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Dubuque: Celebrating Unity through Diversity

Dubuque: Celebrating Unity through Diversity
19 Apr, 2016
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Pictured above, left to right: Sisters Teresa Marie, Huyen, Nuong Reflection by Sister Teresa Marie Tran, SCC In August 2015, Sister Teresa Marie Tran, a Sister of Christian Charity, moved to the Presentation motherhouse to live while teaching at Divine Word College in Epworth, Iowa. Below Sister Teresa Marie shares how she continues to experience and celebrate unity through diversity. Being the only Sister of Christian Charity ministering in the Dubuque area, I was looking for a religious community to call “home.” After living on campus at Divine Word College for two years,…

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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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