What Nano could not see in the future was that her zeal and contemplative spirit would extend beyond the winding lanes of Cork. In the 1800s, Nano’s Presentation congregation grew and spread to locations outside of Ireland, including North America where separate congregations were founded such as our Dubuque congregation. Today, the daughters of Nano, numbering nearly 2,000 from 24 countries, are carrying the Gospel of Jesus to the uttermost parts of Earth. There are no boundaries to the ministries that ignite when we work in union, honoring the rich legacy Nano entrusted to us. Together, with clarity of purpose and passion of heart for those made poor, our mission is to educate, advocate and serve.
The Presentation congregations in North America create the Conference of Presentation Sisters. These congregations are connected to international Presentations through the International Presentation Association.
Presentation foundress, Nano Nagle encouraged her sisters to work together for the greater good. Thus, we work in partnership with other congregations of Presentation Sisters around the globe. Although congregations are all independent communities, we are all connected in ensuring the light of Nano burns brightly in the world today.
We partner with other Presentation congregations in North America who make up the Conference of Presentation Sisters. Together we are almost 500 vowed Presentation Sisters, as well as thousands of additional associates and Presentation people. Moving beyond our borders, we are a part of the International Presentation Association with around 2,000 Presentation Sisters and many more partners serving around the globe, carrying the mission of Nano to those in need. Each of these partnerships provides an opportunity to do more in our world together than we could possibly do alone.