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    We call one another to be contemplative women in action, fired by the spirit of nano nagle, our foundress.

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Union US – Seasons of Life: Spirituality of Aging

Union US – Seasons of Life: Spirituality of Aging

17 Mar, 2020
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Pictured above, Briston Fernandes, center, and participants at the workshop. Leap Day, 2020, found sisters, friends of Nano and others reflecting on the "Spirituality of Aging," an offering of Presentation Prayer Center, Fargo. Briston Fernandes, native of India, holds a number of graduate degrees and has served as director of Catholic Charities for a number of years, most recently in the Fargo Diocese from 2002-2012. He currently offers retreats on workshops on spirituality, social justice and adult faith formation. He is…

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Union: US – Opening Borders, Opening Hearts

Union: US – Opening Borders, Opening Hearts

17 Mar, 2020
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Above, Associates Josh Boschee, far left, and Randy and Mary Jo Lewis, third and fourth left. Three Presentation associates (Josh Boschee, Randy Lewis and Mary Jo Lewis) from Fargo joined a North Dakota/Minnesota group traveling to El Paso, Texas/Juarez, Mexico, facilitated by Opening Borders (Abriendo Fronteras) to get first-hand knowledge and experience of the stories of the migrants escaping violence in Central America and seeking asylum in the United States. Associate Kevin Wallevand traveled with a similar group in October 2019 and…

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Cypress, California: Friends of Nano Retreat

Cypress, California: Friends of Nano Retreat

17 Mar, 2020
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Above: Friends of Nano retreatants enjoy Seal Beach. Sisters Catherine Burke and Jane Bonar, Watts, led a retreat for the Cypress Friends of Nano on March 7. Below are reflections of several of the participants. Beaulah Dumagan: “I attended a much-needed spiritual retreat, with 28 other Friends of Nano. It was an incredible experience!  We carpooled to the Seal Beach Retreat house and were welcomed warmly by Sister Catherine and Sister Jane, our retreat animators, from the Watts Learning Center. We…

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Mission

We, the Conference of Presentation Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary of North America, aware of our need for personal and communal conversion, call ourselves and one another to be contemplative women in action, fired by the spirit of Nano Nagle, our foundress.

Ministries

STATEMENT JUNE 21, 2018 We, Presentation Sisters across the USA, want to associate ourselves with the Statements by the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, the US Catholic Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Maryknoll Office of Global Concern about the separation of immigrant children from their parents.  Since 1854 we have worked with immigrants in many ways and continue to do so today. We call for a comprehensive immigration reform that will respect the dignity of all peoples. None of the current immigration bills are acceptable. As a country of immigrants we are keenly aware that people have rights to asylum, freedom from fear, and the path to citizenship. These rights cannot be held hostage to funding any wall.

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