Archive for October, 2016

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 […]

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 […]

8, Oct

Writing in the October 2016 edition of LCWR Update, Sr Mary Pellegrino, CSJ, President of the USA Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) reminds us that “remembering, as contemplative practice, is precisely what we can offer to our communities, our church and the world at this time.” Presentation Sisters invite others into this practice for […]