Sisters of the Divine Savior, also known as Salvatorian Sisters, were founded in Tivoli, Italy in 1888 by Venerable Francis Mary of the Cross Jordan with Blessed Mary of the Apostles. Our international congregation of 1,200 Salvatorian Sisters minister in 29 countries on five continents, to make known the goodness and kindness of Jesus, Savior of the world. In solidarity with all those we serve, we walk alongside the elderly, the young, the hungry, the sick, and the imprisoned. In collaboration with our larger Salvatorian Family of Priests, Brothers and Lay men and women, we give ourselves to a worldwide mission in the spirit of our founders.
Fr. Christopher Klusman delivered his homily in American Sign Language at Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help. Photo by Sam Lucero, Compass
Our latest bus pilgrimage to Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help held special meaning for Father Christopher Klusman, associate director of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Ministry for the Milwaukee Archdiocese. Thanks to Maryangela Layman Roman, managing editor of Milwaukee’s Catholic Herald and Green Bay Compass reporter Sam Lucero for sharing the story. We’re deeply grateful to Father Gerald Hauser whose generosity opened up this special opportunity to Milwaukee’s Catholic Deaf community.
Fr. Christopher Klusman celebrates Mass using American Sign Language at Shrine of Our Lady of 'Good Help in Champion, Wis. Photo by Sam Lucero, The Compass
Sisters of the Divine Savior hosted another pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in the Green Bay Diocese, this time extending a special invitation to the Catholic deaf community. Father Christopher Klusman, who serves as associate director for the Milwaukee Archdiocese Deaf/Hard of Hearing Ministry made the bus trip and celebrated Mass in the shrine chapel. Salvatorian Sisters sponsored the pilgrimage through a donation from Father Gerald Hauser, retired from the Milwaukee Archdiocese and long-time friend of the deaf community.
Nominations accepted through May 24, 2013
Do you know a woman who enriches the lives of people in need through Gospel-inspired service? Consider nominating her for the Woman of Faith Award sponsored by Sisters of the Divine Savior. Download 2013 guidelines and nomination form, or email Jan in the Mission Advancement Office or call 414-466-7414 to request a nomination packet. Nomination deadline is Friday, May 24. Salvatorian Sisters will honor their 13th Annual Woman of Faith at a reception in Milwaukee on Thursday evening, October 10.
Sister Eloisa Holdiem, SDS recently shared with our Milwaukee-area Sisters about the parish-based child protection program local Salvatorian Sisters established in two dioceses in the Philippines. Sister Eloisa spent Holy Week and Easter in Milwaukee before returning to New York City to conclude her internship with UNANIMA International. Sisters of the Divine Savior are one of 17 women religious communities that make up UNANIMA, a worldwide non-governmental organization (NGO). Together, they advocate for women and children, immigrants and refugees to bring about systemic change for a more just world. Sister Eloisa will share her newly gained knowledge with the Salvatorian Sisters Philippines Region to build on their ministries there.
It was 1996 when Sister Grace Mary Croft, SDS began serving on the Salvatorian Sisters’ international leadership team in Rome. Now after 17 years, she’s come home. Read more in the latest issue of Salvatorian News.