On November 15, 2008 the Vincentian Sisters of Charity (VSCs), of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, formally merged into the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. The merger of our Congregations has brought gifts in mission, in ministries, in friendships, and God’s blessings.
Blending two Congregations into one has its challenges, yet we have kept our focus on the charism of charity. As one Congregation, the mission expanded as the number of Sisters and Associates and the diversity of services and programs continue. Today, we share our lives and ministry, living together in community and working together in service.
On that historic day back in 2008, Most Reverend David A. Zubik, DD, recounted the histories of both Congregations, and how each, while carrying out their ministries, have always had a willingness to open their arms wide in the example of Jesus. “How broad must be the smile of Christ upon us this day, how broad must be the smile of Vincent de Paul. . .Louise de Marillac. . . how broad must be the smile of Mother Catherine. . .Mother Emerentiana, and how broad the smile will be on the faces of all those people yet to be served by you in the name of Christ and with the virtue of charity.”