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Sister Beth Murphy, OP

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

Sister Elizabeth Murphy

Addressing the Devastation of Climate Change?

The Dominican Sisters and Associates Have a Plan for that. The Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Ill., took Pope Francis up on his climate change challenge. They have just approved the first of a series of plans that they and their associates will put into action through 2023. The plan has three goals: Recognize and interrupt …

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Sister M. Raymunda Troeckler, OP

Sister M. Raymunda’s Services Visitors are welcome; masks and social distancing required. Visitation: 4:00-5:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 16, Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, 1237 W. Monroe St., Springfield, IL 62704. Visitation begins with a prayer service. Funeral Mass: 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 16, Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, Dominican Father Michael DeTemple, celebrant. Burial: 10 a.m. Wednesday, …

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Springfield Dominican Associate Barb Leaf: Community Weaver

Barb Leaf is not a weaver, per se, but the 2022 Women of Distinction Award winner from Little Flower Parish in Springfield, Ill., clearly has a knack for it. Barb, who has been a Springfield Dominican Associate since 2012, is expert at becoming part of the fabric of her intersecting communities. She strengthens the praying …

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Fanning the Flames of Hope: Dominican Sisters in Assembly

The joy of being together in the same space is one way the Dominican Sisters of Springfield fan the flame of hope. They were most recently together during General Assembly, a time of conversation, prayer, and communal study held in June 2022. The annual three-day meeting, held at Sacred Heart Convent, Springfield, Ill., brought most …

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Our Peru Mission: Dreams Fulfilled

About the photo above: Hermana (Sister) Edith Vila Alania above the city of Jarpa where she now ministers. Sister Maria Luisa Naupari Gutierrez, now missioned in Jarpa, made her profession 1997. She and her classmates wrote this poem, “Dreaming Wakes Up Freedom,” published that year in an English language mission magazine. These excerpts may awaken …

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Our Peru Mission: Searching for Jarpa and a Mission on the Margins

About the photo above: Hermana (Sister) Edith Vila Alania above the city of Jarpa where she now ministers. How It All Started For sixty years the lives of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield have been bound to the lives of the people of Peru. Construction of the new convent and community center in Jarpa is …

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Dominican Sisters of Springfield Join Catholic Sisters Nationwide to Call for Action on Gun Safety

“Organizations representing tens of thousands of Catholic sisters and associates across the United States are calling for an end to gun violence and immediate Congressional action to stop the bleeding and dying in our schools and cities,” said Sister Marcelline Koch, the justice promoter for the Springfield Dominicans. “We stand with them.” The leadership of …

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Our Peru Mission: A Vision for Mission Takes Shape

About the photo above: Hermana (Sister) María Luisa Ñaupari Gutiérrez, OP, who co-authored a powerful poem about the experience of ministry in Peru.  How It All Started For sixty years the lives of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield have been bound to the lives of the people of Peru. Construction of the new convent and …

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Our Peru Mission: Peruvian AND Springfield Sisters

About the photo above: Hermana (Sister) Doris Terrell Jimenez, OP at prayer during her perpetual profession of vows in 2015.  How It All Started For sixty years the lives of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield have been bound to the lives of the people of Peru. Construction of the new convent and community center in …

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Sister M. Teresine Zarones, OP

Sister M. Teresine’s Services Visitors are welcome; masks and social distancing required. Visitation: 4:00-5:00 p.m., Monday, May16, Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, 1237 W. Monroe St., Springfield, IL 62704. Visitation begins with a prayer service. Funeral Mass: 6:30 p.m., Monday, May 16, Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, Dominican Father Michael DeTemple, celebrant. Burial: 10 a.m. Tuesday, May …

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hanging rack of neutral colored clothing against a white background with the words "How Do You Dress For The Planet?"

How DO You Dress for the Planet?

This blog post from Grist, a climate justice news website, prompted reflection on how Springfield Dominican sisters and associates live their own commitments to simplicity and care for creation through the way they consume clothing. Convent “Swap Shops” For years now, it’s been the practice to have a “swap shop” at Sacred Heart Convent. This …

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Twelve Springfield Dominican Associates Make Commitment

For the first time since 2019, the commitment ceremony for a Springfield Dominican Associate class was held in-person at Sacred Heart Convent Chapel on Sunday, May 1, 2022. During the homily of the Mass Father Michael DeTemple, OP, chaplain for the Dominican Sisters, thanked the associates for their commitment and noted that through the sacrament …

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