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Presentation Sisters Video

Presentation Sisters are called to encounter God in the heart of the world and to continue the mission of Jesus in the spirit of our founder Nano Nagle. Like Nano we are called to keep our hearts open to the cry of Earth and the cry of those living in poverty, voices which challenge us to conversion and action both personally and communally.


Presentation Sisters acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live. We acknowledge their deep spiritual connections to this land and we thank them for the care they have shown to Earth over thousands of years.

14, Nov

Sr. Cecilia Suwannee Phetpanomporn, a Thai Chinese Sister of the Presentation Society of Australia and Papua New Guinea, began working with refugees in Thailand in 2001 as a volunteer and now is full-time with the Catholic Office for Emergency Relief and Refugees (COERR).   Q: GSR: Cecilia, how did you get involved in refugee work? A: Phetpanomporn: […]

8, Nov

November 25 is the start of the United Nations-declared 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign, finishing on December 10 – Human Rights Day. The theme this year is: ‘From peace in the home to peace in the world: make education safe for all!’   The campaign looks at the different forms of violence […]

2, Nov

The Report of the Australian Government Delegation to the 60th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW60) has been released.  This Report provides a detailed account of the delegation’s participation at CSW60. The UN Commission on the Status of Women aims to advance gender equality and the rights of women…. […]

26, Oct

October 31, 2016 marks 150 years since the first Presentation Sisters arrived in Australia, landing at Hobart Tasmania in 1866. Our Tasmanian Sisters, friends, Associates, co-workers and St Mary’s College Hobart alumni and wider school community will celebrate together on Saturday 29 October. The months from July 20 to October 31, 1866 saw four Presentation […]

20, Oct

The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development “depends upon going beyond the language of economics and statistics,” and that “considerations of a moral, spiritual and religious dimension cannot be ignored” said the Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations recently……..  Vatican: Spiritual dimensions cannot be ignored in sustainable development. Archbishop Bernardito Auza, said […]

18, Oct

The Presentation Society of Australia and Papua New Guinea reaffirms our support to bring Australia’s offshore detainees to Australia and end their inhumane conditions and treatment on Nauru and Manus Island. Working with the Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum (CAPSA) and others, we pledge our welcome and assistance.      Also read the recent […]

17, Oct

The Presentation focus for International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on 17 October 2016 is support to the villagers of Arop, Papua New Guinea for a clean water system. The launch of the system on 15 August 2016 saw 20 tanks installed for people who have suffered re-location after the devastation of their coastal […]

17, Oct

Maryknoll, House of Prayer at Blackmans Bay in Tasmania is offering Reflection Days from Saturday 5 November through to Saturday 12 November 2016. Each day will stand alone with its own content. A Directed Retreat will run from 4 – 13 November 2016. For details of the program and retreat timetable, download a brochure : […]

14, Oct

On October 17, we observe the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty that is embedded in Goal 1 of the Sustainable Development Goals – End poverty in all its forms everywhere. The eradication of poverty is at the heart of the Presentation charism. The International Presentation Association invites our circles of prayer to embrace […]

11, Oct

Catherine Mur, pbvm of the Presentation Sisters in Papua New Guinea shares the success of the ‘women in business’ program which is working with more than 500 village women in some of the poorest and remote communities of the central highlands region. Low interest loans have been provided to over half of the women and living standards […]