Our Story

~St. Anne’s primary objective is to promote the self-worth, personal dignity, security, happiness, and healthful longevity of each elderly or disabled person.~


WE BELIEVE…that the God-given rights and dignity of the person must be protected from the moment of conception through natural death.

WE BELIEVE…in the values and principles inherent in the moral and religious directives for Catholic Health Care.

WE BELIEVE…that St. Anne’s Guest Home is an integral part of the work of the Church.  As such, it is an extension of Christ’s mission of mercy.  In serving the elderly and vulnerable, we serve Christ in a special way.

WE BELIEVE…that our Franciscan Spirit of simplicity and service makes a unique contribution to health care in the acceptance of all persons in need regardless of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, financial status, physical or mental disability, or marital status.



St. Anne’s is managed by Franciscan Sisters
(Hankinson, North Dakota Province of the Dillingen Franciscans).


Recognizing the person’s unique composition of body and soul, total care will be provided to meet the physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs.

They have been providing services to the elderly and vulnerable since 1945, at which time a 20-bed home was opened in Fargo.

It soon became evident that a need existed for larger facilities.  So it was that in 1952, at the request of Bishop Dworschak of the Diocese of Fargo, that the Sisters came to Grand Forks,  converting the old St. Michael’s Hospital into a home able to accommodate over one-hundred residents.

In 1978, the Sisters were informed by the state fire marshal that the old hospital could no longer comply with state fire codes and would have to close its doors.  Plans for a new facility were made with the help of concerned Grand Forks citizens and in 1981 the move was made to its current location.

St. Anne’s now has two beautiful facilities for the care of the elderly and vulnerable:  Fifty-two units for basic care in the South Wing and thirty low-rent efficiency apartments in the North Wing.

Throughout these years, the Sisters of St. Francis have constantly striven to create an environment of living and sharing the Gospel Message.  The Sisters have provided those services to the elderly and vulnerable designed to meet their physical, social, psychological, and spiritual needs.