Open House offers warmth in wintry weather

December 11, 2010 by

Friends, family and neighbors flocked to the Motherhouse this afternoon despite the season’s first blast of wintry weather.

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Temperatures were in the low 20s, and made to feel much colder due to wind gusts of nearly 50 mph. But that was not enough to affect the warmth of the welcome offered by the Sisters of St. Joseph at their annual Christmas Open House.

In addition to the standard fare of cookies, punch and cider ‚ which, as always, were delicious — the sisters served up livve musical entertainment, with the Bent Wind Bent Wind Saxophone Ensemble of Cloud County Community College and the Concordia High School Chamber Choir.

The Saxophone Ensemble was directed by Patrick Sieben, who also plays in the quartet, while the choir was directed by Kevin Johnson.

The annual event was organized by the sisters’ Development Office and coordinated by Sister Loretta Jasper. During the Open House, sisters were stationed throughout the Motherhouse so visitors touring the building could ask questions and get more information about the historic structure and the Concordia-based congregation of women religious.


2 Responses to “Open House offers warmth in wintry weather”

  1. Jodi Creten on December 12th, 2010 2:46 pm

    The house looks so festive and warm, and I’m sure our guests felt the welcoming hospitality of our sisters and staff. Thanks for giving us a peak at the beauty and beauties!

  2. Missy Ljungdahl on December 11th, 2010 10:53 pm

    This is a wonderful Christmas gift even at this distance! It looks like the event was warm and memorable.
    Sarah, thanks for keeping us informed.

    Thanks for all the work that went into the day too.

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