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Three Aberdeen Sisters Celebrate 70th Jubilee

22 Jun, 2018
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Sister Armella Stratman Sister Armella (Barbara) Stratman was born in St. Helena, Neb., and graduated from Wessington High School, Wessington, S.D. She received her state teaching certificate from Notre Dame Junior College, Mitchell, S.D., attended Presentation Junior College, Aberdeen, S.D., and earned her bachelor’s in education from Northern State University. For 70 years, Sister Armella has joyfully devoted her life to those in need. She continued her love of learning and teaching by dedicating more than 50 years to education ministry, enriching the lives of thousands of elementary students in Humboldt, Madison, Harrisburg,…

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Aberdeen Sisters Kathleen Bierne and Marilyn Dunn Celebrate 60th Jubilee

Aberdeen Sisters Kathleen Bierne and Marilyn Dunn Celebrate 60th Jubilee
22 Jun, 2018
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Pictured above: Sisters Kathleen Bierne and Marilyn Dunn Sister Kathleen Bierne Sister Kathleen (Mary Lambert) Bierne was born in Watertown, S.D. She attended school in Grover, S.D., Watertown, S.D., and graduated from Henry High School, Henry, S.D. Sister Kathleen received her bachelor’s in home economics education from South Dakota State University, Brookings; her master’s in family and child development from Kansas State University, Manhattan; and her JCL Canon Law from Saint Paul University, Ottawa, Canada. Sister Kathleen is a lifelong learner and dedicated to service of others. She taught in Catholic schools in…

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Aberdeen Sisters Pam Donelan and Lucille Welbig Celebrate 50th Jubilee

Aberdeen Sisters Pam Donelan and Lucille Welbig Celebrate 50th Jubilee
22 Jun, 2018
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Pictured above: Sister Pam Donelan and Sister Lucille Welbig Sister Pam Donelan  Sister Pam Donelan was born in Montrose, S.D., and graduated from Montrose Public High School. She earned an associate's degree in art, a bachelor's in communication and theatre, and a master's in creative drama and children's theatre. Sister Pam served as the president of the Presentation Sisters for eight years. Prior to being the president, she served on the Presentation Sisters' Leadership Council. For many years shared her love for education as a high school teacher of speech and drama, and…

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Aberdeen Feast of Sacred Heart of Jesus Celebration

Aberdeen Feast of Sacred Heart of Jesus Celebration
22 Jun, 2018
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The Feast of the Sacred Heart has special significance for the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The mystery of God’s merciful love is what drew our foundress, Nano Nagle, to those made poor by the systems of the day. She saw them in a new light – as children loved by God. This experience of God’s merciful love compelled her to reach out to those who did not experience God’s love and light.  Nano was drawn into the divine dynamic of the Sacred Heart devotion to such an extent…

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Aberdeen Advertorial Features Foresight

22 Jun, 2018
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We continue our partnership with Sioux Falls Woman Magazine, promoting the mission of the Presentation Sisters. In honor and recognition of the 300th anniversary of Nano Nagle’s birth, each article focuses on a different characteristic of Nano. The June/July issue focuses upon Nano’s trait of Foresight. [embed]https://youtu.be/uLNzQ-LwpKw[/embed] by Sioux Falls Woman Magazine writer Natalie Slieter “If I could be of any service in saving souls in any part of the globe, I would willingly do all in my power.” Venerable Nano Nagle Looking back on Nano Nagle’s life, it is apparent that she had…

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