The Society of the Divine Savior (Salvatorians) proclaims and teaches by all ways and means the goodness and kindness of Jesus the Savior.
Salvatorians seek to become apostles for our times in order to make the Savior known to all people.
FROM THE BEGINNING: AN INCLUSIVE VISION
The man now honoured as Venerable Francis Mary Jordan was born in Gurtweil, Germany, on June 16, 1848. On the following day he was baptized at the local parish church with the name John Baptist.
Being brought up in a poor family, he was not able to realize his dream of becoming a priest, although as a teenager he had already become aware of his vocation at the moment of his First Communion. After finishing primary school he worked as a journeyman and painter-decorator, traveling throughout Germany. John Baptist noticed the difficult spiritual situation of his homeland and of the other European countries, as people abandoned the practice of their faith. The Church in Germany was limited in performing its mission by the state (Kulturkampf). All these experiences strengthened Jordan’s faith and conviction that he was called to be a priest. In 1869, he finally resolved to pursue his vocation and began his formal studies.
We are vowed men of prayer, the center of which is the Eucharist.
We trust in God, discerning and responding to the signs of the times.
We are called to be apostles for the renewal of the Church and the world, and we invite others to discover and respond to their call to be apostles.
We advocate for justice and peace, standing with the poor and marginalized.
We support one another through mutual love and service.
We are servant-leaders, involving others in our mission.
We include as members of the Society people from every nation, and we are open to serve the people of any nation.
We live a simple lifestyle, becoming one with those we serve, especially the poor.
We rejoice in the fullness of life.