Sisters of the Presentation of Mary welcome bishop for blessing of new residence and chapel

Bishop Mark Hagemoen joined the Sisters of the Presentation for a celebration to bless a new residence and its chapel in Saskatoon: the home to three of the sisters replaces the now-sold Discernment House that stood for many years on University Avenue. (Photo by Kiply Lukan Yaworski, Catholic Saskatoon News)

The new Saskatoon residence for the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary — and its chapel — were blessed March 6 by Bishop Mark Hagemoen.

Presently home to three members of the religious community who live in Saskatoon, the building located in the Willowgrove neighbourhood was purchased in October 2019, after Discernment House – the Sisters’ former, much larger residence on University Avenue – was sold.

Downsizing from the former Discernment House residence was a difficult but necessary decision, Sr. Lise Paquette, PM, explained at the time.

And after several months settling into their new home, the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary are getting to know their neighbours, and are continuing their various ministries from the new location — albeit without the “live-in” program for young women that was offered for many years at Discernment House. Most recently, a Lenten four-week Ignatian retreat in ordinary life is underway, coordinated by the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary from their new location.