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 other things, they will to reflect on how to respond to the needs and challenges of today’s world.
Sister Mary Deane, Congregational Leader, said:
“How fitting it is that this Congregational Gathering should take place for the first time in Cork at the very location where Nano Nagle herself founded the Presentation Sisters.”
“It is doubly fitting that this gathering should happen in a place that celebrates Nano’s vision of empowerment through education, community inclusion and spiritual engagement”.
The procession was a real-life enactment of a scene that many living in Cork city would have been familiar with in the 1780’s, when Nano wound her way through the narrow lanes of the city with lantern aloft.
Nano Nagle was born 300 years ago in 1718. She died in 1784 — the anniversary of her death is today, April 26th.
On this anniversary we remember, acknowledge and give thanks for her living legacy and care for those made poor, and we pray for all of those who faithfully continue in her footsteps.
See links to the following Newspaper articles: Cork Evening Echo – A-twilight-procession-takes-place-through-Cork-city and Cork Evening Echo – opinion/300-years-on-saluting-Nano-Nagle
Find out more about who Nano Nagle is from our website: https://presentationsistersne.ie/