Sister Bakhita enjoys the sights and sounds of Milwaukee

Sister Bakhita Ndokole, SDS first met U.S. Salvatorians in an English as a Second Language (ESL) Immersion Program led by Sister Jenada Fanetti, SDS and Lay Salvatorian Sue Haertel in Tanzania. It’s a program that changed her life and, ultimately, brought her to the United States this summer for more immersive ESL classes. Under the…

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New horizons ahead for our new Leadership Team

Serving on the Sisters of the Divine Savior U.S. Provincial Team is a call from God and your community of sisters. Members of our 2022-2025 Leadership Team possess the trust and support of their sisters and a willingness to guide their community toward new horizons. Newly elected Provincial, Sister Jean Schafer, SDS, is rather familiar…

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2022 Birthday Perspective: Sister Carol Thresher, SDS

By Carol Thresher, SDSMilwaukee, Wisconsin For their birthdays, we asked Salvatorian Sisters to recommend a piece of media (book, poem, movie, etc.) that changed their perspective. Sister Carol Thresher, SDS shares about the bible translation that changed her relationship with Jesus’s message. During the early 1960s, shortly after I entered the Salvatorian Sisters, I discovered…

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July is…

Blog by Sister Patrice Colletti, SDSKateri Initiative – Sisseton, South Dakota a. hot and humidb. the  beginning of yellow jacket season c. hot… and also humidd. the last full month before school starts up again in mid-Auguste. annoyingly hot and humidf. a good time to read and think about long blog postings g. Disability Pride…

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A life dedicated to educating God’s children

Adele M. discovered a deep love and admiration for Tanzania during her first visit in 1966. A relatively new country at the time, Adele jumped at the chance to join her sister, Carlotta, formerly Salvatorian Sister Fredrick Mary, in the missions. She says, “I left everything behind because I knew it would be there when…

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2022 Birthday Perspective: Sister Grace Mary Croft, SDS

For their birthdays, we asked Salvatorian Sisters to recommend a piece of media (book, poem, movie, etc.) that changed their perspective. Sister Grace Mary Croft, SDS loves nonfiction especially a good biography. She recommends reading Waking Up White by Debby Irving, our ‘Turn the Page’ book selection for 2019 Catholic Sisters Week. “For me, Debby…

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Providing shelter to Ukrainian refugees in Poland

Email from Sister Noemi Raczkowska, SDSGoczałkowice, Poland Poland is one of many European countries offering refuge to over 1 million Ukrainians. In a recent email to our U.S. Salvatorian Sisters, Polish Provincial, Sister Noemi Raczkowska, SDS, shares her perspective on the current refugee crisis, it’s impact on Poland, and how our Sisters are helping. “Regarding…

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2022 Birthday Perspective: Sister Jane Barman, SDS

By Sister Jane Barman, SDSMilwaukee, Wisconsin For their birthdays, we asked Salvatorian Sisters to recommend a piece of media (book, poem, movie, etc.) that changed their perspective. Sister Jane Barman, SDS recommends Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson, the book we read for our ‘Turn the Page’ discussion for 2020 Catholic Sisters Week. “When I read…

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2022 Birthday Perspective: Sister Margaret Bosch, SDS

By Sister Margaret Bosch, SDSMilwaukee, Wisconsin For their birthdays, we asked Salvatorian Sisters to recommend a piece of media (book, poem, movie, etc.) that changed their perspective. While Sister Margaret Bosch doesn’t have a book, article, or poem that changed her perspective, she does have an experience. “Two happenings occurred rather unexpectedly within a six…

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I Am Tomorrow

Blog and photos by Sister Patrice Colletti, SDSKateri Initiative – Sisseton, South Dakota I enjoy participating, and learning, as part of an online photography community called “Viewbug.” The most helpful thing is seeing the work of thousands of professional and non-professional photographers and the second most helpful things is the critique offered on whatever I…

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