Salvatorian Founder Beatified | Saturday May 15, 2021
Blessed Francis Mary of the Cross Jordan, the founder of the Salvatorians—including the Sisters of the Divine Savior —was beatified in the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome on Saturday, May 15, when Pope Francis declared him Blessed. As the only Salvatorian high school in North America, DSHA celebrated the occasion on Friday, May 14 with all-school prayer by S. Karlyn Cauley, SDS, DS ’61, and S. Mary Lee Grady, SDS, DS ’58. In addition, students discussed beatification vs. canonization in theology class; all school community members received a special beatification prayer card; and students participated in a Fr. Jordan scavenger hunt, looking for his hidden photos around school. For many years, the Salvatorians have been actively promoting the cause for his sainthood—with beatification being the first step. This has included verification of miracles, proof of a life of holiness, etc. His vision was bold and inspiring: men and women, religious and lay, working together as equals to bring the Gospel of the Savior to all people everywhere.
Prayer through the Intercession of Blessed Francis Mary of the Cross Jordan
God of goodness and kindness,
thank you for inspiring
Blessed Francis Mary of the Cross Jordan
with profound love and knowledge of You,
the one God, and Jesus Christ
our Divine Savior whom You have sent.
We implore the fire of Your Spirit to enflame
all baptized to be apostles in mission
for salvation of all people everywhere.
We invoke the intercession of Blessed Francis Jordan
for our personal intentions, that he may accompany us
at significant and challenging moments in our lives.