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Jubilee News

Launch of Jubilee Year

On Christmas Eve many of our Units celebrated the opening of the Jubilee Year. The South West Province - where South Presentation Convent, Cork is located - organised a prayer service at the graveside of Nano to mark the occasion. A video of the event has been added to the web and may be viewed by clicking here.

Throughout the coming year congregational units and local communities will be celebrating the Jubilee. Please continue to send us details of your events and news of them afterwards.

Jubilee Mass

On Palm Sunday, 5 April 2009, a Jubilee Mass was celebrated in honour of Nano Nagle at Kilavullen Parish Church near Mallow in Co. Cork, Ireland. This was organised by the Nano Nagle Commission and the Ballygriffin Community.

The Mass is preceeded by a short video on the life of Nano Nagle, her connections with the area and the Nano Nagle Centre which is located on the site of her childhood home.

Click here to view the video online or click on the image to the right.

Nano Nagle Centre, Ballygriffin - Events

In honour of the Jubilee Year, the Nano Nagle Centre, Ballygriffin - Nano's birthplace - devised a number of programmes and retreats.

From 19th to 27th June 2009, the Centre facilitated a celebration in honour of the Jubilee. Sisters and friends of Nano from all over the world attended.  Some Sisters from Newfoundland will assisted the Nano Nagle Centre Team in facilitating this event. Part of this celebration included be an Open Day to which Friends of Nano will be invited and this day will conclude with an international concert.

You can read more about the event by clicking here.

Over Holy Week, the Centre offered a retreat which comprised contemporary reflections and rituals based on the charism of Nano. This experience included a Seder meal on Holy Thursday.

The Centre offered a six-day directed retreat from 11th to 17th July 2009, facilitated by the Retreat Team.


And the following week, from 18th to 24th July 2009, Sr. Anne Lyons led a six-day guided retreat 'Encounter with the Holy One'. 

 Allegorical Image

Sr. Gabriel O' Brien (English Province) has created an allegorical image depicting Nano and her work. It has been added as a reflection.

To view the work and an explanatory note click the image to the right.

 Jubilee News Stories

 To check on all of the stories about Jubilee Celebrations go to the News Section and enter the word Jubilee in the search box as shown in the image below.

Then press the Search button which is located in the bottom right-hand corner of the Search Box at the top of your own News page. All stories containing the word Jubilee will then be displayed on your screen.