A History of Christ’s Mercy and Love
Originally the site of a private residence, the Home came into existence in 1930 and was first operated by the National Catholic Women’s Union (NCWU) as an institution for the chronically ill.
On February 3, 1932, at the request of Cardinal John Glennon, four members of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George came to St. Louis and began nursing duties at the small institution.
The Sisters remained employees of the NCWU until 1935, when the Home
was purchased by their religious order.
Expanding the Heart of the Home
Initially, the Mother of Good Counsel Home was a 22-bed facility, but now has expanded to a beautiful 4-story Home with 71 beds equipped to provide skilled nursing care to the St. Louis area.
The Home has undergone many expansions due to the increased awareness of the Home’s excellent care and holistic approach of caring for the elderly.
During the last three-quarters of the 20th century, the Home was renovated and expanded eight times. The first expansion commenced in 1937; the most recent renovation began in 2008.
Currently, our Home is surrounded with beautiful outdoor landscaping while the natural light pours through the windows and hallways.
history in the making
Seeing life through the eyes of Christ.
It may seem insignificant and small how one small act of tender care can affect the world. Although we know that society can often miss the dignity deep in each person, we find great joy in being a conduit for this life to exude from the inside out.
Throughout the course of our history, there are too many miracle stories to recount them all, but we know that God has worked in the lives of those here. From residents arriving breathing what seems to be almost their last, to then seeing them years later enjoying Bingo while chatting with friends, or to see a resident obtain that clarity in their eyes again… these are the reasons as to why history is still being made because each person that passes through our doors is a life worthy of love and reverence.