Birthday Goodness and Kindness: Sister Rita

Making known the goodness and kindness of Jesus, our Savior, is vital to our mission as Sisters of the Divine Savior. As Salvatorian Sisters celebrate their next year of life, they reflect on the impact of goodness and kindness on their lives and communities. Reflection by Rita Vogelsang, SDSPortage, Wisconsin I learned the goodness and…

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Sister Jean Schafer’s Birthday Reflection

In celebration of our sisters’ birthdays in 2023, we asked them to share an age they would like to go “back” to. On her birthday, Sister Jean reflects on a loss and generosity that changed her life forever. By Jean Schafer, SDSMilwaukee, Wisconsin Turning 81 means I have quite a few choices for answers to…

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Sister Carol Thresher’s Birthday Reflection

In celebration of our sisters’ birthdays in 2023, we asked them to share an age they would like to go “back” to. On her birthday, Sister Carol affirms the value of each lesson she’s learned over the years and welcomes the new insights she has yet to gain. By Sister Carol Thresher, SDSMilwaukee, Wisconsin When…

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Serving Others with a Service Dog

Anytime Sister Patrice Colletti, SDS shares about her elementary class at Tiospa Zina Tribal School in Sisseton, South Dakota, her eyes light up. Clearly, educating the next generation is a ministry she’s proud of and one she would like to carry out for as long as possible. However, as an individual with more than one…

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Sister Karlyn Cauley’s Birthday Reflection

In celebration of our sisters’ birthdays in 2023, we asked them to share an age they would like to go “back” to. On her birthday, Sister Karlyn reminisces on an age that brought significant change and happiness to her life and ministry. By Sister Karlyn Cauley, SDSMilwaukee, Wisconsin I would love to revisit the age…

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Sister Nelda Hernandez’s Birthday Reflection

In celebration of our sisters’ birthdays in 2023, we asked them to share an age they would like to go “back” to. On her birthday, Sister Nelda explains why she’s grateful for the age she is now. By Sister Nelda Hernandez, SDSMilwaukee, Wisconsin Oh, dear! It’s really hard to choose just one age. There are…

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Miracle at Salvatorian Sisters Residence

By Sister Elizabeth Ann “Liz” Christensen, SDSMilwaukee, Wisconsin In the spring, Sister Jean Marie, SDS plants dill in a small, raised bed in the corner of the courtyard. And then she waits for butterflies to come and lay their eggs on the plants. When she finds a tiny, quarter inch long black speck on a…

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Sister Elizabeth Ann Christensen’s Birthday Reflection

In celebration of our sisters’ birthdays in 2023, we asked them to share an age they would like to go “back” to. On her birthday, Sister Liz shares why she values her current age. By Sister Elizabeth Ann “Liz” Christensen, SDSMilwaukee, Wisconsin When asked the question: “if you could go back to any age, what…

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Goodness and kindness prevail with your generous support

We may be another year older, but that doesn’t mean the Sisters of the Divine Savior are slowing down. In fact, your generosity in 2022 enabled us to fund more projects than ever! Together, we bused children to school in Buyuni, Tanzania, sheltered Ukrainian refugees, professionally educated four Sri Lankan Salvatorian Sisters, farmed organically in…

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Sister Beverly Heitke’s Birthday Reflection

In celebration of our sisters’ birthdays in 2023, we asked them to share an age they would like to go “back” to. On her birthday, Sister Beverly Heitke reflects on several ages that mark different phases of her life. By Sister Beverly Heitke, SDSMilwaukee, Wisconsin There are several times in my life that are like…

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