Presentation Sisters - celebrating 175 years in Limerick
To-day, Nano Nagle is regarded as one of the great pioneers of Catholic education. Her work laid the foundation for a voluntary school system in Ireland and for the wide range of ministries to which Presentation Sisters around the world remain committed to this day. Her spirit and tradition continue to inspire Presentation Sisters and Friends of Nano everywhere.
The sisters came to Sexton Street and opened a small school assisted by Maria King in 1837 who invited them from Cork to work in Limerick City. Currently there are 52 Presentation houses in the province, 272 sisters and a large number of Associate members and Colleagues.
- Nano Nagle Centre - Ballygriffin
- Union of Presentation Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary
- South West Province of the Presentation Sisters (covering Cork, Limerick and Kerry).
- The Cause for Canonisation for Nano Nagle
O God, You filled the heart of Nano Nagle with loving care and compassion for the needy. Through her intercession, help us in our need… Grant that, like her, we may do Your Will, and that we may grow in Your Love and in the love of neighbour. Through Christ our Lord.
Gospel - Mark 6: 7-13
We continue with Mark's gospel again this week where we continue the reading of chapter 6. Jesus is sending out the Twelve, commissioned to preach the Good News. It is almost as if we are listening to the reconfiguration of the twelve tribes of Israel. The Twelve are sent out in pairs to share the Good News, a sending which still applies to us today.
The apostles are sent out, told to live and rely on the community, to live in the now. We are asked to live in the now, even though it may be the almost impossible thing to do. We are asked to live and rest in the Lord in the now. God is not present in the past, he is not out there in the future. Rather as he described himself, I AM; present here and now with us.
Other reflections on this weeks gospel:
Word on Fire
Blue Eyed Ennis
Centre for Liturgy
Liturgical odds and ends
Divine Office - Week 3
Saints of the Week
July 16th - Our Lady of Mount Carmel
July 17th - Sixteen Blessed Teresian Martyrs of Compiègne
July 18th - St Frederick of Utrecht
July 19th - St Macrina the Younger
July 20th - St Apollinaris of Ravenna
July 21st - St Lawrence of Brindisi