The building now called Manna House of Prayer has been a convent, a school, a hospital, a nursing home and — since 1978 — a spiritual retreat center. It is also home to Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia who serve as Manna House staff members.
Through two new programs, even more people have been able to call Manna House their temporary home — if only for a night. And we make our comfortable home available to small groups and families for conferences, meetings, workshops and other gatherings. We also welcome individuals seeking serenity and solitude for a personal sabbatical of whatever length you need. CLICK HERE to get the basic costs and other information, or click the links below to learn more about some of our special programs!
Are you looking for a place to study, needing space to write? Exhausted by the busyness of life in your ministry or your career? Or perhaps you’re just at a low place in your life and need time to recharge. Come stay with us for a week, a month or as long as you need. This is a wonderful place to find your center again… CLICK HERE for details.
We welcome women students attending Cloud County Community College to live in one wing of Manna House in a program that focuses on education, service and leadership. It’s an affordable option for young women of all faiths who are looking to an alternative to dorm life. CLICK HERE to learn more.
Think of it as a spiritual bed & breakfast with so much more added in! Sleep in the original convent of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia. Eat supper and breakfast with the Sisters who live there now. Learn about the history and architecture of both this building, now the Manna House of Prayer spiritual retreat center, and the current Motherhouse that dominates the landscape in this small north central Kansas city. And talk with the Sisters themselves about how “religious life” has evolved over the past 125+ years. CLICK HERE for more information on The Convent Experience.
People who have taken part in a workshop or retreat at Manna House often ask if they can come back to celebrate a birthday or host a small business meeting. Once they’ve experienced the comfortable serenity within our building and on our grounds, they want to share it with others. And so the answer is YES! If you’re interested in using our facilities for a private gathering, please give us a call to talk about the details. As always, we’re reachable at 785/243-4428.