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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 the author of The road to Calvary—Meditations for our Journey through Life, published…

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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 produced a wonderful video record of the experience. You can view the documentary,…

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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 were given a brief tour of the beach house. After coffee and snacks,…

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Dubuque: Presentation Call to Protect Human Rights

Dubuque: Presentation Call to Protect Human Rights
17 Mar, 2020
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Pictured above: Participants of the Edmund Rice International Human Rights and International Advocacy Training with the Irish Ambassador of the Permanent Mission of Ireland. As told by MARY THERESE KRUEGER, PBVM [caption id="attachment_2167" align="alignright" width="225"] Sister Mary Therese Krueger stands outside the United Nations at Geneva, Switzerland. Through her position as programme action leader for the International Presentation Association (IPA), she attended a training hosted by Edmund Rice International (ERI) which consists of the Christian Brothers and Presentation Brothers around the world collaborating for justice and peace at the international level.[/caption] If you were…

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Aberdeen Presentation Sisters Host Women’s Retreat

Aberdeen Presentation Sisters Host Women’s Retreat
17 Mar, 2020
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On Saturday, February 22, the Presentation Sisters hosted the 21st annual Women’s Lenten Retreat in Sioux Falls. It was an amazing morning as we hosted over 160 women who were eager to learn about kindness and hope. Nicole Phillips, National Kindness Champion and motivational speaker from Aberdeen, joined us to share a message of incorporating hope and kindness into our worlds. Nicole presented a beautiful message and those in attendance left the event feeling blessed and filled with the Holy Spirit as they prepared for their Lenten journeys. The comments from people have been…

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