Presentation Associates Tell Story of Nano in Newfoundland & Labrador

Nano Nagle – Her Story Then – Our Story Now

A Retelling by Presentation Associates, Port au Port, NL, Canada Stephenville Arts and Culture Centre – April 8, 2019
Script by Presentation Associate Germaine White, Associate
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PDF with more photos: Nano Nagle – Associates’ Presentation – Stephenville NL Arts and Culture Centre – April 8, 2019

“Nano Nagle – Her Story Then – Our Story Now” is the result of discussions our Port au Port associates had about what we could do to make Venerable Nano known. When the tercentenary year of her birth calendar arrived, I started writing all the information pertaining to our province and as a result, my commitment as an associate was made even greater.

After checking into a few possibilities to have the story told, Wanda Cook, manager of the Arts and Culture Center, Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador, offered to work with me to produce the story.

Our venue was nearly full and we were shown great appreciation for our endeavours.


The associates told Nano’s story and our story. It was great to have a PowerPoint presentation with Bride Doyle speaking about each photo, including one of the four pioneers who arrived in St. John’s, Newfoundland in 1833.


Bride Doyle

Angela MacNeil

Melinda Campbell

A quilting square, representing our NL Province of Union was created by the Port au Port associates for the tercentenary quilt which now hangs in Ireland.

A series of nine drawings by Sister Marilyn Doyle and Sister Elizabeth Kennedy were also shown as part of the PowerPoint. These hopefully will be made into a coloring book which children in religious education classes could use and learn about the amazing woman that Nano is.

Our presentation ended on a great note when Nano entered and wrote a letter of encouragement to the sisters and Friends of Nano.
“Greetings and love to each one of you. I take such delight in knowing how my little dream has evolved right across the globe and you are a wonderful expression of that dream. And I remember the beginnings … the journey … the fidelity of our God. Providence has ordered everything for the best. We must think the Almighty permits everything for the best. You’ll see with his assistance everything promises well.”

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I know that Nano was and is with me. We will be looking at other ways to carry Nano’s lantern into the future. ~ Presentation Associate Germaine White

A reception was held following the presentation during which stories continued to be shared and treats enjoyed!