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Aberdeen: Caminando Juntos Offers English “On the Go”

Aberdeen: Caminando Juntos Offers English “On the Go”
17 Sep, 2019
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Pictured above: English on the go students at the farmer’s market. What better way to learn a language than in real situations, with real people? This was the premise behind Caminando Juntos’ recent English on the go class. Caminando Juntos, in conjunction with Reach Literacy, developed a hands-on conversation class that allowed English language learners to go out into the community and practice their language skills in six different settings … a coffee shop, the library, the farmer’s market, a bank, the bus stop and a museum. Each lesson began by introducing students…

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Aberdeen Sisters Stepping Out in Faith

Aberdeen Sisters Stepping Out in Faith
20 Aug, 2019
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by Natalie Slieter The Presentation Sisters are well-known for their education ministry. From teaching Catholic children in Ireland or French settlers and American Indians in Dakota Territory, each ministry contains an educational facet. The Presentation Sisters are also known for their work in healthcare and their sponsorship of Avera Health. The early sisters arrived in Wheeler, South Dakota, in 1880 but soon after traveled north to Fargo, Dakota Territory. In 1886 the sisters came to Aberdeen to further education, something in which they were quite experienced. Toward the turn of the century, an…

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Aberdeen Presentation People Participate in PRH Workshop

Aberdeen Presentation People Participate in PRH Workshop
20 Aug, 2019
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Pictured above:  Back row, Gilson Hoffmeister, Lowell Bungert, Jan Lenz, Sister Ruth Geraets, Carla Hoffmeister, Mary Jane Winter, Renae Green Front row, Sister Judith Fischer, Sister Joan Marie Brandner, Kim McKnite and Mary Ihli A group of Presentation People gathered in Watertown, S.D., for a week-long PRH experience entitled Accelerating My Growth. Led by Sister Joan Marie Brander, the program invited participants to learn skills on how to enhance their lives by knowing themselves better. It involves the cerebral, emotional, physical, and spiritual aspects of one’s gifts, with the goal of becoming the best version…

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Mary Magdalene Book Study in Newfoundland

Mary Magdalene Book Study in Newfoundland
20 Aug, 2019
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The Virginia Waters Retreat Centre was delighted to hold an eight-week wisdom book study focusing on Cynthia Bourgeault’s book “The Meaning of Mary Magdalene: Discovering the Woman at the Heart of Christianity.” A group of 15 gathered for eight consecutive weeks, and we were honored that Associate Susan Cummings could share her own experiences and expertise of Mary Magdalene which she has been cultivating through study and travel in the past several years. Having someone who had already begun a journey of transformation with Mary Magdalene was particularly meaningful for the group. Cynthia’s…

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Aberdeen Welcomes New Cojourners

Aberdeen Welcomes New Cojourners
20 Jul, 2019
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In June 2019, seven new cojourners were welcomed during community days. These individuals have committed to walking with the Sisters and furthering their mission and ministry. In addition, they are dedicated to developing a deeper relationship with God, living the mission of Jesus, being encouraged and supported in their own spiritual growth and extending the Presentation spirit, charism, hospitality and service to others. Our cojourner program, once a small seed of idea, has grown and flourished under the direction of many visionary leaders. Today, the Presentation Cojourner relationship counts 60 cojourners joined in…

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