Since 1884 the Sisters of St. Joseph have made a home at Concordia after arriving from France. Since that time the Sisters have continued to minister to the community for over 126 years. In 1902 they began construction on the red-brick Nazareth Convent and Academy, which the locals refer to as “The Motherhouse”. In 1907, the Sacred Heart Chapel was added on the east end of the building featuring fourteen beautiful stained-glass windows created by The Munich Studio in Chicago. The “Motherhouse” was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. From the beautiful windows, extensive collection of art, artifacts, and stunning architectural details, a tour of the Nazareth Convent has something for everyone. Tours by appt. Monday – Friday 2-4 or call Cloud County Tourism for more information. There is no admission fee, but a donation is suggested. Make sure you visit the Gift Shop featuring hand-made items by the Sisters of St. Joseph.