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Sister Beth Murphy, OP

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

Twenty-eight Dominican Associates make Commitment

Associates and Prioress General Express Gratitude to Program Director Sister Paul Mary Janssens, OP   Springfield, Ill.—The Dominican Sisters of Springfield welcomed 28 new associates—and expressed gratitude to Sister Paul Mary Janssens, OP, who is leaving leadership of the program after 11 years of service—during Mass at Sacred Heart Convent Chapel on May 7. Sixteen …

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REGISTRATION OPEN NOW FOR DOMINICAN SISTERS’ JULY 9-11 FAITH CAMP

Fun, Faith, and Sister Buddies SPRINGFIELD, ILL.—It is not clear who enjoys the Dominican Sisters’ Faith Camp more—the junior high girls who participate or their grateful parents—but it is time for families to register their daughters for this year’s camp, scheduled July 9-11. Early registration is advised; participation is limited to 25 campers. “It was …

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Sister M. Dorothea Sondgeroth Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

One of Two Springfield-based Sisters Recognized by Catholic Health Association Springfield Dominican Sister M. Dorothea Sondgeroth, OP, has been named a 2017 recipient of the Catholic Health Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for her ministry at St. Dominic Health Services, Jackson, Miss. The award is given to a leader in health ministry who has inspired and …

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Strategies for Reading the Bible: Peacemaking in a Post-Truth World

Dominicans Host March 18th Workshop with Leading Girardian Theologian Springfield, Ill.—One of the most sought-after pastoral theologians in the U.S. currently integrating the work of the eminent Catholic philosopher René Girard into his preaching and pastoral ministry will offer a seminar at Sacred Heart Convent on March 18 2017. Here is a secure online registration …

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Teaching Earth’s Healing Power:
Sister Sharon Zayac, OP

This article by Sister Sharon Zayac, OP, was first published in JUST Words, in 2008. As preachers, the first thing we acknowledge is that we do not heal Earth. We do not have the power, the breadth of knowledge, nor often the will. Earth is actually self-healing, just as she is self-educating, self-nourishing, and self-governing. …

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The Radical Faith and Communal Life of Seven Dominican Sisters

New book tells the story; Open house, book signing scheduled February 10 Springfield, Ill.—Seven Springfield Dominican Sisters whose stories are told in a new book will sign copies for guests during an event at Sacred Heart Convent February 10. A Sisters’ Love: The Story of the Dominican Sisters at St. Dominic’s follows the lives of …

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Lighting a Candle in Response to these Times

A statement from the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Ill. Last fall the State Journal-Register ran a guest column by our Sister Teresa Marron in which she explained that our vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience are “a prophetic witness against the abuse of money, sex, and power.” We find ourselves after a divisive election, with …

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DOMINICAN SISTERS LIGHT A CANDLE IN COMMITMENT TO CIVIL DISCOURSE

Offer Seminar Series at the Start of a New Administration Springfield, Ill.—In response to the inauguration of a new Administration taking office on Jan. 20, the Dominican Sisters of Springfield have recommitted themselves to their vows and to the commitments they made during their General Chapter of 2014. In a statement released today the congregation’s …

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Sister Mary Rose Schleeper, OP, 1920-2016

Springfield, Ill.—Springfield Dominican Sister Mary Rose Schleeper died December 30, 2016, at Sacred Heart Convent. She was born in Grafton, Ill., in 1920, to Henry and Rose Etta (Breden) Schleeper and named Mildred Louise. She made her profession of vows in 1945 at Sacred Heart Convent, Springfield. Sister M. Rose served 24 years as an …

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