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

  • Viewing Immigration From a Faith Perspective

    The Sioux Falls Argus newspaper printed a story November 16 on Viewing Immigration From a Faith Perspective. This same story was shared nationally with CLINIC (Catholic Legal Immigration Network, INC) November 18, 2014. The Aberdeen Presentation Sisters’ sponsored ministry, Caminando Juntos in Sioux Falls, SD, …

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  • Avera McKennan Earns Nursing Excellence Magnet Status

    Excellence Once More: Avera McKennan Earns Nursing Excellence Magnet Status The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program® for excellence in nursing services recognized Avera McKennan as a Magnet® hospital for a fourth time. The official word was received Nov. 17. Magnet status is a …

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  • 125th Diocesan Celebration

    The Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls will be celebrating our 125th Anniversary. November 21, 2014 – Aberdeen A liturgical celebration and day-long event in Aberdeen, SD on the Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary paying tribute to the consecrated who helped nurture …

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