Seton Legacy of Charity
The Seton Legacy developed from the Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph’s founded by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in St. Joseph’s Valley near Emmitsburg, Maryland. Mother Seton and the Sulpicians modeled the American Sisters of Charity on the Daughters of Charity established by St. Louise de Marillac and St. Vincent de Paul at Paris in 1633. Today the Sisters and Daughters of Charity collaborate in the Sisters of Charity Federation.
July 31, 1809

Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph's

Foundation of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Joseph's, July 31, 1809.

January 17, 1812

Regulations of the Sisters of Charity of the U.S.

Approval of the Regulations of the Sisters of Charity of the United States of America, January 17, 1812.

July 19, 1813

Vows

Vows made for the first time using the Vincentian vow formula, July 19, 1813.

September 29, 1814

St. Joseph's Asylum, Philadelphia

Sisters Rose White, Susan Clossey, and Teresa Conroy left St. Joseph's Valley for Philadelphia to mange St. Joseph's Asylum, the first mission beyond Emmitsburg, September 29, 1814.

August 20, 1817

New York R.C. Orphan Asylum

Sisters Rose White, Cecelia O’Conway and Felicity Brady left St. Joseph's Valley for New York City to establish the New York Roman Catholic Orphan Asylum, the first Catholic orphanage in the state, August 20, 1817.

January 4, 1821

Death of Mother Seton

Death of Mother Seton, January 4, 1821.

1846

Sisters of Charity of New York

Establishment of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul of New York, 1846.

March 25, 1850

United with the Daughters of Charity

The Sisters of Charity of Saint Joseph's at Emmitsburg formally united with the Daughters of Charity of Paris, France, March 25, 1850.

1852

Sisters of Charity Cincinnati

Establishment of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, 1852.

1856

Sisters of Charity Halifax

Establishment of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul of Halifax, 1856.

1859

Sisters of Charity of St. Elizabeth

Establishment of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, 1859.

1870

Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill

Establishment of the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill, 1870.

October 29, 1947

First Federation Meeting

First meeting of the charter members of the Conference of Mother Seton's Daughters which developed into the Sisters of Charity Federation, October 29, 1947.

September 14, 1975

Canonization

Canonization of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first United States-born Saint, September 14, 1975.

July 31, 2009

Sisters of Charity Bicentennial

Bicentennial of the Foundation of the Sisters of Charity by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, July 31, 2009.

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