Mission Statement

We, Sisters of the Presentation, San Francisco are a community of Catholic women religious committed to living and transmitting the message of Jesus Christ through prayer and service. In the tradition of our foundress, Nano Nagle, we seek to promote a society which respects the dignity of all persons with emphasis on compassion and justice for the poor and oppressed.

Identity Statements

In 2004, the Sisters of the Presentation met to consider their ministries and the use of their resources for the future. Using the International Presentation Association (IPA) Identity Statement as a basis for local commitments, we make the commitment statements below. The statements will be used to guide our decision-making and life choices in the coming years.

We are Presentation women who share the charism of our foundress, Nano Nagle. We reach out in faith, in a spirit of hospitality, compassion, and simplicity to all of creation.

The cry of those made poor and the cry of the earth call us to continue the mission of Jesus to bring forth a sustainable society founded on respect for the earth, universal human rights, economic justice, and a culture of peace.

Commitment Statements

We commit ourselves to deepen our passion for those made poor and for all of creation. In our work for justice, we nurture a contemplative stance in keeping with our Presentation identity.

We commit ourselves to strengthen the quality of our relationships in community life and to foster partnership with other Presentation women and men to further Nano’s vision.