Religion

Religion

Weaving wheat into crosses

Marian Vavra is a Kansas wheat weaver, also known as a straw artist, who says she shares her Christian faith through her elaborately woven crosses. Vavra has been plaiting, spinning and gluing wheat into elaborate pieces of art since the 1980s.

St. Francis to lease former convent, expand services for foster kids

With the lease of a 68,000-square-foot building at the former convent of the Sisters of the Congregation of St. Joseph, Saint Francis Community Services is planning to expand its work with foster kids and others in Wichita.