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Hospitality of Heart

The Feast of the Sacred Heart (today) 8th June 2018, is a Feast of particular significance to Presentation Sisters and Presentation People everywhere.  The text which follows is an extract from a talk given by Sr. Raphael Consedine, PBVM   speaking at the Nano Nagle Bicentenary Seminar on 28th April 1984, in St. Patrick’s College Drumcondra, Dublin.  She articulates a profound ...

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Launch into the deep

Presentation Sisters first arrived at St John’s in Newfoundland from Galway, Ireland in 1833 to set up a school there.  Another journey led the Congregation of Presentation Sisters  in Newfoundland and Labrador to come together with the Union of Presentation Sisters. The Decree of Fusion of the Congregations was granted by the Vatican in November 2014 and celebrated officially in 2015. Together with ...

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Mary, Mother of the Church

Today, Monday 21st of May marks the celebration of the new feast day proclaimed by Pope Francis, the Feast  of “The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church”.  This  feast will forever follow Pentecost Sunday.  In creating this feast Pope Francis wants the church to reach for a “Marian character,” or to become increasingly Mother-like. That idea of Mary interceding ...

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Wisdom and Wonder

Please Note: Unfortunately, Mount St. Anne’s have had to cancel this event due to insufficient numbers.  Apologies for any disappointment this may cause. A Day of Reflection in Memory of Thomas Merton. Date:  Saturday, 12th May 2018 – 9.30 am to 4.15 pm Venue: Mount St. Anne’s Retreat & Conference Centre, Killinard, Portarlington, (Co. Laois) This event facilitated by Dr. ...

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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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Wisdom and Wonder

Wisdom and Wonder: A Day of Reflection in Memory of  Thomas Merton Date:    Saturday 12th May, 2018 | 9.30am – 4.15pm Venue: Mount St. Anne’s Retreat & Conference Centre, Co. Laois.   This event facilitated by Dr. Melanie-Préjean Sullivan is in collaboration with the Margaret Beaufort Institute of  Theology, Cambridge, UK.  The year 2018 marks two significant anniversaries associated with Thomas ...

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A Gentle Easter Prayer

  I beseech you be gentle. Be gentle to the men & the women and to the children, who hold their life in their hands, like a flower. They have all gathered the flower of life, and because it is gathered it is fading, it fades swiftly, like the loveliness of a candle that is lit. Dying and flowering are ...

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A time of rebirth

Today, it is the Spring Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere.  A time of rebirth. This marks the first day of the astronomical Spring.  At this  time of equinox the Sun shines directly on the equator and the length of day and night is nearly equal. Even if you didn’t already know this, there is a sense in these recent mornings ...

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Walking Together As Families Today

  ‘All of us are called to keep striving towards something greater than ourselves and our families, and every family must feel this constant impulse. Let us make this journey as families, let us keep walking together,’ [Amoris Laetitia, #325] This International Symposium organised by the Faculty of Theology, Pontifical University, Maynooth is in preparation for World Meeting of Families 2018 ...

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