“What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future.” – Agnes M. Pahro Well, 2020 has certainly required us to have courage at nearly every moment, and we could use a little bit of vintage holiday cheer! There was a request for more photos from the 1950s… Continue reading Christmas Pageantry, 1953
In the Catholic Church, November 21st is the Feast of the Presentation of Mary in the Temple. It's also the anniversary of the founding of the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary, by Blessed Anne Marie Rivier. A plaster plaque of Blessed Anne Marie Rivier, made by Bernarde and Nieri. Despite extreme poverty and having… Continue reading Presentation Day, 2020
"Good buildings come from good people." --Stephen Gardiner In our post last week, we introduced you to the Green House, and challenged you to find it on campus. A few of you guessed correctly: it is the Benoit Education Center Building. The Green House, 29 Clement StreetThe Benoit Education Center, Oct. 30, 2020Two buildings, one… Continue reading National Archives Month: Wrap-up
"The secret of change is to focus, all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." --Socrates We had fun with our last installment of "Guess the Building!" So, to continue our celebration of National Archives Month, we are offering you another opportunity to play. Take a look at this… Continue reading National Archives Month: “Guess the Building,” Take Two
Last week, we challenged you to identify the oldest building on campus with a few photos. Today, we reveal the answer and share some more.
We are kicking off National Archives Month with a little game of "Guess the Building (Rivier edition),.'
"As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands*-- one for helping yourself, the other for helping others." -- Audrey Hepburn *(Please wash them both frequently.) We are delighted to be welcoming our students back to Rivier in the coming days. We have missed them, and have eagerly anticipated their return. Of… Continue reading Welcome Back to Campus!
"The true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members." -- Mahatma Gandhi Words fail us this week. We share some photos from the Archives from Rivier's Peace and Social Justice Program, and hope they inspire you to love, to be an ally, to fight injustice, and… Continue reading Peace and Social Justice at Rivier
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. -- Albert Enstein Today is National Bike to Work Day. Given the current pandemic, there are fewer of us who can do that today. We do hope, though, that everyone is able to get outside whenever possible, either on wheels or… Continue reading Bicycles.
"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children." -- Native American Proverb Yes, Earth Day was a few days ago, on April 22nd. But the Rivier Community has always known how important it is to protect our environment, not just on Earth Day, but every day. Rivier's Biology… Continue reading Earth Day, Every Day