Alumni, Archival photographs, Sister Madeleine of Jesus, Special events

Flashback Friday: June 1984

The calendar has a magic that makes us imagine a memory can be resurrected and revived, but nothing returns. – Naguib Mahfouz Today I'm sharing the June photograph from the commemorative 1984 Rivier Calendar, that we recently discovered in the library. It's a delightful photograph of some notable women. We see two of the first… Continue reading Flashback Friday: June 1984

Archival photographs, mystery photos, Sisters of the Presentation of Mary

Springtime Smiles.

"Be so happy that when others look at you, they become happy too." --Yogi Bhajan Last week, I mentioned that we had found a bounty of treasures in the library; this happy, adorable picture was among them. I didn't want to wait to share it. Here we have several of the Sisters of the Presentation… Continue reading Springtime Smiles.

Buildings and grounds, Past and present, Regina Library

National Library Week 2021.

"A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life." —Henry Ward Beecher Here at the Regina Library, there are plenty of wonderful spots to study, to do research, or to settle in with a good book. The Reading Room on our main floor is always a favorite spot for our patrons.… Continue reading National Library Week 2021.

Archival photographs, Buildings and grounds, Past and present

Past and Present.

"It's not what you look at that matters. It's what you see." -- Henry David Thoreau Behind Memorial Hall, August 4, 1954Behind Memorial Hall, March 12, 20211954 view and 2021 view This week in New Hampshire, we are experiencing what some call "Fool's Spring." So, when I came upon this survey photo from 1954, I… Continue reading Past and Present.

Alumni, Archival photographs, General artifacts, mystery photos

“Eulby” Glad You Read This

"Eulby perhaps wins hearts more than games---and this by being uniquely self....not quite made for soaring heights...but genuinely, lovingly, and thoroughly Eulby." If you are, or recently were, part of the Rivier Community, you know who this is: (Ben Raider, of course). But do you know who this is? Well, this is Eulby. He was… Continue reading “Eulby” Glad You Read This

Alumni, Archival photographs, Christmas

Christmas Pageantry, 1953

“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

Blessed Anne-Marie Rivier, Sisters of the Presentation of Mary, Special events, Thanksgiving

Presentation Day, 2020

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

Archival photographs, Buildings and grounds, Past and present

National Archives Month: Wrap-up

"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