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.

Coronavirus Precautions at
Sacred Heart Convent

We are taking every precaution to keep our sisters and coworkers at Sacred Heart Convent safe, and therefore, are limiting visits to the convent based on current conditions in Sangamon County and other factors. If you would like to visit a sister at the convent, it is best to call 217-787-0481 and ask whether visits are being allowed at the time. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

As the holiday song says, at Christmastime there is good news to share! God is with us in the flesh. After a tumultuous year this message is welcome—a simple message of presence that comforts and heals.

Will you make a gift of "Good Tidings" for our sisters today? Your gift to the Dominican Sisters is truly "Good Tidings"—a gift of healing, presence, and comfort for our elder sisters. Your Christmas or end-of-year gift will help us provide for the health needs of our sisters who have given so much to families like yours.

Tap the button below to visit this page throughout the Advent and Christmas season. There you'll find stories and videos about three of our sisters whose lives are impacted by your generosity. Come back often! Thank you for your kindness, your prayer, and support for our sisters during this season of "Good tidings."

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.

Early in July, we began an extensive renovation of Regina Coeli, the building where our sisters requiring the most nursing care live. About 30 of our sisters living in Regina Coeli have moved temporarily to Rosary Hall until construction is finished.

When complete, the renovation will:

  • allow our sisters in need of nursing care better access to our shared prayer, and visits with sisters, associates, family members, and friends;
  • increase efficiencies for our nursing coworkers;
  • create spaces for visiting, quiet reflection, and more private individualized medical care; and,
  • provide gathering spaces with better acoustics for activities and social engagement for our senior sisters.

Click the button below to learn more about the project and ways you can help support our sisters physical & spiritual needs now & in the future.

nativity scene in stained glass

Week of Prayer: Day 6

"They saw the child with Mary his mother, and they knelt down and paid him homage" (Mt 2:11) ...
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Week of Prayer: Day 5

"Ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising" (Mt 2:9)Guided by the one ...
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Week of Prayer: Day 4

"And you, Bethlehem… are by no means least" (Mt 2:6)Though small and suffering, we lack nothing. Readings for ...
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Dominican Sisters of Springfield Make Urgent Call for Protection of Voting Rights

Dominican Sisters of Springfield Make Urgent CallFor Protection of Voting Rights The day after the U.S. Senate failed ...
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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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