“Let us come together and teach school.”
- Blessed Marie Rivier -
The Mission of Education
Christ associates us intimately, by our whole life, to his work of Redemption and he calls us to share in the teaching mission of the Church by the Christian education of youth.
Christian education of youth, was inspired by God to our Foundress and was recognized by the Church as being our specific mission.
This is where we find our joy!
Education and Marie Rivier
In front of the Pieta, little Marinette begged Our Lady for her healing: “Blessed Virgin, heal me and I will gather little ones. I’ll teach them how to love you. »
In 1794, she left Montpezat for Thueyts. As convents were dissolved, religious dispersed and churches closed for worship, she called other young women: “Let us come together and teach school”. Thus, on November 21, 1796, a new religious family was born: the Presentation of Mary. School would always be the privileged means of proclaiming Jesus Christ to children and young people. The most neglected will be a constant concern for her.
Today, in 20 countries of the world, the Woman-Apostle continues to make Jesus Christ known and loved!