Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018

October 18, 2018 by  

Kindness is the language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see.

~Mark Twain

Question of the Day

October 17, 2018 by  

The name of the college the Sisters of St. Joseph founded in Salina, Kan., was...

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018

October 17, 2018 by  


Delicious autumn!  My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. 

~ George Eliot

The October 2018 Messenger is packed full of news and upcoming events

October 16, 2018 by  

It’s time to catch up with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia with the October edition of the Messenger.

There are a lot of stories to share, from a trip to our Sisters in Brazil, an International Day of Peace celebration, a Manna House anniversary and so much more!

The print edition is in the mail today, and it’s available here right now as a flipbook. To open the flipbook edition, just click on the image below and use the arrows in the bar to scroll through the pages. Need to make it larger? Click on the magnifying glass icon with the “plus” sign in the middle:

Everyone’s invited to this year’s Pumpkin Patch

October 16, 2018 by  

That hint of chill in the night air can only mean one thing — it’s almost time for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia’s annual Pumpkin Patch! This year’s family-friendly event will be from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20 and Sunday, Oct. 21.

Last year, scores of little kids — with parents, grandparents and older siblings tagging along — flooded onto the Motherhouse grounds to become bean bag-tossers, corn pile diggers, hay rack riders and pumpkin bowlers. And of course many took advantage of all the fun fall photo opportunities!
The entrance will be at the east gate (between the Motherhouse and the Concordia Community Garden of Hope), and admission costs $3 per person, with kids 2 and younger free.

Returning for a fourth year will be the popular hay ride around the Motherhouse grounds, as well as the corn pile, hay stack slide, pumpkin bowling, games, a scavenger hunt and other kids’ activities.

Kids are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes as they take part in the fun.

The event is organized by Ambria Gilliland, the Sisters of St. Joseph assistant development director, with lots of other staff members and volunteers lending a hand. For more information, email

All proceeds from the event will go towards replacing the roof on the historic Nazareth Motherhouse.

Question of the Day

October 16, 2018 by  

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Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018

October 16, 2018 by  


Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.

~From the television show The Wonder Years

Creating a greener lifestyle

October 15, 2018 by  

To learn more about the Sisters of St. Joseph Ecological Integrity Committee, CLICK HERE.

Create a backyard wildlife refuge, bird sanctuary and/or vegetable garden.

‘Peterrific’ will be the featured book at Reading with Friends

October 9, 2018 by  

Do you like to build things?
Then you might identify with the story of “Peterrific!” by Victoria Kann, this month’s featured book at Reading with Friends at Neighbor to Neighbor.
Kann is the New York Times best-selling author/artist of the “Pinkalicious” series of children’s books.
Story time will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12.
The story times for children 3 to 5 years old are on the second Fridays of the month and all begin at 10 a.m. at Neighbor to Neighbor, 103 E. Sixth St. Each session includes playtime and a snack for the children, plus each child will receive a free copy of that day’s book to take home.
There is a limit of 30 children per session so parents must register in advance. Call Neighbor to Neighbor at 785/262-4215 or email
The monthly program has been a part of Neighbor to Neighbor’s regular offerings since September 2012.
Upcoming Reading with Friends events will be Nov. 9 and Dec. 14.
This year’s Reading with Friends is made possible thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation for Cloud County.

Question of the Day

October 9, 2018 by  

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