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

    "There is no greater joy than to be in union."

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Dubuque: New Orleans Local Presentation Sisters Light up Their Neighborhood with Hope-themed House Float

Dubuque: New Orleans Local Presentation Sisters Light up Their Neighborhood with Hope-themed House Float

19 Feb, 2021
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With no Mardi Gras parades this year, New Orleans transformed houses into ‘floats’ in an effort to support local artists and suppliers out of work by COVID-19. Dubuque Presentation Sisters Mary Lou Specha and Julie Marsh turned their house into a hope-themed house float called “Women of Light…Sharing Hope”! We share the following Clarion Heraldarticle with you on how Sisters Mary Lou and Julie are lighting up their neighborhood. Local Presentation Sisters light up their neighborhood with hope-themed house float By BETH DONZE, Clarion Herald (Reprinted…

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Aberdeen: Warm a Neighbor Event a Success

19 Feb, 2021
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Since 2015 we have partnered with Sioux Falls Christian Radio Station, Life 96.5, to focus on our Warm a Neighbor Project. Each month, the radio station highlights a non-profit 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 one of their “January ministries,” collecting warm winter items for clients at Caminando Juntos, our Latino ministry in Sioux Falls. Our partnerships have…

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Dubuque: Paula Schwendinger in Virtual Ministry to Immigrants

Dubuque: Paula Schwendinger in Virtual Ministry to Immigrants

18 Feb, 2021
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Pictured above: From a distance, Sister Paula Schwendinger works closely with others in planning the weekly Spanish Mass in Dyersville, Iowa.  Jesus asks us to be present to those in need of help, regardless of whether or not they belong to our social group … he challenges us to put aside all differences and, in the face of suffering, to draw near to others with no questions asked. ~Pope Francis In 2015, Sister Paula Schwendinger initiated HOME ministry, Hispanic Outreach…

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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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