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Union US Sisters Partner in Ministry

Union US Sisters Partner in Ministry
15 Oct, 2019
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In 1980 the Presentation Sisters in Fargo partnered with the Mercy Sisters of Omaha to create Catholic Health Corporation (CHC) into which they placed selected ministries. Over the years, seven additional religious orders joined CHC and in 1996 CHC merged with two other large health systems a to form Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI). Growth continued and in 2019 CHI merged with Dignity Health to form the new entity, CommonSpirit Health, which isin both size and revenue one of the largest health systems in the USA. It is unique in that it includes not…

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Changing Lives for Good: Dubuque Sisters Meet Ninja Warrior at Ministry

Changing Lives for Good: Dubuque Sisters Meet Ninja Warrior at Ministry
20 Sep, 2019
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Each month Dubuque Presentation Sister Raeleen Sweeney (right) visits the Above and Beyond Family Recovery Center on the Southwest side of Chicago. Sister Sheila Ann Dougherty (left) joined her in June. A highlight during the June visit was meeting “Playground Ninja Warrior,” Marcelino Riley, a remarkable young man who provides fitness strategies for clients at Above and Beyond, and also with children on playgrounds and in schools. Marcelino is on a mission to “spread infinite love and help people unlock their infinite being.” He shares that he is “an infinite being, expressing himself…

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San Francisco Sister Euphemia O’Connor Celebrates 100 Years

San Francisco Sister Euphemia O’Connor Celebrates 100 Years
20 Sep, 2019
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Pictured above, Sister Euphemia O’Connor posing with her sister, Sister Kieran O’Connor, in front of the display honoring the O’Connor family that was created for her 100th birthday celebration by one of Sister Euphemia’s many friends. to 100 Years On September 11, 2019, Presentation Sisters, Associates, family, friends and former students gathered to celebrate Sister Euphemia O’Connor as she turns 100 years old. The festivities began in the morning at a special Mass and breakfast with sisters and associates in the San Francisco motherhouse. Then, at 1:00, 50 of Sister Euphemia’s friends and…

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New Windsor Sister Margaret Garvey Celebrates 100 Years

New Windsor Sister Margaret Garvey Celebrates 100 Years
20 Sep, 2019
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On Saturday, September 14, 2019, Bishop Robert McManus celebrated  a Mass of Thanksgiving in gratitude for Sister Margaret Garvey's 100 years of life. Sister Margaret was born in Central Falls, Rhode Island, and has served the church as a Sister of the Presentation for 82 years, ministering in the Archdiocese of Boston and the dioceses of Providence and Worcester. Her ministry centered on education and religious education. She served in numerous roles both in her community and diocesan posts. Sister Margaret was joined by her family and numerous friends to celebrate God's gifts…

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Sister Anne O’Leary Welcomed Back to US Unit of Union

Sister Anne O’Leary Welcomed Back to US Unit of Union
20 Sep, 2019
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The U.S. Province of Presentation Sisters is delighted to welcome Sister Anne O’Leary back to their unit. Anne is no stranger to the province. In August 2006, Anne took up a position teaching Scripture at St Mary’s University, San Antonio. She then transferred from the South West Province, Ireland – where she belonged for 25 years – to the U.S. Province. While in San Antonio, Anne formed community, first with the sisters at Arbor Place and later with the community at Callaghan Road. In 2009, the call to serve in the ministry of…

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