Above, Presentation Associates Gerry Fagoaga (left) and Rosalie Cabrera (right) enjoy a light moment. Gerry received the lantern pendant as a sign of her becoming an associate.
During the annual commissioning of sisters and associates, two new associates were welcomed into the congregation. The ritual, during which all sisters and associates receive their ministry assignments for the coming year, was held at the motherhouse on June 26, 2016. This year, the ritual also included the installation of the president and her council.
The associates participate in a yearlong formation program led by the associates’ leadership team. They are encouraged to reflect on the life of Nano Nagle, the charism as expressed today, and to discern their own call to association.
Pam Manick, a 1968 graduate of Presentation High School, San Francisco, lives in San Francisco. As her ministry commitment, she is a volunteer at The Lantern Center, a literacy center for immigrant men and women, in the Mission District.
Gerry Fagoaga, a 1956 graduate of Our Lady of Loretto High School, Los Angeles, lives in Alhambra. As her ministry commitment, she is marriage and family therapist in the Southern California area.