Union of the Presentation Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary


The Presentation Sisters were founded in Cork, Ireland, in 1775, by Nano Nagle.


As companions of Nano Nagle, a heroic woman who pioneered radical Catholic education in eighteenth century Ireland, we share her charism today throughout the world. Presentation Sisters are called to follow Christ in the spirit of Nano Nagle, bringing the good news to the poor by promoting God's kingdom of truth and goodness, justice, love and peace.

We are a community of women rooted in stillness and contemplation, committed to developing caring and meaningful relationships in education, community outreach, charity and on international missions. We are committed to living sustainably and we promote justice, peace and equality.

The Sisters live out their specific calling through various forms of education, spirituality, nursing, aid project work and working with others to empower those made poor.

Today, Presentation Sisters minister in Ireland, England, Slovakia, Newfoundland and Canada, Ecuador, Chile, Peru, the West Indies, Thailand, Cambodia, Israel, the Philippines, India, New Zealand, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Australia and Papua New Guinea.

In the Diocese of Nottingham, the Sisters live in the parishes of S. John Bosco in Leicester, Our Lady of Victories in Market Harborough, S. Teresa in Warsop, S. Augustine of England in Nottingham, Our Lady and S. Joseph in Matlock and Our Lady's in Mickleover.

Please visit our website at www.pbvm.org or contact the local episcopal Vicar for Religious, Sr. Susan by e-mail.