About Friends of Nano – Our History
Nano and our daily life
The core values, or guiding principles, inform our work and our development as a movement. Our logo, a triple spiral, is a visual reminder of what lies at the centre of our endeavours, inspired by Nano’s way. We endeavour to give practical expression to these core values in our own daily lives through the following characteristics of her charism:
- compassion for those most in need
- commitment to our aims, persevering with our work
- courage in the face of setbacks and difficulties
- confidence in Divine providence
- creativity in exploring innovative solutions
- in communion with our fellow Friends of Nano and others
All of these are underpinned by the practice of contemplation.
Some resources that may be helpful
Click on the this pdf.doc link Friends of Nano – the evolving history to take you to a short history of the Friends of Nano that may easily be printed. The document helps us understand the breadth, depth, and diversity of the movement.
(International Presentation Lay Movement for Mission)
Who Are We?
Friends of Nano are inspired by the life and legacy of Nano Nagle, a Cork woman who responded with courage to the suffering of her times with ingenuity, love, perseverance, prayer and action. Nano’s actions were daring for her times and unique to her personhood. This is a good model for today’s independently minded person.
What Do Friends Do?
Through the discipline of attention and prayer we are sensitised to the needs of our times and live and act in ways that bring about a compassionate and caring society that we sense is already possible.
By working together, we are stronger and the reach of the Friends can be far and wide.
Where Are We?
We, exist in many towns and cities in Ireland. We exist internationally in many countries. Since the very beginning, Nano has had friends. Wherever the Presentation Sisters have travelled, they have always had Friends.
Friends of Nano | Office Details
Project Officer ~ Friends of Nano (Ireland)
Tel: 086 751 4364