“Planted in the house of the LORD,
they shall flourish in the courts of our God.”
At the core of our identity is our Catholic approach to healthcare and community. Although deeply rooted in our Catholic identity, residents and mission partners from all different faith backgrounds are welcome here! With the leadership and service of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George, our mission is primarily one of spiritual care for the souls of all that enter through our doors.
We know that many residents yearn to stay active and involved spiritually by attending daily Mass or through various religious activities. For those Catholic residents who are unable to attend daily Mass, a Sister brings Holy Communion to them after Mass.
Our greatest honor is accompanying
residents on their final journey
to the Father.
Our many spiritual opportunities provide a fertile ground in which the love and presence of God can continue to flourish in the hearts of our residents.
Residents are invited to freely participate in these faith-based activities, but we respect that each resident has had a different experience with God.
Dignity of the Elderly and Vulnerable
In a world where the weak and vulnerable are often disregarded and isolated, we have found that the joyful meaning of life can often be seen through the eyes and smiles of these individuals.
One Sister shares that on a difficult day while on Communion rounds, she lingered for a moment with a resident after the resident had received communion. As she continued holding hands with the resident, the resident started pulling the Sister closer to her and then looked straight into her eyes and stated, “I love you.”
Hearing this from a resident who was not usually vocal or interactive, this Sister suddenly felt the gaze of God into her eyes and knew that even in all her service at the Home, the residents were giving her more than she could ever return. The residents revealed a glimpse of the face of God, which is what we all deeply long for.
As a skilled nursing home led by Catholic Sisters, spirituality is a living, breathing component of daily life at Mother of Good Counsel Home.
Living together onsite in a community of Sisters strengthens and guides our work as we and our mission partners accompany residents through the challenges and joys of aging.
Spiritual life at our Home blends love, compassion and respect for life in all forms at all times. Even as one’s spheres of outside interests decrease, spirituality in later life often expands and deepens.
Our Sisters and mission partners are taught and inspired by the deep well of wisdom present in our residents’ spirituality.