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...
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...

Sister Marion Sitkiewitz, OP

Springfield Dominican Sister Marion Sitkiewitz (formerly Sister Peter Claver) died May 14, 2018, at Sacred Heart Convent. She was born in Chicago in 1928 to Peter and Lucy Bonk Sitkiewitz. She made her profession of vows in 1951 at Sacred Heart Convent. Sister Marion...

Facing Cancer with Mary

A Cancer Diagnosis Transformed Sister Catherine Stewart’s Life Springfield Dominican Sister Catherine Stewart has a new book out, much different from her two previous works about teaching the faith to children. This one was personal. “I’m a cancer survivor,” she said...