Our history reads that St. Raphael’s Home – the 22nd Carmelite Foundation was founded on January 25, 1948 and was a great blessing for the aging men and women in Columbus who were in need of loving care and security. St. Rita’s Home – the 23rd Foundation was founded on March 6, 1949 to care for the overflow from St. Raphael’s Home. Recognizing that both of these facilities had aged and in spite of the wonderful care that was being provided, there was the undeniable reality that these facilities had outlasted their ability to give the kind of care and security that their residents increasingly required and needed to be replaced.
Wednesday, March 19, 2003, this date being the Feast Day of St. Joseph, was a very significant day for the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm. The ground was broken to build a replacement facility for St. Rita’s and St. Raphael’s Homes. This new home’s name would honor the Foundress, Mother Angeline McCrory, known as Mother Angeline McCrory Manor – the 62nd Foundation. This is the first new facility that had been established since her death in 1984.
On February 16, 2005 the blessing of The St. Joseph Chapel occurred with Bishop Campbell officiating by blessing the altar, statues from St. Rita and stained glass windows from St. Raphael followed by a Mass of Celebration. It has been a little over 13 years since Mother Angeline McCrory Manor opened her doors offering love, compassion and caring to many residents, families and staff. We continue to meet the growing needs of our residents and have evolved into A Senior Community of Faith, Friend- ship and Care within the campus of The Villas at St. Therese Assisted Living and Independent Living.
Mother Angeline once said that “Each new facility means a new tabernacle for the Lord.” This is the spirit that will inspire Mother Angeline McCrory Manor… and it has for the last 13 years.