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Friends of Nano

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.

Working Together

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


Contact person:
Anne Dwyer
Project Officer ~ Friends of Nano (Ireland)
Presentation Sisters
Co. Tipperary, E41 X8P9

Tel: 086 751 4364  Email: annepresnano@gmail.com

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