Mission: To be formed spiritually, to live deep in neighborhood, to be transformed by service!
How we achieve our mission: Corps members, young adults ages 21-29, are invited to live in community while being nurtured in concepts of social justice, spirituality, and serving the St. Louis community through one of our not-for-profit partners. This year is intended to be rooted in Christian spiritual formation with a balance between work, personal growth and neighborhood/community relationships.
What our Corps Members do:
Live in Intentional Community
Corps Members live together in a community house located in the historic Old North St. Louis neighborhood where they form a common Rule of Life based on the Benedictine spiritual tradition. The Rule, a guide rather than harsh taskmaster, serves as a framework, or trellis, for the community’s personal interactions and prayer life and offers a structure on which the community's life can grow.
Work for Justice and the Common Good
Corps members are placed in a local not-for-profit organization working to improve the quality of life for residents of St. Louis, especially the poor, the sick, and the marginalized. Our work placements fit into one of four broad categories, direct service, social justice, ecclesial, and neighborhood enhancement. Members work 32 hours a week at their placement sites under the direction of an onsite supervisor. We have partnered with a variety of placement sites, each of which offers DAH members a rich and rewarding work experience.
Study, Learn, and Grow Spiritually
Deaconess Anne House is committed to the formation of engaged Christians whose faith informs all aspects of their personal, communal, and civic lives. Christ engaged his political, social, and economic context with the Good News, and it is our desire to teach corps members how they might engage their context with the Gospel that Christ lived and taught. You don't have to be Episcopalian to be a part of the program. The DAH formational program focuses on:
Deaconess Anne House
1416 Sullivan Ave.
St. Louis, Missouri 63107
DAH c/o Diocese of Missouri
St. Louis, MO 63103
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