News & Events

News & Events

For more information on any of these news or events, contact Jane Buse-Miller, Director of Communications, at 563.588.2008 or info@dbqpbvms.org.

Unexpected Blessings

During this pandemic, Presentation Sisters have continued their work while sheltering in place, both inside and outside the motherhouse. Despite many challenges, they have discovered creative ways to reach those they serve, receiving many blessings along the way. Sisters Beth Driscoll and Rita Cameron share their experiences of ministry during these times.

2020 Associate Commitments

We welcome Associate Lisa Schmidt!

In Memory of Mary Jane Besch

February 19, 1930 – December 5, 2020
Mary Jane Besch has been a Presentation associate for over 20 years. She is remembered with much love and gratitude and will be greatly missed.

Unexpected Developments, Again and Again

Presentation associate Billie Greenwood has volunteered for the last 14 years assisting migrants on the U.S.-Mexico border through Kino Border Initiative. She has witnessed the many challenges and injustices migrants face. Billie shares reflections of her experiences that have not only gifted her in many ways, but allowed her to make a difference.

2020 Community Gathering

Dubuque Presentation Sisters and associates held their annual community gathering over Zoom this year. Although the personal connections were missed, the gathering held many blessings of group conversations and sharing.

Enjoy our latest issue of Presentation Doorways

In our Winter issue of Presentation Doorways, we hope you enjoy reading personal encounters of our sisters and associates who work with, listen to and give time to our struggling brothers and sisters. Also highlighted are the hidden blessings found within these challenging months, remembering that in all things there is gift.

Associates Offer Support to Others through Jail and Prison Ministry

Associate group, Nano’s Hands, take part in Circles of Support with participants who are battling with addiction and experiencing major struggles throughout their lives. The circles provide a healthy and supportive relationship between an individual reentering society and the community, opening an avenue for restoration and healing of all people impacted by crime.

Employment Opportunities

The Sisters of the Presentation have employment opportunities in nursing.

Visitors Temporarily Restricted Due to COVID-19

Due to the serious and escalating nature of the Coronavirus outbreak, the Presentation Motherhouse will be closed to all visitors until further notice.

Mary’s Journey Through Advent Online Retreat

November 29, 2020 – December 20, 2020
Spend your Advent with Mary, other young adult women of faith, and Presentation Sisters from across North America. Each Sunday we will meet for an hour of prayer and faith-sharing. This online retreat is for single, young adult women.

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