The Superior General is the visible bond
of the very diverse parts of the Institute,
the sign of all its members gathered as one large family, that of Marie Rivier.

Mother Maria dos Anjos Alves, pm

She was born on July 14, 1950, in Portugal. She made her religious profession on September 30, 1970. After studying religious science, she taught “Catholic moral and religious education” for 20 years in two public schools. In 1984 she was appointed Provincial Councilor, in 1995 Provincial Assistant and in 2000 Provincial Superior of the Province of Portugal. During the 2011 General Chapter, she was elected as a member of the General Council for six years. The 2017 Chapter elected her Superior General.

She likes reading and silence. The Word of God that gives life for her is found in the gospel of John 14:23: “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word and my Father will love him, we will come to him and make our home with him”.