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We invite you to walk with us in friendship, as we live out our mission that all may know the Savior.

Prayer Requests

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

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.

Our Mission

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.

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 Maria Elena Arias

Sister Joan Wagner

Sister Margaret Hansknecht

Sister Jean Marie Hauck

Sister Teresa Rebholz

Sister De Paul Schafer

Sister Denise Demulling

Sister Margaret Bosch

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Why We Give

“Simply, I find their dedication to serving needs of the world inspiring, whether focused on needs of the elderly or persons with disabilities, or a commitment to educating women. I am pleased to support all SDS ministries, but education and health care resonate with me most personally.” Tracy D.  

How to Give

Giving Options

  • 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 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 Requests

Prayer is the most precious gift we can give to one another.

In honor of the sisters celebrating Jubilee

Lord, Jesus Christ, Savior of the world,
In order to follow you faithfully,
and to dedicate myself to the service of Your Church
for the salvation of all,
I renew my sacred commitment to You as a Salvatorian.

I trust in the intercession of Mary, Your Mother,
and of all our holy patrons,
I trust as well the daily help of my sisters and brothers
in the Salvatorian family.

Accept, O Lord, my commitment
And complete what You have begun in me
through the Holy Spirit
for the glory of God, the Creator.

Amen.