Mother Marie Rivier, Foundress and First Superior of the Congregation of the Presentation of Mary Sisters, was born in Montpezat, France on December 19, 1768.
She died in Bourg Saint Andéol,France, February 3, 1838.
On May 12, 1853, Pope Pius IX declared Marie Rivier Venerable, whom he called her the ‘Woman Apostle’.
February 3, 1938–The healing of Paulette Dubois
Paulette was born on August 3, 1930, in Bourg Saint Andéol, Ardèche (Diocese of Viviers).
Since December 1937, the child’s state of health had been deteriorating: The doctor has diagnosed an infantile acrodynia.
The child was completely healed on the last day of the novena of Mother Rivier. On the evening of February 3, 1938, all signs of the illness disappeared instantly. A miracle happened.
April 27, 1982, the box of the remains of Mother Rivier was opened and contained a descriptive list of the contents. The doctor noted that the contents in each box were complete.
Sunday, May 23, 1982. The Beatification
Paulette Dubois was present in Rome for the celebration of the beatification of Mother Rivier, whom the family had prayed to. Marie Rivier was then called Blessed Marie Rivier.
May 21, 1983-The remains were placed in a reliquary, which is under the altar in the main chapel of the Mother House in Bourg St-Andèol, France.
December, 2021 the healing of Angel Marie Vier Degamo
The healing of Angel Marie from the Philippines was cured from a generalized edema, on Sept. 2021. It was a miracle.
Pope Francis approved the Cause of the Canonization of Blessed Marie Rivier on Dec. 13, 2021. The canonization of Mother Rivier with 10 other holy men and women were held on May 15th, 2022 at St. Peter’s Square in Rome.
Marie Rivier is now called ‘Saint Marie Rivier’. What a blessing!