Presentation Mission Service Award
In the spirit of Presentation foundress, Nano Nagle, and her desire to serve, the Dubuque Presentation Sisters established the Presentation Mission Service Award. Nano Nagle was a young Irish woman who spent her days teaching those who would have otherwise been deprived of an education. Her evenings were spent walking through the streets of Cork, Ireland bringing food, medicine, comfort and hope to those in need. Nano Nagle was a WOMAN of SERVICE. Her life reflected her own words, “If I could be of service in any part of the world, I would gladly do all in my power to do so.”
Today the Sisters of the Presentation follow in Nano’s footsteps by serving in education, pastoral ministry, chaplaincy and advocacy for the disadvantaged and those made poor throughout the United States and Bolivia.
This award will be offered to a person(s), 18 years or age or older, committed to serving the Presentation mission and who may otherwise be unable to afford a mission immersion experience (locally, nationally or abroad). Awarded annually, reception is based on desire to serve the mission, financial need and determination to learn about the root causes of poverty and systemic change. Recipients must agree to offer a presentation of the experience to sisters and associates after their return. Specific amounts of scholarship awards may vary from person to person and are dependent on the amount of funds available and needed. These funds must be spent directly on the mission immersion.
Interested persons should complete the application form. Recipients are determined throughout the year and as need arises.