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The Motherhouse is made even more beautiful by the grounds surrounding it. What is the name of the park to the east of the building?







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I see God in every human being. When I wash the leper’s wounds, I feel I am nursing the Lord himself. Is it not a beautiful experience?

— Mother Teresa

Sister Alice Marie Stalker — Oct. 3, 1930 — July 7, 2020

July 8, 2020 by  

Sister Alice Marie Stalker died July 7, 2020, at Nazareth Motherhouse in Concordia, Kansas. She was 89 years old and a Sister of St. Joseph of Concordia for 70 years. She was born in Aurora, Illinois, on Oct. 3, 1930, to Robert Kenneth and Veronica Lucille Schopp Stalker, the oldest of seven children, and was baptized Alice Marie. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia on Sept. 7, 1949. On March 18, 1950, Alice Marie received the habit of the Sisters of St. Joseph and was given the name Sister Mary Urban, later returning to her baptismal name Alice Marie. She pronounced first vows on March 19, 1951, and final vows on March 19, 1954.

Sister Alice Marie received a B.A. in English from Marymount College in 1963. Sister Alice Marie taught in Damar, Salina, Concordia, and Beloit, Kansas, and in Grand Island, Nebraska, for a total of 44 years. In 1983, Sister Alice Marie served as librarian at Sacred Heart Grade School, Salina, Kansas. She retired and moved to the Motherhouse in 2008.

Sister Alice Marie was preceded in death by her parents and four siblings. She is survived by two sisters, Charlotte Christian from Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and Kathleen Schneider from Glen Ellyn, Illinois. A Bible Vigil Service will be held at 9:30 a.m. July 13 with Sister Marilyn Wall as the eulogist. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. with Father Barry Brinkman presiding. Due to the safety precautions for Covid-19, the bible vigil and funeral mass will be private. However, both will be live-streamed on the Sisters of St. Joseph Facebook page.  

The internment of cremains will be in the Nazareth Motherhouse Cemetery. Nutter Mortuary, 116 E. Sixth St., Concordia, Kansas, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials for Sister Alice Marie Stalker may be given to the Sisters of St. Joseph Health Care/ Retirement Fund or the Apostolic Works of the Sisters; P.O Box 279, Concordia, KS 66901.

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The test of friendship is assistance in adversity, and that too, unconditional assistance. Co-operation which needs consideration is a commercial contract and not friendship. Conditional co-operation is like adulterated cement which does not bind.

Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi

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Wash your car yourself, from a bucket.

 

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A mind at peace, a mind centered and not focused on harming others, is stronger than any physical force in the universe.

— Wayne Dyer

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Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.

–  John Lubbock

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