AWAKENING TO GOD
Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of Hosts;
the whole earth is full of his glory. (Is 16:3)
C3 Our Way of Life expresses our yearning
for union with the Living God,
present in mystery
in the unfolding of creation,
in its magnificence, beauty, and wonder,
in its darkness, pain, and woundedness.
We are called to awaken
to the spirit of God
present and active in all that exists;
to a spirituality of being in communion;
to participate in the universal mission
of Jesus Christ.
JESUS: THE HUMAN FACE OF GOD
And the Word became flesh
and lived among us
and we have seen his glory. (Jn 1:14)
C5 Jesus Christ, the Word was flesh,
is the human face of God.
He has shared our earthly reality
and gives new meaning to our experiences.
Making the Word our home,
we commit ourselves to discipleship,
sharing in the mission of Jesus,
who came into this world
so that all might have life
and have it abundantly.
STORY OF NANO
Nano Nagle (christened Honora) was born in 1718 of a long-standing Catholic family at Ballygriffin near Mallow in North Cork. Her home lay in the beautiful valley of the Blackwater backed by the Nagle Mountains.
SPREAD OF THE CONGREGATION
Nano founded her congregation in Cork in 1775 with three other sisters. From such small beginnings, the Presentation Sisters spread to many towns in Ireland and around the world.
Teresa was a most devout Catholic and was known to spend three hours in prayer before attending daily Mass. At the age of about 33 years she was now free to consider her future and seriously considered entering Religious life.