Presentation Sisters

Presentation Sisters


  • Sr Terry and children planting at the Garden of Oneness in Zambia
  • Sr Shalini marching for the poor and marginalised in New Delhi, India
  • Sr Teresa helping a patient in a local hospital in Nuneaton, England

New Zealand

Sr Noreen McGrath with students in Green Island, New Zealand


"If I could be of any service in saving souls in any part of the globe, I would willingly do all in my power." Nano Nagle

How evident was that desire in the Sisters in Tuam, Thurles and Kerry when they responded so willingly to the invitation of Bishop McKeefrey (Wellington) and Bishop Kavanagh (Dunedin) to come to New Zealand to establish Catholic schools in the two Dioceses.

Friends of Nano meeting in New Zealand in February 2016

The first group  of Sisters from Ireland arrived in Taita in 1951 and moved outwards from there with a further group of Sisters arriving in Paraparaumu in 1954.  Following Union in 1976, the Sisters came together to form the New Zealand Unit.



Sr Breda Ryan fundraising for Papua New Guinea in Paraparaumu,
New Zealand

As with Nano, the focus of the sisters has always been to be among the people, at the same time always listening deeply to what is being asked at this time. In our ministries of pastoral work, spiritual direction, prison chaplaincy, adult education, outreach to disadvantaged youth and care of the elderly we are conscious of those who are made poor through unjust structures. We work in close collaboration with our associates and people with whom we live and work to foster awareness and action towards sustainable living and care for the earth




There are currently 9 Sisters living in communities on both of the Islands: Stokes Valley, Taita, Mosgiel, Paraparaumu

The Administrative Centre is in Stokes Valley.

Contact email: rdalypbvm@gmail.com