Living in St. Louis
St Louis is host to many neighborhoods with history in the immigrant communities that took root here throughout the early 18th through the 20th century. The sense of ethnic heritage is evident in many community fairs and ethnic festivals. The sense of City pride is found in the commitment to shared events and public spaces. Scroll down to see the evidence.
The Deaconess Anne House is located in the vibrant and historic Old North St. Louis neighborhood in St. Louis Missouri. Once a thriving Polish immigrant community, over the years, it fell into significant economic blight. Now, it is rebuilding as a mixed community just north of downtown. In 2012, our diocese returned to Old North to engage in mission that looks different now than it has in years past. Rather than storming into Old North to “fix” neighborhood problems, the Spirit, we believe, calls us to enter into mission with humility, listening ears, and an open heart, ready to be changed by our context just as much, if not more, than we might change the surrounding community.
You can learn more about Old North St. Louis at www.onsl.org
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There are lots of free things to do here:
St Louis Zoo
St Louis Science Center
Scott Joplin House
St Louis Art Museum
Botanical Gardens - Wednesdays
Greenways Bike Trails
Festivals Galore - LouFest Whitaker Festival
Chamber Music Festival Big Muddy Blues Festival
Admission under $10