Congregations

Two US Provinces of the Daughters of Charity, which began in the US in 1809 and in 1850 became part of the international institute founded by Vincent De Paul and Louise De Marillac in France in 1633:

The following all trace themselves from Elizabeth Ann Seton 1809 (Emmitsburg) and the American Rule:

  • Sisters of Charity of St. Vincent De Paul of New York Elizabeth Boyle (founding Mother) 1846 (broke from Emmitsburg) Sisters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, New York
  • Sisters of Charity of Mount St. Joseph (Cincinnati ) Margaret Cecilia George (founding Mother) 1852 (broke from Emmitsburg) Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati
  • Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception (New Brunswick, Canada) Mary Vincent Conway (founding Mother) 1854 (Mary Vincent Conway had been a novice in Sisters of Charity of New York) Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception
  • Sisters of Charity of St. Vincent De Paul (Halifax, Canada) Basilia McCann (founding Mother) 1855 (began as mission from New York in 1849 with goal of becoming an independent Congregation) Sisters of Charity – Halifax
  • Sisters of Charity of St Elizabeth (Convent Station, New Jersey) Mary Xavier Mehegan (founding Mother) 1859 (Mary Xavier Mehegan was from the New York Sisters of Charity and the first novices were trained in Cincinnati) Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth
  • Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill (Greensburg) Aloysia Lowe (founding Mother) 1870 (Began as a mission from Cincinnati) Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill
  • Congregation of the Sisters of St. Martha (Antigonish, Canada) (Bishop Cameron and 15 founding women) 1900 (were formed by the Sisters of Charity of Halifax) Sisters of St. Martha
  • Religieuses de Nôtre Dame du- Sacre Coéur (New Brunswick, Canada) Marie Anne Cry (founding Mother) 1924 (broke from Sisters of Charity of Immaculate Conception) Les Religieuses de Notre-Dame-du-Sacré-Coeur

The following come from the American Vincentian Rule (adapted by Elizabeth Seton, Bishop Carroll and Sulpicians, Bishop David et al for American Church) They have no direct connection to Elizabeth Seton.

Members of the Federation serve throughout the United States and Canada and also have sisters serving in: Bermuda, Italy, Siberia, Botswana, Ethiopia, Fiji Islands, El Salvador, Bolivia, Ecuador. Israel, Lebanon, India, Japan, Korea, Nepal, Taiwan, Belize, Bermuda, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Mexico, Peru, the Virgin Islands, Chile, Mexico, cook Islands, Kenya, China, Congo, and Tanzania.