The Legacy of Our Lady of Peace

Medicare-Certified Hospice Residence, Community Hospice, and Home Health

Our Lady of Peace Hospice Residence
The Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne opened a humble care center in St. Paul to provide free care for terminal cancer patients who were without means. Our Lady of Peace Hospice Residence has since expanded its mission to include both children and non-cancer patients regardless of their social, religious, or economic status.

Our Lady of Peace Community Hospice
Our Community Hospice program was formerly known as St. Mary's Hospice, located in Highland Park and run by Franciscan Health Community. It is a community-based hospice located on the Our Lady of Peace Residential Hospice campus, serving the 7-county metro area. The staff provides care to patients wherever they call home—a private home, nursing home, group home, etc.

Our Lady of Peace Home Care
This program, formerly Franciscan Home Health Care, serves the 7-county metro area and helps those in need with in-home therapies and by assisting with activities of daily living and in order to continue living life from the comfort of home. It is short-term care which may be used, for example, to support someone in their home as they recover after surgery or to simply maintain their current living situation.

Highland Block Nurse Program
The goal of the state-funded Highland Block Nurse Program, housed at the Residential Hospice campus, is to help older residents stay healthy and live safely in their homes in the Highland Park neighborhood of St. Paul.

A Look into Our History

1941

Our Lady of Good Counsel

On December 7th, 1941 the Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne, NY came to St. Paul, MN and started Our Lady of Good Counsel Home, a free end of life care facility to serve the "cancer poor."
1941–2009

Providing Care for Those in Need

From 1941 to 2009, our humble organization cared for more than 15,000 patients.
2001

Community Hospice

The Community Hospice program was introduced.
2004

Home Health

Home Health services began, serving older adults in their homes.
2009

Franciscan Health Community

The operation of the home was transitioned to the Franciscan Health Community.
2015

Our Lady of Peace

Our facility licensure changed from Long Term Care to Residential Hospice. The corporation name changed under new licensure to Our Lady of Peace and is currently a non-profit Catholic organization.
2016

Celebrating 75 Years

We have been serving our community with end-of-life care for 75 years, serving tens of thousands of patients from all walks of life.