225 Years of Foundation

Sisters of the Presentation of Mary

A name – a heritage – a prophecy

225 years of presence
1796 - 2021

Together to proclaim JESUS CHRIST by our whole lives!


November 21, 2021 was the culmination of a year of celebration launched as a Year of Thanksgiving for the tenderness and mercy of God the Father toward Blessed Marie Rivier, Foundress of the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary. The promise made by a small child to the Pietà of Montpezat, was realized in the village of Thueyts. On November 21, 1796 at the height of the terror of the French Revolution, Marie Rivier and her four companions consecrated their lives to God.
In the joy of Mary’s Magnificat, we celebrated these 225 years of foundation.

The journey continues and the adventure is still unfolding!
“One day my daughters will cross the seas!”
225 years of presence in the world …
A Name … A heritage … A prophecy …
“I would want a thousand lives …”
Together, in the joyful spirit of our humble beginnings,
we sang with a strong voice our

Mission of Brazil

Portuguese Province


The Meaning of the Logo

The Cross

The cross represents the most Holy Trinity and in it our unity with Christ and with each other. It is also the expression of our unity in the midst of our differences. It speaks of love, of conversion and of a great hope.


Jesus Christ

It is Christ who initiatives the call in our lives, he gathers us, prepares us and sends us. In him, we form a single and unique Presentation family

The Word of God

“We cannot stop proclaiming what we have seen and heard.  Far from keeping enchained the Word of mercy … we announce it boldly … “ C 101.

The Word reminds us that we have been called to proclaim the Gospel at all times, through our very whole lives.

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