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Dubuque Associate Partnership Continues to Grow

17 Jul, 2018
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So far this year, the Dubuque Presentation Sisters have welcomed nine new associates into the Presentation Associate Partnership. Over the course of several months, these associates gathered with sister and associate mentors to pray, study, share and reflect upon Presentation heritage, charism and mission. Through this orientation process, they immersed themselves in the spirit and life of Presentation foundress, Nano Nagle, and discerned how they might live out the Presentation mission in their lives. During a commitment ceremony, they proclaimed their desire and commitment to the Presentation mission of being “called to evangelize,…

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Aberdeen: Families Belong Together

Aberdeen: Families Belong Together
17 Jul, 2018
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Who will speak up for the Children? Aberdeen Presentation Sisters join others to rally together, Families Belong Together!   As we honor the 300th anniversary of Nano’s birthday, we remember she was a woman who risked her own comfort to educate vulnerable children during penal law. We go one pace beyond her steps and do what we can to protect vulnerable children at the border today! Presentation Sisters, Cojourners and Presentation People joined nearly 300 people in Sioux Falls and more than 75 people in Aberdeen for the Families Belong Together National Day of…

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Aberdeen Holds 12th LIVE Camp for Young Latina Women

Aberdeen Holds 12th LIVE Camp for Young Latina Women
17 Jul, 2018
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By Sister Lynn Marie Welbig We just completed our 12th year of the LIVE Camp, Latinas Inspiring Virtuous Excellence. Goals for this camp are to engage 7th, 8th and 9th grade Latinas to grow in their relationship with God, embrace their Latina heritage with pride, and be empowered in virtue as leaders in their families, church, communities and the world. At camp days are spent being physically active, learning how to be proactive at school and meeting other young and energized Latinas from the community. In addition, the girls learn better ways to make healthy…

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Union: US Sister Rita O’Connell Retires from Health Care Ministry

Union: US Sister Rita O’Connell Retires from Health Care Ministry
17 Jul, 2018
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After serving for 42  years in the health care ministry of St. Irenaeus parish, Cypress, Calif., Sister Rita completed her work there with a joyful parish celebration on June 10, 2018. In her letter to the parish she recounted her call to religious life at age 16 but told no one, not even her parents, until after attending a vocation exhibition. She entered the Presentation Sisters in Balieboro, Ireland, at age 20. Two years later she set off on a rough seas trip across oceans for 19 days to minister with the Presentation Sisters…

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Union: US – Being Nano Today

17 Jul, 2018
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Fargo Associates/Friends of Nano Celebrate Annual Day Celebrating the tercentenary (300th) anniversary of Nano’s birth, the annual associate day was held on June 9 at the Presentation Center, Fargo, N.D., using the theme Being Nano Today. Seventy-three associates/sisters and guests participated throughout the day of prayer, reflection, contemplative sharing and fellowship. The group remembered the three associates and the two local sisters who had died in the last year. The day began with morning prayer, including a reflection, “The Little Acorn that Could: Mighty Oak Potentiality and Being Nano Today,” given by Associate…

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