He turned and saw them following, and he said to them, "What are you looking for?" They answered, "Rabbi, where are you staying?" Jesus said, "COME AND SEE." So they went and saw where he stayed and spent the rest of that day with him. John 1:38-39
From the very beginning, when God created you, He has been calling you, calling you to know Him, love Him, and serve Him in a special and unique way that only you can. This is your mission. This is your vocation. This is your path to happiness, love, fulfilment, success, and heaven.
The word "vocation" means "to be called". God created us and calls each one of us to be holy, to be His adopted children, to be servants and love to others, and to ultimately be with Him in Heaven for all eternity. However, while these are universal calls to every person, God has created each one of us with a multitude of different gifts and talents that have an enormous potential to be fulfiled within the context of a particular lifestyle. The possible vocational lifestyles that God places before us are: ordained and religious life, married life, or single life.
Blessed Mary of the Apostles
Therese von Wüllenweber was born in Castle Myllendonk, Mönchengladbach, Germany on 19th February 1833. She went to the boarding school of the Benedic-tine Sisters in Liège, Belgium from 1848-1850. She attended Jesuit inspired parish missions in 1853 and 1857 and took part in a retreat in 1856; these made a great impression on her and fired her with a missionary vocation.
Fr Francis Jordan SDS
John Baptist Jordan was born on 16th June 1848 into a poor family in the village of Gurtweil, in the southwest of Germany. He was the second child of Lawrence and Notburga Jordan, who took him to be baptised the day after his birth with the name of John Baptist. His early life was uneventful, but even as a child he had to work hard and do his share to support the family, because his father had been invalided due to an accident.
In order to understand the history of our Society it is necessary to look at the historical background, particularly the situation in Germany at the time, and the life of our founder Fr Francis Jordan.
Salvatorian spirituality finds its source in a deep communion with the Savior. It has a permanent inspiration in the evangelical message of Christ, who wants all people to be saved. The Salvatorians try to experience that truth personally and then they proclaim that the goodness and love of God for humankind was revealed in Jesus Christ.