Mullingar marks 300 years of Nano Nagle on Presentation Day

Thursday, 29th November, 2018 3:59pm

Mullingar marks 300 years of Nano Nagle on Presentation Day

Principals, teachers and staff in Presentation Junior and Senior Schools with Fr Paul Crosbie and Fr Joseph Naikarakudy, (back from left) Aoife Clery, Rachel McCarthy, Muire Courtney-Earley, Áine Killalea, Joan Sullivan, Elaine Loughman, Catherine Armitage, Yvonne Daly, Niamh O’Neill, Regina Glynn;

The founder of the Presentation Order, Nano Nagle, was honoured on the 300th anniversary of her birth at a commemorative Mass in the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar on Wednesday last, November 21.

The tercentenary jubilee Mass was organised and attended by pupils and staff from Presentation Junior School and Presentation Senior School in Mullingar, which have enrolments of 333 and 360 pupils respectively.

Speaking at the Mass, Fr Paul Crosbie highlighted two parts of Nano Nagle’s mission: setting up schools for young girls and serving the poor on the streets.

He encouraged the Presentation pupils “to carry the lantern of faith and good works that inspired Nano Nagle to accomplish so much good in her times”.

Prayers were offered during the liturgy for deceased members of the Presentation Sisters who served in Mullingar and for the work of the Presentation Order throughout the world.