Sisters Today: A World of Difference - Seton Shrine

Sisters Today: A World of Difference

Elizabeth Ann Seton's legacy lives on throughout the world.

The latest exhibit in the Seton Shrine’s Museum is called “Sisters Today: A World of Difference.” It highlights the contributions made in the world today by Sisters in congregations that stem from the one that Elizabeth Ann Seton founded in 1809.

Elizabeth Ann Seton founded the Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph’s in 1809, which was the first congregation of Sisters in the U.S. She was influenced by St. Vincent De Paul and St. Louise de Marillac, who considered themselves servants to the poor. Elizabeth Ann Seton and the Sisters dedicated their lives to educating and caring for the poor and marginalized. Many Sisters continue that work today in a wide variety of roles, which are showcased in our new exhibit.