Mission & Charism

The Congregation of the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary is an international apostolic religious community founded in 1796 by Blessed Marie Rivier in France.  We are serving in nineteen countries of the world and are committed to spreading the knowledge and love of Jesus Christ…

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Our Spirituality

Marie Rivier’s spirituality was born at the feet of the statue of the Pieta (Our Lady of Mercy) in her village church. The crippled child asked her mother to be left there to pray while her mother ran errands and worked. While waiting she begged our Lady to cure her and she promised to make Jesus…

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The Marie Rivier Associates

Who are we: We are baptized lay persons who have chosen to live our call to holiness with the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary. As part of the same spiritual family, The Marie Rivier Family, we let ourselves be inspired by this woman whose faith and love were outstanding. Her unshakable trust and…

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History

Our Foundress, Blessed Anne Marie Rivier.... 

In 1768, Marie Rivier was born in Montpezat, France.  A bad fall left her crippled.  Her mother carried her frequently to the statue of the Pieta (Our Lady of Mercy) in a nearby chapel.  Marie believed: “The Blessed Virgin will cure…

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Community Life


“Gathered because of Jesus Christ, we form, in the Holy Spirit, a community of fraternal life, sign of the Father’s gratuitous love. “  Rule of life

Our rich community life is one of our distinguishing marks as Sisters of the Presentation of Mary.  Our hope is to empower one another to…

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