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Workplace Values Captured in a T-shirt at Sacred Heart Convent

Coworkers elected from their respective departments met at the Cor Unum House to work on the final T-shirt design the first week of February. After a couple of hours, a true collaborative result emerged. Co-workers come together at the Cor Unum House to design the new t-shirt. A hallmark of effective workplaces is the demonstrated …

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COVID—19 Coronavirus Statement from the Master of the Dominican Order

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom should I fear? The Lord is my life’s refuge; of whom should I be afraid? For God will hide me in his shelter in time of trouble, He will conceal me in the cover of his tent. Psalm 27:1,5 Dear Brothers and Sisters of the Dominican …

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Coronavirus Precautions at
Sacred Heart Convent

List of cancellations at Sacred Heart Convent updated 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 18. An update from the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois: All our sisters, as of this moment, are free of coronavirus. No Springfield Dominican sister in the U.S. or in Peru has yet reported symptoms of COVID-19. To increase the likelihood our senior sisters …

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Sacred Heart Convent Evening Prayer Schedule for 2020

Looking for a welcoming place to ground your faith and recharge your spirit? The Dominican Sisters invite you to Join us for Evening Prayer & Preaching at Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, 1237 W. Monroe Street, Springfield IL 62704. All Evening Prayer & Preaching events are scheduled for 6 p.m. Call 217-787-0481 for more information.  All …

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Our Top Ten: Most popular posts of 2019

2019 was a big year for the Dominican Sisters of Springfield. Here’s a short list of some of our—and your—favorite moments. Let us know what you think! Sister Mary Jo Sobieck gave quite the inspirational interview to Church Pop in July. During Lent, the Justice, Peace, and Care of Creation committee and the Associate Committee …

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Why a 30-Year Call
for Closing SOA/WHINSEC?

Springfield Dominican Sisters Pat Stark, Georgiana Stubner, and Marcelline Koch were joined by other Dominican Sisters and hundreds more people at Fort Benning, Georgia, Nov. 16-17 to participate in a vigil at the gates of the fort where for nearly 30 years the faith-based SOA Watch has worked to end training programs for Latin American …

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Springfield Dominican Leadership Expresses Dismay over U.S.
Pull-out of Climate Agreement

Among 1300 Catholic Sisters Nationwide to raise voices against harmful climate policies The leaders of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield join the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) in expressing dismay over the start of the Trump Administration’s formal withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, signed on to by nearly 200 nations in 2015. Echoing …

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Giving Tuesday: Holiday to Be List

  Giving Tuesday means providing hope to homeless children The Matthew Project One of the ministries the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois are pleased to be involved with is The Matthew Project. The Matthew Project was founded earlier this year to provide tutoring, school supplies, food, clothing and life skills training to homeless children in District …

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Climate Justice: A Statement by Justice and Peace Leaders You Need to Read

Sister Marcelline Koch, OP was one of the signatories of a statement by the International Dominican Commission for Justice and Peace about taking action to counter climate change. The statement went out to all the Dominican communities noting the extreme possibility if no action is taken: droughts, migrations, strange weather phenomena. The statement gives a proposed …

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Sister Barbara Ann’s Servant Leadership For the Life of the World

Water is Life, Give Drink to the Thirsty Water is A water pipe on the parish parking lot is a free source for safe drinking water for families without running water at their homes. Sister Barbara Ann Lives Out Her Faith in Amazing Ways As another summer ends I am reminded where I was in …

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Sister Samuella Talks about
Jesuit Brother Billy Menor’s Arrest

When Springfield Dominican Sister Samuella Volk learned of the arrest of her first-grade student, Jesuit Brother Billy Menor, she was concerned! That seemed so out of character for him! Once she learned Billy’s arrest was an act of conscience in protest of the conditions of migrant camps at the U.S. Mexico Border, she had something …

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Stop the Inhumanity! Take Action for Immigrant Children!

Rosary in Solidarity with Catholic Day of Action for Immigrant Children 6:00 p.m. Thursday, July 18 Sacred Heart Convent Chapel 1237 W Monroe Street Springfield, IL 62704 We are alarmed by the way the U.S. Government is treating children and families at our border. This erosion of human rights is unacceptable. This is not who …

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