Happy Presentation Day

Presentation Sisters and Friends of Nano Nagle , all over the world, celebrate the Feast of the Presentation of Mary in the Temple on the 21st November each year.

We wish all of our Presentation schools in CEIST and the wider community a Happy Presentation Day.

Brief History of Nano Nagle

Nano Nagle wanted to help the poor she saw around her in Cork. Determined to help to educate them, both to improve their lives and to deepen their faith, in spite of the dangers she faced because of the Penal Laws, she opened her first school in 1754 with an enrollment of thirty-five girls in a two-room cabin.

Nano taught the children during the day and visited and nursed the sick by night. As a result, she became known in Cork as the “Lady with the Lantern”.

Believing that this work must be continued after her death, Nano founded the congregation now known as the Presentation Sisters in 1775.

Since then the Presentation Sisters have educated young people and cared for the sick and the poor all over the world.

Click here to view Irish Independent article about Nano Nagle.

Pope Francis has promoted Nano Nagle, the founder of the Presentation Sisters, on the ladder to sainthood. Click here to continue reading on RTE ....


Prayer of Nano Nagle


An Introduction to Nano Nagle and her Work