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A “Pioneer” Class

A “Pioneer” Class

Classes began at the new Presentation High School, San Jose in 1962 even though construction was not finished. As we continue this 60th anniversary year, enjoy a look at some pages from the yearbook of that inaugural ("pioneer") Class of 1966.  ...

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The Gathering of Presentation People

The Gathering of Presentation People

Sixteen representatives of the San Francisco Sisters of the Presentation gathered in September with their counterparts from across the continent to reconnect, share, dream, and serve. Sisters, lay Associates, staff, and other partners discussed ways to help each other lift up Nano’s lantern in these days.

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A Pattern for Success in India

A Pattern for Success in India

Three young women in India have hope for the future with our help. One of our Associates, Nanette Miller, works with the the Diocese of Miao in northern India and has this report on the use of funds provided these girls through the annual "Easter Egg Grants" funded...

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A Weekend of Celebration at Pres High, San Jose

A Weekend of Celebration at Pres High, San Jose

The weekend of October 1-2 was the kickoff of a year celebrating the 60th anniversary of Presentation High in San Jose. A reunion of all alumnae took place on Saturday, and a Mass and family carnival were held Sunday. It was a fun time for all. Enjoy a few photos,...

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Associate Kay Sweeney’s Impact in Guatemala

Associate Kay Sweeney’s Impact in Guatemala

Spotlight on Ministry –  Kay Sweeney met the Presentation Sisters when she was participating in a Maryknoll summer program in Guatemala. She had gotten a taste of ministry to the Spanish speaking on a trip the year before to Malinalco Mexico with her parish, St....

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Blessing for the Journey

Blessing for the Journey

Each fall, the Sisters and Associates are commissioned for the ministries in which they will be engaged for the following year. It is a day of commitment, blessing, and support. This year's ceremony was held September 25 at the Motherhouse in San Francisco. Sisters,...

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Habitat for Humanity thanks our Sisters

The May 21, 2022 Interfaith Build Day for Habitat for Humanity San Francisco happened with the support of Sisters Maire, Sylvia, and Virginia E. Building eight new affordable homes in Diamond Heights is an amazing interfaith effort! These Sisters and the work of the...

Request for prayers for General Chapter March 10-13

  Dear Friends, Every six years, the Sisters of the Presentation gather for a momentous ecclesial event in the life of our congregation. This event, called a General Chapter, has two parts: a Chapter of Affairs when Sisters set the direction and agenda for the...

Berkeley, SF Presentation Schools Illustrate History

Archival photos from Presentation Schools in San Francisco and Berkeley are featured in this well-researched article in the January 2022 Catholic San Francisco magazine."American Catholic education is undeniably a great achievement, and like any great undertaking it...

Support for Afghan refugees and those remaining in Afghanistan

The work of our Associate, Pat Cane, continues in Afghanistan. The organization she founded in 1988, Capacitar, is on the ground there helping people deal with the trauma that is their daily reality.  "Patricia Mathes Cane is a former member of the Sisters of the...

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,...