Social Justice Actions
Following the exhortation of our foundress, Nano Nagle, to love one another and to spend ourselves for the poor, Presentation Sisters are committed to and actively engaged in the following Social Justice Actions: Ending Human Trafficking, Combating Climate Change, and Advocating for Immigrant & Ethnic Communities.
The recent mass shootings in our country impel us to once again beg all citizens and all elected leaders to end the rampant rage and division that have overpowered the nation and too often result in mass, indiscriminate violence. We stand with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) in their recent call for an end to gun violence.
Often in life, people need the support of others. Our older sisters pray for others as their ministry. If you have a personal need, special request, or other prayer intention for which you would like the Sisters of the Presentation to pray, please click on the button below to submit a request for prayers, intentions or a chapel enrollment to have the sisters join you in prayer for an occasion or through a time of sadness.
Sisters of the Presentation, San Francisco is a designated 501 (c) 3 organization, tax ID#: 942209052. Contributions can be made towards a specific ministry or fund or applied in the areas with the most need. Current giving opportunities include Legacy Giving, Matching Gifts, DAF Direct, and more.
2019 Jubilee Celebration: An Abundance of Grace
On April 28, 2019 friends and family gathered at the Presentation Motherhouse in San Francisco to join four Sisters of the Presentation in a very special jubilee celebration marking seventy (70) years in the congregation. The four Jubilee of Grace celebrants were Sister Mary Christina Pizzorno, PBVM who entered the convent on January 5, 1949, Sister Mary Jane Floyd, PBVM who entered on May 27, 1949, Sister Merie Louise Sandstrom, PBVM who entered on July 1, 1949, and Sister Michele O’Connell, PBVM who entered on November 2, 1949. The chapel was filled with joy as the jubilarians were seated and celebrant Father Tom Martin led attendees through a beautiful eucharistic celebration ending in The Irish Blessing. As part of the celebration, all the Presentation Sisters in attendance joined the jubilarians in standing and renewing their vows. The festivities then continued with a delicious brunch honoring the four sisters complete with surprise video messages for Sr. Michele from her family in Ireland. It concluded with the Sisters thanking everyone who joined them in their celebrations and all who worked on the preparations for this wonderful day. Click here to learn more about the Jubilarians.
Presentation Center Has Been Sold
Sisters of the Presentation, San Francisco are pleased to announce the sale of Presentation Center in Los Gatos, California to Little Tree Montessori Schools. While this is truly a bittersweet event, we are delighted that the property will be utilized by an educational group. Learn more.
A Week at the California-Mexico Border
On the morning of January 2, we, Sisters Lucia Lodolo PBVM (pictured left), Kathleen Kearney RSM, Martha Larsen RSM and Máire Sullivan PBVM, started out on our journey to the Refugee Center in San Diego. This opportunity came about at the end of December and we wanted to be of help in any way we could to offer support to those who were journeying here for safety and for a better life for their families.