Through the chaos and despair of Irelands eighteenth century there came a woman of extraordinary strength, courage, and character. Honora Nano Nagle witnessed the horrid conditions of her home country and made it her personal mission to improve the lives of the Irish people.
She pioneered a courageous ministry directed to teach and tend to Irelands impoverished citizens, and in 1775 she founded the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In the years following her death, the Congregation has carried her love and generosity around the globe. Not Words, But Deeds is a tribute to the life of Nano Nagle and a brief history of the Presentation Sisters before and after their arrival in Newfoundland in 1833.