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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.

18, Jan

Kiribati SOS

Author: admin2

Kiribati SOS is a wonderful new 4 minute video by film maker Michael Power from Afterglow. Two young climate activists from Kiribati – Tinaai Teaua and Vasiti Tebamare from the Kiribati Health Retreat Association (KHRA) and Kiribati Climate Action Network — recently  visited Australia to share their story about the impact of climate change on […]

16, Jan

On October 29 the Tasmanian Presentation Sisters celebrated a major milestone of the arrival of four pioneering Sisters and their five candidates to Hobart 150 years ago. Mass was concelebrated by Archbishop Julian Porteous and Emeritus Archbishop Adrian Doyle, together with a number of priests from around the archdiocese.  Read more   Slideshow photo gallery […]

21, Dec

Pope Francis’ message to world leaders for the World Day of Peace, observed 1 January, calls for an ‘active nonviolence’.   In the message entitled ‘Nonviolence: a Style of Politics for Peace’,  the Pope calls to political and religious leaders, heads of international organizations, and business and media executives to “apply the Beatitudes in the exercise of […]

18, Dec

This year International Migrants Day (18 December) has called for children to be released from detention. It is appropriate that an event held in the shadow of Christmas should advocate for children, for they lie at the heart of Christmas. Writing in Eureka Street, Andrew Hamilton sj observes that the insistence in the Gospel stories […]

15, Dec

Australia should ratify and implement the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture (OPCAT) as soon as possible to ensure better oversight of youth justice detention, according to National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell. The key findings of an investigation into the oversight of youth justice detention in Australia are included in Commissioner Mitchell’s 2016 Report […]

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 […]