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Aberdeen Presentation Sisters Create New Ways to Stay Connected

19 May, 2020
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Being in service in an important part of who we are. COVID has challenged us all as we find new ways of being present to the needs of the people. When we chose our theme of Hope for 2020, we had no idea of the test that was to come, as we live into deeper relationship with it each day. This intentional focus of hope has been a gift to us. Our sisters and employees are doing well and we are grateful. Like many places, we have been sheltering in place for nearly…

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Union US – Fruitful Fulfilling Lives in Shaw, Mississippi

Union US – Fruitful Fulfilling Lives in Shaw, Mississippi
17 May, 2020
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We began with spring break here in Shaw, Miss., a glorious nine days! That is until the coronavirus broke out in early March. No more tutoring. Its sudden attack, deadly implications and national stipulations for safety found us going from doubt to the perplexity of its unceasing impact as the weeks and the months passed and, as an unknown future still holds dread and uncertainty. So how are we coping? What was/is our response? First, in keeping with our care for the active ladies we worked with, and the children we teach, we…

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San Francisco Continuing Day Laborer Program During the Pandemic

San Francisco Continuing Day Laborer Program During the Pandemic
14 May, 2020
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By Sister Maire Sullivan Photographs by Sister Rosina Conrotto For almost 21 years we have been able to serve breakfast to the vulnerable population of day laborers in San Francisco, and as with everything else, we could not have done it without the support of others. When the virus broke out and we were asked to keep our distance, we decided to make sandwiches, add fruit, cookies and drinks and serve the food safely housed in bags to be given out from the trunk of the car in front of Saint Anthony’s Parish…

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Union: US – Upland, California, Community Life Continues in New Ways

Union: US – Upland, California, Community Life Continues in New Ways
20 Apr, 2020
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From left, Sisters Jocelyn Quijano, Fidelema Lyne, Maria Kelly and Sheila Reen. Did anyone ever think at the beginning of 2020 that we would be going through these strange and difficult days? We stay at home as we have been asked, not just for ourselves but as an act of love for others. We celebrate Eucharist via live stream and for most of us, not receiving communion. We have more time for the “holy” stuff, as someone in the community calls it. Some of us have “gone to birthday parties” or celebrated Easter…

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News from Presentation Learning Center, Watts, California

News from Presentation Learning Center, Watts, California
20 Apr, 2020
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Like most schools, we have been forced to close the doors to our Learning Center for the remaining school year in order to protect the health and safety of our students, volunteers and staff.  We have been challenged to live as people of light as Nano Nagle did, and we are proud to share that our community has answered the call. A coalition of volunteers and students has joined in making protective masks for themselves, local hospitals and vulnerable citizens in our community.  Over 1,000 masks have been delivered to local hospitals.  More…

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