Introduction to the Congregation
The Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill General Council
(L to R) General Council members: Sr. Lee, Seon Ja (Communications), Sr. Carole Blazina (General Secretary), General Superior Sr. Kim, Sung Hae and General Council member Sr. Mary Jo Mutschler (General Treasurer).
Message from the General Superior
As you came in to our website, you saw the beautiful image of three saints: St. Elizabeth Seton in the center, St. Vincent de Paul to the left, and St. Louise de Marillac to the right. They are the patrons and spiritual foundation of our religious community, the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill. Following the life of the three saints we hold the common vision to concretize the charism of charity wherever we are in different parts of the world: the United States, South Korea, China, and Ecuador, where our 350 sisters are living and working with one single motto: “The Charity of Christ urges us.”
Having two major provinces, one in North America and one in East Asia, we strive to build an intercultural community where the fire of Pentecost embraces our hearts, actions, and relationships with all peoples and the entire creation. You will encounter living examples of simplicity, humility and charity in the following pages of our history and present ministry. Thank you for sharing our life by your interest, support, and prayers!
Sister Sung Hae Kim, General Superior
As citizens of the world, we stand in solidarity with all creation.
Ever more conscious of our internationality, we seek harmony in every dimension of our lives.
By living vibrant compassionate community, we witness God’s covenantal fidelity.
Through deep listening to our charism. we call ourselves to new ventures and risk-taking.
Conscious that we are citizens of a wounded world, the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill gathered in Korea for General Chapter 2014.
This Chapter affirmed our desire to remain a single congregation with an international apostolic identity. This decision challenged us to change our minds, our hearts, and our relationships.
These changes compel us to learn and to practice
principles of SUBSIDIARITY and SUSTAINABILITY
SYSTEMIC RESPONSE to a wounded world
“The Charity of Christ Urges Us”