Be a Valentine & support Manna House!

January 28, 2015 by

web-valentines-day-clip-artThe Greek playwright Sophocles said “One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life. That word is love.”

With that in mind, the Sisters of St. Joseph at Manna House of Prayer invite you to a special dinner to celebrate love, and to be freed of the weight and pain of life for an evening.

The Valentine’s Dinner at Manna House is a fundraiser for the spirituality and retreat center at 323 E. Fifth St., Concordia. Seating is limited so early reservations are encouraged, by calling 785/243-4428.

Dinner will be served at 6:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, and will feature a special menu prepared by Sister Betty Suther.

The menu includes a strawberry spinach salad, a choice of either chicken piccata or balsamic roast pork, rice pilaf, honeyed carrots and a special Valentine dessert.

The historic red brick building that is today Manna House was built in 1884 as the first Motherhouse of the newly arrived Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia. It has been in continual use since then, and in April 1978 was dedicated as a spirituality and retreat center.

Its mission, then and today, is to be a place were people of all faiths come for personal and communal prayer, on-going education, quiet time and counseling. Sisters who live there also provide youth ministry, facilitation services, spiritual direction and counseling.

In 2015 it is home to six Sisters of St. Joseph and several young women who are students at Cloud County Community College. Throughout the year it hosts retreats and workshops on everything from “seasonal spirituality” and the ancient art of bobbin lacemaking to “meditation and movement” and the meaning and mystery of the rosary.

To learn more about Manna House, its ministries and upcoming events, go to


2 Responses to “Be a Valentine & support Manna House!”

  1. Loretta Jasper on January 30th, 2015 6:53 am

    The special desserts include: layered red velvet cake, and layered lemon cake.

  2. Al Johnson on January 23rd, 2015 4:07 pm


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