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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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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.

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Association is a way of sharing the spirit of Nano Nagle and the energy of Presentation women with the Sisters of the Presentation, San Francisco. Its purpose is to provide opportunities for nonvowed persons to further the work of the Gospel in the Spirit of Nano Nagle and  the Presentation charism.

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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.

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) is deeply concerned about the state of our nation and the future of our democracy.  We are facing one of the most consequential elections of our lifetimes in a nation that is increasingly divided. As an organization, we, along with LCWR, are committed to using our voice in the public square to speak about matters of justice and moral good. We use this voice, as we have for decades, by advocating for justice and by speaking publicly about what we value, and the direction in which we want to see our nation move.

To assist in this endeavor LCWR has created an eight-week long experience, “A More Perfect Union: 2020 Election Reflections,” that includes a weekly reflection and a suggested action that you form contemplative dialogue on the questions provided with the sisters, associates, your coworkers, and others from your civic community who may represent a diversity of thought and opinion. Click here to download this week’s reflection, “Out of Many One.” Please share it as widely as you are able.

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

For more information concerning any of the following events please contact our
Development Office, 415-422-5015 or development@pbvmsf.org.

Berkeley Reunion Event Canceled

October 17, 2020
Lake Chalet Restaurant
Oakland, CA

Due to the corona virus (COVID-19), the reunion has been canceled. We hope to see you all next year in 2021!

All San Francisco Reunion Canceled

November 7, 2020
The Park Chalet Garden Restaurant
San Francisco, CA

Due to the corona virus (COVID-19), the reunion has been canceled. We hope to see you all next year in 2021!

The Golden Girls Luncheon Canceled

The Golden Girls of Our Lady of Loretto High School, Los Angeles, Luncheon at Quiet Cannon, in Montebello, CA on Saturday, October 17, 2020, has been canceled this year. The Golden Girls will hold their 40th Year Luncheon celebration in 2021.

Founders Club Thank You Event Canceled

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) to protect the health and safety of all, our special annual celebration to thank Founders Club members on November 15, 2020 has been canceled. We look forward to thanking you in person in November 2021.

Southern California Reunion For Alumni & Friends

Our Lady of Loretto High School, Los Angeles, Alumni and Friends are invited to a Reunion and Luncheon, on Sunday, February 21, 2021 from noon to 3:00 PM at the Luminarias Restaurant, 3500 Ramona Boulevard, Monterey Park, CA, 91754. 

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Continuing the Presentation Day Laborer Program  During the Pandemic

Continuing the Presentation Day Laborer Program During the Pandemic

By Sister Maire Sullivan, PBVM, Photographs by Sister Rosina Conrotto, PBVM For almost twenty-one years we have been able to serve breakfast to the vulnerable population of day laborers in San Francisco, and as with everything else, we could not have done it without...

Responding to Needs During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Responding to Needs During the Coronavirus Pandemic

By Sisters Bernie Gotelli, PBVM & Sylvia Llerena, PBVM, Photographs courtesy of Sister Rosina Conrotto, PBVM Sisters of the Presentation, San Francisco are remaining productive during the Covid-19 Pandemic by responding to various needs both within their own and...

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