February 19, 1933 – January 15, 2021
With great sadness, we say goodbye to Sister Rosanne Rottinghaus. May she rest in peace. She will be deeply missed. Private visitation and funeral services will be held on January 19, 2021, in Sacred Heart Chapel, Sisters of the Presentation.
We have a limited supply of our perpetual calendar of daily reflections and inspirations available for purchase. Find out more if you would like to place an order.
We join with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) and the world in praying for peace after witnessing the violence in our nation’s capital yesterday. Let us pray to God that we will resolve our nation’s differences using peaceful means and not fighting each other.
Excellent opportunity to be part of a great team! The Sisters of the Presentation have several employment opportunities in nursing and food service.
During this pandemic, Presentation Sisters have continued their work while sheltering in place, both inside and outside the motherhouse. Despite many challenges, they have discovered creative ways to reach those they serve, receiving many blessings along the way. Sisters Beth Driscoll and Rita Cameron share their experiences of ministry during these times.
We welcome Associate Lisa Schmidt!
February 19, 1930 – December 5, 2020
Mary Jane Besch has been a Presentation associate for over 20 years. She is remembered with much love and gratitude and will be greatly missed.
Presentation associate Billie Greenwood has volunteered for the last 14 years assisting migrants on the U.S.-Mexico border through Kino Border Initiative. She has witnessed the many challenges and injustices migrants face. Billie shares reflections of her experiences that have not only gifted her in many ways, but allowed her to make a difference.
Dubuque Presentation Sisters and associates held their annual community gathering over Zoom this year. Although the personal connections were missed, the gathering held many blessings of group conversations and sharing.
In our Winter issue of Presentation Doorways, we hope you enjoy reading personal encounters of our sisters and associates who work with, listen to and give time to our struggling brothers and sisters. Also highlighted are the hidden blessings found within these challenging months, remembering that in all things there is gift.
Associate group, Nano’s Hands, take part in Circles of Support with participants who are battling with addiction and experiencing major struggles throughout their lives. The circles provide a healthy and supportive relationship between an individual reentering society and the community, opening an avenue for restoration and healing of all people impacted by crime.
Due to the serious and escalating nature of the Coronavirus outbreak, the Presentation Motherhouse will be closed to all visitors until further notice.
November 29, 2020 – December 20, 2020
Spend your Advent with Mary, other young adult women of faith, and Presentation Sisters from across North America. Each Sunday we will meet for an hour of prayer and faith-sharing. This online retreat is for single, young adult women.
The Sisters of the Presentation invite women to attend a week-long service and discernment experience in New Orleans. Date to be determined due to COVID-19 precautions.
December 1, 2020
Giving Tuesday is a global movement. Anyone, anywhere can get involved and give back in a way that’s meaningful to them. Give to support the Sisters of the Presentation on mission.
October 17, 2020
Over Zoom, join in conversation with religious sisters from various communities and explore possibilities of life as a vowed consecrated woman.
Getting through this crisis takes All of Us. The only way to conquer the coronavirus and save lives is for All of Us to work together as one community. Regardless of where we were born, we are standing shoulder to shoulder, and all of our contributions to society are more indispensable than ever.
December 7, 1924 – June 2, 2020
Our hearts are breaking as we mourn with the family and friends of George Floyd and with all who have lost loved ones to law enforcement violence, all who live in fear, all whose dignity is threatened.
We are pleased to announce this year’s recipients of our scholarships and awards.