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.

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Sacred Heart Convent

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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.

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.

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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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