At St. Mark’s we work for social justice while partnering with other organizations ministering to people in need. Our current ministry partners are Magdalene St. Louis and Deaconess Anne House.
Adult women come to Magdalene from prison and off the streets from St. Louis, Illinois and beyond to rebuild their lives. The community empowers women to live free from abuse, addiction and prostitution. It is a place where they can recover, build new lives and become part of the community again. The Magdalene Program will offer housing, food, medical and dental care, therapy, education and jobs. Magdalene St. Louis is modeled after the original Magdalene community in Nashville. Detailed information about this ministry is available from their website.
Photo courtesy of Magdalene House St. Louis.
The Deaconess Anne House is a member of The Episcopal Service Corps, a federation of young adult service corps dedicated to intentional community, spiritual formation, and service to the larger community. Located in an historic and culturally diverse neighborhood in urban St. Louis, members of this community embrace a life of service and spend 32 hours a week working in local not-for-profit organizations focused on education, ecological justice, neighborhood renovation, fair housing, and health and family services. Saint Mark’s sponsors an intern from this community and has contributed household and personal care items for the interns. Deaconess Anne House is a “school for disciples” learning the complexities of following Jesus Christ in the 21st century! Find out more by visiting their website.