Nazareth Convent and Academy
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member linkys
N 39° 33.844 W 097° 39.655
14S E 615029 N 4380231
Quick Description: Nazareth Convent and Academy is the Motherhouse of the Sisters of St. Joseph.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 7/21/2012 6:57:02 PM
Waymark Code: WMEY9C
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 2

Long Description:

"The Nazareth Convent and Academy in Concordia, Kansas is the official Motherhouse and Home for the 160 Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia. It was built in 1903 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The beautiful Lourdes-Park, restored in 1990, offers a place for walking and enjoying nature and the large stained glass window is known as "the beacon light of Concordia" as it looks over the community from the convent.

Laying the Cornerstone at the Nazareth Convent and Academy, May 15, 1902. In 1884, the Rev. Joseph Perrier invited the Sisters of St. Joseph to come to Concordia to open a school in the Catholic Parish. Mother Stanislaus Leary, superior, and five sisters answered the invitation. They came to Concordia and established the Nazareth Motherhouse and Academy in a new building located next to the church.

The cornerstone ceremony was held on May 15, 1902. The main building was completed in late June 1903 and a section known as the Music Hall was added in 1906. 1908 saw the edition of a Chapel wing to the east end of the building. Education The sisters quickly gained a fine reputation for the education of young women at Nazareth, giving them a sound academic program as well as instruction in the fine arts, music, French and the social graces. In 1903, the Sisters of St. Joseph entered the health care field in Concordia with the establishment of the St. Joseph Hospital on the original site after the new Nazareth Motherhouse was built at its present location.

The Sisters of St. Joseph remain active to this day."

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