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Father Francis Jordan


* 16.06.1848   -   † 08.09.1918


God our Father, you called Father Francis Mary of the Cross Jordan to be your apostle, to make you known and loved by all people everywhere, using all the ways and means your love inspires.


You filled him with universal apostolic zeal, with the goodness and the kindness of the Divine Saviour, with a deep trust in God's loving providence, with a profound spirit of prayer, with a sincere devotion to Mary, Mother of the Saviour, and with the courage to follow you, even into the mystery of the Cross.


Grant us, by his intercession, and according to your will, the graces we ask you .....,
hoping that he will soon be numbered among your saints. 


We make this prayer through Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

The tomb of Fr. Jordan is located in a chapel on the first floor of the Salvatorian Motherhouse in Rome.  He died on the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, September 8, 1918, in Tafers,Switzerland, where he lived after having to leave Rome because of World War I.  In 1956 his earthly remains were exhumed and transported to Rome to be placed in the Motherhouse where he had lived from 1882 to 1915.

In 2002 a relic of Blessed Mary of the Apostles (Therese von Wüllenweber), a spiritual daughter of Father Jordan and the first Superior General of the Salvatorian Sisters, was placed in the chapel next to the tomb of Father Francis.

The tomb of Father Francis is venerated by his spiritual sons and daughters, as well as by faithful from around the world. On March 19, 1999, Pope John Paul II prayed at the tomb of the Founder.

We invite you to visit Father’s Jordan tomb. Please contact us in advance so we can welcome you.


Curia Generalizia della Società del Divin Salvatore
Via della Conciliazione, 51
I - 00193 ROMA
Tel. +39 06 686 291

Franciscus Jordan


sacrifice, no cross, no desolation, no trial, no temptation, oh! absolutely nothing should be too difficult for you with the help of God’s grace. I can do all things in God who strengthens me.

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