The Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a congregation of women in the Church whose vowed members serve God’s people in many ministries. The Congregation was founded by Nano Nagle in Cork, Ireland, in 1775, to teach and care for the poor and oppressed. In time, Nano’s followers carried the charism to many parts of the world. Today, women and men, inspired by her charism, work to enflesh it through their prayer and service. Since Nano’s charism is a gift to the Church for the spread of the reign of God, it is something to be shared.
Christian Baptism calls all people to participate in the Church’s mission of evangelization and transformation of the world. Being an Associate Minister provides a way of living out Baptismal promises by sharing in the charism, spirituality and mission of the Sisters of the Presentation without being a vowed member. Associate Ministers have the opportunity to extend the work of the congregation and the spirit of Nano Nagle. The Sisters share their spiritual resources with the Associates and all are enriched by the spirituality of one another. The congregation relates to the larger Christian community by this bonding of sisters and associates in spiritual growth, mutual support, and sharing in the mission of the Sisters of the Presentation.
Each Associate Minister is asked to belong to a local AMEN group whenever possible. AMEN groups
are composed of Presentation Sisters and Associate Ministers who meet regularly for prayer, mutual support, spiritual growth and fostering the mission. Retreats are offered throughout the year to the Associates in New England, New Jersey and New York.
Admission is requested through a Presentation Sister or an Associate Minister. For more information please e-mail: Sr. Pat Dowler email@example.com or Mary Jane Person firstname.lastname@example.org
On October 1st. 58 Sisters and Associates gathered at Presentation Convent, Leominster, MA for a wonderful Potluck Dinner, prayer and sharing. For more picturessee the album on the left.
On September 11, 2016, Beverly Romasco, a resident at St. Mary’s Health Care in Worcester, MA, became a Presentation Associate Minister. She was joined by Sisters, Associates, Family and Friends as together we prayed and shared in her joy of joining our Presentation Family.