Spiritual Environment & The Ministry of Blessed Mary Catherine Kasper
Health is not merely defined as the absence of disease or infirmity. At St. Vincent's Home, it is more importantly the state of physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being.
These four areas are vital in each person's life. Long term
care residents are able to express their need to examine their
faith, come to terms with their conditions, and find meaning and
purpose for their lives.
One of the major services offered by St. Vincent's Home is that of Chaplaincy. There is a positive correlation
between the resident's attitudes and religious conviction.
At St. Vincent's Home, we are proud to have a chapel on
our beautiful campus (pictured at the top of the page). Directed by priests and ministers,
The Blessed Catherine Kasper
Chapel provides a place of prayer and worship for all of our
Many local ministers, choirs, volunteers, guild members and children of area churches visit the Home and residents regularly. Ministers in the Quincy area work in harmony with our Spiritual Director.
Plaque that is seated at the corner of the
The Ministry Of Blessed Mary
St. Vincent's Home is dedicated in honor of Blessed Mary Catherine Kasper. She was born in Germany in 1820 and went on to found the Congregation of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ in 1851. Her Poor Handmaids ran the original St. Vincent's Home in Quincy, as part of their mission. Mary Catherine was rich in compassion and love for the poor and sick, so much that she built a "little house" to serve as a center from which she nursed the sick of her village. So it is with great honor that St. Vincent's Home is dedicated to her.
The outstretched arms of her statue offer care to all those in need. She served as a constant reminder of the importance in dedicating one's life to the care of others.
Services are offered by various local pastoral staff in the
beautifully decorated chapel. Please refer to the monthly activity
calendar for a current schedule of services.