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International Womens Day 2019

International Women’s Day, March 8, 2019 – North River

Our Sisters were invited to be part of a special celebration of International Women's Day 2019 on March 8th hosted by the Town of North River in Conception Bay, under the amazing leadership of Mayor Joanne Morrissey with her wonderful team of women. With profound gratitude for all those women supporting and inspiring other women around the world, and for the women in our own lives.

Click here to read more about the celebration, one of so many celebrations around the world too numerous to count, and impacting women profoundly in ways beyond measure.

spring equinoxSpring Equinox Celebration 2019
Virginia Water Retreat House,
47 Parsonage Drive, St. John's
Tuesday, March 19th at 7:30, arriving for 7:15
Click here for poster

india World Day for Consecrated Life – February 2, 2019
In 1997, John Paul II called for consecrated life to be promoted throughout the universal Church. He declared February 2, the feast of the Presentation of the Lord, to be observed as World Day for Consecrated Life (WDCL). When February 2 is not on a Sunday, it is celebrated on the following Sunday. The celebration of World Day for Consecrated Life invites all the Church to reflect on the role of Consecrated Life within the Christian community.

In recognition of the day, Archbishop Peter Hundt celebrated Mass recognizing World Day for Consecrated Life at St. Teresa's Parish, St. John's, on February 2. Click here to see the Celebration Reflection PDF. Google "World Day for Consecrated Life" to read more.

india Transitioning from India to NL to Dominica - November December 2018
Sister Annmary Andrews, a Presentation Sister from India, has responded to an invitation sent out by our NL Leadership Team for Sisters who would like to be part of our Presentation Ministry/Community in Dominica. Annmary had spent three weeks with us here in NL November 15th to December 9th before going to Dominica.
Click HERE to read Annmary's reflection on her transitioning experience.
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10k Villages Winter Solstice Celebration - Virginia Water
Come gather as we greet the long shadow of winter, to reflect and to celebrate the coming of a new season. Thursday, December 20th at 7:30.
Virginia Waters Retreat Centre, 47 Parsonage Drive, St. John's
Space is limited. Please RSVP to Robyn at rhamlyn@att.net
See poster for more details

10k Villages Advent Meditations 2018 – Virginia Water Retreat Centre

You are invited to join us for a series of Advent Meditations at Virginia Water Retreat Centre, 47 Parsonage Drive, St. John’s on the first 4 Sundays in December from 4:00 – 5:00pm. Through contemplative listening we will probe evolution and incarnation, a made-flesh spirituality for today. See poster for more details.
Please rsvp to rhamlyn@att.net Space limited.


2018 - The 300th Anniversary of the Birth of our Foundress, Nano Nagle
*Launch of the Anniversary at our Motherhouse in St. John’s PDF
*300th 3-D Anniversary Banner and Reflection PDF
*Pilgrimage to Ireland to celebrate the Anniversary PDF
*Pilgrim's Memories - NL Ireland 300th Pilgrimage PDF
*Pilgrimage - 4 Video Links:
  Opening Ritual (30 min)   Part One, (55 min)   Part Two, (40 min)   Combined (43 min)
  Open House Day - Celebrating Nano's Tercentenary PDF
  Also View on About Us Page

World Prayer for Creation – September Month
Pope Francis has declared September 1st as the World Day of Prayer for Creation, which opens the Season of Creation. He has issued a new statement for the day of prayer, calling for a "renewed and sound relationship between humanity and creation" and asking us to pay special attention to the issue of water. See PDF for Prayer.

Lantern logo The Lantern, a Christian Life Centre
The Lantern welcomes all seekers and offers opportunities for the development of spirituality, the formation of community, the promotion of justice.
For information regarding programs and events :
E-mail: information@thelantern.ca
Web: www.thelantern.ca Telephone: 709-753-8760

plasticsCongregational Gathering 2018 Union of the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Ireland , April 17th - May 14th , 2018
Visit Web Site.   Prayer for the Gathering: See PDF.
Opening Address by Sister Mary Deane, Congregational Leader  See PDF.
Symbol Reflection shared by our NL Delegates
Theme: "Nano Aflame! Stoking our Passion … Becoming Fire … Radiating Love"
Song "Nano Aflame"
Newly Elected Congregational Leadership Team 2018 – 2024 See PDF.
Also view on About Us Page

Earth Day Earth Day April 22, 2018
Theme: End Plastic Pollution
Visit: https://www.earthday.org/

See video
Make a commitment to take action to End Plastic Pollution on Earth Day and beyond!

Care CreationVideo from Pope Francis – released February 2016
Caring for our Common Home: Taking good care of creation

An invitation to embrace Pope Francis' prayer intention for February:
"… that we may take good care of creation - a gift freely given
– cultivating and protecting it for future generations."   
See the video.     The Pope's Video website.

Nano Nagle Spirituality Centre Programs
Barachois Brook, NL
Click here for Winter 2019 programming.

The Gathering Place
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T'ai Chichichih thru Movement T'ai Chi Chih Joy thru Movement: “Awakening the Energy Within”
through the practice of T'ai Chi Chih
To learn more,  visit http://sheilaleonard.ca
St. John's Spring 2019 Flyer

T'ai Chichichih thru MovementWisdom Healing Qigong: Awakening the Energy Within”
through the practice of Wisdom Healing Qigong  (“chee-gong”)
To learn more,  visit http://sheilaleonard.ca
 St. John's Spring 2019 flyer

Chow Medical Qigong: Awakening the Energy Within”
through the practice of Chow Medical Qigong (“chee-gong”)
To learn more,  visit http://sheilaleonard.ca
NOTE: Chow Medical Qigong classes are being put on hold.

"The Veiled Virgin" Sculpture

Location: Presentation Convent,
                 Cathedral Square
                 170 Military Road,
                 St. John's, NL CANADA
                 Telephone: 709-753-7291

Fall 2018 Tour Schedule

1:00 - 4:00 pm daily until October 28
1:00 - 4:00 pm Monday - Friday beginning October 29

The "Veiled Virgin" is an absolutely amazing work of art that truly has to be seen to be believed. The marble sculpture is believed to be a one-of-a kind masterpiece, which is readily understood once you have seen it. 

Souvenir cards of the sculpture which help capture somewhat the exquisite beauty of this magnificent work of art will be available to take with you.

Speak the Story - New Beginnings - JPIC
Justice, Peace and Integrity of all Creation Newsletters

• Vol. 3, Issue 1 - January-February 2014
• Vol. 3, Issue 2 - March 2014
• Vol. 3, Issue 3 - April 2014
• Vol. 3, Issue 4 - June 2014
• Vol. 3, Issue 5 - December 2014
• Vol. 5, Issue 1 - January-February 2016
• Vol. 5, Issue 2 - April-May 2016
• Vol. 6, Issue 1 - February 2017

Presentation Sisters, P.O. Box 2100, St. John's, NL A1C 5R6, CANADA                          Telephone (709) 753-8340                         Email Sister Lois Greene