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Sister Beth Murphy, OP

Sister Beth Murphy is the Communication Director for the Dominican Sisters of Springfield.

Sister Beth Murphy, OP

DSI Directs Solidarity Funds to Alleviate COVID-19 Suffering in Latin America

Dominican Sisters International (DSI) is a global confederation of Dominican Sisters. The DSI Solidarity Fund is supported by many congregations of Dominican Sisters for use in emergency situations such as faced in Peru, Brazil, and Argentina today. Dominican Sisters of Springfield serve in Peru where, according to Sister Mila Diaz Solano, “The pandemic is affecting …

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Sister Mary Harold Herrmann, OP

Sister M. Harold celebrates 60 years of religious profession in 2020. Sister Mary Harold gave the first 25 years of religious profession to elementary education, teaching and administering schools—sometimes at the same time! During her year in Granite City, she undertook the important task of helping to merge two parochial elementary schools. The next 11 …

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Sister Bernadette Marie McGuire, OP

Sister Bernadette Marie celebrates 60 years of religious profession in 2020. After a dozen years teaching elementary school children, Sister Bernadette Marie made the switch to library science, and to decades of service in the three high schools owned by the community: Marian Catholic, Sacred Heart-Griffin, and Rosary. Her dry wit and insatiable curiosity made …

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Sister Maxine Riker: Healer, Preacher, Reconciler

This week Father Gerry Kleba, retired pastor of St. Cronan’s Parish, St. Louis, contacted me about his long-ago friend, our Sister Maxine Riker. When I shared the news that Sister Maxine died in 2015, he replied by sharing this story, which we publish with his permission. His friend Charlene, who is central to this story …

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