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Advent 2020

Basilica Advent Festival of Carols and Scripture 2020

Happening this Sunday evening, November 29, 2020 at 7:00pm.
Click the link for the Program of Prayer, Song and Scripture - PDF

Click here to go to the Basilica site and then click the Livestream button to participate and enJOY... NOTE: The 2020 Advent Festival is dedicated to the memory of two very special choir members who passed away within the past year: Brother Gordon Bellows, cfc, and Frank Fowler, one of our Presentation Associates, and husband of Patty Fowler, also an Associate. All welcome!



Feast of our Presentation of Our Lady


This special Presentation Day Mass is celebrated by Fr. Denis McBride and the Team at Redemptorist Publications in England. It was specially commissioned for the feast this year, as a way of helping all of us in our global Presentation Family to unite spiritually at this time of the Covid-19 pandemic. Presentation Day Blessings to all! Click Here.



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Shallaway Release of Special Remembrance Day Tribute Video, ‘In Flanders Fields”

Our NL  Shallaway Youth Choir is internationally recognized and celebrated as dedicated to exploring, developing, and celebrating cultural expression through choral music. Kellie Walsh, Shallaway’s Artistic Director, has announced the 2020 release of their special Remembrance Day video in memory of Larry Dohey, renowned Archivist at The Rooms, who had recently passed away.


‘In Flanders Fields’ YouTube     https://www.shallaway.ca/in-flanders-fields 
Together ... we remember ... we celebrate ... we give thanks ..


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Fratelli Tutti” - Papal Encyclical - Pope Francis - October 4, 2020
PDF copies:    "Fratelli Tutti"  and  Maryknoll Study Guide for easy access, copying and on-going reflection, Full text on-line link -  Pope Francis’ “Fratelli Tutti” Encyclical.
Maryknoll Office Global Concerns on-line link -  6-page Study Guide on “Fratelli Tutti”.

“Let us dream, then, as a single human family, as fellow travelers sharing the same flesh, as children of the same earth which is our common home, each of us bringing the richness of his or her beliefs and convictions, each of us with his or her own voice, brothers and sisters all.” - Pope Francis, “Fratelli Tutti”


Earth Day

Earth Day April 21st - 50 YEARS: 1970 - 2020

“We must never forget that the natural environment is a collective good, the patrimony of all humanity and the responsibility of everyone.”  ~  Pope Francis

Please see PDF: Earth Day - Reflections and Prayers - 50 YEARS   
Visit the Official Earth Day Web Site:

160 Anniversary 2019 St. Mary's 160th Anniversary of the coming of the Presentation Sisters
On August 31, 2019 the community of St. Mary's, NL celebrated the 160th Anniversary of the coming of the Presentation Sisters. We invite you to see the attached links and relive the celebration with us ...
Anniversary - Reflection
Anniversary - Thank You
Anniversary - Tribute to Sister Elizabeth Bonia, smsm
Anniversary - History of Presentation Sisters in St. Mary's - Wm Fagan
Also View on About Us Page
The Lantern, 35 Barnes Road, St. John's.
Dates are October 18th and 19th.
To register, please contact marilynhstack@gmail.com directly.
Follow-up Reflection
Welcome and NL Blessing

Earth Day 2019

Earth Day, April 22, 2019 – “Protect our Species”
Knowing that you love the earth changes you, activates you to defend and protect
and celebrate.   But when you feel that the earth loves you in return, that feeling transforms the relationship from a one-way street into a sacred bond.   
~ Robin Wall Kimmerer

“The world doesn't want to be saved. It wants to be loved. That's how you save it.”
                                                   ~ Richard Brendan 

300 2018 - The 300th Anniversary of the Birth of our Foundress, Nano Nagle
*Launch of the Anniversary at our Motherhouse in St. John’s PDF
*300th 3-D Anniversary Banner and Reflection PDF
*Pilgrimage to Ireland to celebrate the Anniversary PDF
*Pilgrim's Memories - NL Ireland 300th Pilgrimage PDF
*Pilgrimage - 4 Video Links:
*Opening Ritual (30 min)   Part One, (55 min)   Part Two, (40 min)   Combined (43 min)
*Open House Day - Celebrating Nano's Tercentenary PDF
*Associates' Arts and Culture Centre Presentation Stephenville, NL PDF (NEW May 2019)
Also View on About Us Page

Lantern logo The Lantern, a Christian Life Centre
The Lantern welcomes all seekers and offers opportunities for the development of spirituality, the formation of community, the promotion of justice.
For information regarding programs and events :
E-mail: information@thelantern.ca
Web: www.thelantern.ca Telephone: 709-753-8760

Care CreationVideo from Pope Francis – released February 2016
Caring for our Common Home: Taking good care of creation

An invitation to embrace Pope Francis' prayer intention for February:
"… that we may take good care of creation - a gift freely given
– cultivating and protecting it for future generations."   
See the video.     The Pope's Video website.

Nano Nagle Spirituality Centre Programs
Barachois Brook, NL
Click here for Winter to Spring 2020 programming.

The Gathering Place
website     facebook

T'ai Chichichih thru Movement T'ai Chi Chih Joy thru Movement: “Awakening the Energy Within”
through the practice of T'ai Chi Chih
July - September 2020 Sessions on Government House Lawn - Click Here
To learn more,  visit http://sheilaleonard.ca
Update (September, 2020)


T'ai Chichichih thru MovementWisdom Healing Qigong: Awakening the Energy Within”
through the practice of Wisdom Healing Qigong  (“chee-gong”)

July - September 2020 Sessions on Government House Lawn - Click Here
To learn more,  visit http://sheilaleonard.ca
Update (September, 2020)


Chow Medical Qigong: Awakening the Energy Within”
through the practice of Chow Medical Qigong (“chee-gong”)
To learn more,  visit http://sheilaleonard.ca
NOTE: Chow Medical Qigong classes are being put on hold.

"The Veiled Virgin" Sculpture

The Veiled Virgin" is an absolutely amazing work of art that truly has to be seen to be believed.  The marble sculpture is believed to be a one-of-a kind masterpiece, which is readily understood once you have seen it.  See PDF

Please note:    All tours have been cancelled indefinitely due to Covid-19 health and safety protocols.

Speak the Story - New Beginnings - JPIC
Justice, Peace and Integrity of all Creation Newsletters

• Vol. 3, Issue 1 - January-February 2014
• Vol. 3, Issue 2 - March 2014
• Vol. 3, Issue 3 - April 2014
• Vol. 3, Issue 4 - June 2014
• Vol. 3, Issue 5 - December 2014
• Vol. 5, Issue 1 - January-February 2016
• Vol. 5, Issue 2 - April-May 2016
• Vol. 6, Issue 1 - February 2017

Presentation Sisters, P.O. Box 2100, St. John's, NL A1C 5R6, CANADA                          Telephone (709) 753-8340                         Email Sister Roisin Gannon