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Newfoundland & Labrador Congregational Gathering

Newfoundland & Labrador Congregational Gathering
18 Oct, 2020
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We continue to share in the dream of Nano to: Live Contemplatively Walk Lightly on Earth Witness Prophetically Our planning for our NL Canada Provincial Gathering 2020 has known many transformative changes with COVID-19’s impact and is now taking place on October 20 and 21. Song and processional dance with symbols rich in meaning in our opening ritual will mark the formal Declaration of the Opening of Provincial Gathering 2020 the evening of the October 20. The next day flows into our provincial leadership election, acceptance of our leadership team report and revised statutes,…

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Aberdeen Sister Ruth Geraets Honored Father Mike Crosby Award

Aberdeen Sister Ruth Geraets Honored Father Mike Crosby Award
18 Oct, 2020
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The board of Seventh Generation Interfaith (SGI) coalition announced that Sister Ruth Geraets of the Presentation Sisters of Aberdeen, S.D., is the recipient of the 2020 Father Mike Crosby Award. This award recognizes a person who has promoted a more just and sustainable world and exemplifies the passion and commitment of our founder, Michael Crosby, O.F.M., Cap. “We are so happy to honor my dear friend Sister Ruth”, said SGI Board Chair Dan Tretow. “She worked closely with the SGI staff and other members in engaging several companies to operate more just and sustainably.”…

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Aberdeen Women on the Prairie Recap

Aberdeen Women on the Prairie Recap
17 Oct, 2020
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On Saturday, October 3, the Aberdeen Presentation Sisters hosted the Women on the Prairie Conference.  This year attendees were unable to gather in person so the event was held virtually. Nicole Phillips, kindness champion and author, joined nearly 90 women to present “Kindness is Contagious … Are You Catching It?” Nicole was a delight to have as a presenter and the women loved her presentation.  She gave attendees many tips to getting the negative out of their lives and replacing those feelings with acts of kindness. She inspired the women to live a…

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Dubuque Presentation Sisters Vote Humanity First

Dubuque Presentation Sisters Vote Humanity First
30 Sep, 2020
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Above: Sister Richelle Friedman proudly wears a t-shirt that boldly proclaims, “Vote Humanity First.” Vote Humanity First by RICHELLE FRIEDMAN, PBVM Participation in public life is a privilege that must not be squandered. Citizenship brings with it the right and the responsibility to be involved in politics and to vote. We are all called by our faith to educate ourselves on critical issues from a values perspective – top of which is respecting the dignity of all, with special attention to the most vulnerable among us. This article focuses on our call to…

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Dubuque Using Creative and Virtual Technology

Dubuque Using Creative and Virtual Technology
30 Sep, 2020
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Above: Presentation Sisters use video conferencing tools to stay connected during the coronavirus pandemic. Staying Connected Yet Apart by BETH KRESS, PBVM “Staying at home,” “sheltering in place,” “social distancing” – all have become new ways of being since March 2020. During these pandemic months, Presentation Sisters have been part of groups and partnerships in which communication has taken on a new look. Individual sisters in ministry, sisters and their families and friends, the congregational leadership team and administrative staff, sisters as members of committees and groups near and far – all have…

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