The center of life for the Presentation Sisters is prayer. It is through this relationship with Christ that each sister finds strength and support for her ministry. Presentation community life allows the sisters to share this spiritual grounding with each other as they live out their vocational call.
In addition to our special individual times of prayer and praise, we spend time each day sharing in prayer and taking part in Mass as a faith community.
We invite you to nourish your spiritual life in the Presentation spirit by joining us for Mass at our Blessed Sacrament Chapel at Presentation Convent. Mass times may vary from week to week and times are subject to change. Please call the Convent at 605-225-0420 for additional information regarding Mass.
In 1906, Bishop O’Gorman asked the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary to begin perpetual Eucharistic Adoration for the needs of the people in the Sioux Falls diocese. We continue this practice of daily Eucharistic Adoration as we gather daily in our Adoration Chapel; spending time in this sacred space offering prayers for the intentions of those who have requested prayer, for the needs of the people of the diocese, the nation and the world. (IT SAYS WE DO THIS DAILY, BUT DO NOT HAVE LIST ADORATION ON WEDNESDAYS??)
This practice has been an essential element of Presentation life in community. A facet that keeps this prayer ministry current and relevant is our prayer line ministry. Individuals throughout the world contact us and request that we pray for their intentions.
Please join us for Adoration:
Sunday: 12:30 – 3:45pm
Monday: 9:00am – 3:45pm
Tuesday: 9:00am – 3:45pm
Wednesday: there is no Adoration on Wednesdays
Thursday: 9:00am – 3:45pm
Friday: 9:00am – 3:45pm
Saturday: 12:30 – 3:45pm
Praying the Rosary:
The Rosary is a special set of prayers to God that helps us to remember the most important events in the lives of Mary and Jesus. The Rosary helps us to remember these principal events in the history of our salvation as we thank and praise God. There are a total of 20 Mysteries that tell the story of Mary and Jesus. These are divided into four groups of five:
(prayed on Monday and Saturday)
- The annunciation to Mary that she is to be the mother of the Savior
- The visitation of Mary to her cousin Elizabeth
- The nativity of Jesus Christ
- The presentation of the infant Jesus in the Temple
- The finding of the child Jesus in the Temple
(prayed on Thursday)
- Christ’s baptism in the Jordan River
- Christ’s self-manifestation at the wedding at Cana
- Christ’s proclamation of the Kingdom of God with his call to conversion
- Christ’s transfiguration
- Christ’s institution of the Eucharist
(prayed on Tuesday and Friday)
- The agony of Christ in the garden
- The scourging of Jesus at the pilar
- The crowning with thorns
- The carrying of the Cross
- The crucifixion and death of Jesus
(prayed on Sunday and Wednesday)
- The resurrection of Jesus
- The ascension of the Lord into heaven
- The descent of the Holy Spirit
- The assumption of Mary into heaven
- The coronation of Mary in heaven
View our Rosary brochure and use while praying the Rosary
Stations of the Cross
Historically, the pilgrims coming to Jerusalem felt a connection to Jesus when following in his footsteps along the way of the cross on their pilgrimage. In the 1500s when it was no longer easy or possible to visit the holy site, villages all over Europe began to create replicas of the way of the cross. Eventually these shrines became the set of 14 Stations that grace nearly every Catholic Church in the world.
In making the Stations of the Cross, we enter into the mystery of Jesus’ gift to himself to us. In reflecting upon the passion, we involve our senses and emotions for a deeper experience of Jesus’ love for each of us. In realizing this love, may we all feel a deep gratitude and desire to love as we were first loved.
We invite you to join us in praying the Stations of the Cross. This video contains video and narration of Aberdeen Presentation Sisters and was filmed in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel at the Convent.