Aberdeen: Our Faithful Journey Continues

18 Mar, 2021

Last fall, we wrote about our congregation beginning the transition out of our convent. It has not been an easy process, as this has been our home since 1952. Through continued prayer and discernment, we focused on mission and remembered the reasons that led us to build the two new residences, in Sioux Falls and Aberdeen. As our health needs of the sisters changed we had fewer sisters living at the Convent and our current reality had altered. These two new residences allow for a smaller carbon footprint and a better stewardship of resources.

In Sioux Falls, sisters began moving into Presentation Center this past September, but weather, COVID-19, as well as adding on to an existing building, led the Aberdeen residence timeline to be extended a bit longer. The last week of February 2021 brought the final touches to our residence in Aberdeen and our sisters were able to finally move into their new home. Prior to our move, we spent time in community, safely gathering for a farewell ritual, remembering the special times at our Motherhouse.

We aspire to be like Nano in the neighborhood. With COVID challenging our going out into the neighborhood, a beautiful, bright shining light is offered high up in our front window for all, a beacon of hope. Our contractors suggested this symbol as a sign of hope and light to those who witness it.

We look forward to when we can safely open our doors for visits with family and friends. Until then, we invite you to Click here to view photos from Presentation Center in Sioux Falls and Click here to view photos from Presentation Place in Aberdeen.

Our next focus is discerning our existing 125 acres of property and motherhouse, in service of the mission and in collaboration with our partners and ministries. We ask for your continued prayers, as we walk and listen during these next steps.