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Celebrating 150 Years For the Life of the World

Sheild emblem for Dominican Sisters of Springfield, IL. Multi-colored pastel box with words "Celebrating 150 Years For the Life of the World"

August 19, 2022-August 19, 2023

St. Luke says that Mary, the soon-to-be mother of Jesus, traveled “in haste” to celebrate with Elizabeth the “great things” God was doing in their lives. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s joyful greeting she said to her young cousin, “Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled.”

Not unlike Mary, our founding sisters traveled unexpectedly and in “great haste,” too—not from Nazareth to Ein Karem, but from Springfield, Kentucky to Jacksonville, Illinois—to fulfill an urgent need for teachers in an elementary school full of Irish immigrant children. 150 years later, we persist in singing with Mary that God has indeed done great things for us. God has, and is, at every moment, fulfilling God’s promises to us.

Please celebrate with us!

How to Celebrate:

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Continue the Legacy?

From our earliest days, it has always been partners like you who’ve made this mission possible.

Will you support the mission now with a contribution today?

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Will You Help Continue the Legacy?

From our earliest days, it has always been partners like you who’ve made this mission possible.

Will you support the mission now with a contribution today?

Don't miss any of our events. Download the event calendar here.

August 19, 2022 Livestream Registration

Note to Associates of the Springfield Dominican Sisters: No need to register here. You will receive the link automatically.

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Upcoming Events

August 19, 2022

6:00 p.m. Opening Mass and reception, Sacred Heart Convent Chapel. Celebrant: Bishop Thomas John Paprocki. Register for livestream link above.

August 27, 2022

Associates & Sisters Day of Reflection. Sacred Heart Convent. 

February 2, 2023

Taize prayer in observance of World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life. Sacred Heart Convent Chapel. Public celebration. Livestreamed.

April 22, 2020

Celebration our Mission festivities in Jacksonville, Ill. Public events at Jacksonville Area Museum, Calvary Cemetery, and Our Saviour Parish, Jacksonville, Ill.

August 19, 2023

150th Founders' Day Celebration. Public celebration of Mass, agape festival, Sacred Heart Convent Chapel. Livestreamed.

Joining us in our celebrations? Download the toolkit below for the 150th Anniversary logo and other assets.

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