“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: