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Departing Sisters Leave Lantern Light Glowing

Departing Sisters Leave Lantern Light Glowing
22 Jun, 2016
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The Clarion Herald, archdiocesan newspaper for New Orleans, published a feature on Sisters Vera and Enid as Lantern Light Ministry was handed over to the people recently. You can read the story here: Sisters Leave Lantern Glowing

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Light Bearers in San Francisco Outreach to Homeless

22 Jun, 2016
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The Year of Mercy has inspired the Light Bearers Primary Unit to do outreach to the men and women who are homeless in San Francisco. In the past six months, two car loads of sisters and associates have gone out twice to the Tenderloin, Civic Center and Mission Street areas of San Francisco where those made poor and homeless gather. These areas often get very cold even in the summer time. They gave out noodle soup cups, socks, wool caps, scarfs and baggies of cough drops. “They are so grateful!” says Sister Rosina…

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Dubuque: La Luz Hispana Celebrates First Annual Gran Festival

Dubuque: La Luz Hispana Celebrates First Annual Gran Festival
22 Jun, 2016
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A spectacular multitude of Franklin County residents, friends, Dubuque Presentation Sisters and Associates, and family congregated in Hampton on June 4, to celebrate the community’s cultural diversity in a Gran Festival. With more than 1,500 people in attendance, this first annual event showcased the growing Hispanic culture through music, dances, food, games, handicrafts, and other products and events. The Gran Festival was planned by a commission of eight persons meeting for several weeks in the headquarters of La Luz Hispana, the nonprofit agency initiated by the Sisters of the Presentation of Dubuque, Iowa.…

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Dubuque Presentation Lantern Center Welcomes New Director

Dubuque Presentation Lantern Center Welcomes New Director
22 Jun, 2016
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Above, Dubuque Presentation Sister Corine Murray (right), executive director of the Presentation Lantern Center for 14 years, passes the lantern on to Sarah Gieseke who recently became the center’s new executive director. In May, the Presentation Lantern Center board of trustees, staff, tutors and English language students welcomed Sarah Gieseke, the center’s new executive director. Sarah, a native of Wisconsin, has lived and worked in several places in the United States and beyond its borders. As an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, she studied for one year in France. Sarah also…

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Union US Sister Carmel O’Callaghan Dies

Union US Sister Carmel O’Callaghan Dies
22 Jun, 2016
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Sister Carmel O’Callaghan November 16, 1936 – June 1, 2016 Sister Carmel O’Callaghan, who died on June 1, 2016, was born in Bandon, Co. Cork, Ireland. She was the eldest of a family of 10. Educated in Presentation Convent High School, Bandon, her teacher, Sister Cecelia Smyth, was at that time preparing to go to Texas as part of a new foundation. Sister Carmel entered Bandon Convent in 1955 with the intention of going on the mission to Texas. She arrived in San Antonio, Texas, in March 1957. She completed her bachelor's and…

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