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Union: NL – Xavier House Ministry

Union: NL – Xavier House Ministry
18 Jun, 2021
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by Sister Kay Rex  Xavier House, previously Xavier Convent, the home of our sisters who lived and worked in the Corner Brook area, opened its doors to a new ministry in 1985.  It is now a supportive home for women and men suffering from complex mental health issues.  As the leadership report of 2020 states: “As part of our ongoing ministry among those made poor, this ministry creates an atmosphere of love, healing, and joy, in which all receive respect, dignity, and professional care.”  This is the only ministry of its kind in…

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Union: US – 2021 Nano Nagle Awardee Announced by St. Norbert Catholic School in Orange, Calif.

Union: US – 2021 Nano Nagle Awardee Announced by St. Norbert Catholic School in Orange, Calif.
17 Jun, 2021
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On June 3, following the graduation baccalaureate and student honors ceremony, Principal Joe Ciccoianni announced this year’s Nano Nagle Award recipient. A tradition at the school since 2009, one teacher each year has been honored for exemplifying the charisms of Nano Nagle, foundress of the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who established St. Norbert Catholic School in 1965. The process of identifying this teacher involved review of redacted student essays by a panel of judges. With over 100 essays submitted each year, this is not an easy task. In…

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Union: NL – Embracing Life

Union: NL – Embracing Life
17 Jun, 2021
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by Presentation Sisters Annmary Andrews, NL Canada Unit Embracing life as it unfolds, makes sense to me today. Earlier, the word surrender, letting go etc. remained in my head. I had left Dominica, where I have been in ministry with Mary Therese and Lynette, in 2020 March for my home leave, combined with the first death anniversary of my dear mother, when our family would gather together to remember and to celebrate the continued presence of our ancestors gone by. As I reached Kerala, India, the lockdown began due to COVID 19 restrictions.…

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Aberdeen Congregation Celebrates 2021 Jubilarians

16 Jun, 2021
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The Aberdeen congregation honored five jubilarians with Mass and a celebration at Presentation Heights on Saturday, June 5. Daily, they continue living out their vocational call, working for justice, alleviating oppression and speaking out for those without a voice. We thank them for their over 300 years of service to those in need and for making our world a better place for all to live. Sister Jean Huntimer celebrates her 75th Jubilee Sister Jean (Mary Josephine) Huntimer was raised in Madison and Winfred, SD. She obtained an associate teaching degree from Notre Dame Junior…

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Union: NL – Mary Ryan’s Pastoral Ministry

Union: NL – Mary Ryan’s Pastoral Ministry
15 Jun, 2021
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submitted by Mary Ryan, PBVM Day to day life in parish ministry can bring a lot of variety, both challenging and gratifying, especially in these Covid times. I am always happy to serve, and sometimes in ways that are quite unplanned or simply spontaneous, and unpredictable. In Nano's words, "If I could be of service... I would gladly do all in my power." [caption id="attachment_2580" align="alignright" width="300"] Catechists meeting[/caption] In our parish here in the small community of Bishop Falls, I primarily assist with the our Catechists in coordinating the religious education program…

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