Our Mission

To give joyful witness to love: the love of God, of one another, and of all persons.

Celebrating 175 years of joyful witness to love

In August 2024 our Congregation will celebrate the 175th anniversary of their landing in Halifax, Nova Scotia and starting their mission to give joyful witness to love!

To honour this milestone, we started Throwback Thursday on our Congregational Facebook page. Every week we will count down to the anniversary by posting photos from our archives.

We will be sharing 175 stories of our Sisters throughout this celebration year.

Together we will build a living history as we give thanks to God for the work of our sisters.

Chapter Statement

Our Saints

Vincent de Paul, Louise de Marillac and Elizabeth Ann Seton

Vincent's Way

Vincentians believe that true religion is found among the poor, and that as we attend to their needs, they inspire us and evangelize us.

Seeking Change

We are in solidarity with those whom the world oppresses or excludes.


Do you share our Charism?

We Welcome You

Interested in joining us in mission as an Associate or volunteer?

Joyful Witness

Sisters and Associates share stories about their ministries.

Our Sisters currently serve in:

Health Care
Social Services
Spiritual Development
Pastoral Ministry
Congregational Service
Ministry of Prayer/Other

Our Sisters currently serve in:

  • Belize: 1

  • Peru: 1

  • Canada: 68

    • Alberta
    • British Columbia
    • Nova Scotia
    • Ontario
    • Quebec
  • United States: 106

    • Massachusetts
    • Mississippi
    • New Hampshire
    • New York

Sisters of Charity Federation at the United Nations

Who are we to praise thee —
But we call on all thy creation to praise thee —
the birds of the air, the inhabitants of the earth, and the depths of the sea, the mountains
and the valleys, and whatever thou hast made to praise, to bless, to declare thy glory.

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton