ARLINGTON CATHOLIC HERALD—Sister Elizabeth Ann Sjoberg, a former parishioner of Corpus Christi Mission in South Riding and member of the Community of the Daughters of Charity of
St. Vincent de Paul since 2007, made vows for the first time Aug.12 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
Sister Elizabeth Ann had served in campus ministry at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg since 2009. A native of Chantilly, Sister Elizabeth Ann is beginning graduate studies in social work at DePaul University in Chicago.
The Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, founded in 1633 by St. Vincent and St. Louise de Marillac, is a Society of Apostolic Life. The Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul are dedicated to serving the poorest and most abandoned in society. In the United States, they trace their roots to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. The vows are private, annual and always renewable.
Sister Elizabeth Ann is a member of the of U.S. Province of St. Louise, which includes 540 sisters who serve in 22 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Canada and in foreign missions on every continent except Antarctica.