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Dubuque Sisters Continue to Provide Assistance in El Paso

Dubuque Sisters Continue to Provide Assistance in El Paso
20 Apr, 2019
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Recently, Dubuque Presentation Sisters Julianne Brockamp, Kay Cota and Maura McCarthy, along with Aberdeen Presentation Sister Myra Remily served for two weeks in a shelter at the El Paso/Juarez border. This experience provided the opportunity to visit with many of the families from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador risking travel with small children to seek asylum and peace. They are escaping conditions of poverty, hunger, violence, extorsion and the severe effects of climate change. In the U.S. they live in total uncertainty as they await their court sessions to determine if they will…

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Aberdeen Sister Pam Donelan Presents During Entrepreneurial Spirit Panel

Aberdeen Sister Pam Donelan Presents During Entrepreneurial Spirit Panel
18 Apr, 2019
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On March 29 Sister Pam Donelan was featured on a panel of five women who were asked to speak on their entrepreneurial spirit during the Women’s Business Conference in Aberdeen. Sponsored by the South Dakota Center for Enterprise Opportunity, this conference features a keynote speaker, a women empowering women panel, an entrepreneurial spirit panel and a vendor fair with local businesses. This conference, in its 2nd year in Aberdeen, brought together nearly 175 women from Aberdeen and the surrounding area. It was an opportunity to hear from successful, local women executives and be inspired by…

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Aberdeen: The Journey to Dakota Territory

Aberdeen: The Journey to Dakota Territory
18 Apr, 2019
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The Aberdeen Presentation Sisters continue their partnership with Sioux Falls Woman Magazine, promoting the mission of the Sisters. As we take time to nurture our own flame within, let us draw strength from those who came before us, those that answered the call and embraced the journey. The April/May issue focuses upon the journey to Dakota Territory. This issue features Presentation Sisters Archivist Kathleen Daly. by Natalie Slieter Nano Nagle was the foundress of the Presentation Sisters in Irelandand she dreamed of the sisters going out among the world to minister.In March 1880, after…

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Aberdeen: Update from Kaoma, Zambia, Ministry

Aberdeen: Update from Kaoma, Zambia, Ministry
17 Apr, 2019
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by Sister Virginia McCall It seems I am way behind in communicating with you. My excuse is two hip replacement surgeries in the past 10 months. I did manage a trip to Zambia in November/December. Sister Janice Klein, congregational president, and I scheduled a meeting with the newly elected leaders of the Presentation Sisters’ African Unit. This Unit represents Presentation Sisters in Zambia and Zimbabwe. Sister Janice and I are pictured above with this new group. Sister Inez is in charge of the fish farm and takes on most of my tasks in…

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Union: US Unit – Retirement Gala in California

Union: US Unit – Retirement Gala in California
16 Apr, 2019
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 by Sister Angela Callanan The Presentation Sisters annual retirement gala event is in its 28th year. The title itself inspires thoughts of the sisters who taught in the Catholic school, giving themselves totally to that ministry without counting the cost or thinking about retirement or healthcare benefits. But now we’re in a new era and we can’t forget their needs. The Broadway-style gala took place on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at St. Pius V parish hall in Buena Park, California. The outline for the evening was broken into shorter bites interspersed with breaks for…

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