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This 90 day season, from Ash Wednesday to Pentecost Sunday, is one of renewal for each person and the whole Church. At the heart of the season is the paschal mystery of Jesus. Lent prepares for it and Easter celebrates it for fifty days. Can a dialogue between this Paschal Mystery and the Universe Story yield new insights for living our faith today? We invite you to come to Virginia Water Retreat House, 47 Parsonage Drive, each Sunday from 4:00-5:00, February 18th May 20th, for an hour of contemplation, reflection and dialogue. Facilitators Phil Lewis and Gerard Whitty. Please call 754-1582 to register.

On Friday, February 2, 2018, World Day of Prayer For Consecrated Life, with a special Mass at the Basilica at 11:00am to celebrate the contributions of the men and women religious in the Archdiocese and around the world, followed by coffee/tea and goodies in the ambulatories. A commemorative day declared by Pope Francis, a time for pause and reflection, and a time for looking forward.

Looking back at our Basilica Liturgy Celebration,
with thanks to Diane Smyth, RSM - PDF
Reflecting on Nano Nagle, our Presentation Story,
with thanks to Sheila Leonard, PBVM PDF

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.

Lantern Update
The new Lantern email address is : information@lantern.ca
We are a happy to announce the launch of the new Lantern website at thelantern.ca
Winter-Spring Special Sessions

Nano Nagle Spirituality Centre Programs
Barachois Brook, NL Click here for Winter-Spring 2017 programming.

The Gathering Place
website     facebook

T'ai Chichichih thru MovementT'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 Winter 2018 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 Winter 2018 flyer

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

Viewing Times :
Monday – Friday from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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. 

So as to help protect and preserve this amazing masterpiece, we kindly ask you to refrain from taking photographs.  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. Click HERE for more details

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