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Presentation Center Was Closed June 30, 2017

With deep sadness, we, the Board of Directors of Presentation Center, announce to you our decision to close Presentation Center on June 30, 2017. This decision has been reached after consultation with advisors and other significant persons, consideration of various options, and earnest prayer to the Holy Spirit.

Presentation Center, a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of the Presentation, has been blessed for more than sixty years by so many loyal supporters including donors, staff, volunteers, sisters, and of course, their current employees who have believed in this ministry and have been true to its mission.

In the beautiful surroundings of Presentation Center, thousands of guests have been welcomed and experienced Godís presence and renewal through the hospitality extended by the staff, the quiet nurturing of their bodies and souls afforded by the natural setting, and enriching experience of new relationships.

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Bidding a Fond Farewell to Presentation Center

By Rachel Foote, Archivist

On July 9, 2017 Sisters of the Presentation, San Francisco, their Associates, former sisters, friends, and family gathered in Los Gatos, California to bid a fond farewell to and celebrate the legacy of Presentation Center. As the crowds assembled first for the mass and later for the tour and reception, memories rushed in and stories flowed out as guests caught up with each other and introduced new friends and family to the beloved ministry that has played an integral role in their lives over the past 60 years. As they made their way from the parking areas to the main Pueblo Building, which had originally been the Novitiate and now served as the main hub for the conference and retreat center, accounts of the Centerís well-known history filled the walkways.

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Learning and Loving Education Center, Morgan Hill

Established in 1994, the Learning and Loving Education Center was founded as a response to the need in the Morgan Hill community to empower immigrant women to learn English and encourage women to use their gifts and talents in building relationships among themselves, their families, and the community. (Morgan Hill is a city south of San Jose that is still agricultural but which is also now experiencing a house boom and becoming a bedroom community for the Silicon Valley)

The Center endeavors to work with women for change through education, and to support them in the process. Daytime classes strive to increase literacy, teach computer skills, improve and enrich the lives of the students empower women to achieve higher education and better jobs, improve health care, and improve self-esteem for a brighter future for themselves, their families, and their communities.


Presentation High School, San Jose

The roots of Presentation High School are deeply planted in the heritage and ministry of the Sisters of the Presentation. Strengthened and challenged by that heritage and dedicated to the ministry of secondary education, the Sisters of the Presentation responded to the needs of the rapidly growing and developing Santa Clara Valley. In 1962, Presentation High School, a Catholic four year high school for young women, was opened. Built in the Willow Glen neighborhood of San Jose, the first seventy students graduated in 1966. Since then, over 4,000 young women have benefited from the excellent education provided at Presentation High School and they have become productive, vital, and ethical members of their communities, work places, and families.


Presentation High School, San Jose, Students and Staff Annual Nicaragua Immersion Trip

"Buenas Tardes con Celina" 1370 AM La Kaliente
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Presentation H.S. Student
Wins Top Science Award

Mercury News, Washington Post

Presentation Graduate
ABC 7 Star Scholar


Presentation Diving Into the Deep End

The Lantern (La Linterna)

The Lantern (La Linterna) Center for Hospitality and Education opened in October 2006 to provide English and computer classes, as well as hospitality, for men and women in the immigrant community of San Franciscoís Mission District.

It is located at 3106 Folsom Street (cross street Cesar Chavez).  For more information call Sister Maire Sullivan, PBVM, at (415) 401-7379.

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