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Salvatorian Archives

           The Salvatorian Archives are located in 
         the three-story tower of St. Pius X Parish.

 

FROM THE PAGES OF SALVATORIAN HISTORY

THE DEATH OF FATHER JORDAN

(Part III of the exhibit "1918 - A YEAR OF ARMISTICE AND ANGUISH")

The USA Archives of the Society and the Congregation have put together a display which is available for viewing throughout the year at the Sisters' Community House in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The exhibit is entitled "1918 - A Year of Armistice and Anguish." For the pioneer Salvatorians living in the USA in 1918, it was a difficult year. Most of the Salvatorians who came here were from Germany and its surrounding countries. That year, war was destroying their homeland and their families. Anxious, they received little news from home. And here in this country, they experienced strong anti-German sentiments - both from the government and from citizens. It was truly a difficult year.

In Part III of our series, we remember the death of our beloved Founder - the Venerable Father Francis Mary-of-the-Cross Jordan. For the last three years of his life, because of World War I, the Founder and other German Salvatorians who had been living in Rome were forced to move to neutral territory. The Italian government could no longer guarantee their safety had they stayed in Rome. The Generalate of the Society moved to Fribourg, Switzerland. This move was especially difficult for Father Jordan. He could not return to his beloved homeland, he could not remain in his beloved Rome, he could not see many of the Salvatorians who were his spiritual sons and daughters. In early 1918, Father Jordan became ill. He would never regain his health. On September 8, 1918 - the Feast of the Birth of Mary - Father Jordan passed into eternal life. Here is the story of his final days on earth.

(Click on the links below)

Part III  -  The Death of Father Jordan

"The 100th Anniversary of 1918 - A Year of Armistice and Angusish" - exhibit flyer.
 

Available for Free Download

 

Artwork from the Salvatorian 
China Missions - late 1940's

Salvatorians ministered in the Fukien District of mainland China from 1922 to 1949, at which time they were forced to leave the mainland. They lived on the Macao peninsula until 1954, when it became more prudent to send the Chinese seminarians to schools in Rome. In 1957, Salvatorians returned to China, this time to the island of Taiwan. These four art pieces (available for free download) come from our missions in the Fukien District. They were created in the late 1940's.

(PDF files are scanned for 11" x 17" but can print smaller if desired - Click on file names below)

(Upper left)
PROCLAMATION - Original water-color 
poster (15½" x 29") by Li Tian Duo

(Upper right)
HOLY FAMILY - Original water-color 
poster (15½" x 29") by Li Tian Duo

(Lower left)
NATIVITY - Original oil-on-silk painting 
(8" x 12") by unknown artist

(Lower right)
MADONNA & CHILD - Original water-color 
poster (15½" x 29") by Li Tian Duo

 

AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE:

Memories of St. Nazianz -
Salvatorian Seminary

DVD - $15.00
 
Memories of Blackwood -
Mother of the Savior Seminary

DVD - $15.00
 
Memories of Lanham -
Divine Savior Seminary

DVD - $15.00
 
The Passion of the Savior -
The Gospel story of Christ's passion and death, with photos from the annual Passion Plays of several Salvatorian  schools.
DVD - $15.00
 
On Whose Shoulders We Stand -Necrology of the USA Province
Flash Drive - $15.00
CD-Rom - $15.00
Printed Binder - $30.00
 
Eucharistic Whisperings -
Eight-Volume Series (digital)
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Archived History Articles

Part II of the exhibit "1918 - A Year of Armistice and Anguish" - World War I  (Spring 2018)
 
Part I of the exhibit "1918 - A Year of Armistice and Anguish" - The St. Nazianz Fire  (Winter 2017)
 
Preparing for the 100th Anniversary of Fr. Francis Jordan's death  (Fall 2017)

1892 - When the First Salvatorians Came to the USA  (Spring-Summer 2017)

When Christmas Seals Made a Difference  (Winter 2016)

Salvatorian Missions in Fukien, China - 1922-1949  (Fall 2016)