Sisters sell 10-acre Normandy property

The Sisters of the Good Shepherd Province of Mid-North America have closed on the sale of their 10.4-acre property in Normandy, Missouri, a suburb in northwest St. Louis county.

The property has been purchased by U.S. Federal Properties (USFP), a real estate firm that develops, finances, owns and manages federal government leased properties. USFP will develop the site with the new construction of a state-of-the-art USDA facility with around 80 employees.

Currently, the campus includes two commercial buildings and a residence: the Province Center used for administrative offices and sisters’ residences, the vacant Immaculate Heart Convent, and the Maria Droste residence for sisters. These buildings will be demolished to make way for the facility.

The 12-person staff as well as the nine sister residents will remain on the campus through January 2023. Searches are underway for new office space and residence for the sisters.

Normandy has been home to Sisters of the Good Shepherd since the late 1800s. Throughout the years the sisters have been a significant presence in Normandy with long-lasting contributions and relationships in the community.

“This campus will always be special to the sisters, our province, and international congregation,” says Province Leader Sister Madeleine Munday. “We have lived here in community, cared for women, children, and our elderly sisters, trained new sisters, and welcomed visitors, sharing in our mission and charism to be a reconciling presence of Jesus.”

“Today, our changing reality and evolving future require us to consider what is best for our province and the campus,” she says. “Our goal is to be good stewards of the property while benefitting the community that has welcomed us for so long. We are proud to play a part in this exciting new development, and we hope it spurs continued growth in Normandy.”

For more information, contact Jeanette McDermott, Communications Coordinator.

Headquartered in St. Louis, the Sisters of the Good Shepherd Province of Mid-North America sponsors ministries across the United States that focus on social justice and human services for women, children and families including programs for at-risk youth, women in recovery, immigrants, women’s learning center, mediation, counseling, spiritual accompaniment, and various other services to those in need. The Province of Mid-North America is one of 32 provinces of the global Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd with ministries in 72 countries.

Jeanette McDermott

Jeanette McDermott

Jeanette is the Communications Coordinator for Sisters of the Good Shepherd Province of Mid-North America. She is a career photojournalist who has served in various capacities of print, broadcast, and corporate communications. Jeanette is devoted to creation and is particularly focused on saving pollinators and other wildlife species and their habitat. She is an ethical vegan and created the website veganstoryteller.com