Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary


11 Haswell Road
Watervliet, NY 12189


Fax: 518-273-3312

Community Information

Major Superior:  Mother Mary Louise Kane, P.B.V.M.

Vocation Director:  Mother Mary Carmel Fuda, P.B.V.M.
Vocation Phone:  518-273-4911

The Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary were founded in Ireland in 1775 by Mother Nano Nagle. They came to Watervliet, New York in 1881 to establish a home for orphan children.

Today the sisters continue to minister to the needs of children in residential programs for the emotionally handicapped, the autistic, and the mentally retarded child, as well as day-care programs for the preschooler, teaching in diocesan schools, and parish ministry. A habit, daily Mass and prayer schedule, as well as convent living, are important factors in the life of a Presentation Sister.

Entrance requirements include: at least a high school diploma; a sincere desire, persistently recurring, to dedicate oneself to God in religion; the possession of average health, intelligence, and piety; the intention of generously giving to God what is already His. Age will be considered on an individual basis.

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