Archive for December, 2013

22, Dec

This Christmas season, Presentation Sisters celebrate 140 years of ministry in Victoria. On 21 December, 1873, five Presentation Sisters and two aspirants sailed into Sandridge (Port Melbourne), having travelled far from their home in Limerick, Ireland. These courageous and generous women, Mother Mary Paul Mulquin, Mother Mary Bernard Gunson, Mother Mary Patrick Irwin, Sister Margaret […]

21, Dec

The Presentation Sisters of Australia and PNG send Christmas Blessings of peace, joy and hope to all the Sisters, Associates, Friends of Nano and co-workers.   Christmas Message and Blessing from Maureen Watson, Mary Walsh and Cheryl Brourke pvbm Society Leadership Group. Click here to view the Presentation Society Christmas Blessing 2013       […]

21, Dec

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on ‘Violence against Women in PNG’ says empowerment of women necessary to address human rights abuses. This must include social transformation to fully address the systemic and causes of inequality and discrimination. During the Universal Periodic Review for Papua New Guinea (PNG) at the Human Rights Council in Geneva last […]

21, Dec

Presentation Sisters welcome the Vatican Statement on Human Trafficking in Human Beings as fundamental to human rights, freedom and dignity. Click here to read the Statement on Trafficking in Human Beings from ICMC “Human trafficking is the most extensive form of slavery in this twentieth first century !” Pope Francis, Message of Easter 2013

12, Dec

While not a new resource, its message remains vital and important. Please share this resource with friends, family, schools and staff.   The preamble of the Earth Charter states “the spirit of human solidarity and kinship with all life is strengthened when we live with reverence for the mystery of being, gratitude for the gift […]

10, Dec

Sr Neneth Robledo writes …. “The people are gradually putting their lives back, rebuilding themselves and their houses. But so many have left Tacloban and the ones left there are starting from scratch. A lot of help from all over the world has rained down to the different places which are badly affected. Sr. Mary […]