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International Presentation Association

International Presentation Association - December 19, 2013 (pdf)
IPA Easter Blessings 2013 (pdf)
IPA Connections newsletter - March 2013 (pdf)
Understanding IPA Booklet 2013  (pdf)

The International Presentation Association is a networking of the various congregations of PBVM women, including the Union of Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Conference of Presentation Sisters of North America, and the Australian Society. The Goal of the IPA is to foster unity and to enable collaboration for the sake of mission. Each congregation freely chooses to become part of the Association, which was established in 1988. The Goal of the IPA is to foster unity and to enable collaboration for the sake of mission.

IPA Identity Statement
We are Presentation women
who share the charism of our foundress, Nano Nagle.
We reach out in faith, in a spirit of hospitality,
compassion and simplicity to all of creation.
The cry of those made poor and the cry of the Earth
call us to continue the mission of Jesus
to bring forth a sustainable society
founded on respect for earth,
universal human rights, economic justice
and a culture of peace.

(from 2003 Assembly)


Mission of IPA
Flowing from our identity as Presentation women
the mission of IPA is to channel our resources
so that we can speak and act
in partnership with others for global justice.

(from 2003 Assembly)

For more information about the IPA, visit IPA website 

 


 

 

Social Justice

This is what Yahweh asks of you:
To Act justly, love tenderly and to walk humbly with your God. ~ Micah 6:8

We the Presentation Sisters in all our apostolates promote the dignity of human persons, so that they can be free to develop their own gifts and participate in the tasks of liberation and social transformation.

We need to get in touch with the passion and the mission of Jesus that is in our hearts.

Our commitment to peace through justice, liberation and social transformation calls us to be with the poor and to awaken them to their dignity, rights and responsibilities. It calls us to challenge values, systems and structures which perpetuate poverty and injustice and to stand with people in their struggle.

Our vision is wholeness of creation. This demands that we reverence and nurture the earth and cosmos.

(The above statements are taken from our Presentation Constitution and our Chapter documents.)


                        Social Justice - Homeless man's grave              
Sisters Gertrude Connelly and Leonie Bracken standing at homeless man’s grave.

 


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International Presentation Association

International Presentation Association

We are Presentation women who share
the charism of our foundress, Nano Nagle.
We reach out in faith, in a spirit of hospitality, compassion and simplicity to all of creation. The cry of those made poor and the cry of the Earth call us to continue the mission of Jesus to bring forth a sustainable society founded on respect for earth, universal human rights, economic justice and a culture of peace.
http://internationalpresentationassociation.org/