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Concordia Sisters of St. Joseph

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Loving God and neighbor without distinction: A pontifical institute of women religious of the Roman Catholic Church

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Sisters get a first look at Neighbor to Neighbor center

The phone wasn’t connected yet, and workers were still moving building supplies around upstairs — but the cookies and punch were out and the doors open Tuesday afternoon at the new Neighbor to Neighbor center in downtown Concordia.

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The three Sisters of St. Joseph behind the new center for women — Sisters Jean Befort, Pat McLennon and Ramona Medina — invited the rest of the congregation in for a first look before Neighbor to Neighbor opens to the public this morning (Wednesday) at 9.

The center at 103 E. Sixth St. will provide a wide array of services to women and women with young children from throughout Cloud County. Yet its most important function, the three sisters say, may be as a place for women to come together and meet other women who are facing or have faced the same kinds of life challenges. The three see Neighbor to Neighbor as a place for women to build informal networks and then learn from those.

This week Sisters Jean, Pat and Ramona hope to welcome women to the center, show them around and then talk with them about how Neighbor to Neighbor can help them. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, and 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

A formal open house and blessing of the center is planned in a couple of weeks.

2 thoughts on “Sisters get a first look at Neighbor to Neighbor center

  • Lisa Curran

    It is amazing to see how far this seed of an idea has come, and to imagine all the lives that will be impacted for years to come. As for the sisters responsible for this great achievement – what was that again about being retired? It’s not only a great achievement, but also a great excuse to visit – my parents and I are eagerly anticipating our visit this coming weekend and look forward to seeing all of you, and your hard work!

  • Loretta A. Jasper,csj

    Stay with God and stay attentive to the many veins in the heart of the dear neighbor.

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