Who We Are
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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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.
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.
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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In August, 2021 Sr. Rita Jovick spoke with reporter Ellen Finn of KALW radio about “San Francisco’s Modern American Nun,” discussing the arc of her life as a Presentation Sister with a life-long commitment to social justice.
Pictured Above (left to right): Sister Paula Baker, PBVM, Associate Pat Mathes Cane, PhD, and Sister Michele Anne Murphy, PBVM at a congregational meeting in the Presentation Motherhouse in San Francisco Presentation Associate, Patricia (Pat) Mathes Cane, PhD, was...
By Kay Sweeney, Associate Program Facilitator Betty Canton Self is a woman (pictured) who has never allowed her heart or feet to stay still. She has been a Presentation Associate for more than twenty years. After leaving Texas, where she lived after escaping the civil...
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Southern California Reunion Canceled
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
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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