York Will No Longer Accept New Members

May 1, 2023 | The Tablet

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first U.S.-born saint, formed the Sisters of Charity in 1809 in Maryland. She sent three sisters to New York City in 1817 to establish orphanages. (Photo: Franciscan Media)

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WASHINGTON — The Sisters of Charity of New York announced on April 27 that they will no longer accept new members to their congregation.

A news release from the congregation said the decision was “not an easy one” and was made “after a long and prayerful discernment process” just before their general assembly. At the annual gathering, delegates voted unanimously on April 13 to accept this recommendation from the congregation’s executive council.

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