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Dubuque Associate Writes Book on Nano

Dubuque Associate Writes Book on Nano
21 Jan, 2019
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Dubuque Presentation Associate Barbara Ressler just published a book about Nano Nagle. It is now available in paperback, hardcover and e-book formats. Barbara's manuscript came in the second of the two finalists in response to an invitation by the Union for "an updated" account of the life of Nano for the modern reader. According to Barbara, "Each chapter has poetry and is written as if Nano is writing in her journal. My intent was to have Nano come alive as a person to help the reader relate to her." Barbara, a high school teacher, wanted…

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Two New Faces in Dubuque

Two New Faces in Dubuque
20 Jan, 2019
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Pictured above, Sisters Thao Pham (left) and Tuyet Pham (right) from the Dominican Congregation of Bui Chu in Vietnam. Among the Christmas gifts arriving at Mount Loretto were two guests who will live among the Dubuque Presentation Sisters for the next couple years. Sisters Thao Pham and Tuyet Pham are from the Dominican Congregation of Bui Chu in Vietnam and are being sponsored by the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters. They will live with the Dubuque community while they study English as a Second Language (2 years) and later live at Divine Word College during their…

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Dubuque Coalition Against Human Trafficking

Dubuque Coalition Against Human Trafficking
19 Jan, 2019
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[caption id="attachment_1598" align="alignright" width="300"] Sister Joy Peterson holds the proclamation declaring it Human Trafficking and Human Slavery Prevention month in Dubuque.[/caption] At the Dubuque City Council Meeting on January 7, Dubuque Presentation Sister Joy Peterson, and Franciscan Sister Mary Lechtenberg represented the Coalition Against Human Trafficking in the Tri-State Area as the City Council proclaimed January 2019 "Human Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month" in the city of Dubuque and January 11, 2019, as "National Human Trafficking Awareness Day." The coalition was founded by the communities of women religious along the Iowa/Wisconsin/Illinois border…

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Aberdeen Presentation Sisters Partner to Warm a Neighbor this January

Aberdeen Presentation Sisters Partner to Warm a Neighbor this January
19 Jan, 2019
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Since 2015, the Aberdeen Presentation Sisters have partnered with Sioux Falls Christian Radio Station, Life 96.5, to focus on our Warm a Neighbor project. Each month, the radio station highlights a non-profit to address a local need.  They ask their listeners to help this organization by donating items. We have been fortunate to grow this partnership each year and be their “January ministry,” collecting warm winter items for clients at Caminando Juntos, our Latino ministry in Sioux Falls. Caminando Juntos is Spanish for “walking together,” and is the name of our Hispanic ministry…

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Aberdeen Sisters Announce Plans to Build New Residences in Aberdeen and Sioux Falls

18 Jan, 2019
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The Presentation Sisters were founded in 1886 with Aberdeen being the central location. As time went on the sisters served in many locations with clusters in Aberdeen and Sioux Falls. As apostolic women the sisters say, “Where one sister is we all are.” As technology has advanced and the desire to age in place is more feasible, the congregation has chosen to build for this new reality in two locations for two primary reasons – to enhance community life and to forward their mission to alleviate oppression and promote human dignity as they…

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