Feature: Saint Mary’s Home of Erie


For 125 years, Saint Mary’s Home of Erie has been caring for the seniors of Northwest Pennsylvania, each day providing the quality service and compassion of a faith-based Continuing Care Retirement Community.

“We say at Saint Mary’s that our mission is ‘loving to care’,” explains President and CEO Sister Phyllis McCracken, SSJ. “You can go to many places and care for people, but at Saint Mary’s we expect you to have a passion for it.”

This devotion to caregiving has been the hallmark of Saint Mary’s since the Sisters of St. Joseph of Northwestern Pennsylvania first opened the doors of Saint Mary’s Home of Erie in 1884 to the ailing widows and orphans in the section of Erie then referred to as Marvintown. When these dedicated Sisters welcomed these first residents into Saint Mary’s, they chartered a new course in care that would evolve over the years.