In 1796, Anne Marie Rivier founded the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary in Thueyts, France. The congregation grew very quickly throughout Europe and the first sisters came to the United States in 1873 to Glens Falls, NY. In 1933, Sister Madeleine of Jesus, joined by four other sisters, founded Rivier College, which became Rivier University on July 1, 2012. Anne Marie Rivier was beatified in 1982, the first step toward canonization as a saint in the Catholic Church.
The life and spirit of Blessed Anne Marie Rivier kindled the mission of the institution to transform hearts and minds to serve the world. The Office of Campus Ministry serves the spiritual, social and personal needs of the campus community, providing opportunities where values are challenged and faith is affirmed. Activities stem from Jesus’ call to live in imitation of his commitment to faith, justice and compassion. Rooted in the Roman Catholic tradition, Campus Ministry welcomes people of all faith traditions.
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Mission and Identity at Rivier University: The following video is provided to the Rivier University community as a means to develop a greater appreciation for the mission and heritage of Rivier University. As a school dedicated to its Catholic identity and core mission of educating the whole person, we encourage all members of the Rivier community to spend time reflecting upon and talking about how we integrate these two founding elements into all of our interactions at Rivier.