Nano Nagle and an Evolving Charism
A Guide For Educators, Leaders and Care-Providers
This is a biography of Irish Nun and founder of the Presentation Order of Nuns, Nano Nagle, who was also a pioneer in female education in Ireland. The book looks at the contributions made by Nano Nagle in many disciplines.
As we celebrate the tercentenary of Nano Nagle’s birth in 2018, this timely publication considers the untold contribution made by the founders of the Presentation Sisters to the field of social justice in Ireland and abroad, and also provides a fascinating exploration of her enduring legacy for Christians today.
The editors have invited leading scholars and theologians to engage with various pertinent facets of Nagle’s life and the resulting essays offer a rich insight into the social milieu in which Nano Nagle was born, her pioneering role as a champion of Catholic education and the formative years of the Presentation Sisters; the book also highlights how the charism of the congregation’s early members has remained a defining characteristic of their mission today.
This new book, Nano Nagle and an Evolving Charism also analyses the vision of the Presentation Sisters, the order’s immeasurable impact on the lives of the impoverished and poor both at home and overseas, and the great example their mission offers to educators, leaders and care-providers across the globe in the twenty-first century.
ABOUT THE EDITORS
Bernadette Flanagan pbvm PhD
Bernadette Flanagan is collaborating as co-editor with Professor László Zsolnai, University of Budapest, on The Routledge Handbook of Spirituality and Society (2018). She currently serves on the leadership team of the Presentation Sisters in the North East Province, Ireland.
Anne M. O’Leary pbvm PhD
A native of West Cork, Ireland, Anne O’Leary’s interests include education, theology, Scripture and spirituality. She lectured in education at University College Cork, and Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick; and in New Testament at St Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas – prior to serving on the Congregational Leadership Team of the Presentation Sisters (Union, 2012–present).
Mary T. O’Brien pbvm PhD
Mary O’Brien is a native of West Cork and has served as teacher at Second and Third Level and in administration. She is a published author and has been Communications Officer for the Irish Episcopal Conference, 2003–2008, and is currently Lecturer in Sacred Scripture at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick.