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The Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill

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The Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill

The Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill is an apostolic community of women religious, baptized in Christ, and vowed to continue the mission of His Church. For more than 140 years, the Sisters have played a vital role in the lives of people in Western Pennsylvania. The community's mission to serve is evidenced by a history of ministries providing educational, health, pastoral, and social service care to those in need.

The Sisters trace their origin to the first American congregation of women religious, founded by Saint Elizabeth Seton in 1809. In 1870, Sister Aloysia Lowe and three sisters were sent to western Pennsylvania from Cincinnati and began their work, founding and staffing schools. They established their foundation at Seton Hill in Greensburg in 1882. There they also established a school for boys and an academy for girls that grew first into Seton Hill College and which has continued to grow today as Seton Hill University.

In 1941, the Sisters purchased the property that today is the home of the Seton Center in the Brookline section of Pittsburgh. Throughout our history in Brookline, during our growth in Overbrook and Greensburg, and looking forward to the years ahead, the people of Seton Center have been and are pleased to carry on the values of the Sisters of Charity.

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