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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.

Seek & Serve: Service & Discernment Trip to New Orleans

The Sisters of the Presentation invite women to attend a week-long service and discernment experience in New Orleans. Date to be determined due to COVID-19 precautions.

Giving Tuesday

December 1, 2020
Giving Tuesday is a global movement. Anyone, anywhere can get involved and give back in a way that’s meaningful to them. Give to support the Sisters of the Presentation on mission.

Chicago’s Got Sisters Virtual Event

October 17, 2020
Over Zoom, join in conversation with religious sisters from various communities and explore possibilities of life as a vowed consecrated woman.

All of Us Are in this Together

Getting through this crisis takes All of Us. The only way to conquer the coronavirus and save lives is for All of Us to work together as one community. Regardless of where we were born, we are standing shoulder to shoulder, and all of our contributions to society are more indispensable than ever.

In Memory of Marie Therese Coleman

December 7, 1924 – June 2, 2020

Mourning the Death of George Floyd

Our hearts are breaking as we mourn with the family and friends of George Floyd and with all who have lost loved ones to law enforcement violence, all who live in fear, all whose dignity is threatened.

In Memory of Charlotte Danner

December 28, 1921 – April 27, 2020

2020 Scholarship & Award Recipients

We are pleased to announce this year’s recipients of our scholarships and awards.

In Memory of Sister Barbara Rastatter

January 25, 1934 – March 6, 2020

CANCELLED: Courageous Conversations: Non-Violence Training Workshop

April 18, 2020
Due to this time of uncertainty, we have decided to cancel this event. We pray for the safety of all.

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