Katzer Families

Archbishop Frederik Xavier Katzer and the Salvatorian Sisters
Portrait: Archbischof Frederik Xavier Katzer - page 3
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Johan Moris from Belgium sent us the following interesting information on the activities of Archbishop Frederik Xavier Katzer:

"During his visit to Rome in 1895 Archbishop F.X. Katzer granted The Congregation of the Sisters of the Divine Savior (Salvatorian Sisters) the permission to establish a a branch in the city of Milwaukee in order to practise outpatient nursing there. In the years to follow the sisters spread all over the United States.

The Congregation of the Sisters of the Divine Savior was founded in 1886 in Tivoli by Johann Baptist (Fr. Francis Mary of the Cross ) Jordan (who was born in Gurtweil, Baden (Germany) in 1848, and died in Tafers, Switzerland, in 1918) . The first Mother Superior was Therese (Sister Mary of the Apostles) von Wüllenweber (who was born in Mönchengladbach in 1833, an died in Rome in 1907). J.B. Jordan had founded a male order, the Society of the Divine Savior or Salvatorians in Rome as early as 1881."