Donor Stories

Donors Inspired by Sisters’ Ministries

We are truly grateful for the generous spirit of many faithful friends who believe in our mission. Many of you are inspired by Catholic Sisters who laid a foundation for your successful careers and lives of service through Catholic education. Or, you have witnessed sisters touch souls as pastoral caregivers, or nurture a loved one back to health. Those special memories are truly a gift to us along with your financial support. We share a few here:

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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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Simple giving makes all the difference

Jackie B. first met the Salvatorian Sisters in the late ‘80s while searching for a spiritual retreat. Her then-pastor suggested meeting one-on-one with Sister Pat Kieler, SDS in Milwaukee. Coming from out of town, she stayed on the top floor of Mother of Good Counsel convent, or as Jackie calls it, “the Old Convent.”


Friendship and Mathematical Collaboration Leads to Longtime Support

Tom B. knows precisely when his longtime friendship began with Sister Barbara Reynolds, SDS. It was a 1985 gathering of Catholic mathematicians known as the Clavius Group at Notre Dame University in Indiana.


Friendship and generosity entwine through the years

Fifty years ago last April, Russ and Irene H. exchanged their marriage vows at St. Pius X Church in Wauwatosa, Wis.

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Longtime monthly gift comes straight from the heart

It’s been 20 years since Therese D. of Bayside, Wis. got an up-close viewpoint on the Sisters of the Divine Savior sponsorship ministry.

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She is grateful to the Sisters for her education, and her life

St. Mary’s is where Peggy says she was blessed to meet the Sisters of the Divine Savior.


Faith and friendship entwine in prayer

Retired U.S. Air Force nurse, Elisabeth “Beth” O. still recalls a chief nurse telling her, “The road to heaven can be quite bumpy.”

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Legacy gift is part of God’s plan

Rae D. believes connecting with the Sisters of the Divine Savior was divine providence, much as her life has been

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Statue sparks a beautiful friendship

A statue that graces the lawn of the Sisters of the Divine Savior Community House in Milwaukee has forged a friendship between Don and Lorraine R. and the Salvatorian Sisters.

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Nursing Alumna Gives Back to the Salvatorian Sisters

Ann K. graduated in 1958 from St. Mary’s Hospital Schools of Nursing and Anesthesia in Wausau, Wis., owned and operated by the Sisters of the Divine Savior.

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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.