Blessed Anne-Marie Rivier, Sister Madeleine of Jesus, Sisters of the Presentation of Mary

Heritage Day: Two Women

“I have come to kindle a fire…” –Blessed Anne Marie Rivier

Today, we celebrate the heritage of the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary, and of Rivier University.    There is much to explore in regards to the Sisters, the University, and the many people who have made it what it is.  Ultimately, though, Rivier’s history comes down to two women, born generations apart, who shared a vision of education, faith, and charity. : Blessed Anne Marie Rivier, the Foundress of the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary, and Sister Madeleine of Jesus, who founded Rivier.

In honor of Heritage Day, we thought it appropriate to share two artistic renderings of these two great women:

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Plaster plaque of Anne Marie Rivier, made by Bernarde and Nieri.

 

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Wooden statue of Sr. Madeleine of Jesus, pm. Sculpted by Elise B. Tougas, ’48 in 1983
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“My Daughters will One Day Cross The Seas…”

img_20170201_104907173Rivier University is named in honor of Blessed Anne Marie Rivier, foundress of the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary.  Upon founding the order, she proclaimed that “My Daughters will One Day Cross the Seas.”  Today, The Sisters of the Presentation of Mary are found all over the world.

Pictured: Sr. Lorraine Arsenault, p.m., Archivist, displays a silkscreen depicting all the countries in which the Sisters are present.