In 1809, the Sisters of Charity were founded by St. Elizabeth Bayley Seton in Emmitsburg, MD. Four Sisters of Charity first came to Cincinnati in 1829. By 1852, Mother Margaret Farrell George had founded the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, a separate community from the Sisters in Emmitsburg.

Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Vision Statement

As a community of charity, living the gospel as expressed in the charism of Elizabeth Seton and Margaret George, we will strive to be persons who:

  • choose to live simply in a complex world committed to the healing of our global home;
  • embrace cultural expansion in membership and ministry;
  • learn from and are in solidarity with the poor;
  • risk being prophetic in church and society;
  • journey together toward wholeness.

We make this commitment imbued with a deep faith in the active presence of God and strengthened by prayer, friendship and community.

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