Sister Mary Karla Fritz, OP

Springfield Dominican Sister Mary Karla Fritz died June 7, 2018, at St. John’s Hospital. She was born near Herscher, Ill., in 1930, and baptized Veronica Florence by her parents, Carl G. and Mary Anne Heimburger Fritz. She made her profession of vows in 1954 at Sacred...

Celebrating the 2018 Jubilarians

It is a rare thing to be able to count life-commitment milestones in multiples of 25. In 2018 we are blessed with ten such milestones for our sisters who have been faithful to living the evangelical counsels for 25, 50, and even 75 years. Enjoy these brief reflections...
An old hurt, reconciled

An old hurt, reconciled

In 1999, we Springfield Dominicans held the closing of our celebration of 125 years of Dominican life (1873-1998). Sister Marcelline Koch and Sister Sharon Zayac shared this, favorite, poignant memory from that celebration: “On August 7, 1999, we hosted...

“Whose Hands did You hold?”

New Dominican Associates are challenged to “Construct the Village” Make Commitment to Prayer, Service, Study, Community Springfield Dominican Associate Class of 2018. New associates are noted in bold type. All others in the photo are sister- and associate sponsors of...