SOFIA Salvatorian Office for International Aid promotes development aid projects in the south of the world and builds awareness of developing countries in the west. Education and health are our core interests, to contribute to reaching the UN Millennium Development Goals. Our values include respect for local cultures, efficiency, transparency and continuity. Almost all our project managers are indigenous to the country where they live and work. They spend their lives with the poor, often in remote places. The donations we receive go entirely to their activities and are not being used for overhead. Systematic reporting explains what exactly happens with the funds. Find out what you can do to help. Visit us at: http://www.sofiaglobal.org
The Society of the Divine Savior, popularly known as the Salvatorians, is an international, religious, congregation of priests and brothers in the Catholic Church, founded in Rome, December 8, 1881, by the Father Francis Mary of the Cross Jordan.
Today members of the Society are engaged in apostolic activities in 40 countries all over the world. We are part of a Salvatorian Family that includes religious sisters (Congregation of the Sisters of the Divine Savior) and laity (International Community of the Divine Savior).
DIOCESAN PRIESTHOOD 2018
Are you thinking about Diocesan Priesthood? The Application Process for 2018/9 is now underway. We'd be delighted to hear from you.
For further information, please contact the Vocations Director, Fr Galbraith at Vocations@staned.org.uk
or tel. 01334 472856.
Likewise, visit http://priestsforscotland.org.uk/
Recognition of the miracle atributed to
Fr. Francis Jordan
Jesus taught us to pray for vocations. He said, "The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest, "(Matthew 9: 37-38).
Please pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life. May our Lord Jesus Christ continue to inspire many dedicated Christians to imitate Him by offering the gift of themselves in loving service to God in the Church as priests, religious and lay volunteers.
The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has authorised the promulgation of the decree regarding the miracle attributed to the intercession of Father Francis Mary of the Cross (in secular life John Baptist) JORDAN, Founder of the Salvatorians.
For more information about Fr. Francis Jordan and the Salvatorians, the website sds.org can be consulted.
A PRAYER TO ST JOSEPH
Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer,
Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
To you God entrusted His only Son;
in you Mary placed her trust;
with you Christ became man.
Blessed Joseph, to us too,
show yourself a father
and guide us in the path of life.
Obtain for us grace, mercy and courage,
and defend us from every evil. Amen.
From Pope Francis' Apostolic Letter, "Patris corde":