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Evening Prayer Service
January 29, 2016

Sisters of the Divine Savior will join together in song with other women religious from the Archdiocese of Milwaukee to close the 2015 Year of Consecrated Life. The concert on Friday, January 29 will begin at 7:00 p.m. in St. ...Read more


She infused her classroom lessons with love

Even as a young girl, Sister Marie Ensslin, SDS enjoyed sharing her creative gifts. She liked to sing along as her father played the concertina, and later she performed in her grade school orchestra, playing the accordion or violin. As ...Read more


Social justice became her passion

The Mass of Christian Burial for Sr. Elaine Czarnezki, SDS (Cor Mariae) will take place Friday, January 8 at St. Anne’s Salvatorian Campus, 3800 N. 92nd Street in Milwaukee. Visitation will begin in the chapel at 12:30 p.m. followed by Mass ...Read more


She still holds the Tanzanian people in her heart

A young woman religious from the Midwest stepped off a dusty jeep in a remote East African village. Sr. Bernadette Kline, SDS arrived in Tanzania with a daunting mission: to make known a loving God to a people burdened by ...Read more


Salvatorian life opened up her world

Sister  Kathleen Dooley, SDS ministered as a chaplain at Divine Savior Hospital and Nursing Home in Portage, Wis. from 1985 to 1999. Previously, she had served as a chaplain at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Milwaukee and as Provincial Secretary ...Read more


Sing Hallelujah, Alleluia!

Sisters of the Divine Savior will be among the Voices in Harmony on Saturday evening, December 5 at Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 812 N. Jackson Street in Milwaukee. Leaders of sung prayer from Milwaukee’s Jewish and Catholic communities ...Read more


Art about town

It’s that time of year when our folk artist Sr. Karlyn Cauley, SDS takes her show on the road! Here’s where and when she’ll be showing and selling her works around town in the coming weeks: Fair Trade Holiday Market Sunday, October ...Read more


Wake Up the World

A special Mass to commemorate 2015 as the Year of Consecrated Life will  take place at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 18 at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Milwaukee. If you’re in the local area, please join ...Read more


2015 Holiday Open House

Gallery of the Sisters of the Divine Savior Thursdays, November 19 & December 3, 3:30 - 7:00 pm Featuring the art of Sr. Clarice Steinfeldt, SDS and Sr. Karlyn Cauley, SDS Join the sisters for our 5th Annual Holiday Open House featuring beautiful ...Read more


Honey Crisp Apples Celebrate Sweet Success

Our Mission Advancement Team dubs them our “road warriors,” but sharing about our international missions is truly a labor of love for Salvatorian Sisters of our North American Province. This past summer, our sisters hit the road for weekend speaking engagements ...Read more


Sharing Salvatorian Memories

The fall issue of our Salvatorian News features an article about Sisters Jane Barman, SDS and Rita Faust, SDS leaving St. Nazianz, Wis., ending our Salvatorian presence in the village after more than 100 years. It brought back “wonderful memories” ...Read more




Join the Mission and Celebration of Fr. Francis Jordan

Jordan Awareness Week is September 5 - 13, 2015. Salvatorians around the country are embracing their founder, Fr. Francis Jordan. Jordan’s empathy for social justice is heightened during this year’s celebrations to increase awareness of his mission and advance the movement toward his canonization. Today there ...Read more


Hear About Woman of Faith

We’re grateful to Relevant Radio (MILWAUKEE 100.1 FM WSJP) for on-air promotion of our 2015 Woman of Faith Award presentation coming up on Thursday evening, September 17. Listen here:   Please R.S.V.P. for this free event by September 11.


A Farewell and Blessing to St. Nazianz

1527Salvatorian_Sisters2.jpgweb2“The fruits of their work will live on. They won’t be forgotten.” Those words from Fr. Patrick Nelson, SDS conclude a beautiful tribute written by reporter Ben Wideman for The ...Read more


Congratulations and Blessings, Patria

The Sisters of the Divine Savior welcomed Patria (Patty) Bermudez into our novitiate in a collaborative entrance ceremony with Simon Muema from the Society of the Divine Savior priests and brothers. Sr. Patty grew up on a small island in ...Read more


We welcome Lori Land

Lori Land joined our staff on August 6 to serve as our new Director of Mission Advancement for the North American Province. She will lead our Mission Advancement team’s ongoing efforts to raise awareness and encourage support for our U.S. ...Read more


Sister Dora’s ministry will carry on

After 40-plus years, Sr. Dora’s days of “treasure hunting” have come to an end. Since 1973, Sister of the Divine Savior Dora Zapf, SDS has been sifting through mounds of donated goods at the Salvatorian Mission Warehouse in New Holstein, Wis. ...Read more


Folk artist turned folklorist

In recent months, Sr. Karlyn Cauley has broadened her ministry beyond her well known work as a folk artist of “Shaker Gift Drawings” for her original watercolors, prints and note cards. Sr. Karlyn has taken on the role of “folklorist,” ...Read more


New Leaders Blend Diverse Gifts

Our new Leadership Team members are inspired to use their diverse apostolic gifts for emerging needs in the U.S. and international missions. They’ll also guide our province as we continue connecting with women who feel called to religious life.  They began ...Read more


Celebrating Jubilee – North American style

Our internationality was shining through as Sr. Shiroma Kurumbalapitiya, SDS celebrated her 25th Jubilee with Salvatorians from throughout North America last Saturday. Our sisters, priests, brothers and Lay Salvatorian women and men gathered with family and friends for a joyous ...Read more


2015 Missioning: Tanzania Education Initiative

“Go Make a Difference” rang out in our Queen of Apostles Chapel here at the Community House as part of our mission send-off for Sr. Barbara Reynolds, SDS and Lay Salvatorian Sue Haertel. This 2015 Tanzanian Educational Initiative picks up ...Read more


Shadow Sisters of the Divine Savior for the Day

Are you curious what it’s like to be a Sister of the Divine Savior? Ever wonder how our apostolic religious life differs from the stereotype of being a nun? How do Salvatorian Sisters engage in the world to live out the mission ...Read more


Sr. Shiroma returns to the U.S.

Sister Shiroma Kurumbalapitiya, SDS has arrived in Milwaukee to assist our Province with parish visits across the U.S. in behalf of our international missions. As she did back in 2012, Sr. Shiroma will share how our sisters in Sri Lanka ...Read more


Mother’s Day, Memories and Apple Pie

Lovingly connecting mothers and apple pie is part of American culture. A popular theory is that it started with World War II soldiers who said it’s what they missed most from home, or what they were fighting for. In honor of ...Read more


Award program inspires lifelong service

DSHA_ logo overlayThe Sisters of the Divine Savior will present the 2015 Salvatorian Service Award at the Divine Savior Holy Angels High School senior honors program on May 18, 2015. 53 members ...Read more


It’s all about Awareness. Advocacy. Action.

A patient struggles to provide a home address. A patient’s companion interrupts to relate her medical history. A patient bears a distinctive tattoo. A patient seeks medical care for a serious injury after attempting to treat it herself. All the above are signs that ...Read more



What’s old will be new again

Returning a music classroom to its original sacred worship space is now underway, as part of Divine Savior Holy Angels High School’s Building on Our Faith capital campaign. To mark the new beginning, DSHA students, staff, and faculty celebrated with ...Read more


Call for Nominations – 2015 Woman of Faith Award

Do you know a woman whose Gospel-inspired service enriches the lives of people in need? Consider nominating her for the 2015 Woman of Faith Award sponsored by the Sisters of the Divine Savior. We’ll honor our 15th Annual Woman of ...Read more


Our sponsored institutions are “on-the-grow”

Three of our sponsored institutions in Wisconsin are expanding and renovating to enhance the quality of services they provide. Our sponsorship is a means of influencing the mission, character and philosophy of these institutions, as we work alongside their dedicated ...Read more


Celebrate National Catholic Sisters Week, March 8-14, 2015

National Catholic Sisters Week (NCSW) is a celebration of Catholic sisters to raise awareness of their vital contributions, both past and present. Every American can be inspired or empowered by Catholic sisters, especially young women who grapple with major life decisions and explore their ...Read more



Trust in the path of Providence

We joyfully announce our new provincial leadership team, chosen after many hours of discernment over the last six months. Team members for the 2015-18 term are (pictured above from left to right): Sister Nelda Hernandez, 2nd Team Member; Sister Beverly ...Read more


We plan for the future

The Sisters of the Divine Savior, North American Province, are gathering for Chapter February 20-23, 2015. Every three years, as specified by the Rule of Life of the Sisters of the Divine Savior, members of our USA Province gather in Milwaukee to ...Read more


Who is St. Josephine Bakhita?

St. Josephine Bakhita  was born in southern Sudan in 1869. As a young girl, she was kidnapped and sold into slavery. She did not remember the name she was given by her parents. Bakhita, which means “fortunate one,” was the ...Read more





Well done, good and faithful servant!

If you had to condense Sister Mary Carol Juckem’s 58 years as a Sister of the Divine Savior into just a phrase, it might be “good steward.” Wednesday of this week, this good steward went home to God. Sr. Mary Carol ...Read more


VOCARE lifts up Salvatorian core values

At Milwaukee’s Divine Savior Holy Angels High School (DSHA), VOCARE is a Salvatorian Service Program that immerses the entire senior class for two weeks of service in the local community. Service sites include central city schools, elder-care agencies, and organizations ...Read more


January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Human trafficking has been described as the "dark underbelly of globalization."  It is a $150-billion growth industry linked to economic, political and social forces that disproportionately affect poor women, children, and members of disadvantaged minority groups. The essence of human trafficking ...Read more


A Re-Commitment Through Prayer

Salvatorians in the Milwaukee area gathered for Mass Sunday evening at St. Anne’s Salvatorian Campus to open the Year of Consecrated Life, proclaimed by Pope Francis, on the eve of our Foundation Day. All Salvatorians at the Mass renewed their ...Read more


We celebrate our Foundation Day

Founders Fr. Jordan & Mother MaryToday, we celebrate the 126th anniversary of our founding in Tivoli, Italy by Mother Mary of the Apostles (Therese von Wüllenweber) with Father Francis (John Baptist) Jordan. ...Read more



Nuns on the Bus are talking to us

I AM A VOTER pinThe Nuns on the Bus have rolled into Milwaukee to encourage all citizens to participate in our November 4 election. Their message: Low voter turnout hurts our democracy. We need 100% of the ...Read more


It’s complicated

US Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking Why is human trafficking so hard to talk about? It's complicated, and efforts to combat the crime are fraught with big words and alphabet soup—like USCSAHT, ...Read more


May they rest in peace

We ask for your prayers for Sister Katharina Tang, SDS, who passed away  October 10 and was buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Milwaukee last Monday. We also grieve the death of Sister Phyllis Hoffman, SDS, whose funeral services will be held ...Read more