Welcome to the Dominican Sisters
of Springfield, Illinois

Called by God into right relationship with all creation
and graced by Dominican life and mission, we compassionately preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Learn more about our Synod plans and find ways to join the conversation!

The Laudato Si’ Action Platform is a unique collaboration between the Vatican, an international coalition of Catholic organizations, and “all men and women of good will.”

Under the leadership of Sister Sharon Zayac, a committee of Springfield Dominican Sisters and Associates will oversee the congregation’s process of moving toward sustainability in the seven areas of concern as outlined in the Pope’s encyclical Laudato Si': responding to the cry of the Earth, responding to the cry of the poor, ecological economics, adoption of sustainable lifestyles, ecological education, ecological spirituality, and community action. 

Click the button below to learn more about the Laudato Si' Action Platform and how you can get involved.

You are invited to participate in the evangelizing mission of our Sisters serving in San Juan de Jarpa Parish, a remote Andean village in the Archdiocese of Huancayo where the archbishop wrote these encouraging words about our sisters.

You see, the convent our sisters have occupied for 20 years was built in 1930, and has suffered much in the rugged Andean climate. Seven years ago, after a few days at the center house in Lima, the sisters returned home to a missing roof and a falling wall. Stop-gap repairs were made but everyone, including Cardinal Barreto, knew more needed to be done.

While it took several years to raise funds for the repairs, when the cardinal called the sisters in Jarpa with the good news, they were truly grateful, but had to ask: How could they live in a new building while the parish center—the heart of the community—remained in such poor condition?

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Our Peru Mission.

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Morning Prayer

Morning Prayer Schedule
Monday-Friday: 11:00 a.m.
Eucharist: 11:25 a.m.

Sunday Morning Prayer Schedule:
8:30 a.m.
Eucharist: 9:00 a.m.

Evening Prayer

Evening Prayer Schedule
Monday-Friday: 5:00 p.m.

Evening Prayer Schedule
Sunday: 4:30 p.m.

Until further notice we are unable to welcome guests to join us in chapel for prayer or Liturgy. Even so, we hold your needs and the needs of the world in our prayer each day. If you have a special intention for which you would like our prayer, please let us know.

This beautiful and challenging prayer was affirmed by our sisters, gathered in General Chapter, on Friday, April 26, 2019. Please pray it with us and for us as we live into its call. Visit the prayer page to learn how our commitments are already bearing fruit For the Life of the World.

Want to join us? Learn how you can participate in the Springfield Dominican Mission as a sister, associate,or partner in mission!

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