Resources – 2013
Reflect and Pray – Presentation Day Novena 2013
Sisters, Associates and Friends of Nano from who share the charism of Nano, are invited to reflect and pray the Presentation Novena 2013 in preparation for the celebration of Presentation Day 21st November.
In so doing we reach out in love and compassion to “..the cry of those made poor and the cry of the Earth….” (IPA Identity Statement 2102). Consciousness of our deep connection to each other and our all of Earth’s Community we pray for those affected by conflict or natural disasters. To download a pdf of the Novena booklet click Novena 2013
We strive for something more because, deep in our hearts, the Spirit lures us to do so…
Download Reflection by clicking here.. society reflection July 2013
The breaking open of the bread of our lives
To download this powerpoint resource click
Clothing Ourselves with the Day
As the days grow longer and you are tempted to rise earlier, you might like to use this Reflection from Macrina Wiederkehr and sink into its imagery and its gratefulness. Taken from Earth Link Newsletter, 22 August -from the land of the Tuurbal people.
Music and Hymns
The Sisters of Charitable Instruction of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Click Sacred Heart (Music) to download a beautiful powerpoint resource.
There’s a dream our God is dreaming
Will we dare to dream the same?
Come, go out, take up our lanterns
And let love ignite the flame.
World Environment Day – 5 June
World Environment Day was established by the United Nations in 1972 to stimulate worldwide awareness of the environment and encourage political attention and action. It is celebrated annually on 5 June. The United Nations has declared 2013 the International Year of Quinoa.
The theme for World Environment Day is Think.Eat.Save focusing on sustainable food production and consumption. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), every year 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted. This is equivalent to the same amount produced in the whole of sub-Saharan Africa. At the same time, 1 in every 7 people in the world go to bed hungry and more than 20,000 children under the age of 5 die daily from hunger. Given this enormous imbalance in lifestyles and the resultant devastating effects on the environment, this year’s theme – Think.Eat.Save – encourages us to become more aware of the environmental impact of the food choices we make and empowers us to make informed decisions.
Click here to download a 3 page prayer and reflection for World Environment Day 2013, prepared by the International Presentation Association.
Nano Nagle’s Memorial Day – 26 April
Hibernian Chronicle, Monday 26 April 1784
Click here to download a Prayer/Reflection for Nano’s Day, prepared by the International Presentation Association.
7 short video clips of Mary Coloe pbvm teaching the Gospel of John at Ecce Homo
13 Sep 2012 … This is the 1st of 7 parts of a lecture presented by Dr Mary Coloe, Associate Professor of New Testament at Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, at ‘The Center for Biblical Formation – Notre Dame de Sion’ located at the place called “Ecce Homo – Behold the Man” in the Old City of Jerusalem. In this lecture “Ecce Homo & Ecce Mater Tua” she traces these phrases and the meaning that were written in the Gospel of John. Dr Coloe points out that in order to talk about these 2 phrases which are part of the Passion Narrative we must begin with some of the earlier narratives. The clues are in John 1:1-18 (the Prologue), 2:16-21 & 7:37-39.
The other 6 parts can be found to the right of the 1st part.
2013 Easter Message from Society Leadership Team
Risen Christ … show us now, we pray,
The wonder of your living presence
Not in wisps or doubtful glimpses,
but in the glory of life hard won
Sweeping through our souls in splendour
And beyond us into a waiting world…
May the wonder of Easter
break forth anew in us
in those we love and in all the earth
on this day and the days to come.
Maureen Watson pbvm, Cheryl Bourke pbvm, Mary Walsh pbvm
Society Leadership Team
Click here to download a pdf copy of the Society Easter Card 2013.
Earth Hour 2013 – 23 March 8.30pm
Earth Hour 2013 – Uniting People to Protect the Planet – will be held on Saturday 23 March at 8:30pm-9:30pm wherever you are in the world. So save the date and keep coming back to earthhour.org and earthhour.org.au to see the world unite to protect the planet.
There is no doubt about it: the world is facing some of the most critical environmental challenges in its history. That may make the journey to a sustainable future seem difficult to imagine, but it is far from impossible. Change this big needs you. It needs every one of us. Together our individual actions add up to make a difference collectively. In fact, change is already underway.
The Earth Hour phenomenon was started in Australia and embraced by the world. Earth Hour is a gathering of the global community to show what one simple idea can achieve, and what one person’s actions can inspire. Thanks to your support, it has become the largest global movement for the environment. It is much, much more than a symbolic action of switching off lights for an hour; it’s a continuous movement driving real actions, big and small, that are changing the world we live in. From new legislation in the Russian parliament to better protect seas from oil pollution, to the initiation of two huge reforestation projects in Africa – the impact of Earth Hour is widespread and real.
Click here for a Prayer and Reflection on Earth Hour 2013 prepared by Anne Shay pbvm.
Creator God, we praise you for the wonder of human life and of all your creation.
Help us to treasure these gifts and live gratefully in our universe.
Lenten Caring for Creation Calendar 2013
The environment is God’s gift to everyone, and in our care of it we have a responsibility towards the poor, towards future generations and towards humanity as a whole. (Pope Benedict XVI, Caritas in Veritate, n.48)
Click here to download the Lenten Caring for Creation Calendar 2013 which has been adapted by Peta Anne Molloy pbvm from a calendar created by the Care for Creation Committee, Washington Archdiocese.
You are invited to use this calendar and to share it to others. May you be blessed during this time of Lent.
2013 Retreat and Course Opportunities in Ireland
If you are travelling to Ireland, there are a number of retreat and course opportunities available at Presentation-owned facilities:
Mount St Anne’s Retreat and Conference Centre, Killenard, Portarlington, Co Laois – click here for details of their upcoming Summer (2013) Retreats at Mount St Anne’s newly refurbished Centre in Killenard, Portarlington. They offer wonderful facilities in a beautiful country setting with plenty of space allowing you the freedom to just ‘be’. Accommodation can be booked for short stays and they are open for holidays in the NON RETREAT period. For more information about Mount St Anne’s go to their website.
Nano Nagle Centre, Ballygriffin, Co Cork – click here for their 2012-13 Calendar of Events. The Nano Nagle Centre is a living heritage centre located amongst the breathtaking scenery of the Blackwater Valley. The centre marks the birthplace of our foundress Nano Nagle. It provides tranquillity and spirituality and is the perfect location for those looking for some time out in a natural peaceful setting. The centre’s mission is to promote a vision of eco spirituality – the natural interconnectedness of everything, which leads to personal transformation and a sense of responsibility to our Earth and to all living beings. For more information about the Nano Nagle Centre go to their website.