Memories

Birthday Memories: Sr. Liz

I had never had a surprise party of any kind until my 60th birthday. On that day, Sr. Jane Eschweiler (with whom I was living at the time) and I decided to have a picnic supper at a nearby community ...Read more


Birthday Memories: Sr. Jane

In 1997, for my 40th birthday I invited several Salvatorian friends to come out to our rented Lake Beulah cottage to spend the day. It was a perfect one. We swam, ate chocolate cake, laughed, blew bubbles in the sun ...Read more


Birthday Memories: Sr. Beverly

Sr Beverly's FamilyIn February 2018, our family, relatives and friends buried my brother who had died unexpectedly in his sleep. At his funeral reception, talking about how much we enjoy seeing so ...Read more


Birthday Memories: Sr. Letty

A favorite birthday memory for me is when I was on an airplane on my birthday and the stewardess asked who had a birthday that day, so I raised my hand.  I don't remember how old I was then and ...Read more


Birthday Memories: Sr. Liza

I remember one birthday I was at Pius. Two friends of my family, Jim and Pat O'Donohue, happen to have moved into town months earlier. Pat had become the president of Mount Mary College during the time I was there. ...Read more


Birthday Memories: Sr. Mary Lee

One of my favorite birthday memories is my 60th birthday. A completely surprised party took place for my birthday planned by my brother, Bill. He invited many friends, family, and other sisters to send a memory which he made into ...Read more



Birthday Memories: Sr. Mary Jo

My 50th (over the hill) birthday party was one to remember. Sisters Carol Jean Zais, Patrice Colletti and I lived at Sauk Rapids, Minnesota with the Little Falls Franciscan Sisters. Our inter-community living was a positive and life giving experience. Read more


Birthday Memories: Sr. Sheila

I am not sure that this will qualify as my favorite birthday memory, but it is still very vivid for me and is the only one that comes to mind. At the time ...Read more


Birthday Memories: Sister Rita

On March 17th, 95 years ago I, Sr. Rita, was born to Adam and Mary Faust in a country farm house in Elkhart Lake, Wis. One of my most memorable birthdays was spent at St. Mark's School in Rothschild, Wis. ...Read more


Birthday Memories: Sr. Grace Mary

I do not have any Birthday pictures. My family (parents) were not big into picture taking, and we didn't live near doting relatives! However, we did celebrate our birthdays. As far as ...Read more


Birthday Memories: Sr. Rita

On my sixth or seventh birthday, my mother and I invited several girls. During the party, Mary, two years older than most of us, announced, "There is no Santa." I was disheartened, saying loudly, “That is not true." I think ...Read more


Birthday Memories: Sister Pauline

One of my most memorable birthdays was January 2, 1989 when I turned 50! My family surprised me at our annual Feiner family Christmas. We always gathered to celebrate Christmas, but that year my family surprised me with a wonderful ...Read more


Sr. Carol, 1959 Sportswoman of the Year

Title IX wasn’t even a thing when Salvatorian Sister Carol Thresher received the 1959 “Sportswoman of the Year” Award at Milwaukee’s Divine Savior High School. Now, 45 years after the educational amendment opened up sports opportunities for women and girls, ...Read more


Jenada’s Jewels: Tanzania Reflection

Earlier this summer, Sister Jenada Fanetti, SDS, taught English as a Second Language (ESL) to Salvatorian Sisters in Tanzania, East Africa, along with Lay Salvatorian Sue Haertel.  Recently, Sr. Jenada shared about her experience with members of her home parish

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Folk Artist: A “Living Rule”

Years ago our Sisters lived in a large convent in St. Nazianz, WI. The 23 Sisters had a beautiful chapel and in the morning a Salvatorian Brother came to “serve Mass.” One of the Brothers named Brother Florentine, had a ...Read more


Folk Artist: Caring for a Cat

Years ago I found a holy card with a saint and her cat! I was intrigued that an animal had been a close companion and was shown with Hildegard of Bingen, a 12th century German saint. I have taken temporary care ...Read more


Sr. Liz: ALL ways and means

The Founder of the Salvatorians, Fr. Francis Jordan, wanted his followers to use “all ways and means” to make the love of God known. Back in the early 70’s I learned of the simple joy and good feeling that comes ...Read more


Sr. Barbara Reynolds, Tanzanian English Instructor

I am Sister Barbara Reynolds.  I was born at Hotel Dieu, a hospital in El Paso, Texas on October 11, 1949, the first child of George and Charlotte Reynolds.  Over the next ten years, my parents had seven more children ...Read more


Folk Artist: Making a meal is a service

Before I became a sister, I had cooked meals for my family as a teenager. In earlier days and in our larger convents, some sisters became skilled in cooking, baking and preparing food for as many as 100 members! In ...Read more


Sr. Feliciana Hokororo, SDS

My name is Feliciana. My full name is Sr. Feliciana Hokororo, SDS. I am a sister of the Salvatorian Sisters. I was born in 1985 in the village of Tunduru. In my family there are four children, one girl and ...Read more


Sr. Liz: Becoming Salvatorian

I can’t speak for others, but my experience in becoming Salvatorian is both simple and amazing – at least to me!. Back when I was a senior in high school and first got the notion of entering the convent I ...Read more


Folk Artist: Sr. Rachel’s story

Two threads have been woven together in several letters Sr. Rachel Wallace, SDS received over 60 years ago from her mother at the time she considered life as a sister. The threads can be named The Heart of a Mother, ...Read more


Folk Artist: On Trees, in Verse

  It seems to me a Tree breathes. Its branches, its leaves move with breezes to lift Its weight in great green currents of motion. Then as if giving a momentary content sigh, the tree shifts again into place. Later a few leaves flicker and in ...Read more


Sr. Liz: Infinity

Whoever said you live only once was probably not counting on heaven!

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Born on June 25, 1938 to Life, Version 1.0 A few glitches over the years. Currently at Life, Version 1.7.6 In June, an upgrade to Life, Version 1.7.7 At some unknown future point, a system failure a blank screen, a ...Read more


Folk Artist: Holy Days of Easter

As a Catholic child, I knew Good Friday meant keeping silence from 12:00 noon to 3:00 P.M. My mom said that Jesus needed the quiet time. I knew we kids got ‘quiet time’ when we were naughty and I wondered ...Read more