The Little Sisters of the Poor arrived in Indianapolis in 1873. The first St. Augustine Home was built shortly thereafter in Lockerbie Square. The current Home, built “in the country,” opened in 1966-67, followed soon after by St. Vincent Hospital, residential areas, schools, and shopping. It is a vibrant part of Indianapolis today.
St. Augustine Home is lively inside as well, with music, laughter, parties, and special events such as the annual Mini 500 race, a thrilling chicken race, and numerous programs shared by area students, dance troupes, and special speakers.
St. Augustine accepts the elderly poor of every religion. The Sisters say, “We don’t care for people because they are Catholic, but because we are.”