Crying 'buckets of tears' | Little Sisters of the Poor withdrawing from St. Louis residence

Patricia Stenger looked at five senior living facilities before she found the Little Sisters of the Poor. She knew their residence was place she wanted to call home.

Stenger, who moved into the Old North St. Louis residence in March, became tearful when she learned the sisters were withdrawing from their ministry in the Archdiocese of St. Louis after 147 years.

Little Sisters of the Poor announce they are departing from residence in St. Louis


The Little Sisters of the Poor are withdrawing from their ministry of caring for the elderly poor in the Archdiocese of St. Louis after 147 years of service.

The sisters cited a decrease in sufficient vocations to effectively staff the residence in north St. Louis, in the spirit of the community's foundress St. Jeanne Jugan.

"We are eternally grateful for the support and love we received during our many years in St. Louis," said Mother Gonzague Castro, local superior. "We love the city nearly as much as we love the people we work with and care for."

SLUH to build new on-campus Jesuit residence

A rendering of the new Jesuit Residence planned to be built on the campus of St. Louis University High School.

St. Louis University High School is set to begin construction on a new on-campus Jesuit residence.

Benefactors are providing funding. Neighboring residents and others provided input on the building, which will be on the southeast corner of the high school's campus. The approximately 10,000-square-foot, two-story residence is being built on Wise Avenue and will house eight Jesuits who serve in various ministries.

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