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Who is Father Francis Mary of the Cross Jordan?

Father Jordan, was a young dreamer who from very early on looked at the world and dreamt of a better reality. For that reason, he became a priest and began to dream of greater things. He dreamt that all people would come to know Jesus, our Savior and so he founded the Society of the Divine Savior (1881). Father Jordan was a man who loved life, the world, the Church and God. Continue Fr. Jordan’s dream with us! 

Who are the Salvatorians?

Salvatorians are the result of the love and dream of Father Francis Mary of the Cross Jordan. We are a religious congregation that seeks to make Jesus known and loved as the Savior of the World. We want to involve everyone in this dream, in this way of living. We are present in many countries, more than 30, and we want to grow even more. Come and know us!

How do I become a Salvatorian?

If you are a person who loves life and God, then you can be a Salvatorian. All you have to do is contact a Salvatorian Priest or Brother or just send us an email through our website and we will contact you. We welcome you since we want to join forces with you so that together we can make Jesus known and loved.

Are Salvatorians missionaries?

Yes, Salvatorians are missionaries. Father Jordan, our founder, wanted a missionary congregation that would be present in all places, in all areas. For that reason, we also go out to encounter people in different countries and in different realities. We have and act with a missionary spirit in all our work. Be a Salvatorian missionary.

“I don’t live in a Salvatorian parish.” Can I be a Salvatorian?

Yes, of course you can! We are a religious missionary community and we guide youth around the world. If you contact us, we will put you in communication with the Salvatorians nearest to your location and start a dialogue, a vocational discernment process. Contact us.


What does it mean to be a Salvatorian?

Salvatorian religious life is a way to live following Jesus as the Saviour of the world. To be a Salvatorian religious is to believe in life, to trust in God’s action, to be full of hope, to cultivate noble ideals, to involve everyone in the building of a better world. A Salvatorian is one who feels saved by Jesus, since he is his friend, brother, and Lord, and so wants to lead others to salvation.


Why a brother-priest-deacon?

Salvatorian religious Brother.
The religious Brother is a person who consecrates himself to God through the vows of Chastity, Obedience, and Poverty thereby surrendering himself completely to God with all his heart and life. The Salvatorian religious Brother can contribute to the salvation of people by working in the formation of lay leaders, in formal education, in spiritual direction, in youth ministry, in the communications media. The religious Brother is one who by means of his consecration discovers new ways to lead people to Jesus.

Salvatorian religious Deacon.
The religious Deacon also consecrates himself through the vows of Chastity, Obedience and Poverty. In addition, he participates in ordained ministry in its first degree, or the diaconate. As a Deacon, he dedicates his time to the poor, to visits to the sick, to the sacraments of Baptism and Matrimony, to preaching and the proclamation of the Gospel, in addition to collaboration in parish ministry. The religious Deacon is one who through his consecration and ministry serves the People of God principally by means of charitable service.

Salvatorian religious Priest.
The religious Priest also consecrates himself through the vows of Chastity, Obedience and Poverty. In addition, he participates in the second degree of the sacrament of Orders, the presbyterate. He is the one responsible for parish ministry, for the celebration of the Eucharist and of the sacrament of Reconciliation. The religious Priest can help many people encounter Jesus and find salvation. As a Salvatorian Priest, he ministers with a distinct spirituality, a Salvatorian spirituality, which marks him.

Franciscus Jordan


long as there is one person on earth who does not know God and does not love God above all things, you dare not allow yourself a moment’s rest.

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