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705, 2018

Nuclear Ban Treaty

May 7th, 2018|

From Pax Christi USA 15,000 nuclear weapons exist worldwide having the potential to ruin the earth many times over, yet the United States won't give up deterrence policy and sign the Nuclear Ban Treaty.

1610, 2017

International Day of Eradication of Poverty

October 16th, 2017|

Presentation Sisters around the world join together, striving to end extreme poverty Seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at an historic UN Summit.  Over the next fifteen years, with these new Goals

301, 2017

World Day of Peace

January 3rd, 2017|

Presentation Sisters and Cojourners from the Sioux Falls area celebrated New Years Eve by sharing prayer, food, music and fun. Before the night was over, they all committed themselves to be an artisan for peace

1112, 2016

Warm A Neighbor

December 11th, 2016|

The Presentation Sisters willing go forth to any part of the world to work for justice, alleviate oppression and promote human dignity. This is done in a spirit of love and joy. In the Sioux

2111, 2016

Kids Against Hunger

November 21st, 2016|

Despite the snowstorm in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, several volunteers helped load a container with 242,352 Kids Against Hunger meals heading to Zambia, Africa. Thanks to the team from Carl V. Carlson Company, Sioux Falls

1611, 2016

Core Values

November 16th, 2016|

Mission has always been a focus of the Aberdeen Presentation Sisters. As employees, we too serve right alongside the Sisters continuing this legacy of Mission … our Mission.  This past summer, at the suggestion of

2209, 2016

Giving Voice at SOAW Convergence at Border

September 22nd, 2016|

Congregations of Women Religious and Other Organizations are Invited to join Giving Voice Sisters in Prayerful Solidarity with the Border Convergence October 7-10 and All Catholic Sisters Attending the Border Convergence in Nogales are invited to the

1609, 2016

Sister Alacoque Geppert

September 16th, 2016|

SERVICES for OUR DEARLY DEPARTED SISTER Alacoque Geppert Born to Life – June 4, 1919 Born to Eternal Life –September 15, 2016 GREETING the BODY       4:15 PM – Monday September 19, 2016 WAKE SERVICE                6:30

1209, 2016

Internship – Marketing and Event Emphasis

September 12th, 2016|

The Presentation Sisters are currently seeking an individual interested in a Fall 2016 Internship in Sioux Falls, SDOverviewCandidate will be working on the Presentation Sisters social media sites, assist with event planning andwork to engage

909, 2016

Announcing the Sister To All Campaign

September 9th, 2016|

The Hilton Foundation’s public awareness campaign about women religious will share profiles of sisters on social media to break misconceptions and show the work Catholic sisters are doing in the United States. The release of

809, 2016

Continuing the Legacy of Education

September 8th, 2016|

Education has been the foundation of the Presentation Sisters’ ministry efforts since being called to Dakota Territory in the late 1800s. From the 1886 foundation of Presentation Academy in Aberdeen, S.D., to our current sponsorship

209, 2016

Editorial on Murder Trial Verdict

September 2nd, 2016|

Sister Pat Prunty submitted an editorial to the Aberdeen newspaper after a murder trial verdict was announced August 31, 2016.John Hemminger, age 34,  was convicted by a jury for first degree murder in the January

3108, 2016

Nano Nagle Commission Update

August 31st, 2016|

The Nano Nagle Commission is continuing to build on its progress in promoting the Cause of Nano following the group’s productive meeting in New Zealand earlier this year and it is using technology to ensure

2608, 2016

Are you school shaped?

August 26th, 2016|

Article written by Sister Joyce Meyer, PBVM and Joan O'Reilly, Presentation Sister in the community's Northern Province of Ireland for the Global Sisters ReportIn the 1750s when Nano Nagle founded the first of her seven

1508, 2016

Teddy Bear Donations

August 15th, 2016|

Thank you for your prayers and participation in Presentation Sisters Day at the Park at Wild Water West Waterpark on Thursday, August 11th. Despite the rainy weather, we collected 64 bears for our ministries and

808, 2016

Why It’s Okay To Feel Lost Sometimes

August 8th, 2016|

SisterStory shares Sister Vicky's story, "Why It's Okay To Feel Lost Sometimes.""SisterStory is the ongoing story of National Catholic Sisters Week. A national campaign aimed at broadening awareness of Catholic sisters. Who are Catholic sisters?

408, 2016

LCWR Civil Discourse Campaign

August 4th, 2016|

LCWR sent out the following media release regarding with the caption, "Thanks to all who joined us in calling for civil discourse for the common good during this election year. More than 5600 sisters across the

408, 2016

A Lifetime of Service

August 4th, 2016|

The Sioux Falls Woman Magazine featured Sister Jan Mengenhauser and her years of joyfully serving others in their August issue . The Sioux Falls Woman Magazines says, "Our mission is to inspire, empower and educate

2707, 2016

GOP Convention Focused on Negatives

July 27th, 2016|

Mary Ihli, A Presentation Sisters Cojourner, submitted a letter to the editor and it was published Tuesday, July 26 in the Sioux Falls Argus Leader.I tried to watch the recent Republican Convention as a concerned

2607, 2016

PRH Conference in Bordeaux, France

July 26th, 2016|

Sister Joan Marie Brander attended the Personality and Human Relations (PRH) International Conference held in Bordeaux, France this year. This three weeks of intensive working conference was attended by 140 educators representing 32 countries -

707, 2016

Sister Ancilla Russell

July 7th, 2016|

Services for Our Dearly DepartedBorn to Life – April 16, 1923 Born to Eternal Life – July 6, 2016Greeting the Body 4:00 PM – Sunday, July 10, 2016Scriptural Wake Service 6:30 PM – Sunday, July

507, 2016


July 5th, 2016|

Let us congratulate these devoting women as they celebrate a milestone with their religious life as part of the Presentation Sisters. Sister Jean Huntimer celebrates 70 years and Sisters Antonette Krumm, Janice Mengenhauser, Joan Marie

107, 2016

Prepare Recyclables In Aberdeen

July 1st, 2016|

On behalf of Green Aberdeen, Sister Mary Lou along with helpers, Kylie and Hadley Herman made a video that demonstrates Aberdeen recycling procedures. To learn more about how the Presentation Sisters work to support justice

107, 2016

History of Women Religious Conference

July 1st, 2016|

On Sunday, June 26, Sister Joyce Meyer along with more than 100 historians, educators and archivists from around the world convened at the University of Santa Clara for the 10th triennial Conference on the History

1606, 2016

Ethiopia’s Rich Religious Traditions Co-exist

June 16th, 2016|

The Global Sisters Report website is sharing many interesting stories and giving a voice to women religious around the world. The website was established by the work of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, thanks to the

1506, 2016

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta 2016

June 15th, 2016|

The 2016 Wells Fargo Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, held May 7 in Falls Park, was a fabulous day for the entire family. An estimated 9,000 people enjoyed the festive day celebrating in the park while

806, 2016

Sister Marie Joseph Schmitz

June 8th, 2016|

SERVICES for OUR DEARLY DEPARTEDBorn to Life – February 27, 1934 Born to Eternal Life – June 7, 2016GREETING the BODY and WAKE SERVICE   1:00 PM – Sunday, June 12, 2016MASS of RESURRECTION          11:00 AM – Monday,

106, 2016

Pies for Peace

June 1st, 2016|

l-r: Sister Myra Remily, Sister Pat Prunty, Brittney Currence and Judy Vrchota. Sisters Pat Prunty and Myra Remily delivered pies to the Aberdeen congressional office of Senator John Thune, while asking for a small

1305, 2016

May 13th, 2016|

Efforts to care for the earth and its resources have been a part of the Presentation Sisters’ mission for many years, so taking part in Green Aberdeen and their 1st Annual Earth Day Fair April

2504, 2016

Cinco De Mayo Fiesta

April 25th, 2016|

Cinco de Mayo is a family event that brings together the business and civic community of Sioux Falls and the surrounding area to recognize, appreciate and celebrate the cultural gifts and heritage of the Latino

2204, 2016

Earth Day 2016 Editorial

April 22nd, 2016|

Earth Day, April 22, 2016Written by Sister Kathleen BierneThe first celebration of Earth Day in the United States took place in April of 1970. We are still struggling with some of the same issues that

1504, 2016

Homeless Jesus

April 15th, 2016|

Last year, at the PBVM camp for Latinas in Creighton Retreat Center, Mary Ihli purchased a lovely sculpture of “Homeless Jesus” on the park bench. She donated it to the Bishop Dudley Hospitality House (BDHH)

1504, 2016

First Woman to Lead Indian Theologians

April 15th, 2016|

 A Presentation Sister is the first woman to lead Indian theologians!! Sister Shalini Mulackal is a member of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Union of Sisters) congregation and lives in New Delhi. She

2403, 2016

Avera Health Stays True To Mission

March 24th, 2016|

Jodi Schwan wrote and published the following article for the Sioux Falls Argus 11:39 a.m. CDT March 23, 2016Nuns Ensure Avera Health Stays True To MissionA high-ranking executive at Avera Health plans to walk

2203, 2016

Sister finds release in painting, being outdoors

March 22nd, 2016|

Posted: Saturday, March 19, 2016, Aberdeen, SD.By Kelda J.L. Pharris kpharris@aberdeennews.comView photos of Sister Consuelo and her artwork HEREFor nearly 60 years, Sister Consuelo Covarrubias has been reaching out to every community the Presentation Sisters have

1403, 2016

Ministry Update – Kaomo, Zambia, Africa

March 14th, 2016|

Kaoma, Zambia                                                                                                                         March 2016The good news is that while I was in the United States last year, I met with people from Prairie Aqua Tech in Brookings. We agreed to participate in a research

2602, 2016

Pax Christi Focuses on Human Life Issues

February 26th, 2016|

Article written by Kelda J.L. Pharris | Posted: Friday, February 26, 2016 9:46 am Above: Sister Myra Remily, right, leads the discussion in Tuesday night's Pax Christi meeting at the Presentation Convent. The social

1502, 2016

Why Cap Payday Loan Interest Rates at 36 Per Cent?

February 15th, 2016|

Presentation Sisters’ Justice Commission: Sisters Gabriella Crowley, Kathleen Bierne and Pat Prunty. Article written and submitted by the Presentation Sisters’ Justice Commission: Sisters Gabriella Crowley, Kathleen Bierne and Pat Prunty.Presentation Sisters, Cojourners and Pax

1202, 2016

Caminando Juntos Newsletter

February 12th, 2016|

 617 East 7th Street ∙ Sioux Falls, SD 57103Phone: 605-274-3735 ∙ Fax: 605-274-3736email: preshispmin@sio.midco.netPDF printable newsletter available here   Dear Friend, February 2016We at Caminando Juntos thank God every time we remember you. In our prayers for

1102, 2016

Will S.D. Repeal the Death Penalty?

February 11th, 2016|

Letter: Will S.D. repeal the death penalty? Written by Sister JoAnn Sturzl and published in the Sioux Falls Argus Leader Newspaper February 11, 2016I’m heartened by the reality that several states have recently repealed the

902, 2016

Abolish the SD Death Penalty

February 9th, 2016|

The SB94 Bill to Abolish the Death Penalty in SD is being heard by the committee February 10! Please keep this intention in your prayers.STATEMENT OPPOSING DEATH PENALTYFollowing is a statement endorsed by the Sisters

2701, 2016

Welcoming the Migrant

January 27th, 2016|

Presentation Sisters’ Justice Commission: Sisters Gabriella Crowley, Kathleen Bierne and Pat Prunty. An editorial article written by the Presentation Sisters’ Justice Commission: Sisters Kathleen Bierne, Pat Prunty and Gabriella CrowleyDATE:   January 13, 2016When we

2701, 2016

Catholic School Scholarships

January 27th, 2016|

HISTORYThe Presentation Sisters have served in the education field in the Midwest since 1880, having accepted an invitation from Bishop Martin Marty to travel from Ireland to Dakota Territory. Throughout the years the Sisters taught

1201, 2016

Sister Marie Patrice Moriarty

January 12th, 2016|

SERVICES for OUR DEARLY DEPARTEDBorn to Life – January 13, 1923 Born to Eternal Life – January 11, 2016GREETING the BODY 4:00 PM – Thursday, January 14, 2016WAKE SERVICE 6:30 PM – Thursday, January 14,

1201, 2016

Reflection – Sister Joan Reichelt

January 12th, 2016|

January 12, 2016 Tuesday of the First Week of Ordinary Time“Do not think your handmaid a ne’er-do-well; my prayer has been prompted by my deep sorrow and misery.” 1 Samuel:16.“The people were astonished at his

1001, 2016

Reflection – Sr. Mary Jaeger

January 10th, 2016|

CREATING A PATH FOR US January 10, 2016The Baptism of the LordAfter all the people had been baptized and Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit descended

601, 2016

Reflection – Sr. Mary Thomas

January 6th, 2016|

January 6, 2015Wednesday after EpiphanyTake courage, it is I, do not be afraid. Mark 6:50Well, it might be easy for Jesus to say “Don’t be afraid” but like the disciples I have never seen anyone

401, 2016

Interview with KSFY

January 4th, 2016|

Sister Pegge and Jen Rothenbuehler were guests on the KSFY morning show to help promote the Warm a Neighbor project, which is a partnership with Life 96.5 and Hy-Vee. They shared information on the Sisters

3012, 2015

Warm A Neighbor

December 30th, 2015|

The Presentation Sisters are pleased to once again partner with Life 96.5 and HyVee in Sioux Falls to provide gloves, mittens, hats and scarves to the people served at Caminando Juntos.Caminando Juntos is Spanish for

2712, 2015

Reflection – Sr. Ruth Geraets

December 27th, 2015|

Sunday, December 27, 2015The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph“Beloved: See what love the Father has bestowed on us that we may be called the children of God. And so we are. Beloved, we

2512, 2015

Reflection – Sr. Lucille Welbig

December 25th, 2015|

December 25, 2015The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) Beautiful Are They Who Bring Love“How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings glad tidings, . . .” (Isaiah 52:7). It is Christmas! It is

912, 2015

Kids Against Hunger

December 9th, 2015|

285, 326 meals are officially on the way to Zambia, Africa! Soukup Construction and some students from O’Gorman helped the Presentation Sisters and Kids Against Hunger Sioux Falls load the truck of packed meals . Each Kids

812, 2015

Christmas Blessings

December 8th, 2015|

The Presentation Sisters of Aberdeen are vibrant with joy and thanks this Christmas season. We wish you and your family great blessings, great hope and great joy. As you find yourself caught up in the

712, 2015

Packing Meals For Zambia

December 7th, 2015|

 KDLT News interviewed Sister Mary Thomas this morning as she shared the story of the Presentation Sisters and the partnership with Kids Against Hunger. Many generous people came together to prepare 250,000 meals that will

412, 2015


December 4th, 2015|

 During the month of December, the Presentation Sisters will share a Christmas message on two billboards in Aberdeen and two billboards in Sioux Falls. The Operations Crew in Sioux Falls worked diligently to install the

412, 2015

Reflections on SOA Rally

December 4th, 2015|

Thousands converged at the gates of Fort Benning, Georgia from in November to end the U.S. militarization of the Americas and to close the School of Americas. Sisters JoAnn Sturzl and Myra Remily traveled in

412, 2015

Advent Reflection – Sr. Pegge Boehm

December 4th, 2015|

December 4, 2015Friday of the First Week of AdventBy Sr. Pegge Boehm, PBVM “One thing I ask of the Lord…that I may gaze on the loveliness of the Lord…in the land of the living.” Psalm 27                                                           

312, 2015

The Poor Among Us…are us

December 3rd, 2015|

The poor among us...are us “Each day we encounter people who are poor and most often we do not even know it. Without realizing it, we may be poor ourselves. This form of poverty is

2311, 2015

Presentation Cojourners

November 23rd, 2015|

With joyful hearts, Sisters and Cojourners witnessed and pledged their support to two individuals as they became Presentation Cojourners. Ruth and Steve Scherschligt gathered with those in the Sioux Falls area for reception, for prayer,

1911, 2015

Cojourners Provide Picnic Tables

November 19th, 2015|

The Sioux Falls Presentation Cojourner group directed by Sister Lynn Marie Welbig recently put their Presentation charism to work by purchasing two picnic tables for the women’s and children’s outdoor area of the Bishop Dudley

1711, 2015

Immigration Facts

November 17th, 2015|

Editorial written by Leona WielandWhen I'm proposing "comprehensive immigration reform," I'm asking us to address justice and human rights so all can live in our world.Has everyone viewed the "19 Reasons Latin Americans Come To

1111, 2015

Presentation Day and Novena

November 11th, 2015|

Sisters, Cojourners and Friends of Nano from all around the world are invited to join in the 2015 Presentation Day Novena prepared by the Presentation Sisters leading up to this feast day.   Click here to

1111, 2015

Avera Cancer Institute

November 11th, 2015|

Avera is a health ministry of the Benedictine and Presentation Sisters.Avera Joins WIN Consortium in Personalized Cancer MedicineAvera is proud to announce that Avera Cancer Institute is the fifth medical institution in the United States

1011, 2015

Faith Based Approach

November 10th, 2015|

Sister Joan Marie Brandner was interviewed by Dakota Broadcasting Logan Anderson about her spiritual connection with the Presentation College football team. Take a moment to listen to Sister Joan Marie as she shares how the

311, 2015

Sister Helen Nemmers

November 3rd, 2015|

SERVICES for OUR DEARLY DEPARTEDSISTER HELEN NEMMERSBorn to Life – May 21, 1922 Born to Eternal Life – November 3, 2015GREETING the BODY       4:00 PM – Sunday, November 8, 2015WAKE SERVICE                7:00 PM – Sunday,

211, 2015

Providing Light, Hope and Help

November 2nd, 2015|

The Presentation Sisters are featured in the November issue of BizNOW. A Sioux Falls area magazine that is inspiring the creative spirit in every business leader. BIZ NOW visited with the newly formed Presentation Sisters

211, 2015

Silent No More

November 2nd, 2015|

Karine Pogosyan-Myrmoe, Domestic Violence Survivior The Silent No More Domestic Violence Awareness event held at Presentation Convent last Thursday evening was attended by Sisters, Convent employees, Presentation College employees and staff, Mayor Mike Levsen

2910, 2015

Sister Abbie Kennedy

October 29th, 2015|

SERVICES for OUR DEARLY DEPARTEDSISTER ABBIE KENNEDYBorn to Life – January 8, 1930Born to Eternal Life – October 28, 2015GREETING the BODY       4:00 PM – Sunday, November 1, 2015 WAKE SERVICE                7:00 PM – Sunday, November

2610, 2015

Pax Christi Conference and Photos

October 26th, 2015|

Presentation Sisters, Benedictine Sisters and Social Justice team members take a moment to pose with guest speaker. Standing: Sister Teresa and Sister Johanna (Watertown Benedictines), Jane and Mike Sandsmark, Sister Pat Prunty and Sister

2410, 2015

Ink Your Dreams

October 24th, 2015|

Sister Lynn Marie Welbig Ink Your Dreams, sponsored by EmBe, was a full day summit designed to inspire women to explore their entrepreneurial passions and to foster their ambitious spirits. It was the perfect

2310, 2015

Sister Lucy Callaghan

October 23rd, 2015|

Sister Lucy Callaghan, 86, a Sister of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, died October 22, 2015 at Avera St. Luke’s Hospital, Aberdeen, SD.Mass of Christian Burial for Sister Lucy will be Monday, October

2608, 2015

Women on the Prairie Conference

August 26th, 2015|


508, 2015

Pediatric Neurologist in Zambia

August 5th, 2015|

On August 3, the Global Sisters Report featured an article written by Sister Joyce Meyer, “Sr. Ornella Ciccone: The only pediatric neurologist in Zambia.” Sister Joyce Meyer, Aberdeen PBVM, is an international liaison to women

2206, 2015

2015 Golf Tournament

June 22nd, 2015|

Thank you to our major sponsors, Avera Health, EideBailly, KyburzCarlson Construction, Northern Valley Communications and the 60 women who joined us on Monday, June 15 at our 20th anniversary tournament . It was a successful

1106, 2015

Feast of the Sacred Heart

June 11th, 2015|

Leadership Camp is celebrating 20 years! Quotes from our campers: I’ve learned that if I have a problem, someone, somewhere can help me. It’s amazing what a little self-esteem and someone believing in you can

106, 2015

Calling on Mary

June 1st, 2015|

Consecrated LifeCalling on Mary: Presentation Sisters look to the Blessed Mother in good times and badBy Jessica Trygstad Sister Kay O’Neil (left) and Sister Michelle Meyers are Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin

1805, 2015

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

May 18th, 2015|

Latino Culture Celebrated  The 2015 Wells Fargo Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, held May 9 in Falls Park, was an extraordinary day for the entire family. An estimated 8,000 people enjoyed the festive day celebrating in

3004, 2015

A Nuclear-Free World

April 30th, 2015|

The Global Sisters Report features an article by Jan Cebula titled, “We forge the path of solidarity toward a nuclear-free world.” A review of The Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) is held every five years to

1604, 2015

Poetry Reading

April 16th, 2015|

During English class at Presentation College, a sponsored ministry of the Presentation Sisters, students were encouraged to write a poem or bring one of their favorite poems to class and read it aloud. All Faculty,

1404, 2015

Human Trafficking Awareness

April 14th, 2015|

Sisters Pat Prunty and Myra Remily of the Presentation Convent speak about human trafficking and why it's important to be aware of the fact that it can and does happen in South Dakota. video platformvideo

2703, 2015

Earth Hour – March 28

March 27th, 2015|

Earth Hour was a simple idea that turned into a global phenomenon, with hundreds of millions of people coming together to display a commitment to protect the one thing that unites us all - our

1903, 2015

Child Headed Home Project

March 19th, 2015|

“Jesus was moved with indignation, and said unto them, allow the little children to come unto me; forbid them not: for to such belongs the kingdom of God” (Mark 10:14) Greetings from a hot and

803, 2015

National Catholic Sisters Week

March 8th, 2015|

What is National Catholic Sisters Week? NCSW is an annual celebration that takes place from March 8–14. Created to honor women religious, it is a series of events that instruct, enlighten, and bring greater focus

2502, 2015

St. John’s Bible

February 25th, 2015|

The Gospel and Acts volume of the St. John’s Bible arrived at Presentation College (sponsored ministry of the Presentation Sisters) to coincide with the beginning of the blessed season of Lent and was unveiled to the

1202, 2015

“Any Advice for Women Considering?”

February 12th, 2015|

Sister Vicky Larson answers the question, “Any advice for women considering?” The 2-minute video was released today on Sister Story’s website. Sister Story is the ongoing story of National Catholic Sisters Week. A national campaign

1102, 2015

SD Death Penalty SB121

February 11th, 2015|

Has the time come for South Dakota to repeal the death penalty? A call for nonviolence Presentation Sisters raise awareness and share with others the systemic injustices in our country and world. They support a

502, 2015

World Day for Consecrated Life

February 5th, 2015|

Pope Francis has declared February 8, 2015 as the World Day for Consecrated (Religious) Life! A woman called to unite herselfto Christ as a religious sisterwould have a desire for holinessfor prayerfor justiceto serve othersto

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