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Dubuque Presentation Sisters Celebrate 60 and 80 Years of Gratitude

19 Aug, 2020
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Four Dubuque Presentation Sisters are observing 60 years of religious life this year. “Graced with God’s Abundance” is the jubilee theme for the sisters. They will be celebrating with the Presentation community at Mount Loretto. Sisters Janet Goetz, St. James Lickteig, Carla Popes and Rosalyn Ulfers entered the Sisters of the Presentation in 1960 and professed final vows in 1968. Also celebrating will be Sister Linus Coyle who observes 80 years of religious life. 60th Jubilee  Sister Janet Goetz A native of Wesley, Iowa, Sister Janet Goetz is the daughter of the late Philip Goetz and Lorrine Garman…

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An Interview with Union US Sister Kathleen Pritchard, 60th Jubilarian

An Interview with Union US Sister Kathleen Pritchard, 60th Jubilarian
19 Aug, 2020
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I am Sister Kathleen Pritchard, born and raised in County Cavan, Ireland. I entered the Presentation Sisters in my hometown, Bailiborough. I was attracted to the Presentation Sisters because they were a missionary congregation serving in India and Pakistan. Mother Gabriel Monks produced a magazine entitled Presenting Christ. I enjoyed reading about the sisters and what their mission was all about. I would also visit with the sisters. Eventually, I was accepted as a postulant and now I am a diamond jubilarian! After my canonical year I went to Pakistan where I lived for…

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Union US Sister Gemma Pires Celebrates 60th Jubilee

Union US Sister Gemma Pires Celebrates 60th Jubilee
19 Aug, 2020
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Sister Gemma Pires was born in Mumbai, India. At baptism she was given six names: Gemma, Joan, Mary, Cleophas, Grace, Philomena. She explains, “Gemma for St. Gemma Galgani who was canonized in 1940, the year I was born. (Upon entering religious life, since there was no sister with that name, I kept it even though the custom was to get a new name!) Joan, since I was the first born of five children, after my paternal grandfather, John Pires, who passed away five months before I was born. (Had I been a boy,…

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Four Presentation Sisters from New Windsor Celebrate Jubilee

18 Aug, 2020
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Sister Grace Gately (formerly Sr. Mary Vincent) When young Grace Gately was pursuing her interest in religious life, she surprisingly entered into conversation with her gym teacher, who suggested she contact the sisters at another school she was affiliated with, the Presentation Sisters at St. Michael’s High School in Manhattan. She did, and eventually made that choice, and entered the community on February 2, 1945. Upon her reception, in August of that year, she was given the name Mary Vincent. She made a profession of vows in August of 1947. Sister’s long career…

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Union US Sister Josepha Feeney Celebrates 60th Jubilee

Union US Sister Josepha Feeney Celebrates 60th Jubilee
18 Aug, 2020
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It was with joy that the Presentation Sisters gathered at Callaghan Road, San Antonio, Texas, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the profession of vows of Sister Josepha Feeney on May 31, 2020. It was here, exactly 60 years to the day, that Sister Jo made her first profession of vows, and 57 years to the day since she made her final profession. “At that time,” Sister Jo shared, “that date marked the Feast of the Queenship of Mary.” The occasion began in the beautifully-decorated chapel with the celebration of the Sunday liturgy,…

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