Presentation Sisters feed their spiritual lives through private and community prayer and reflection. Eucharistic Adoration in Blessed Sacrament Chapel is a daily event for sisters living in Aberdeen, while the Prayerline Ministry allows the sisters to become aware of and pray for the needs of those they serve.

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Today the Presentation Sisters can be found ministering to the needs of those in all walks of life, yet they remain grounded in their first ministry: education. Their education ministry has grown from primary and secondary schools to include colleges, parishes, ESL classes, hospitals, seminars and other venues where education is a key component.

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Health Care

The Presentation Sisters often refer to the employees of the Avera Health system as “our heart and hands.” This is because the lay women and men are truly partners in ministry with the Presentation and Benedictine Sisters.

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Cojourners, our lay associates, partner with the Presentation Sisters while they continue their own vocation and career.

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Presentation sisters are a vowed faith community who share the mission of Jesus.

Lighting the Way

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  • Sister Bernadette Farrell

    Sister Bernadette Farrell, 93, a Sister of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, died January 12, 2015 at Presentation Convent. The Mass of Resurrection for Sister Bernadette Farrell will be Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Chapel at Presentation Convent, …

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  • Caminando Juntos and YOU

    Caminando Juntos is Spanish for “walking together”, and is also the name of the Presentation Sisters’ ministry among the Hispanic people in the Sioux Falls area. Their primary purpose is to help create a welcoming presence and respond to the needs of the newer Latino …

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  • Catholic School Scholarships

    HISTORY The Presentation Sisters have served in the education field in the Midwest since 1880, having accepted an invitation from Bishop Martin Marty to travel from Ireland to Dakota Territory. Throughout the years the Sisters taught in many rural parish schools in South Dakota, Montana …

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