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Finding grace amid the pandemic

Our COVID-19 Response

Our Salvatorian Sisters community remains vigilant in both prayers and precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19. We pray for ALL those who are doing their best to lead us, our heroic medical and health care workers, and ...Read more

A Woman Named Emily

By Sister Patrice Colletti, SDS In addition to teaching (which we are doing remotely now), I am part of St. Kateri Parish's ministry to the homebound. Normally, I visit with four people at Tekakwitha Living Center, our local skilled nursing facility. ...Read more


Here’s a fresh take on traditional folk art

Folk art is not dead. Just ask Max “God Smuggler” Ramsey, the first customer in line for Salvatorian Sister Karlyn Cauley’s new venture into tattoo artistry. “When I first came to Sr. Karlyn’s studio, I was still trying to decide on ...Read more


Motherhouse in times of coronavirus…

Life in times of unforeseen… First of all, we would like to thank each one of you for your greetings, concerns and prayers in this time of coronavirus. We want to tell you that we, all the sisters, are well ...Read more




Celebrating 125 Years: 1895-2020

Passion for Mission in the United States

As we celebrate the 125th anniversary of coming to the USA throughout 2020, we invite you to take a step back in time with us. As ...Read more

Join us in celebration of Consecrated Life

Gratitude and Responsibility in the Spirit of Laudato Si All are welcome at this prayer service led by a massed choir of women and men religious, lay members and associates, and priests of the archdiocese.

  • Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 2:00
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Oh, the games Sisters play

When we posed the question to our Salvatorian Sisters, “Why do you do puzzles?” we found out many of them just can’t get enough of the perplexing pastime. While some of their responses were short and straight to the point, ...Read more



Philippines in the midst of eruptions

Early this morning Sister Beverly received an email from Sister Alona in the Philippines asking for prayers for people affected by the eruption of Taal Volcano in Manila.

Dear Sr. Beverly, The area surrounding the volcano has been without water and electricity
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Art Gallery Open House 2019

Event Date:

DSHA High School

  • 4257 N 100th St, Milwaukee
  • Wednesdays, November 20 and December 4
  • 2:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Park behind the school and look for gallery ...Read more

Celebrating 125 Years: 1895-2020

Passion for Mission in the United States

As we look forward to our 2020 celebration of the 125th anniversary of coming to the USA, we invite you to take a step back ...Read more


Feeling a nudge toward Salvatorian life?

Sisters of the Divine Savior, Society of the Divine Savior Priests and Brothers, and Lay Salvatorian women and men will host a discernment retreat in Milwaukee from Friday, November 1 through ...Read more


A reflection for International Day of Peace

If there is to be peace in the world, there must be peace in the nations. If there is to be peace in the nations, there must be peace in the cities. If there is to be peace in the cities, there must be peace ...Read more


Celebrating 125 Years: 1895-2020

Passion for Mission in the United States

When our Salvatorian Sisters first stepped foot in Milwaukee on July 4, 1895, fireworks and revelry in the streets combined for the makings of a celebration. But our three pioneer sisters weren’t feeling celebratory. ...Read more

Sr. Magda reflects on her time in the U.S.

Sister Magdalena Kumorek, SDSSister Magdalena Kumorek, SDS visited from Poland over summer 2019. She traveled to Catholic parishes around the U.S., sharing about our international missions at weekend Masses. Dear Sisters, I would like ...Read more


Moving toward a positive partnership

Go forward courageously and faithfully on the path Providence shows. -Co-founder Father Francis Jordan
Father Jordan’s words have guided us for many months leading to the decision that was announced in July. Sisters ...Read more

Lynn Vogt retires with the Salvatorian spirit

After 21 years, Lynn Vogt retires as chief executive officer for St. Anne’s Salvatorian Campus in Milwaukee. As religious sponsor of St. Anne’s, we share Lynn’s reflection on her years of service: “I know I have been doubly blessed because I ...Read more



Sister Magda: She gives hope and joy to others

Sister Magdalena Kumorek, SDS is visiting from Poland to speak about our international missions at weekend Masses across the U.S. We’re grateful to the Salvatorian Polish Province for sharing Sr. Magdalena with us this summer, and to Diocesan Mission Offices ...Read more


Pentecost: the first Mission Sunday

Pentecost, the 50th – and final – day of the Easter Season paints a picture of the future Church. The apostles, the first bishops, gathered with the Mother of God and received an anointing of fire from the Holy Spirit. ...Read more


Salvatorian Sisters raise hope for women in Pakistan

Salvatorian Sisters with women in Pakistan

Nearly 90 percent of Pakistan’s 2.5 million Christians live in an area known as Youhannabad. Adults work as day laborers and street cleaners, in factories and brick kilns, or in Muslim households. They earn about 200 rupees–less than $3–a day. ...Read more



Philippines shaken by quakes

Dig deep in your heart for more prayers. Sister Beverly shares a message from Salvatorian Sister Alona in Philippines, site of multiple earthquakes on Tuesday, April 23. Dear Sr. Beverly, Good Morning! We are all safe.  Last Monday there was an earthquake in Luzon including Manila, last ...Read more


From a Lay Salvatorian in Sri Lanka

Earlier this week we told you that all of our Salvatorian Sisters in Sri Lanka were safe after Easter Sunday's attacks and that we were praying for family members who had lost their lives. Today we have an update from ...Read more


Book talks open our eyes to white privilege

We called our 2019 National Catholic Sisters Week project, “Turning the page on conversations about race,” and hoped we could do so in some small way. We’re grateful to the women and men from around metro Milwaukee who gathered with ...Read more


Turning the page on conversation about race

Sisters of the Divine Savior hosted book discussions at our Milwaukee Community House to celebrate 2019 National Catholic Sisters Week, March 8-14. People from the local community who registered for the events received a free copy of Debby Irving’s 2014 ...Read more


Our relatives need our prayers

On the Lake Traverse Reservation in northeastern South Dakota, blizzards have finally stopped. Now, snow-melt and rains have left many tribal members homeless in an area known as “Peever Flats” about 10 ...Read more



Sisters in the path of Cyclone Idai

Dear Sisters, Here is a short news about our sisters in Mozambique after the country was hit by cyclone Idai. S. Maria Yaneth was able to communicate with our sisters in Mozambique. All our Sisters are well, thanks to God. In Beira, is ...Read more


“The day so long awaited has arrived!”

With a blessing and prayers of thanks, our Salvatorian Sisters in Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil celebrated the grand opening of the new pool at their CEFORDS community center on February 23. Your financial gifts going back to 2013 helped make the ...Read more


What is National Catholic Sisters Week?

  • National Catholic Sisters Week (NCSW) is an annual celebration of Catholic sisters’ vital contributions to society, both past and present.
  • NCSW kicks off on International Women’s Day, March 8 and runs through March 14.
  • Molly Murphy MacGregor, who was
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Sr. Marion returns from Rome

Last September when the Milwaukee Brewers were chasing the National League Baseball Championship, Salvatorian Sister Marion Etzel told us she couldn’t listen to the games in real time in Rome.  She tried her best to keep tabs on the home ...Read more




We remember Sister Rachel Wallace, SDS

Funeral services for Sister Rachel Wallace, SDS will take place Wednesday, January 23 at St. Anne’s Salvatorian Campus Chapel, 3800 North 92nd Street in Milwaukee:

  • Visitation 12:15 p.m.
  • Remembering service 12:45 p.m.
  • Mass
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Sister Georgene still shares Dr. King’s dream

Salvatorian Sisters who were missioned near Washington D.C. in 1963 joined thousands of people at the Capitol grounds where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke, “I have a dream.” Sister Georgene Faust, SDS was among them. She took a train to ...Read more





Come as you are to Advent Vespers

One half hour. That’s all it takes to find peace in this holy season of Advent amid the rush to all things Christmas. Join us on Wednesday, December 5 at 7:00 p.m. to pray with members of our Salvatorian Family. ...Read more


We remember Sister Carol Marie

For many years, Salvatorian Sister Carol Marie Haag (formerly Mary Carla) was a business teacher at schools in Wisconsin, New Jersey, and Maryland. When asked what inspired her to choose the field, ...Read more



2018 Woman of Faith Award Presentation Video

Thanks to all who gathered with us at our Community House on September 27, 2018 to honor Michelle “Shelly” Runte as our 2018 Woman of Faith. If you weren’t among our 100+ guests, click here to be inspired by Shelly’s faith ...Read more




Celebrate with artist Sister Karlyn Cauley, SDS

Opening Reception: Watercolor Women Series Please join us at Alverno College Saturday, October 6, 2018 Reception from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Alverno College Founders Hall - 3rd fl oor 3400 S. 43rd Street, Milwaukee Please park in lot E, Corner of 39th St. ...Read more


We call her Blessed

After growing up in Germany, Therese von Wüllenweber joined Father Jordan’s Apostolic Teaching Society in Rome on September 5, 1882. Together they co-founded the Sisters of the Divine Savior and she became the Community’s Mother and guide. In 1894, Mother ...Read more