News & Events


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



SOROPTLINE: Letter to the Editor

While living in Vista, Calif., Sisters Shelia Novak and Jean Schafer often collaborated with local Soroptimists. Members of this global organization advocate for women and girls through education and empowerment. Local clubs support global Dream Programs ...Read more


Do pets have a higher purpose?

by Kaitlin Seebruch Mission Advancement Intern People are often quick to label themselves as either a “dog person” or “cat person.” Salvatorian Sisters Virginia Honish and Liz Christensen fit the labels, but not the stereotypes. Sr. Liz is not a crazy cat lady ...Read more


“Knowing her call is only from God”

Salvatorian Sister Yasinta Godfrey, SDS recalls her father’s words when she professed first vows in her east Africa homeland of Tanzania. “Now I am free to let her go, knowing her call is only from God.” Years earlier, when Sr. Yasinta spoke ...Read more


2018 Joyful Jubilee

  Photos from the Salvatorian Jubilee Celebration, June 23, 2018


God bless America!

One-hundred nineteen years after our nation’s independence, the first Salvatorian Sisters arrived in Milwaukee, Wis. Three, Sisters Raphaela, Walburga and Agnes were missioned from Rome to provide in-home nursing care to Milwaukee residents. Sister Raphaela documented their experience with the ...Read more


Sister Mary Ruth Dittman, SDS

Sister Mary Ruth Dittman, SDS died on June 18, professed 69 years. We’ll celebrate her life on Monday, June 25 at St. Anne’s Salvatorian Campus, 3800 N. 92nd St., Milwaukee. Visitation at ...Read more


Sister Frances Marie Lendle, SDS

We celebrated the life of Sister Frances Marie Lendle last Friday at St. Anne’s Salvatorian Campus. She was buried Saturday morning at Milwaukee’s Holy Cross Cemetery. Sr. Fran passed away on June ...Read more


Icon, she wrote

Creativity has always been a part of Salvatorian Sister Francine Kosednar’s life even during her many years as an occupational therapist. Now, her latest creative pursuit has led to a copy of her first icon adorning the cover of the ...Read more



English language immersion keeps opening doors in Africa

  For the tenth consecutive year, we’re offering classes in English as a second language (ESL) to our Salvatorian Sisters in Africa. Local sisters in Tanzania as well as some traveling from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mozambique will take ...Read more


We share our mission story

In Catholic dioceses across the U.S., the summer Mission Co-op Program offers the Sisters of the Divine Savior the privilege to speak to Catholic parish communities on behalf of our international missions. This summer, 11 of our sisters from the ...Read more


Annual service award lifts up Salvatorian values

“When you act on behalf of something greater than yourself, you begin to feel it acting through you with a power that is greater than your own.” Grace and the Great Turning by Joanna Macy
  Launching the Salvatorian Service Award in ...Read more




Lowly earthworm could be a role model

Have you ever considered the spirituality of Lumbricus terrestris? The lowly earthworm was actually the subject of a booklet Sister Patrice Colletti, SDS created during her novitiate. She describes earthworm farming (aka vermicomposting) and suggests the creepy-crawler might even be ...Read more






Celebration of Consecrated Life: Light out of Darkness

Salvatorian voices will shine brightly among the choir assembled for Milwaukee’s annual Celebration of Consecrated Life on Friday, February 2. Sisters Mary Lee Grady, Nelda Hernandez and Mary Jo Stoffel will join voices with Salvatorian Fathers Peter Schuessler and David ...Read more



2018 Lenten Vespers

You are welcome to join us for  Lenten Vespers. Please join us on the following dates: Lenten Vespers Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Monday, March 19, 2018 All services begin at 7:00 p.m. and will be held at the Sisters of the Divine ...Read more


Called to be light. . .

January is National Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month . Sharing Sisters Sheila Novak and Jean Schafer’s Christmas letter couldn’t be timelier.

  Dear Friend, Christmas is the time of connection – God with us and we with you. It is always good ...Read more

Don’t look away!

“If you see something, say something,” goes for possible situations of human trafficking too. When something just doesn’t look right, don’t look away. Call the toll free National Human Trafficking Hotline : 1-888-373-7888 or text  ‘Help’ to: BeFree (233733). Identifying human ...Read more


The more things change the more they are the same.

The age-old adage about change captures our Sisters’ traditional ministries of teaching and nursing to a T. As much as those ministries have changed over the years, they are still vital to our Salvatorian mission today. Read more




Holiday art shows spread the joy

Folk art creations by Salvatorian Sister Karlyn Cauley will be available to view and purchase at these upcoming local holiday art shows: Wed., November 15 St. John’s on the Lake, 1840 N. Prospect Avenue, Milwaukee 12:30 – 4:00 p.m. Sat., November 18 Celtic Holiday Boutique, ...Read more