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newpopeCardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina has been elected Pope. The new Pontiff, who chose the name Pope Francis, is the first Latin American to become Roman Pontiff, and the first Jesuit. The Argentine cardinal was elected on Wednesday, 13th of March 2013 (European time).

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„The ordinary general chapter elects the superior general and his consultors for a six year term and provides for the election of the officers of the generalate according to the prescriptions of the general directory. (...) It enacts ordinances and directives which promote the growth and well being of the Society.”

Constitutions of the Society of the Divine Saviour - 710

Members of the new General Council elected during XVIII General Chapter of the Salvatorians

 

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"The general chapter is a special opportunity for the Society, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, to evaluate its apostolic and religious life. The chapter evaluates the state of the Society and gives directions for its life and ministry within the Church. It also helps build a spirit of unity within the whole Society. All of its deliberations proceed in an atmosphere of prayer and discernment. We prepare for the chapter, conscientiously elect the delegates, and support the chapter with our prayers."

Constitutions of the Society of the Divine Saviour – 709

pl ordination 2011

Polish Province of the Society of Divine Saviour has the gift of new priests and deacons.  On 28 May this year,  at the Shrine of Fatima in Trzebinia, seven Salvatorian deacons and five acolytes received their ordination from the hands of Bishop Jan Zajac.

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Letter from Fr Andrew Urbanski SDS, Superior General of the Salvatorians

Dear Members of the Salvatorian Family,

I have immense joy and privilege to send you wonderful news. Today (14/01/2011) the Holy Father Benedict XVI authorized the Congregation for Causes of Saints to promulgate a decree of heroicity of virtues for our Beloved Founder.  

jordan heroic

In a meeting on the 14th of January 2011 with Archbishop Angelo Amato SDB (prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints), the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed heroic virtue of Fr Francis Mary of the Cross Jordan (John Baptist Jordan) founder of the Salvatorians.

pl ordination 2009

On the 30 May 2009 eleven Salvatorians from our Major Seminary in Bagno, Poland received their priestly ordination from the hands of His Grace Bp Tadeusz Ploski. Five of them, who were deacons became priest (presbyters), and six seminarians became deacons. The ordination took place in the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Trzebinia, Poland.

jordan year

This year, 2008, makes the 160th anniversary of Jordan’s birth in Gurtweil, the 130th anniversary of his ordination on July 21, 1878, and the 90th anniversary of his birth into heaven. So, taking advantage of these three anniversaries, we declare

A YEAR OF JORDAN

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