We invite you to walk with us in friendship, as we live out our mission that all may know the Savior.
Our Apostolate of Prayer Ministry is a precious gift and sacred trust to hold your special intentions in our hearts as we pray privately and in community.
The mission of the Sisters of the Divine Savior is to make known the goodness and kindness of Jesus, Savior of the world, and to foster an awareness of a loving God among peoples in whatever place and by whatever means the Spirit of God inspires.
As women of faith striving to be given over to our God and open to all peoples, we collaborate to promote justice and to improve quality of life in our world with a preferential option for the poor.
The Sisters of the Divine Savior live out our mission in many ways, often in collaboration with Salvatorian priests and brothers and Lay Salvatorian women and men. Get to know us by reading about our ministries and following our Salvatorian Sentiments blog. You can also read archived copies of our Salvatorian News that mails out twice a year.
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Many of you came to know Sisters of the Divine Savior through our longtime ministries in schools, hospitals and social service agencies. You might have even known one or more of us by our former religious names. To meet all our sisters, click on the button below. If you see someone who looks familiar, click on the name below her photo to read more, and just maybe, get reacquainted.
Sister De Paul Schafer
Sister Beverly Heitke
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Sister Francine Kosednar
Sister Marion Etzel
Sister Karlyn Cauley
Sister Maria Elena Arias
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What Your Gift Means
For over 125 years, Sisters of the Divine Savior have been a gentle presence in a variety of ministries that connect us to so many people in need. As an international religious congregation, Salvatorian Sisters serve in 26 countries on five continents, guiding people of all faiths and cultures to greater fullness of life.
Your gift enables our Sisters here in the United States and around the world to offer life-giving hope in the name of our Divine Savior. Thank you for sharing your prayers and worldly blessings to support our mission and ministries.
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Feeling a tug for “something more” in your life? Check out what life as a Salvatorian has to offer – and what gifts you can bring to our women religious community.
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Prayer is the most precious gift we can give to one another.
Prayer at a Sacred Space
We gather together here in this small sanctuary, a space we have tended and planted. It is a space in which we have placed our hopes for the Earth and for the creatures that are our relatives. We stand in awe of the ways small things- like seeds and soil, water and sunlight, birds and bees and other pollinators- can make a difference in Life. We stand in gratitude for the glorious gift of creation. We ask God’s help as we learn how to more deeply care for our world.
God of all creation,
Your spirit dances throughout the universe.
You give drink to the trees,
Shade to the birds,
Food to the hungry.
You bring life and you make all things holy.
Fill us also with your grace,
Empower us with your Spirit
So that we may not only sow
Seeds of life-giving flowers
Seeds of love, justice, peace, and beauty.
We ask this through your Son,
Jesus, Savior of the World.
Prayer by the Sisters of the Divine Savior Laudato Si' Committee
Photo by Sister Patrice Colletti, SDS