SISTER OF THE PRESENTATION OF MARY
The congregation of the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary (P.M.) was founded on the 21st of November 1796 in Thueyts, within the diocese of the Viviers, France, by Blessed Anne – Marie Rivier.
The Christian education of the youth is the chief objective of the Congregation. One phrase sums up the spirit of the Congregation. “A strong and generous love of the Lord.” Generosity being the basis of their lives, the Sisters give themselves entirely and wholeheartedly to God and to those entrusted to their care.
The Sisters of the Presentation of Mary are in many parts of the world: France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Ireland, England, Madeira, Canada, United States, Peru, Brazil, Mozambique, Senegal, Cameroun, Japan, Indonesia and the Philippines.
The Sisters of the Presentation of Mary arrived in the Philippines in October 1950 and first worked among the Muslims in Sulu. In 1953, they accepted the offer to teach in Davao schools and in 1962, their zeal spread to Cotabato as well.
The Sisters administer the Notre Dame at Mlang , North Cotabato, the Holy Cross of Malita, Holy Cross of Sta. Maria, Holy Cross of Malalag, St. Michael School of Padada in Davao del Sur, the Saint Peter´s College of Toril, the Holy Cross College of Calinan, Holy Cross of Mintal, in Davao City and Presentation of Mary School in Clarin, Bohol.
Many Filipinas have become Presentation of Mary Sisters and more are now in training at the Presentation of Mary Novitiate and Juniorate in Catalunan Grande, Davao City. These young Filipina Sisters are continuing the same work began so many years ago by their foundress, Blessed Anne – Marie Rivier.