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.
Our charism as Sisters of the Divine Savior is to be rooted in Jesus, the Savior, as we share His Mission of worldwide evangelization with simplicity and trust in God.
Grow Our Mission For Tomorrow
Passion for mission has been the byword for our 2020 celebration of 125 years serving in the USA. Meet Sister Georgene Faust, SDS, whose passion for mission has endured most remarkably for 77 years. We hope her story will inspire your support to carry our mission into 2021.
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.
We remember Sister Marilyn Wegener, SDS.
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.
Meet Our Sisters
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 Jane Barman
Sister Rita Vogelsang
Sister Karlyn Cauley
Sister Mary Frost
Sister Jean Schafer
Sister Ellen Sinclair
Sister Marion Etzel
Sister Sheila Novak
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Support Our Mission
"Sitting in a Pius pew back in 1989, my wife Irene and I heard Sister Carol Thresher, SDS speak about the Sisters of the Divine Savior worldwide missions. We were especially touched by the dedication and love Sr. Carol expressed for people living in the favelas of São Paulo, Brazil, where she served for 18 years. Listening to how Sr. Carol opened her heart to Brazil’s impoverished people inspired us to open our hearts with our first gift to support the Salvatorian Sisters’ missions there." Russ H.
- Click on the Make A Donation button to make your online gift safe and securely
- Call the Mission Advancement Office with your credit/debit card: (414) 466-7414
- Mail your check payable to Sisters of the Divine Savior, 4311 N 100th St, Milwaukee, WI 53222.
- Name the Sisters of the Divine Savior in your will or estate plan. Call Lori Graff, Mission Advancement Director at (414) 466-7414 for more information.
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.
Engage with Us
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.
Celebrating, grieving or simply giving thanks for life blessings? Share your prayer intentions with us. Our Apostolate of Prayer Ministry is a precious gift of sacred trust to hold your special intentions in our hearts as we pray privately and in community.
Find Your Path
Nurture your gift for serving others as you discern your call to Salvatorian life.
Become a Sister
Take the first step. Find out what Salvatorian life has to offer.
Let Us Pray for You
We'll hold your special intentions in our hearts through our Apostolate of Prayer Ministry.
Prayer is the most precious gift we can give to one another.
Prayer to Abolish Human Trafficking
God of hope and peace, touch our hearts and energize our ongoing efforts in abolishing human trafficking, a heinous crime against humanity, so that every victim is freed and every survivor’s life renewed.
You blessed St. Josephine Bakhita of Sudan (pictured left) with compassion for others. May her prayers comfort and strengthen the women, men, and children who are in search of freedom. We ask for transformation of heart for those who inflict pain, anguish and grief on our vulnerable sisters and brothers. Give us generosity to stand in solidarity with others so that together we heal the hearts and lives of all Your people. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, One God, forever and ever.
U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking