Our 2020 Celebration

Passion for Mission in the United States

The year 2020 marked the 125th anniversary of the Sisters of the Divine Savior coming to the USA. To celebrate this milestone, we share stories that bring to life the experiences of Salvatorian Sisters who came before us.

1895-1920 | Responding to Immigrant Needs

Era 1

The missionary response of hearty immigrant women religious characterizes the first 25 years of Salvatorian Sisters’ presence in the United States ...

1950-1970 | Embracing Renewal

Era 3

Bob Dylan’s 1964 classic, The Times They Are A Changing, captures the high energy of this era.  Change was afoot both outside and inside the Salvatorian convent walls...

1920-1950 | Expanding in an “American” Church

Era 2

By 1920, life for a Salvatorian Sister in the USA was radically different than it had been 25 years earlier. World War I ....

1970-2000 | Building Collaboration

Era 4

Events of the mid-1960s renewed the collaborative energy that had always characterized Salvatorian life. Cloistered living ...

2000-2020 | Searching for New Footing in a Changing World

Era 5

When the new millennium arrived on January 1, 2000, Salvatorian Sisters were already five years into our second century on USA soil.  Our ...