Our Mission & Emblem
About the Emblem:
In 1982 the General Chapter of the Sisters of Mary of the Presentation agreed to this oval symbol as a common community symbol to indicate membership in the Congregation.
The Cross represents Jesus Christ our Savior.
The M represents Mary whose daughters we are.
The Oval signifies the Church and our Congregation.
The Cross is rooted in the earth where our lives and ministry take place.
What we do:
“We work for the Glory of God. Our sole goal is to bring forth the glory of God in all we do. We provide for the current needs of our world especially for the most vulnerable in society.”
Our Sisters work in various areas of evangelization: bringing forth the Good News of Jesus. Our Sisters provide spiritual direction, directed retreats, days of recollection, adult religious education, counseling, etc. This ministry leads the Sisters out into many local parishes.
HEALTH CARE & PASTORAL CARE:
We own and operate four hospitals, three of which are in North Dakota: Bottineau, Rolla, and Harvey. We also have a hospital in Spring Valley, Illinois. We have six nursing homes in North Dakota. Prairieland Home Care is located in Spring Valley, Illinois. We Sisters are involved in Pastoral Care and as members of the Board of Directors.
The Long-Term Care Facilities in North Dakota are, Fargo (Rosewood on Broadway and Villa Maria); Enderlin (Maryhill Manor); Jamestown (Ave Maria Village); Valley City Sheyenne Care Center; and Harvey (St. Aloisius Medical Center).
We operate Prairieland Home Care, serving in Spring Valley, Illinois. Home Health Care was the first ministry of the Sisters of Mary of the Presentation beginning in France 1828.
Our Hospitality Center is located at Maryvale in Valley City. We host many diocesan and ecumenical groups. These groups arrange to have their staff meetings and retreats here.
The elderly/sick Sisters of our Region are involved in the ministry of Prayer. Each Sister is assigned to pray for one of the active ministries of our Region and for the leadership of the various sections of our Congregation. We pray for the needs of the world, the Church, the deceased, for any persons we know who need prayer, those who request prayer or intentions that are inscribed in the Prayer Journal kept in the Maryvale chapel. If you have a special request for prayer let us know.