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The Lay Salvatorians were developed and sponsored by the North American Province of the Society of the Divine Savior (and later joined by the Congregation of the Sisters of the Divine Savior) as part of the Society's renewal after the Second Vatican Council.

Lay Salvatorians explore and live out the Gospel demands of ministry, service, and love within the context of the larger Salvatorian family.  Father Francis Jordan, founder of the Society of the Divine Savior (Salvatorians), turned to lay people for help long before many others thought to do so. From the very beginning, Fr. Jordan and Mother Mary saw clearly that lay people had an important and essential part to play in the Church. These concepts are still vitally important in today's world.  Fr. Jordan wanted to mobilize the entire Catholic world and all its resources.  He wanted to inspire all Catholics with a missionary sense of responsibility for their neighbor's welfare.


Salvatorians have as their primary goal the apostolic proclamation of the presence of the Kingdom of God already begun here on earth.  Therefore, the individual Lay Salvatorian will be involved in some apostolic ministerial activity on a part-time or full-time basis.  The keystone of this apostolic activity is that it involves working with, and being of service to, other people in some direct and significant way.  The implication of this commitment is that the individual Lay Salvatorian is publicly voicing a decision to carry out a ministry of leadership, service, and love.


Each individual Lay Salvatorian has a unique contribution to make, based on a variety of experiences, talents, leadership potential, and professional expertise in many fields.  Like other Salvatorians, the Lay Salvatorian can carry out an apostolic ministry in a secular, ecumenical, or parish setting. Lay Salvatorians are involved in such ministries as raising a family; religious education; parish work; care of the sick, needy, elderly, and children; social justice; teaching; and ecumenical work.


The Lay Salvatorians are an integral part of the Salvatorian religious community rather than an independent organization. Each member is encouraged to relate to a specific local community of Salvatorians, as well as to the national and international level.  Each local community meets regularly and develops its own agenda and plan of action.  On the national level, the Lay Salvatorians are directed by the Lay Salvatorian National Board.  The Board consists of lay members who are elected by the Lay Salvatorians within their sectors, and one member from the Society and the Congregation.  The Board charts and develops future directions and objectives for Lay Salvatorians.  Salvatorians can more fully carry out their roles of leadership, ministry, and service in this inclusive community.


Catholic men and women, married or single, who are willing to explore a more explicit role of ministry and leadership in the Church and the world may apply to the Lay Salvatorians.

Click here for information on the Lay Salvatorian Application Procedure. This will open in a new browser window.

 

Contact Mr. Ken Drake, SDS for more information

Call: (707) 253-8363
or

Email: kduckb2h@sbcglobal.net

 

 

Journeying
toward a dream

 

UPCOMING
EVENTS!

*Updated 5/26/16

 

Some History
*Updated 10/26/11

 

Lay Salvatorian
National Board

*Updated 1/10/16

 

A photo gallery
*Updated 1/29/14

 

Collaborative
ministries

*Updated 5/26/16

 

Who & where
are we?

*Updated 3/6/10

 

In
Memoriam

*Updated 1/10/2016

 

Salvatorian
links

*Updated 4/15/15

 

  Criteria for Membership and Mission Statement

*Updated 8/28/12

 

International
Community of the Divine Savior

*Updated  2/1/16

 

Salvatorian Dates to Remember & Celebrate

 

Lay Salvatorian Information Pamphlet

*Updated 2/10/10

 

 MEMBERS
*Updated 1/10/16