“Lighting The Way” shares the mission of the College and the mission of the Presentation Sisters. If you find it of interest, please email Sister Marilyn Dunn (firstname.lastname@example.org) to receive the newsletter.
Today I would like to reflect on the title of these weekly newsletters, “Lighting the Way”. I chose that title as it reminded me of our foundress, Nano Nagle, and her work. Nano’s chief ministry was teaching. She spent her days teaching children how to read, write, and how to pray. But, Nano was also aware of the needs of the poor people, some who were sick or homebound. Nano would go out in the evenings to visit these people, bringing whatever help they needed. Sometimes, it might only be to stop by and to pray with them. Since the streets were dark, Nano carried a lantern to help her find her way in the dark. That is why you often see pictures of Nano carrying a lantern, and the lantern has become a favorite symbol for the Presentation Sisters.
Yes, I chose this title because I believe it reminds us of what we are all doing here at Presentation College – Lighting the Way for others. Whatever you do here at Presentation, you are helping people to find their way in this sometimes darkened world. If you teach, you are enlightening the minds of the people you teach; or if you serve in any supportive role, you bring light and courage to those who come to you for assistance. And if you are a student, you are enlightening your own mind by studying hard, and will be able to bring light to others later on. Remember if you do nothing more than speak a kind word to someone, you are bringing light and courage to them. So let’s continue Lighting the Way for those who need our light.
God bless you!
Sister Marilyn Dunn, (email@example.com)