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Sister Rebecca Ann Gemma, OP

Leaving the Upper Room of Fear:
Post Lock-down Life and Hope

This preaching on Romans 8:14-28 was given for The Community Room, a virtual gathering of Springfield Dominican Sisters and Associates, on May 28. That was after the murder of George Floyd but before the nation and world erupted in protests that are  changing the landscape of racial injustice around the globe. A few years ago, …

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Post Lock-down Life and Hope
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Racial Justice: Claiming Our Oneness in Christ

 Sister Rebecca Ann Gemma, OP, prioress general of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, preached at the first of a series of Evening Prayer & Preaching events scheduled at Sacred Heart Convent for 2020. Learn more here. Her text was Philippians 2:1-11. Peter Scazzero, the author of Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, is quoted as saying, “Jesus may …

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Language of Friendship Spoken at Dominican Literacy Center

“Friends…,” wrote Henry David Thoreau, “they cherish one another’s hopes. They are kind to one another’s dreams.” Sharing hopes and dreams is interwoven in the tutor/student relationship established at the Dominican Literacy Center in Aurora, Ill. Friendship is often the crowning grace. Since 1993, this community-based literacy program, sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, …

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