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Light in today’s wilderness..

Nano Nagle carried the light of her lantern, and the light of the Gospel into the darkness, desolation and discrimination endured by the people of God in Ireland under the Penal Laws. ‘Because the world still needs the Gospel and Nano’s lantern light, it is timely to remember Pope Francis’ challenge to go beyond the comfortable spaces, places and territories ...

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Nano, we give thanks

It is summer time and some are blessed with time to slow down, rest, reassess and put in place plans for a new start.  While hopefully others, who must try to live gently season to season in the present moment of things, are enjoying whatever summer brings about. We are half way through this year of celebration of the tercentenary ...

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Nano’s Letters – A Digital Collection

In this digital age handwritten letters are a precious and rare thing, and even more precious, because of this rarity.  Letters continue to communicate the considerations, thought and care of the author even years after, to a different readership from that originally intended. There is something incredibly moving that happens each time one  sees the penned signature from the hand ...

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The Story of Nano Nagle | Infographic

The Story of Nano Nagle

View our infographic outlining the The Story of Nano Nagle

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Pilgrimage – ‘Our feet know the Way …. Our Hearts carry the Light’.

‘All of us who have been privileged to know the past and present Sisters have no doubt that the spirit of Nano Nagle is still alive and thriving’. I can almost unconsciously fall into holding a mental picture of ‘pilgrimage’ not so much as a personal opening and connection, but more akin to the ‘old fashioned’ idea of going around ...

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What is your heart’s response?

It takes time to begin to get to know someone. Often it happens bit by bit as you get close up to their life. You hear things they have said and done and you listen to stories retold and shared by those who know and love them. But often it is the case that you get to know and understand ...

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The Evolution of a Charism

The tercentenary of Nano Nagle’s birth in 2018 will be an occasion for widespread celebration in all the places where Nano is known and loved, and where her life still speaks through the ministry of Presentation Sisters working and living at home and overseas. It will also be an opportunity for a great many people to ‘get to know’ who ...

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Liturgy of the streets

We have arrived in May and the sun is beginning to cast its warm and bright rays over our landscape.  Everything looks brighter and fresher under its invigorating rays. In a message for Vocations Sunday, the first Sunday in May, Pope Francis is inviting religious to reclaim the invigorating energy of the Gospels for the work of Vocation Promotion.  In particular ...

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All of Life is there

I found this twelfth century icon depicting the resurrection and it struck me looking at it, that all of life is represented there. But then the Easter story is our whole life journey too. Very often, with totally unplanned and unforeseen journeys taken in the moment, one has to make decisions on directions, on staying with one path for now, or ...

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