Social Justice Actions
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.
At the 2018 Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) Assembly, the members of the conference, who represent nearly 80 percent of the approximately 49,000 women religious in the United States, approved a resolution recommitting to the important work of addressing racism as a systemic, structural cause underlying and contributing to multiple injustices. We would like to invite you to join us in LCWR’s Standing Against Racism social media campaign.
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.
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.
2019 Jubilee Celebration: An Abundance of Grace
On April 28, 2019 friends and family gathered at the Presentation Motherhouse in San Francisco to join four Sisters of the Presentation in a very special jubilee celebration marking seventy (70) years in the congregation. The four Jubilee of Grace celebrants were Sister Mary Christina Pizzorno, PBVM who entered the convent on January 5, 1949, Sister Mary Jane Floyd, PBVM who entered on May 27, 1949, Sister Merie Louise Sandstrom, PBVM who entered on July 1, 1949, and Sister Michele O’Connell, PBVM who entered on November 2, 1949. The chapel was filled with joy as the jubilarians were seated and celebrant Father Tom Martin led attendees through a beautiful eucharistic celebration ending in The Irish Blessing. As part of the celebration, all the Presentation Sisters in attendance joined the jubilarians in standing and renewing their vows. The festivities then continued with a delicious brunch honoring the four sisters complete with surprise video messages for Sr. Michele from her family in Ireland. It concluded with the Sisters thanking everyone who joined them in their celebrations and all who worked on the preparations for this wonderful day. Click here to learn more about the Jubilarians.
A Week at the California-Mexico Border
On the morning of January 2, we, Sisters Lucia Lodolo PBVM (pictured left), Kathleen Kearney RSM, Martha Larsen RSM and Máire Sullivan PBVM, started out on our journey to the Refugee Center in San Diego. This opportunity came about at the end of December and we wanted to be of help in any way we could to offer support to those who were journeying here for safety and for a better life for their families. Learn More.
25 Years of Learning and Loving
The past mingled with the present as all looked toward the future. In March of 1994 the Learning and Loving Education Center was opened through the vision and efforts of the Sisters of the Presentation, San Francisco. Twenty immigrant women and their little children came to learn and grow. Now in March of 2019, 170 immigrant women and 55 of their preschool children come to learn and grow. There is much to be celebrated.