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Sister Beth Murphy, OP

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

104-year-old Sister Elise Bocke is one of the Springfield Dominican Sisters who lives in the Dominican Sisters’ private residential facility on West Monroe Street in Springfield, Ill.

Dominican Sisters Offer Healthcare Career Path for Compassionate Caregivers

Launch your healthcare career with the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, who are looking for CNAs—or those who wish to be—to care for the elder sisters in a newly refurbished 36-bed facility at Sacred Heart Convent in Springfield. The sisters offer a tuition program for employees, enabling those interested in a healthcare career a place to …

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Sister Rosemary McGuire: “I Loved That!”

Sister Rosemary McGuire has given herself wholeheartedly to every ministry to which she’s been called. First it was teaching primary grades at schools in the Chicago metro area, Peoria, and East Alton. “I loved that!” she said. When the community discovered she could teach math she moved to junior high and back to Springfield, her …

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Sister Gabriella with Santa Claus

Sister Gabriella Luebbers: Doing the “Little Things”

A Dominican sister for 72 years, Sister Gabriella Luebbers has lived for the last 33 years at Sacred Heart Convent. Before that she taught—first elementary school and then, in high school—French. For a time, she was principal of Rosary High School in Aurora, Ill. She says her pre-convent nursing home experience helped her feel comfortable …

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The Dominican Family in Myanmar Needs Your Help

Our Dominican Family in Myanmar needs your prayer and action today. Since the military coup there on February 1 the country has been in chaos, with a brutal crackdown on dissent and attempts to silence the country’s media. On Nov. 11 the United Nations Security Council issued a rare, unanimous call for an immediate end …

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Sister Constance Klamroth, OP

Sister Connie’s Services Visitors are welcome; masks required. Visitation: 4:00-5:00 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021, Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, 1237 W. Monroe St., Springfield, IL 62704 Funeral Mass: 6:30 p.m., Nov. 3, Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, Dominican Father Michael DeTemple, celebrant. Funeral Mass livestream link Burial: Roselawn Memorial Park, 10 a.m. Thurs. Nov. 4. Livestream on …

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Allhallowtide: October 31-November 2

Allhallowtide: Changing Up Your Family’s Halloween Traditions

Day Hour Minute Second The countdown to Allhallowtide has begun! Many regions of the country are experiencing some relief from COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations, increasing the prospect that Halloween celebrations may give children and families a welcome respite and a time for enjoyment. The origins of our modern Halloween rituals lie deep within the human …

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Sister Ann Regina Baker, OP

Sister Ann Regina’s Services Visitors are welcome; masks required. Visitation: 4:00-5:00 p.m., Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, 1237 W. Monroe St., Springfield, IL 62704 Funeral Mass: 6:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 18, Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, Dominican Father Michael DeTemple, celebrant. Funeral Mass live stream link Burial: Roselawn Memorial Cemetery, 1 p.m., Tuesday, …

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Sister Mary Gianini, OP

Sister Mary’s Services Visitors are welcome; masks required. Visitation: 4:00-5:00 p.m., Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, 1237 W. Monroe St., Springfield, IL 62704 Funeral Mass: 6:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 11, Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, Dominican Father Michael DeTemple, celebrant. Funeral Mass live stream link Burial: Calvary Cemetery, 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 12. Livestream on …

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Wanted: Your Experience and Knowledge of the Dominican Blessing

The Dominican Blessing is one of the great treasures of the Dominican family. Since its debut in Simon Tugwell’s book Early Dominicans, it has become a common text for Dominican prayer. Several musicians of the order have set it to music; it has been integrated into the office book used by a great number of …

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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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