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Living Fr. Jordan’s Vision

The US Lay Salvatorians

 

Our Mission Statement

We, Lay Salvatorians in the US,

sharing the vision, charism and

spirituality of Father Francis Jordan and
Blessed Mary of the Apostles,

seek to make the Savior known by ministering
in our daily work and lives
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Our Name

1971 - First Lay Associates made formal commitment in Wisconsin

1993 – Lay Associates became known as Lay Salvatorians

2007 – Eleven Countries chose our name:

                   International Community of the Divine Savior

 

Our Call to Membership

 

Ø Interested Persons/Candidates exhibit

·      A call to serve in ministry

·      A desire to deepen their spiritual life

·      Possess a strong sense of community 

Ø 2 year formation process

·                   Forming Disciples, Sending Apostles

        Study of Founders vision, charism, spirituality

        Study of Church/Salvatorian documents in key areas
of history, prayer, ministry, universality and community life

        Discernment of making a life-time commitment

Our Membership

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The US Salvatorian Family

 

Ø   In February 2007, the US Salvatorian family created
three directional statements which will serve as a foundation
for future collaborative life.

 

·             We committed ourselves to corporate ministry that identifies us
as Salvatorians of justice and peace.

 

·             We committed ourselves to joint ongoing formation in every stage of life

 

·               We committed ourselves to being Salvatorians who are willing to develop
and use our gifts in collaborative ministries

 

Our Challenges for the Future

 

Ø   To create a network of communication helping us to know one
another across the vast area of our country;

 

Ø   To sustain the Salvatorian Spirit as our religious members
 diminish and leave the Parish setting; we will need to minister
to our fellow parishioners with love, inclusivity and understanding;

 

Ø   To develop a strategy to introduce Jordan’s vision to young people
and implement a way for them to journey with us as they move toward adulthood;

 

Ø   To becoming more financially stable nationally;

 

Ø   To assist in the development, structurally and financially,
of the International Community of the Divine Savior.

 

Our Founder’s Words

 

“Beg of the Holy Spirit that you may become people of prayer,
that you may observe the precept of the Divine Savior:
Pray continually and never lose heart.
For us it is necessary and always will be necessary to pray,
to storm heaven, to remain one in prayer,
until we have obtained help from above.”

Who are Lay Salvatorians?
What do they do?

The Salvatorian Family has three branches:

The Salvatorian Fathers and Brothers,

The Salvatorian Sisters, and

The Lay Salvatorians.

They are united by a public commitment to the mission as envisioned

by the Founder, Father Francis Mary of the Cross Jordan,

forming one family of zealous apostles,

announcing to all the salvation that has appeared in Jesus Christ (John 17:3).

The Lay Salvatorians share their vocation in equality and complementary

with the other members of the Salvatorian Family.

Lay Salvatorians are men and women, married or single,

who have God at the center of their lives;

people who have the ability to lead,

transforming their environment by the way they live,

defenders of life, human rights and all of God's creation;

people who, with their lives, give testimony of God's kingdom and

find strength by sharing in spiritual community with other Salvatorians.

Formation in order to become a Lay Salvatorian

During the process of being formed as a Lay Salvatorian, the following qualities must become evident:

·         The ability to evangelize in one's environment, job or profession

·         A preferential option for the poor

·         The ability to embrace the life, ideals and spirit of Father Jordan

·         The ability to see oneself as a member of the Church and have an attitude that is universal, ecumenical, missionary and prophetic

·         The ability to live, celebrate and deepen one's understanding of Eucharist and the Sacraments

·         Active participation in apostolic ministry in the Church and civil society.

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