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Paddy’s Day in St. John’s, NL, Canada: Keeping the Irish Connection Alive

Paddy’s Day in St. John’s, NL, Canada: Keeping the Irish Connection Alive
11 Apr, 2019
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From an Island to an Island Paddy’s Day has forever been a big day in Newfoundland, the home of so many Irish immigrants who kept the traditions and memories of their homeland very much alive! Lovingly counted among them are our many Irish Presentation Sisters who first came in 1833. We continue to honour them all and their wonderful legacy to us. We are not far from the ole sod in many ways! Locally our celebrations are eagerly anticipated and for some they last a whole week.  Looks and sounds like we have…

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San Francisco PBVM: 25 Years of Learning and Loving

San Francisco PBVM: 25 Years of Learning and Loving
06 Apr, 2019
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Pictured above: Sister Pat Davis, founder and former director, with Christa Hanson, Presentation Associate and current director, at the 25th anniversary celebration of the Learning and Loving Education Center in Morgan Hill, California. by Christa Hanson, Presentation Associate and Learning and Loving Education Center executive director The past mingled with the present as all looked toward the future. In March of 1994, the Learning and Loving Education Center was opened through the vision and efforts of the Sisters of the Presentation, San Francisco. Twenty immigrant women and their little children came to learn and grow.…

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Aberdeen: A celebration of National Catholic Sisters Week

Aberdeen: A celebration of National Catholic Sisters Week
20 Mar, 2019
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Last year, as we celebrated National Catholic Sisters week, we went out and visited partners and shared stories of the sisters who went before us and the work we are doing today. This year, we built on this tradition, by inviting partners to walk alongside us as we shared our thanks to organizations in the Sioux Falls area for their work of Nano in the city. We spent time volunteering at the local emergency homeless shelter, The Bishop Dudley Hospitality House, and at a transitional housing facility for the homeless, the St. Francis…

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Union: NL – International Women’s Day Celebration

Union: NL – International Women’s Day Celebration
18 Mar, 2019
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International Women’s Day Celebration North River, Newfoundland, Canada March 8, 2019 Penned by Sheila Leonard, PBVM  It may well have been a freezing cold and sometimes blustery winter’s day on the outside. However, inside All Hallows’ parish hall, in the small town of North River, Newfoundland, Canada, it was toasty warm. The air was full of fellowship and hearty welcomes, amidst much joy and laughter as over 100 women gathered to celebrate International Women’s Day 2019, hosted again by the town’s mayor, Joanne Morrissey, and a very special team of women, with attendance…

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Dubuque Sister Anne Marie Kollasch: Celebration of a Century

Dubuque Sister Anne Marie Kollasch: Celebration of a Century
17 Mar, 2019
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Pictured above: In celebration of her 100th birthday, Sister Anne Marie Kollasch’s family, friends and her Presentation community gather at Mount Loretto for a birthday celebration on Saturday, March 2. Pictured with Sister Anne Marie is her niece, Sister Maxine Kollasch, a member of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary of Monroe, Michigan. Sister Anne Marie Kollasch has always loved history, and with her 100th birthday in March, she’s making some history of her own. She is the oldest member of the Dubuque Presentation community and is the longest-lived Kollasch…

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