Spirituality

Spirituality

Presentation Sisters are committed to fostering spiritual development through the various ministries. The ministries provide opportunities and experiences for growth in prayer, the internalization of one’s faith, theological reflection, social analysis and the witness of presence. Many sisters serve as spiritual directors/companions, chaplains, retreat directors, and pastoral associates as they accompany others in their faith journey.

Marilyn Breen

Sister Marilyn Breen currently lives in the Pilsen neighborhood in Chicago. She earned a certificate in spiritual direction from Claret Center in Hyde Park and enjoys walking with others as they discover God in the ordinary experiences of life. She has served as parish director of faith formation for 27 years, most recently at St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Dubuque, Iowa. She has also worked in Iowa schools and parishes in Algona, Farley, Peosta, Cedar Falls and Dubuque. Her educational experience includes a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Clarke College and a master’s degree in theology from Notre Dame University.

Ann Jackson

Sister Ann Jackson serves as retreat/spiritual director at the spirituality/ecology center at Prairiewoods in Hiawatha, Iowa. Previously, she served on the congregational leadership team as well as formation director for the Presentation community.

Annette Kestel

Sister Annette Kestel is a pastoral associate at Epiphany Parish in Mason City, Iowa. Her responsibilities include adult faith formation, welcoming new parish members, marriage preparation, working with parish liturgical ministers, and individual spiritual direction. In her free time, Sister Annette enjoys sewing, reading, walking and music.

Jeanine Kuhn

Sister Jeanine Kuhn retired as the director of American Martyrs Retreat House. She volunteered at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo. She later moved to Dubuque and continues to offer spiritual direction. She enjoys personal time to read, pray, exercise and relax.

Carolyn Link

Sister Carolyn (Carrie) Link serves as liturgist at Our Lady of the Lake Parish in Mound, Minnesota, and as RCIA/spiritual director at St. Henry Parish in Monticello, Minnesota. Sister Carolyn, a talented and trained artist, enjoys any available time that she can devote to her artistic creations, of which she has many.

Julie Marsh

Sister Julie Marsh is the director of operations for Hotel Hope, a non-profit organization that provides emergency shelter for homeless women with children in the New Orleans area. Their stay is between 30-45 days before they move into permanent housing. She enjoys working on jigsaw puzzles and binge watching Netflix movies.

Joellen Price

Sister Joellen Price is the liturgy and music coordinator for the Presentation community. As a spiritual director, Sister Joellen enjoys accompanying people on their spiritual journey, helping them grow closer to God. Her talents span a broad range including facility in needlework and is a dedicated quilter.

Julia Wingert

Sister Julia Wingert’s gifts, talents and skills span a wide circle; she wears two large hats. Her major ministry is spiritual direction and her second ministry is finance assistant at Mount Loretto. While these are very different skills, Sister Julia performs both ministries with competency and grace.