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Sister Beth Murphy, OP

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

“Sisters to the Land” in High Demand

An overwhelming early response to an event the Dominican Sisters are hosting at Jubilee Farm has closed registration more than two weeks ahead of the event date. Sisters to the Land, a three-hour immersion in life at Jubilee Farm, the Dominican Sisters eco-spirituality center, is scheduled during National Catholic Sisters Week on Saturday, March 9. …

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Dominican Sisters Pray in Solidarity
with Abuse Survivors, Church
as Vatican Begins
Meeting on Protection of Minors

The Dominican Sisters of Springfield wish to share their promise of prayer in solidarity with the global church as a gathering of religious leaders begins at the Vatican on Thursday, February 21. Convened by Pope Francis, the 4-day meeting on the Protection of Minors in the Church is a response to the failure of clergy …

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with Abuse Survivors, Church
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Seeking the Global Common Good:
Seeing, Connecting, and Sustaining
Life-giving Change

This story was first published in the Fall 2018 edition of JUST Words. Passions for justice Among my Springfield Dominican Sisters there are many varied passions for justice. A quick review of the community directory brings to mind certain sisters who are passionate about or ministerialy engaged with the following concerns: immigration reform access to …

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Seeing, Connecting, and Sustaining
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How are YOU a Neighbor?

This story, co-written by Sister Beth Murphy and Mr. Leroy Jordan, first appeared in the February 10, 2019 issue of the Springfield State-Journal Register. The Governing magazine report that discusses income disparity and segregation in Springfield was all the talk at a recent meeting of the Springfield Dominican Antiracism Team (SDART). What a discouraging message …

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Dismantling Racism:
collaborative study at its best

This story by John Freml first appeared in the winter 2018 issue of Just Words. “Just because there are more people at the table, it doesn’t mean they all feel safe.” “One anti-bias training can’t undo a lifetime of bias training.” “If you’ve never seen anti-racism before, how do you know what it looks like?” …

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Dominican Sisters welcome kids, teens, families, and adults for
National Catholic Sisters’ Week

Fifth annual March Observance highlights the contributions of Catholic Sisters to Church, Society Kids, families and adults will find a welcome among the Dominican Sisters during the March observance of the annual event. Raucous games, genteel teas, nature hikes, and a social media blitz are all on the schedule for the Dominican Sisters of Springfield’s …

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Meet Sister Colette Barker:
Prayer Central Director, Sacred Heart Convent

Every day an email containing a litany of prayer needs arrives in the inboxes of every Springfield Dominican Sister and associate in the world. These requests pour in regularly at Sacred Heart Convent in Springfield—motherhouse of the Dominican Sisters and home to nearly 100 sisters. Eventually all these requests, collected from the four winds by …

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Prayer Central Director, Sacred Heart Convent
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A “Guiding Star” of Faith and Mission

By Marcelo and Cookie Ruvinsky Doctor Marcelo Ruvinsky and his wife Cookie met in medical school in Cordoba, Argentina, and moved to Jackson, Miss., in 1971 for his internship and residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, thinking they would return home in four years. “Then, life happened,” he said. “We are still here, …

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