“Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them; for such is the kingdom of God.”

– Mark 10:14

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 St. Colman’s, a home for keeping families of children together. SInce inception, the sisters have cared for the spiritual, physical, intellectual, moral and social development of children.


Today, the sisters continue to minister the needs of children in residential programs for the emotionally challenged and autistic, as well as parish ministry. The life of a Presentation Sister is both active and contemplative, with a daily prayer schedule, habit, convent living, and fidelity to the Pope and magisterial teaching.

Consecrated Women deeply rooted in the example and teachings of Jesus Christ, professing the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity and obedience. Women of prayer, and faith, and compassion, warmth and love a need to reach out to educate to care for the poor. Women with a vision and a dream of unity among all people sacredness of the family, security for our children, Christ in the center of all hearts.