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Led by the Spirit and inspired by the life and charism of Nano Nagle, we are Presentation women. We work for justice and structural change in issues related to women and children, immigrants and ethnic communities, the environment and human rights. With our Associates, we reach out in faith, in a spirit of hospitality, compassion, and simplicity to all of creation.

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Associates Gather for Retreat

Associates Gather for Retreat

The San Francisco Presentation Associates were able to gather in October, 2021 for their first in-person event since the pandemic began. Held at San Damiano Retreat Center across the bay from San Francisco, the retreat was facilitated by Colette Lafia on the theme...

Presentation High Senior is Saving Lives

Presentation High Senior is Saving Lives

This week Presentation High-San Jose Senior Nishi Dharia was in the news across the Bay Area. Her 8th grade science fair project lost in that competition, but as a sophomore in high school she revived it, bringing it to fruition now in India. Nishi researched,...

Call to Climate Action

Call to Climate Action

As the Sisters of the Presentation and our Associate members continue to study and put into practice daily climate friendly actions - in our diet, in our transportation, in our choices for simple living, in our advocacy and outreach – we have come to realize that the...

Presentation Day Novena, 2021

Join the Sisters in a nine-day novena, November 12-20, anticipating the Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary on November 21. The novena, prepared by the Conference of Presentation Sisters, invites us to contemplate Mary’s experience at the temple. “With her we listen and are enriched by the stories of the biblical women who have come before her and have made societal changes during very challenging times. Let us call upon our foremothers to help us discover the power within ourselves to bring about justice and peace as we continue to meet ‘the signs of the times’ in our day.”

Standing in Solidarity with AAPI Communities

As Sisters and Associates of Presentation-San Francisco, we stand in solidarity with Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities against hate and all forms of violence.  Therefore, we call all people to stand together with us and give voice and action in reverencing all life and deepening relationships.

LCWR Issues Statement: Repair Our Democracy

As members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, we stand with the other more than 1300 leaders of Catholic sisters nationwide as we make this statement:

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) joins with the world in praying for peace after witnessing the violence and lawlessness on January 6th in our nation’s capital. We are deeply concerned about the state of our country and the future of our democracy. Our hearts ached as we watched these despicable actions that threaten not only to destroy the seat of our government but to rend the bonds that unite us. We commend and thank the members of Congress who courageously continued their service to the nation even amid the chaos.

In our increasingly divided nation, we renew our commitment to the common good and pledge to take up the challenge to use our energy to repair our democracy and contribute to the work of building a more perfect union. We invite all people of good will to join us and we call on our elected leaders to point the way.

Sisters of the Presentation, San Francisco Speak Out Against Racism

We, Sisters of the Presentation, San Francisco, are deeply saddened by the death of George Floyd and stand in solidarity with all who have lost loved ones to similar expressions of violence. The killing of black men and women, other people of color, and the denial of the respect and dignity they should receive, must end now.

We, therefore, give voice to the condemnation of all forms of racism, prejudice, and violence. We support peaceful demonstrations, protests, efforts and works promoting justice and peace to eliminate the structures and behaviors which prompt racism and prejudice in ourselves and in our nation.

We, as a Community of Women Religious, are committed to promoting respect and dignity of all people, and pledge ourselves and our prayers to confronting racism and prejudice on all levels, while calling on God’s healing grace.

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Social Justice Focus

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. Learn more.

The Sisters of the Presentation, San Francisco stand with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) promising to work with the new administration to build a society worthy of the values to which our imperfect union aspires.

To read LCWR’s entire statement please click here: a public statement following the US national elections.

Prayer Ministry

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.

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Upcoming Events

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Southern California Reunion Canceled

February 2021
Luminarias Restaurant
Monterey Park, CA

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the reunion for all Southern California Alumni and Friends of Sisters of the Presentation scheduled for February 2021 has been canceled. We hope to see you all in February 2022!

Founders Club Thank You Event Postponed

November 2021
San Francisco, CA

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) to protect the health and safety of all, our special annual celebration to thank Founders Club members tentatively scheduled in November 2021 has been postponed. All Founders Club members will be invited to attend a special thank you event in 2022 when it is safe to do so.

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