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 Report

In the 1750s when Nano Nagle founded the first of her seven schools in Ireland, the shape of a school was a thatched cottage. It was a school that opened its doors in secret as running a school was a risky business for Catholics. The law forbade it and to be detected was to put oneself in danger of arrest or deportation. Nano Nagle was a pioneer of education in Ireland, and today Presentation Sisters continue her pioneering educational work.

View photos and learn more about, “Having stepped back from owning and managing schools, they have set their sights on enabling those who, for a variety of reasons, find that school is, for them, not the right shape.”

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