Dubuque Sisters Hold Chapter of Elections and Chapter of Affairs
The Sisters of the Presentation of Dubuque, Iowa, held their Chapter of Elections on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. With great joy, they announce the following team who will assume the ministry of congregational leadership on June 2, 2018.
(Pictured left to right) Congregational Leader Sister Carmen Hernandez Assistant to the Congregational Leader/First Councilor Sister Rita Menart Second Councilor Sister Joy Peterson Third Councilor Sister Marilyn Breen
The Chapter of Affairs was also held during which the community focus and direction for the following five years was determined. The Presentation Sisters will continue to live the legacy of Nano Nagle.
New Windsor Presentation Sisters
Sisters and Friends Celebrate Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
On December 12, 2017, sisters and friends came together to celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe at Mount Saint Joseph Convent Chapel in New Windsor, New York. After praying the rosary and reflecting on each of the mysteries, all joined in a social time enjoying coffee and cookies.
Aberdeen Presentation Sisters
Continuing a Legacy of Education
When the Aberdeen Presentation Sisters came to South Dakota, the greatest need of the people living in the area was for education. Since 1886, the Aberdeen Sisters have lived in the footsteps of Nano and her belief in Catholic education. Today, even though they are no longer teaching in these schools, these sisters continue their belief in and commitment to Catholic education.
Read more about how the Aberdeen congregation is continuing its commitment to education through a Catholic school scholarship and their leadership camp for junior high girls >> Aberdeen Continuing Legacy of Education
Sisters Partner to Warm A Neighbor this January
Four years running, we have partnered with the Christian radio station in Sioux Falls, Life 96.5, on a monthly promotion. The radio station chooses a nonprofit in town each month to address a local need. They ask their listeners to help this organization by donating items. We have been fortunate to grow this partnership each year and be their “January ministry,” collecting warm winter items for clients at Caminando Juntos, our Latino ministry in Sioux Falls.
Read more about this initiative in the Sioux Falls area >> Warm a Neighbor
San Francisco Presentation Sisters
Guatemalan Indigenous Women Educational Dreams Continue
In 1992, Kay Sweeney, a Presentation Associate, went to Guatemala to volunteer with Sister Tonia Orland, a San Francisco Presentation Sister, who had started a religious community for Guatemalan indigenous women. Kay was struck by the natural beauty of the country and the beauty of the fabric woven by the indigenous women. However, she saw a problem - these women and their families were living very limited lives.
Kay learned that many had not attended school and did not speak Spanish, the national language. They longed for an education to learn new things and to earn money to provide a better life for themselves and their families.
The opportunity to help presented itself when a teacher at the convent talked with her about her dream of attending the university. It was clear that Kay could provide the very little support that would make that possible.
Read about how Kay began the the Kateri Tekakwitha Mission Fund, a fund that has provided more than 70 young women with scholarships for junior high and high school. >> Educational Dreams Continue