Echoes of the Mission: Province of France
The musical creation “Marie Rivier, a spark of hope
How can we transmit the charism of Marie Rivier today? How can we make the greatest number of people benefit from her pioneering vision in the field of education, from her boldness of character and intellect which led her to found the school, from her unwavering concern for the youngest and the poorest? How can we unite young people and adults around this woman-apostle of Jesus Christ?
The Sisters of the Province of France asked themselves these questions and found a way to make their foundress better known and to perpetuate her work: a musical!
Indeed, with the support of the Sisters, with the help and professionalism of the Fredonia Company, in collaboration with the Heads of the educational network of the Presentation of Mary and their educational teams, in connection with our medico-social structures, the musical “Marie Rivier, spark of hope” was born in our network.
The artistic project is composed of three acts and nine songs relating the life, the action and the pillars of Anne-Marie. The musical follows a historical progression through the great themes of the present: simplicity, compassion, being together, audacity, interiority, openness to all, hope, evangelical joy and exemplarity.
The first one will take place during the festivities of the 225th anniversary of the foundation. The students of one of the network’s schools have been rehearsing the musical for a year in preparation for this public performance.
May this festive moment be the beginning of a new impetus for our network and may the children, young people, adults and seniors entrusted to us be sparked by Marie Rivier to live and take up their challenges in evangelical hope.