Healing His Heart


6 2014april29 Sme And Ella Nurses Office 105 1024x682In the spirit of Mother M. Anselma, we spend ourselves for the sake of others and, in this way, give witness to the value of life, which can be taken for granted in our present society.  To care for others, especially those who are sick, always entails a gift of self. We not only care for our patients and residents, we participate in their suffering through our work.

Our Sisters continue to serve in the healthcare apostolate at:

  • OSF Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton, Illinois
  • OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois
  • OSF Hospice in Peoria, Illinois
  • Jump Sim in Peoria, Illinois
  • and at Mother of Good Counsel Home in St. Louis, Missouri. 

We see serving in Catholic health care as vital in our day.  May God continue to bless the work He has entrusted to us that we may continue to “See in the sick our Lord Himself.”


OSF Saint Anthony's Health Center (Alton, Il)

In 1925 in Alton, Illinois, our Sisters first began working at Nazareth Infirmary caring for the sick. Throughout the years we have grown in our service of the poor and sick.  In 2014, we merged with the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis to form OSF Saint Anthony's Health Center.  Now our Sisters serve in pastoral care, nursing, and administration in the hospital.  

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Mother of Good Counsel Home (St. Louis, MO)

In 1932, in St. Louis, Missouri, our Sisters began to care for the elderly in the Mother of Good Counsel Home.  We are privileged to care for the elderly as well as retired priests.