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 next few years and a Chapter of Elections where delegates elect the next President and Council of the congregation.

Preparation for Chapter includes prayer and reflection on our mission and charism, relationship building, and strategic planning as we design our future together. The Chapter process is bathed in and propelled by God’s spirit with us and in us.

Our General Chapter will take place from March 10-13, 2022 at our Motherhouse in San Francisco. We humbly ask you to accompany us in prayer as we discern together what we are being called to be – by and with the inspiration of God, Mary our Mother and Nano Nagle our foundress.

With loving gratitude,

Your Presentation Sisters, San Francisco




Our dear God,

who has called us throughout our lives,

we put our concerns into Your keeping,

into Your heart’s deep care.

Give us courage, trust, and hope,

Courage to take each step;

Trust that you will lead us and

our entire congregation well and clearly;

Hope that we will travel together

into Your deepest heart of love

in this life and in the next.

Nano, please pray for us. Amen.


Written by Sister Helen Matosich for PBVM Chapter 2022