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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.  

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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

pl ordination 2008

On the 31 May 2008 nine Salvatorians from our Major Seminary in Bagno, Poland received their priestly ordination from the hands of His Grace Marian Golebiewski, archbishop of Wroclaw. Six of them, who were deacons became priest (presbyters), and three seminarians became deacons.

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