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1809 – Foundation of the Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph’s by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. In anticipation of this moment, Mother Seton wrote about her vision of mission. “So far I can express . . . to speak the joy of my soul at the prospect of being able to assist the Poor, visit the sick, comfort the sorrowful, clothe little innocents, and teach them to love God!”
St. Joseph’s Academy
1810 – Mother Seton and the Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph’s began their first apostolic work by founding St. Joseph’s Free School on February 22 and St. Joseph’s Academy on May 14. In 1902 the Academy developed into Saint Joseph College and was chartered to award baccalaureate degrees.