The Order of the Salvatorians

The Salvatorians are a religious order which was founded in Rome by the German priest Father Francis Mary of the Cross Jordan in 1881. Considering his mission, the members shall proclaim salvation to all, which appeared to us in Jesus Christ, namely “by all ways and means which the love of Christ inspires.” Father Jordan himself was deeply moved by the word of John’s Gospel, “this is eternal life: to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent" (John 17:3)

To achieve this goal, the Salvatorians proclaim all people salvation, which has appeared in Jesus Christ. We shall ready to serve all people in any place, by all ways and means which the love of Christ inspires. Their apostolate is not limited to a specific task, such as formation or working with young people. They emphasize the universality of the Christian vocation by encouraging the laity to live their baptismal vow and to be witnesses of faith in their personal and social life.

Therefore, they are represented in mission countries, they solidarise with the poor and outsiders and are committed to personal development, family life, health, and education; they run parishes in terms  of the Salvatorian charism; they support young people who want to find out how they can live their Christian vocation; they promote Christian formation and encourage spiritual growth and active participation in the Church and in the world; they conduct research and teach in universities and proclaim the Gospel in an appropriate manner and in dialogue with each culture by the means of social communication.

Address of the Generalate (Centre in Rome):
Curia Generalizia della Società del Divin Salvatore
Via della Conciliazione, 51
I - 00193 ROMA
Tel. +39 (06) 686 291

The Salvatorians are represented on all continents, Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and North and South America.

In Europe, they are in the following countries: Albania, Belgium, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Montenegro, Austria, Poland, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Hungary and Belarus

The Order is administratively divided into provinces. The German province was founded in 1908. In 1930, it was divided into a North and a South German Province. In 2009, these two provinces have been reunited to a "German Province".

Communities living in Germany:
Bad Wurzach, Berlin, Kall-Steinfeld, Cologne, Lindau, Munich, Münster, Pfarrkirchen, Stuttgart (German Province);
Grevenbroich, Solingen (members of the Belgian Province)

Address oft the provincialate (Centre in Germany):
Provinzialat der Salvatorianer
Agnes-Bernauer-Str. 181
D - 80687 München

Tel.: +49 (89) 546 737-31
Fax: +49 (89) 546 737-32