Sisters of Charity Federation Archives

Angels of Education

Many Sisters have followed in the footsteps of founder Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, patron saint of Catholic schools, and dedicated their lives to nurture and expand the minds of students of all ages and nationalities. Enclosed below are just a few examples of Sisters of Charity Federation Sisters who have served in education-based ministries.
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Sister Mary Schmidt of the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill discusses her early life, education, and her long tenure as professor, Vice President, and President of Seton Hill College.
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Sister Patricia Quinn of the Sisters of Charity of New York details her life as an elementary school teacher for over 50 years and her continued ministry at St. Peter and Paul School and at Casa de Esperanza during her retirement. Sr. Patricia earned Master's Degree in Teaching and in Religious Education. Sr. Patricia's love of learning and teaching young children is evident in the stories she relates about her teachers and her students.
The gallery below houses additional oral histories from other angels of education, including Sister De Paul Sandoval of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, who discusses her first teaching ministry while she was a novice in Cincinnati and her subsequent teaching ministries over 50 years, primarily in Colorado and New Mexico. Sister Mary Schmidt of the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill discusses her ministry as a professor of English at Seton Hill College for 13 years and transitioning into administration at the institution.