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New Windsor Sister Ann Daly Grand Marshall

New Windsor Sister Ann Daly Grand Marshall
19 Apr, 2016
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Sister Ann Daly of the New Windsor, New York, congregation was proud to be the 40th Grand Marshall at the Mid-Hudson St. Patrick's Day Parade held in Goshen, New York, on March 13, 2016. Sister Ann has lived and worked in the Goshen area for 52 years. She was born in Astoria, Queens, and her mother was from Carrickmacross, County Monaghan. Her father came from Iniskeen, County Monaghan. Sister Ann attended St. Michael’s Academy in New York City, where she met the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. She entered…

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San Francisco Archives a Busy Place

19 Apr, 2016
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by Rachel Foote, Archivist Since August 2015 the San Francisco archive received 36 research requests. Of those requests, 21 were received via email, six over the phone and nine via walk-in visits to the archives. The majority of the requests, 39%, came from alumnae of the schools where the Presentation Sisters have taught over the years. Another 33% came from other individuals outside of the congregation, and 28% came from Presentation Sisters and staff members. Thirteen of the requests were in regards to nostalgia and memorabilia items such as school photos; copies of…

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New President and Council Elected in San Francisco

19 Apr, 2016
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Presentation Sisters elected a new president and council at their Chapter held in March. Sister Michele Anne Murphy will take office with her council on July 1, 2016. Sister Pam Chiesa was elected councilor and vice president, and Sister Paula Baker and Sister Giovanna Campanella were elected councilors. Their term is six years. The Chapter also affirmed a visionary directional statement to guide the work of the congregation over the next six years: Led by the Spirit and inspired by the life and charism of Nano Nagle, we are Presentation women filled with hope,…

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San Francisco: Journal with Jesus

19 Apr, 2016
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by Sister Helen Matosich Beginning in April, a new entry will be available on our website, http://www.presentationsisterssf.org under the title, Journal with Jesus. It is an 86-page book recording journal entries of two women during a time of spiritual night dreams for an older woman and a time of transition for her daughter. They are actual conversations of the heart between these two women and Jesus. “An excellent prayer tool helping the believer know the heart of Jesus in everyday events. It deeply touched me and renewed my faith.” - Fr. John the…

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International Nano Nagle Commission

19 Apr, 2016
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by Presentation Sister Betty Rae Lee Presentation Sisters Veronica Casey (NZ), Betty Rae Lee (NL) and Anne Lyons (Ireland), along with Margaret Rosair, friend of Nano (India), were appointed to the International Nano Nagle Commission in 2015. We are mandated to facilitate creative ways of making Nano known, loved and proclaimed as a woman for our time now in collaboration with our sisters, friends of Nano, co-workers and students. I was privileged to attend the Nano Nagle Commission Meeting in Mosgiel, New Zealand, in February 2016. Despite long travel and arduous work, these…

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