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Aberdeen: Hike 2 the Heights

Aberdeen: Hike 2 the Heights
24 Sep, 2018
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In September of 2000, the Presentation Sisters of Aberdeen, S.D., and the Benedictine Sisters of Yankton, S.D., merged their individual Catholic health care systems into a single entity, Avera Health. These two religious orders serve as Avera’s sponsors and share the common values of compassion, hospitality and stewardship. Each year, Avera St. Luke’s celebrates Avera Health Founders Week with various campus activities. This year, 18 years after the creation of Avera Health, Avera St. Luke’s Hospital and Presentation College, sponsored ministries of the Presentation Sisters, joined together to honor these founders. On Saturday, September 8,…

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Sister Richelle Friedman Represents Presentation Sisters on JFI

Sister Richelle Friedman Represents Presentation Sisters on JFI
20 Sep, 2018
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Justice for Immigrants (JFI) is a coalition of Catholic organizations committed to immigration reform as a priority of the U.S. Catholic Church and to creating a culture of welcome for all migrants. JFI is coordinated by the USCCB with members that include many religious communities, Catholic organizations, LCWR and CMSM. The Conference of Presentation Sisters is pleased to announce that Dubuque Presentation Sister Richelle Friedman will represent the Conference in JFI. Richelle, director of public policy at the Coalition on Human Needs in Washington, works on many facets of immigration with CHN-member organizations…

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Aberdeen Advertorial Features Fearlessness

Aberdeen Advertorial Features Fearlessness
21 Aug, 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 August / September issue focuses upon Nano’s trait of Fearlessness. Living Fearlessly by Sioux Falls Woman Magazine writer, Natalie Slieter To act fearlessly doesn’t mean ignoring our fear. Rather it is the ability to take action in the midst of our fear, moving beyond our comfort zone to do what we know is right and to…

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Aberdeen Leadership Camp Celebrates Final Year

Aberdeen Leadership Camp Celebrates Final Year
20 Aug, 2018
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Pictured above: Some of the adult and junior counselors are each wearing one of the 23 years of camp t-shirts. The first shirt (lower left) was grey and this year's navy blue shirt is in the upper right! Each shirt is worn with pride and we are so grateful for these women and the flame of Nano that they carry in their heart! A reflection on our 23rd, and last, year of Leadership Camp by Jenny Dix, mission development office Singing camp songs, participating in the challenge course, reflecting on Scripture Still Survives with…

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Presentation Sisters Celebrate 80th Jubilee

Presentation Sisters Celebrate 80th Jubilee
20 Aug, 2018
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Pictured above: Sisters Damian O’Brien and Matthew Cunningham. Sisters Mary Matthew Cunningham and Mary Damian O’Brien celebrated their 80th anniversary of religious life with the Dubuque Sisters of the Presentation on August 15. The theme of the jubilee was based on the celebration of the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Welcoming all present to the liturgy, Sister Joan Lickteig greeted the assembly. In congratulating the jubilarians, she emphasized the extraordinariness of the occasion: how unusual it is for anyone to reach 80 years of a life-time commitment; in 144…

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