Sister Charity, SV was raised in Orillia, ON, Canada, and graduated from Carleton University in Ottawa, ON with a degree in journalism. She entered the Sisters of Life in 2016, and professed first vows on August 4, 2019. The Sisters of Life are a religious community of women founded in 1991 by John Cardinal O’Connor who take a fourth vow to protect and enhance the sacredness of human life. Immersed in Eucharistic prayer within a vibrant community life, their missions include caring for vulnerable pregnant women and their unborn children; inviting those wounded by abortion into the healing mercy of Jesus; fostering a culture of life through evangelization; retreat works; spiritual accompaniment of college students; and upholding the beauty of marriage and family life. Sister Charity currently lives at Sacred Heart Convent in New York City, and serves as the Assistant Director of the Respect Life Office for the Archdiocese of New York.