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Aberdeen Presentation Sisters LIVE Camp

Aberdeen Presentation Sisters LIVE Camp
19 Jul, 2019
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LIVE Camp recently celebrated its 13th annual week-long summer camp. Fifty 7th, 8th and 9th grade girls joined 23 counselors and staff at Creighton Retreat Center, just outside of Omaha, Neb. Sister Jan Mengenhauser, founding sister of the LIVE Camp, shares, “My vision from the beginning was to help junior high girls get acquainted, build friendships, become leaders and grow in their faith. The LIVE Leadership Camp has provided an opportunity for Latina youth to discover they have a voice, to continue friendships with those they meet from camp and appreciate that they have leadership qualities…

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Aberdeen Sisters Build New Residences

19 Jul, 2019
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This past June, we took the next step in our building journey and celebrated as we broke ground together. We were overjoyed by the family, friends and partners who surrounded us with love and blessed with abundant sunshine both days. Changing health needs of the Sisters, a smaller carbon footprint, and better stewardship of resources are all reasons for the new residences. Both sites will have group dining space, sacred space, and leadership space for offices, meetings and retreats. We strive to do nothing alone and these projects are a testament to that…

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One Moment Please: Presentation Prayer Center, Fargo

18 Jul, 2019
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A Quiet Place of Rest in a Busy City As director of the Presentation Prayer Center, I frequently reflect on our role in the community and the world. Our bylaws state that our purpose is “to facilitate spiritual growth for people of all faiths through opportunities for prayer, solitude, spiritual direction, retreats, and other means of spiritual life enrichment.” Our official mission is similar and invites us to collaborate with others in offering this spiritual nourishment. After a strategic planning meeting several years ago our board developed a simple tag line meant to…

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New Windsor Sisters and Associates Haitian Outreach Project

New Windsor Sisters and Associates Haitian Outreach Project
18 Jul, 2019
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Recently, Presentation Associate Rose Norton informed the New Windsor Presentation Sisters about a project of the Haitian Outreach working to prepare backpacks for six schools in Haiti. She explained that a religious community in several areas of Haiti operate the schools. Children cannot go to school unless they have sponsors, supplies, and shoes. This group of volunteers works to prepare backpacks with needed supplies. When Rose talked about the project at our meeting, we had the opportunity to sign up to help. Sister Pat Dowler & Paula Cormier joined with 17 associates to…

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Celebrating 80 Years as a San Francisco Presentation Sister

Celebrating 80 Years as a San Francisco Presentation Sister
17 Jul, 2019
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On July 1, 2019, the sisters in the Presentation motherhouse in San Francisco gathered for a special tea honoring Sister Kieran O’Connor on the 80th anniversary of her entrance. Four of the sisters in attendance had been students in Sister Kieran’s first-grade class. Little did they know then that their teacher would become a lifelong colleague and friend. Everyone in attendance sang Irish songs, enjoyed the delicious refreshments and delightful reminiscences about her long and storied tenure in the congregation. Sister Kieran entered the congregation in 1939 following her graduation from the Academy…

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