England - Our Story
In response to the Charism of Nano Nagle and to her desire that “if I could be of service in saving souls in any part of the globe, I would willing do all in my power,” Presentation Sisters left Clonmel in Ireland for Manchester in 1836 to work in the inner city. In time, convents were opened in Buxton, Audenshaw and New Moston. 1919 saw more Presentation Sisters arrived from Ireland to open a convent in North Yorkshire.
Presentation Sisters also arrived from India specifically to encourage young women to go to India to join the Presentation Sisters in their ministry in Madras. The number of Sisters in England grew. In 1953 more Sisters arrived from Ireland to work in Bicester, Swindon, Birmingham, Brockworth, Corsham and Sheffield. In 1977, The English Province officially came into existence and these groups of Sisters ministering in England united as one in the Union of the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. After 1977, several more Convents were founded to minister to people in need.