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Walking with Nano

Presentation Sisters from across the world were joined by the Cork public in a twilight procession through the city last evening to mark the 300th anniversary of Nano Nagle’s birth.   Almost sixty Presentation Sisters from Ireland and across the world are currently in Cork as delegates to our Congregational Gathering (CG2018), on behalf of over eleven hundred Sisters worldwide.  Among ...

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Junk Kouture Finalists

Congratulations to four outstanding, talented teams from Presentation Secondary School, Clonmel who got through to the 2018 Junk Kouture Final. Shortlisted  from an initial 4,600 students, they appeared  in ‘The 3 Arena’, Dublin on 19th of April led by their Art teachers Ms. Fennell and Ms. Murphy, with Keyara Connolly who did the make up. Each team had 60 seconds to impress ...

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Revolution in fashion

Five years ago this week, 1,138 young women and men working in a textile factory in Bangladesh lost their lives when the building (which had notable signs of danger and deterioration) collapsed.  This tragedy sent shockwaves around the world, not just because of the lives lost, but because it showed the result of the unsafe and unhealthy working conditions that our ...

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Send an SOS for Syria

Every day the reality of ‘our suffering world’ is brought to the fore. It can often times a ‘news item’ for a matter of hours or at best a few days or weeks, and then life moves on to the next live broadcast. It is 7 years ago since the reality of the suffering of the people in Syria first ...

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Making the SDG’s real

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) are the global community’s response to the urgent economic, social and environmental problems facing the world today, from climate change to global poverty and inequality. The 17 SDG’s set out a bold vision for achieving a more sustainable world by the year 2030. Ireland has a particular interest in the SDG’s.  It is worth noting ...

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Listen, discern and live

The World Day of Prayer for Vocations is Sunday, April 22nd 2018. The purpose of this Day of Prayer for Vocations is to publicly celebrate vocations to ordained ministry and religious life in all its forms.  Many parishes and religious institutes commemorate this day with prayer for vocations and vocation promotion events.  2018 marks the 55th Anniversary of the World Day ...

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Sister India

‘Sister India’ is a new documentary by Irish filmmaker Myles O’Reilly, which is currently being screened at a number of film festivals in Ireland and in India.  It tells the story of a 91-year-old Presentation Sister,   Sr. Loreto (Peg) Houlihan who was born near Carrick-on-Suir in Co Tipperary in 1927 and who has spent 70 years teaching in India. Sister ...

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Rejoice and Be Glad

Pope Francis has written a new apostolic exhortation on “the call to holiness in the contemporary world”. “Gaudete et Exsultate” is the Latin title of the text, which translated into English means “Rejoice and Be Glad”.  The words are taken from the Gospel of Matthew (5:12) at the end of the discourse on the Beatitudes.  Why should we “rejoice and be glad”?  ...

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Pope Francis to visit Ireland – WMOF2018

Reacting to the announcement that Pope Francis will attend the WMOF2018 in August, the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference said: “On behalf of the faithful of Ireland we warmly welcome today’s announcement, by the Holy Father himself, that he plans to visit Dublin in August for the World Meeting of Families.  We are deeply honoured that Pope Francis will come to our ...

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Say No to Racism

‘Promoting tolerance, inclusion, unity and respect for diversity in the context of combating racial discrimination’  is the theme for this year’s International Day for the elimination of racial discrimination on 21 March. We only have to watch the local and world news to realise that racism, xenophobia and intolerance are problems prevalent in all societies.  Discriminatory practices are widespread, particularly ...

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