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THE XX GENERAL CHAPTER
of the Society of the Divine Saviour
LET US PRAY FOR THE CHAPTER THAT BEGINS IN
PRAYER FOR THE XX GENERAL CHAPTERGood Father,you sent us your beloved Sonto reveal to all mankindyour merciful love for everyoneTo you we turngrateful to be rooted in Jesus Christ,the Divine Saviour,with a sincere desire to commit ourselvesincreasingly to his mission,with the confidence and apostolic zeal,of Blessed Francis Mary of the Cross Jordan.Send us your Holy Spirit,as we prepare forthe 20th General Chapter of our Societyso that more and more we may be your apostles,with a renewed willingness to give our livesso that all may know, love and serve you.Through the intercession of Holy Mary, Mother of the Saviour,and Blessed Francis Mary of the Cross Jordan,help us to discern your will in the present time,allowing ourselves to be guided by the Gospeland the needs of the people to whom you send us.You who live and reign for ever and ever.Amen.
Fire that lights other fires
Jordan’s apostolic spirit
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Bl. Francis Jordan SDS
It was Gurtweil, a small place in southwestern Baden, just a few kilometers from the district town of Waldshut, close to the Swiss border, that became the hometown of Father Francis Mary of the Cross Jordan, founder of the Salvatorians. Father Jordan was born on June 16, 1848, second son to Lawrence and Notburga nee Peter. 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 laborer and painter-decorator, traveling in what was then Germany.Continue reading...
BEATUS FRANCISCUS JORDAN
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