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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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Aberdeen Sisters Stepping Out in Faith

Aberdeen Sisters Stepping Out in Faith

20 Aug, 2019
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by Natalie Slieter The Presentation Sisters are well-known for their education ministry. From teaching Catholic children in Ireland or French settlers and American Indians in Dakota Territory, each ministry contains an educational facet. The Presentation Sisters are also known for their work in healthcare and their sponsorship of Avera Health. The early sisters arrived in Wheeler, South Dakota, in 1880 but soon after traveled north to Fargo, Dakota Territory. In 1886 the sisters came to Aberdeen to further education, something…

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Aberdeen Presentation People Participate in PRH Workshop

Aberdeen Presentation People Participate in PRH Workshop

20 Aug, 2019
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Pictured above:  Back row, Gilson Hoffmeister, Lowell Bungert, Jan Lenz, Sister Ruth Geraets, Carla Hoffmeister, Mary Jane Winter, Renae Green Front row, Sister Judith Fischer, Sister Joan Marie Brandner, Kim McKnite and Mary Ihli A group of Presentation People gathered in Watertown, S.D., for a week-long PRH experience entitled Accelerating My Growth. Led by Sister Joan Marie Brander, the program invited participants to learn skills on how to enhance their lives by knowing themselves better. It involves the cerebral, emotional, physical, and…

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Mary Magdalene Book Study in Newfoundland

Mary Magdalene Book Study in Newfoundland

20 Aug, 2019
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The Virginia Waters Retreat Centre was delighted to hold an eight-week wisdom book study focusing on Cynthia Bourgeault’s book “The Meaning of Mary Magdalene: Discovering the Woman at the Heart of Christianity.” A group of 15 gathered for eight consecutive weeks, and we were honored that Associate Susan Cummings could share her own experiences and expertise of Mary Magdalene which she has been cultivating through study and travel in the past several years. Having someone who had already begun a…

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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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