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Sister Beth Murphy, OP

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

Do Not Wait: How to Begin Saving the Planet Today

“Responding to the global climate crisis requires everyone’s action and we can’t wait a minute longer to begin.” Sister Sharon Zayac This was the message 100 Dominican sisters and associates from across the U.S. heard from Springfield Dominican Sister Sharon Zayac during the annual associates’ and sisters’ reflection day hosted each August by the Springfield …

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Dominican Sisters Launch First-Ever Podcast Series on Congregation’s 148th Anniversary

The new Springfield Dominican Sisters’ podcast series, F.L.O.W.cast, is streaming now at https://flowcastlisten.podbean.com/. You can also visit https://flowcastlisten.org/ to subscribe and receive each new episode in your inbox every Thursday. Click the buttons below to follow us on social media too! Facebook Instagram Twitter YouTube F.L.O.W.cast is meant to be welcoming to a younger audience …

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Sister Kelly Moline Professes Perpetual Vows with Dominican Sisters of Springfield

By mid-day on Sunday, August 8, 2021, a defining moment of Sister Kelly Moline’s life had come and gone. Beyond that moment, what follows is a lifelong commitment to her vows of consecration to God as a Dominican Sister of Springfield. That, of course, is not a small or simple thing. As our Dominican Brother …

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Sister M. Stanley Karnosky, OP

Sister M. Stanley’s Services Visitors are welcome; masks required. Visitation: Visitation: 4:00-5:00 p.m., Thursday, August 12, 2021, Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, 1237 W. Monroe St., Springfield, IL 62704. Visitation begins with a prayer service. Funeral Mass: 6:30 p.m., August 12, Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, Dominican Father Michael DeTemple, celebrant. Funeral Mass live stream link Burial: …

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How to Handle “the Twisties”: A Master Class from Simone Biles

The twisties—getting lost and not knowing where you are in time and space—pretty much defines what life looks like right now for most of the world. – Sister Beth Murphy, OP A recent Washington Post article defines “the twisties” as “The sudden inability for a gymnast to make the requisite spins—or sometimes any spins—for a …

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Six Tips for Back-to-School Season

Whether your children or grandchildren are heading back to elementary, high school, or college soon, the return to school will look much different than it did last year—and certainly different than it did two years ago, in the world before our daily lives included mask-wearing, temperature checks, social distancing and in the days before conversations …

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Sister M. Loyola Miller, OP

Sister M. Loyola’s Services Visitors are welcome; masks required. COVID screening, contact tracing protocol observed. Visitation: 4:00-5:00 p.m., Thursday, July 15, 2021, Sacred Heart Convent, 1237 W. Monroe St., Springfield, IL 62704. Visitation begins with a prayer service. Directions Funeral Mass: 6:30 p.m., July 15; Sacred Heart Convent Chapel. Link for funeral mass livestream Burial: …

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Perpetual Vow Ceremony Scheduled
for Sister Kelly Moline, OP

“Profession in the Order of Preachers is our way of responding to our baptismal call to proclaim the Gospel.” —Article 1, Constitutions of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield The Dominican Sisters of Springfield are pleased to announce the perpetual profession of vows of Sister Kelly Moline during the Eucharistic Liturgy at 10 a.m., Sunday, August …

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Sister Janet Marie Pfile, OP

Sister Janet Marie’s Services Visitors are welcome; masks required. Visitation: 4:00-5:00 p.m., Monday, July 12, 2021, Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, 1237 W. Monroe St., Springfield, IL 62704. Visitation begins with a prayer service. Funeral Mass: 6:30 p.m., July 12; Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, Father Joseph Molloy, Father David Beauvais, and Dominican Father Michael DeTemple, concelebrants. …

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General Assembly: (Almost) Everyone under One Roof

For a delightful change of pace, nearly all Springfield Dominican Sisters were home for our annual summer gathering in June, a meeting that provides time to think and talk together about our mission and enjoy one another’s company. Last year, because of the pandemic our gathering was virtual, with no one home but the sisters …

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Springfield Dominican Sister Rebecca Ann Gemma is President-Elect of LCWR

Sister Rebecca Ann Gemma, OP, prioress general of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, is the president-elect of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) for a 3-year term that begins in August 2021. LCWR members voted online June 5 to June 26; the results of the election were announced June 28. The LCWR presidency is …

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Sister Mary Frances Gorman, OP

Sister Mary Fran’s Services Visitors are welcome; masks required. Visitation: 4:00-5:00 p.m., Thursday, June 24, 2021, Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, 1237 W. Monroe St., Springfield, IL 62704. Visitation begins with a prayer service. Funeral Mass: 6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 24; Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, Dominican Father Michael DeTemple, celebrant. Link for funeral Mass live-stream: https://youtu.be/kblSMOJUsc8 …

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Juneteenth: Celebrating Authentically

How White People Can Celebrate Juneteenth

This annual celebration of the day in 1865 when news of the Emancipation Proclamation and the end of the Civil War finally reached Texas has come to the consciousness of more white people as a consequence of our society being shaken into awareness by the police murder of George Floyd. African Americans have celebrated Juneteenth …

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