Global Sisters Report brings story to Concordia

December 11, 2014 by


A reporter and videographer from the Global Sisters Report, a project of National Catholic Reporter, are spending their second day in Concordia today.

Dawn Cherie Araujo

Dawn Cherie Araujo

This morning staff writer Dawn Cherie Araujo and intern videographer Nick Sciarappa are interviewing Sister Marcia Allen, president of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia, as well as Concordia Mayor Marsha Wentz and city manager Larry Uri.

Nick Sciarappa

Nick Sciarappa

Since arriving Wednesday morning, they have also spent time at Neighbor to Neighbor, the sisters’ free day center for women in downtown Concordia, and have toured the Nazareth Motherhouse and talked with other sisters.

Both Araujo and Sciarappa are based in Kansas City, at the NCR offices. Araujo is a native of Indianapolis, Ind., who has been writing for the Global Sisters Report since May. Sciarappa is finishing a six-month internship with the project and will return to his home in Pittsburgh, Pa., next week.

The Global Sisters Report is an independent, non-profit source of news and information about Catholic sisters and the critical issues facing the people they serve. It is a project of National Catholic Reporter Publishing Company and is funded by a three-year, $2.3 million grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.

Araujo said she came to Concordia to learn more about the Concordia sisters and their impact on a small, rural community like Concordia, as well as the projects and people who make up the Sisters of St. Joseph.

Her stories, as well as Sciarappa’s video will be published on the project’s website.



2 Responses to “Global Sisters Report brings story to Concordia”

  1. Dottie Moss on December 12th, 2014 8:52 am

    A perfect place to get the scoop on the quiet, faithful, innovative presence of love that sisters are making ~ have been making globally day in and day out for centuries.

  2. Loretta Jasper on December 11th, 2014 3:22 pm

    Thanks NCR for noticing.

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