Seven Presentation sisters from Aberdeen celebrating jubilees

70th Jubilees

Sister Elizabeth Remily, PBVM, was born in Turton. She received her nursing degree and after working as a surgical supervisor, spent the next 50 years establishing hospitals and clinics in foreign countries. She was also instrumental in founding Berakhah House in Sioux Falls.


Sister Virginia Hallauer, PBVM, was raised on a farm near Watertown. Sister Virginia dedicated over 50 years to parish and Catholic school education in parishes and schools throughout SD and MN. She continued her parish ministry until her retirement. Sister Virginia is active in the congregation’s prayer ministry.
Sister Margaret Anne Talbott, PBVM, grew up in Artesian and Dell Rapids. For 25 years she taught in SD and MN. She continued her service in pastoral care at hospitals in SD and MT. Sister is active in full time prayer ministry at Avera Mother Joseph Manor.


60th Jubilees
Sister Catherine Fiegen, PBVM, was born in Dell Rapids. She served as a teacher and administrator in SD and MN and worked in parish and hospital mission services. Sister Catherine served on the Presentation Sisters Leadership Council and now devotes herself to full time prayer ministry at the Convent.


Sister Francene Evans, PBVM, was born in Aberdeen and taught in high schools, colleges and universities throughout MT, SD and MN for many years. She has also served as a hospital chaplain, adult faith formation leader, and sponsor of refugees. Sister Francene currently serves in Congregational Leadership.


Sister Gayle Volz, PBVM, was raised in Mitchell. She served in education ministry for 26 years, teaching in MN, MT and SD. Over the next 30 years she served in religious education, home health ministry and pastoral care. Sister Gayle is now in full time prayer ministry.


50th Jubilee


Sister Janice Klein, PBVM, began her faith journey at St. Mary in Dell Rapids. After joining the Presentation Sisters, she served as an elementary educator prior to serving as a pastoral minister in the Chicago area. Sister Janice started the Sisters’ Development Ministry in 1992, and is currently the president of her Congregation.


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