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St. Patrick’s Day Parade Honors Sisters of Charity Bicentennial


The Sisters of Charity, founders of the College of Mount Saint Vincent, have been invited in the celebration of this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The Sisters and the College are invited not only to march, but have the honor of leading off the parade in recognition of the Sisters of Charity Bicentennial which celebrates 200 years of their dedication to serving the people of New York.

For 200 years, the Sisters of Charity of New York have met the challenges of the times and ministered to the needs of the poor.  The College of Mount Saint Vincent was first founded by the Sisters of Charity of New York in 1847.  Rooted in the Catholic tradition, the College continues to uphold their mission.

“With dedication to the values of humility, charity, and simplicity, the Sisters of Charity founded the College of Mount Saint Vincent.  Under their guidance, we have prepared our students for lives of achievement and service.  Many Sisters earned their degrees here.  Our history is deeply rooted in theirs.  We are very proud to join in honoring our Sisters of Charity and celebrating their achievements, their extraordinary service, and their many good works,” said Charles L. Flynn, Jr., President of the College.

The Saint Patrick’s Day Parade begins at 11:00 a.m.  Mount students and alumne/i have been invited to join in with their peers in this event.   The parade begins at 44th Street & 5th Avenue. It travels north on 5th Avenue to 86th Street, then travels east on 86th Street to 3rd Avenue.