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Sister Beth Murphy, OP

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

New Leadership of the Springfield Dominican Sisters Installed

The Rite of Installation for Sister Rebecca Ann Gemma, OP, Sister Rose Miriam Schulte, OP, Sister Mila Díaz Solano, OP, and Sister Marie Michelle Hackett, OP, took place at Sacred Heart Convent on June 15, 2019, during Mass, in a full chapel. The sisters and many of the new team’s family were in attendance. Sister …

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Sister Mary Martina Finn, OP

Sister M. Martina’s Services Visitation: 4:00 p.m.—6:15 p.m., Tuesday, June 11, at Aquinas Center, Sacred Heart Convent, 1237 W. Monroe St. in Springfield. The visitation begins with a prayer service. Funeral Mass: 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 11, at Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, Father Richard Chiola, celebrant. Morning Prayer, Remembering, and Final Commendation: 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, …

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“Desire so deep”—Teenage Actor Nails the Call to Religious Life

What Mundelein “Sister Act-ress” Mary McMurray Learned Mary McMurray’s mom works at St. Mary of the Lake Seminary, Mundelein, Ill. That’s the key to understanding everything about this story. Mary, a public high school student in Mundelein, was cast as Mary Robert, the postulant, in her school’s performance of Sister Act. Most of the students …

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Dominican Sisters Welcome Associate Class of 2019

Sixteen Illinoisans Promise CollaborationWith the Dominican Preaching Mission Springfield, Ill.—Sixteen Illinois residents made formal commitment as associates of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield during a ceremony at Sacred Heart Convent on May 5, 2019. Use the tabs below to learn more about the new associates. Chatham Chicago Crete Frankfort Jacksonville Lincoln Springfield Chatham Dave Sanders, …

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Meet the teen on a mission
to save her peers from phone addiction

Zeta, in green, “on the set” at Sacred Heart Convent with her production team (l to r) Jack Gaffney, Elizabeth Moose, Brady Sharpe and (hidden from view), Mikaila Salvo and Addy Frey. Zeta Lambert feels teens should spend less time staring at their phones and more time interacting with real people. Now’s she’s doing her …

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Sister Rose Marie Riley, OP (Sister Mary Rachelle)

Born in Pittsburgh and raised in Park Forest, Ill., Sister Rose Marie Riley has given much of her vowed life to the spiritual gift St. Paul recognized as administration. In 2019 she began a new administrative responsibility as the director of Jubilee Farm, the congregation’s earth spirituality and retreat facility on the western edge of …

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