Echoes of the Mission: Philippine Province
” I wish I have a thousand lives. ”
MARIE RIVIER: A Face to discover
PRINCESS GAEL ESCOLANO, 12 years old
” Blessed Marie Rivier is my idol in life! Since she was a child she loved Mama Mary very much. She was a friend of the Blessed Virgin. Marie Rivier is my model because like Mama Mary she responded to the will of God. Her good deeds, her prayers and her love and compassion to people especially to children have touched me and I would like to be like her. I also want to imitate her life with God.
Mama Mary was also a great help for my family through her intercession. Mama Mary prayed for us and looked after us. I pray the holy rosary every night and go to church every Sunday. I wish to be a kind child and I know I will, because Mother Rivier assures me of God’s providence. Mama Mary too, will provide.”
CARMELA DELOS REYES VIGONTE
Marie Rivier is my newest icon in life. She inspires me, directs my way, and intercedes for all my desires in life.
I knew Marie Rivier when I joined the MRA in December 2019. I have read some of her quoted words or messages posted on the bulletin boards at the Rivier Retreat House in Catalunan Grande. Upon reading her life’s story, I am inspired by her example which had helped me to become more persevering. I gain more confidence, trust, faith, and love to God, especially as a mother, wife, and grandmother. Blessed Marie Rivier is my companion in my times of solitude.
Blessed Mo. Rivier is my model of living faith, a woman of prayer and the woman apostle who has instilled in me a deep love and trust in God and the Blessed Virgin Mary. She inspired me through the PM Sisters, to deepen my faith in God and has strengthened my devotion to the Blessed Mother. She has helped me to become more prayerful, more loving, forgiving, and compassionate to all. I have learned to be always grateful for the daily blessings in life and to trust in God’s providence and mercy.”
“Blessed Marie Rivier once said, “Either make Jesus known or die!” She committed herself to evangelization and really focus on poor people. Notwithstanding the numerous conditions that happened to her life, Blessed Marie Rivier would not surrender and make it a motivation to teach youngsters about God. As a former Marie Rivier Young Evangelizer (MRYE) member, I generally imagined that Blessed Marie Rivier, was once disabled, yet figured out the message of God in her suffering, so why can’t I? Why can’t we?”