251 years ago on December 19, 1768, a wonderful little girl was born in France. Her parents, Jean-Baptiste Rivier and Marianne Combe named her Marie. Her siblings Cécile and Louis also rejoiced at this new addition to the family. She was baptized two days later in a local chapel.
This persistent faith-filled child grew up to found a religious congregation which is celebrating 225 years of existence: The Sisters of the Presentation of Mary.
As Sisters of the Presentation of Mary and our associates: let us pray to Blessed Marie Rivier that she may accompany us today… and always. Let us also thank God for bringing Marie Rivier into this world.
May the grace of Jesus be with you.