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<b>Motherhouse</b> - This stained glass window graces the front entrance of the Motherhouse. <b>Motherhouse</b> - A heritage room dedicated to BVM founder Mary Frances Clarke includes artifacts from her life. <b>Motherhouse</b> - This bell goes back to the community's early days on the Iowa prairie where it called Sisters to prayer and meals. <b>Motherhouse</b> - A five-story center staircase and stairwell gives a striking perspective. <b>Motherhouse</b> - Photos and memorabilia of Sisters and their ministries, past and present, line the walls of the Prairie Room. <b>Motherhouse</b> - Sisters come together daily for liturgy in the Motherhouse Chapel. <b>Motherhouse</b> - This window of the Holy Family was uncovered during a recent chapel renovation. <b>Motherhouse</b> - Sister Ruth Evermann wove this hanging of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the Motherhouse Chapel. <b>Motherhouse</b> - Stations of the Cross recall the passage from St. John's Gospel, <b>Marian Hall</b> - This statue of Mary greets visitors to Marian Hall, the community's skilled care center. <b>Marian Hall</b> - Sisters visit with guests beside a cozy fireplace. <b>Marian Hall</b> - The Marian Hall Chapel is the central prayer space for Sisters. <b>Caritas Center</b> - The Caritas Center foyer provides space for Sisters to welcome guests. <b>Caritas Center</b> - Exercise equipment in the Wellness Center helps keep Sisters healthy. <b>Caritas Center</b> - A therapy pool is available for Sisters and Roberta Kuhn Center students. <b>Caritas Center</b> - The Caritas Center dining room is the central gathering place for meals and sharing. <b>BVM Center</b> - Entrance to the BVM Center is dominated by a radiant stained glass window. <b>BVM Center</b> - The Center library provides space for research and meetings.