Presentation Sisters feed their spiritual lives through private and community prayer and reflection. Eucharistic Adoration in Blessed Sacrament Chapel is a daily event for sisters living in Aberdeen, while the Prayerline Ministry allows the sisters to become aware of and pray for the needs of those they serve.

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Today the Presentation Sisters can be found ministering to the needs of those in all walks of life, yet they remain grounded in their first ministry: education. Their education ministry has grown from primary and secondary schools to include colleges, parishes, ESL classes, hospitals, seminars and other venues where education is a key component.

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Health Care

The Presentation Sisters often refer to the employees of the Avera Health system as “our heart and hands.” This is because the lay women and men are truly partners in ministry with the Presentation and Benedictine Sisters.

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Cojourners, our lay associates, partner with the Presentation Sisters while they continue their own vocation and career.

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Presentation sisters are a vowed faith community who share the mission of Jesus.



Latest News

  • Sister Mary Irene Abeln

    Sister Mary Irene Abeln, 90, a Sister of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, died August 9, 2014 at Avera Mother Joseph Manor in Aberdeen, SD. The funeral Mass for Sister Mary Irene will be Wednesday, August 13, at 11:00 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament …

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  • Our Stand Against Human Trafficking

    A message from the Benedictine and Presentation Sisters, sponsors of Avera There are more human slaves in the world today than ever before in history.[1] Knowing this hurts our hearts and challenges our minds, because we know that we as a society can do better. Human …

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  • Clinica San Jose Newsletter

    Zone 1 in Guatemala City is the oldest part of the capital city.  The Federal Buildings and the National cathedral are located there.  In its day it must have been a lovely area.  Now, like many historic areas of big cities, it is a depressed …

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