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Part of the plan

Happy International Day for Biological Diversity! Today (22 May 2024), we honour the profound interconnectedness of all life. We are a part of the plan of God for all Creation by virtue of our very existence.  Created out of Love, for Love. “Mary is mother of a love that is beautiful. She taught us, who were united with her, to ...

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Do not cast me off

Do not cast me off

“Do not cast me off in my old age” (cf. Ps 71:9): This sincere plea, taken from Psalm 71, is the theme of the Fourth World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, which will take place on 28 July 2024. In his Message for the Fourth World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, Pope Francis reassured the addressees that “God never ...

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Called to be seeds of hope

Called to be seeds of hope

In 2015 Pope Francis wrote the Encyclical letter, Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home. He wrote that he wanted not only to clarify Catholic Social Teaching on the environment but advance it. Looking to reality, he linked the suffering of marginalised people with the disruption of the life-support systems of Earth: the twin cry of poor people and ...

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Wisdom of heart in the age of AI

In his Message for World Communications Day 2024 (Sunday 12th May) Pope Francis writes on the theme: Artificial Intelligence and the Wisdom of the Heart: Towards a Fully Human Communication.This is not the first time that Pope Francis has explored the impact of the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI). In his Message for  the World Day of Peace he writes ...

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The Garden of Oneness

Garden of Oneness

The Garden of Oneness in the middle of rural Zambia, was founded by Presentation Sister, Teresita “Terry” Abraham. In our spirituality as Presentation sisters, there is a belief in the sacredness of the earth and universe “…  a spirituality of communion, with God, with one another, and with all of creation. We feel at the heart of every piece of ...

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Hear Creation’s Cry

Hear Creation's Cry

The following is a brief extract from a reflection written by Fr. Yannick Essengue, SJ called ‘Hear Creation’s Cry’ as part of the Laudato Si’ Movement’s monthly prayer guide for May 2024.  You can read the full reflection at this link HERE Also included below are some beautiful and inspiring questions for reflection. All these days, we walk with the ...

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Hear Creation’s Song

Hear Creation's Song

This month of May, let us unite to ask Mary to ‘hear Creation’s Song’ and to intercede for the sufferings of the Earth and the poor. Prayer to Mary The Angel of the Lord announced that you would love And creation was overjoyed And smiled in the walnut trees and danced in the flowers. And you, Mary, simple woman, woman ...

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Nano Nagle we thank you

Nano Nagle we thank you

Venerable Nano Nagle, founder of the Presentation Congregation died on the 26th April 1784. In her book Nano Nagle: Woman of the Gospel Sr. Pius O’Farrell includes a eulogy to Nano, attributed to Sr. Ursula Kavanagh: “What will become of the innocent orphans, hundreds of whom she drew from vice and ignorance? What will be come of the sick, naked ...

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International Presentation Symposium

International Presentation Symposium

Today, 23rd April is a very special day, in a very special week that will culminate in celebration, prayer and thanksgiving for the life and charism of Venerable Nano Nagle, on her death anniversary on Friday 26th April. It is fitting that we also have a special coming together of Presentation people from Presentation schools in Australia and Ireland, to ...

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The courage to commit

pilgrims of hope

Pope Francis has released his message for the 61st World Day of Prayer for Vocations, celebrated on Sunday, 21 April, urging Christians to welcome our shared vocation to sow the seeds of hope and peace in our world.  “Our life finds fulfilment when we discover who we are, what our gifts are, where we can make them bear fruit, and ...

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