The San Francisco Presentation community consists of 54 vowed members and 32 associates. Our primary mission is to the poor, which we manifest through a variety of ministries as fulfilled by our foundress Nano Nagle. Presentation women are committed to serving the poor in ministries of education, community outreach, pastoral care in hospitals and care centers, parish ministry, literacy programs, caregiving, foreign missions, immigration work, spiritual direction, prayer, social services, volunteer services and leadership. Presentation Sisters currently serve in the Archdioceses of San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., and the Dioceses of  Oakland, San Jose, Monterey, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Guatemala. We live in small group residences, apartments, parish convents, and our Motherhouse, which provides special care for our elderly and infirm sisters.

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. Listen here (7 minutes).

You can learn more about the individual Sisters by reading Presentation Women a Legacy of Vision, Faith, and Service. This biographical book chronicles the lives of every Presentation Sister from 1854 – 2004. Don’t wait, enjoy discovering the personalities and personal stories of the amazing women who became Sisters of the Presentation, San Francisco today!

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Sisters of the Presentation, San Francisco is a 501(c) 3 non-profit charitable organization, Tax ID #94-2209052.


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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 wider communities through prayer and a variety of projects aimed to help lift spirits and keep […]