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Union: US – Sister Peggy Byrne Learning Center

Union: US – Sister Peggy Byrne Learning Center
20 May, 2016
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On March 14, the school year in Peru began. At the Sister Peggy Byrne Learning Center children of all ages eagerly waited to get inside to see the new library, computer lab, and classrooms. Asociacion Civil Apoyo Familiar opened the center in 2015 and recently expanded and named it in honor of Sister Peggy Byrne, demonstrating their commitment to her long held belief that education is the most important factor in rising out of poverty. A 2012 study conducted by PISA (Program for International Student Assessment) rated 15 year old students from 64…

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IPA Leadership Groups Meets in San Francisco

IPA Leadership Groups Meets in San Francisco
20 May, 2016
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International Presentation Association leaders gathered at the Presentation motherhouse in San Francisco for their annual planning meeting, May 1 through 6.  On their agenda was their normal planning work as well as planning for the IPA Assembly set for Sydney in September 2017. At right:  San Francisco Sisters (left to right) Rachel Pinal and Joan Riordan greet guests Sister Patricia Anastasio, New Windsor president, and Sister Elsa Muttathu, United Nations NGO. The group included Sister Mary Deane, Union of Presentation Sisters congregational leader; Sister Patricia Anastasio, president of the New Windsor congregation and…

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Sisters Vera and Enid Bid Farewell to New Orleans

Sisters Vera and Enid Bid Farewell to New Orleans
20 May, 2016
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by Sister Vera Butler (Union: US) and Sister Enid Story (New Windsor) - from an address given at a farewell celebration in New Orleans There is a time for everything!  May 7, 2016, is our time to say farewell as we know the spirit will live on in Lantern Light, New Orleans, La. We feel the lantern will continue to burn brightly and bring HOPE to those who need encouragement and support.  So many religious sisters have been part of the development of Lantern Light, either by your presence, encouragement, volunteering or by spreading…

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Dubuque Sisters Award Scholarships

20 May, 2016
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The Dubuque Sisters of the Presentation have initiated college scholarships to further Presentation foundress Nano Nagle’s legacy of education in the spirit of her desire to serve. The sisters are pleased to honor the following commendable recipients. Nano Nagle College Scholarship The Nano Nagle College Scholarship rotates among the many Iowa high schools in which Presentation Sisters have ministered. The scholarship was awarded to a student at Wahlert Catholic High School, Dubuque (2010); Bishop Garrigan High School, Algona (2011); Newman High School, Mason City (2012); St. Mary High School, Storm Lake (2013); St.…

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Aberdeen Sisters Take Part in Rich Man/Poor Man Dinner

Aberdeen Sisters Take Part in Rich Man/Poor Man Dinner
20 May, 2016
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Upon the invitation of St. Bernard’s Parish in Redfield, S.D., Aberdeen Presentation Sisters Kathleen Bierne and Myra Remily attended a “Rich Man/Poor Man” dinner. This event gathered about 120 attendees from primary school through adults. The goal of the event was to provide the opportunity for the attendees to witness the different societal levels that are evident in all areas of the world - poor, middle class, wealthy. Upon arriving at the parish, attendees were assigned seats in certain sections of the parish hall. The “poor section” was only served rice and beans,…

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