ABOUT VILLA LICCI:

Villa Licci is a pioneer in meeting the residential needs and independence that many adults with Traumatic Brain Injuries desire. Founded by parents of individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury, Villa Licci will provide a complex of small apartments with private bathrooms and kitchenettes. Shared and planned social opportunities will be provided to nurture friendships which contribute to a sense of well-being for residents. Villa Licci will be open to all races and creeds who meet the requirements for acceptance.

VILLA LICCI WILL BE:

 

  • A place to call home.

 

  • A nationally unique community in Indiana for  adults with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

 

  • A home to help residents grieving for their lives lost – dreams, relationships, opportunities. Too often, friends and family move on and relationships end.

 

  • A community that provides reasonable independence, an active social life, and an empathetic environment.

 

  • A complex of small apartments with private bathrooms and kitchenettes. Residents will share common areas to encourage and enrich social relationships.

 

 

VILLA LICCI WILL NOT BE:



• A medical or skilled nursing facility.



• A rehabilitation clinic.



• A temporary living facility.



• A religious organization. 




St. John Licci

John Licci is also called John Liccio. John was born in Sicily in 1400. His mother died giving birth to him. His father fed baby John crushed pomegranates and left him alone while he worked in the fields; providentially, a neighbor woman came and took the baby home to nurse. When the good woman laid the baby down by her paralyzed husband, the patient was cured. John’s father was angry because his neighbor had taken the child without his permission and he took him home. However, the neighbor’s husband became paralyzed again once the child left the house and was cured when baby John was brought back. John’s father saw this as a sign that he should let his neighbors care for the child. John was a devout child; when he was fifteen, a priest suggested that he enter the Dominican Order. He did so and was ordained some years later. As a priest John became known for his good works and his miracles. Many miracles occurred while he was overseeing the construction of the convent of St. Zita. A wagon full of construction materials mysteriously arrived just as funds were running out; no one knew where the goods had come from and the driver disappeared. Father John’s prayers brought a boy back to life who had fallen from a wall and died. The breadbox of a poor widow miraculously stayed full, feeding her and her six children. A thief’s hand withered when he tried to stab Father John; at the priest’s prayer, the hand was restored. John Licci lived to the ripe old age of 111; he was a Dominican for 96 years, the longest known time anyone has worn the religious habit. John died on November 14, 1511. His feast is November 14 and he is invoked against head injuries because during his life his prayers miraculously cured three people who had traumatic head injuries. We invoke St. John Licci to pray for the residents of Villa Licci, for all those who carry the cross of a brain injury, and for all our benefactors.
FOLLOW US
Phone: (317) 439-1836
Email: villalicci@gmail.com
Address: P. O. Box 6 Brownsburg, IN  46112