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Sister Beth Murphy, OP

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

One Dominican Sister, One First Grader, One Life-changing Relationship

An Update on Jesuit Student Billy Menor & His Relationship with Sister Samuella Volk, OP Now he’s studying philosophy and sociology at St. Louis University, but in the spring of 2016 Billy Menor was on a cross-country pilgrimage with only $35 in his pocket. He travelled from San Francisco to New York and in-between stopped …

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Twenty-nine New Associates Make Committment

  Springfield, Ill.—The Dominican Sisters of Springfield welcomed 29 new associates from Illinois and Missouri during Mass at Sacred Heart Convent Chapel on May 15. One of the largest associate classes in recent years, the group included residents from seven Illinois communities and, for the first time ever, ten new associates that hail from Columbia, …

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Sister Josephine Therese Uhll: Right Woman for the Right Time

Sister Josephine Therese Uhll, OP, a Dominican Sister of Springfield for 79 years, died on April 9, 2016. She loved her Dominican life and labored tirelessly and with great love in the field of Catholic healthcare, having served as administrator of St. Dominic Health Services in Jackson, Miss., for forty years. All services for Sister …

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Dominican Sisters Sign Court Brief in Support of Clean Power Plan

The Dominican Sisters of Springfield were one of thirty U.S. Catholic groups to sign an amicus brief in support of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, designed to reduce carbon pollution by 32 percent below 2005 levels and make sure that America continues to scrub carbon emissions from our energy usage for a cleaner …

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Sister Marcelline Koch's WGLT Radio Interview about Genocide in Iraq

Springfield Dominican Sister Marcelline Koch was interviewed this week by Judy Valente of WGLT, the public radio station in Normal, Ill., for an update on conditions facing our the Iraqi Dominican family. On March 17 Secretary of State John Kerry declared the situation for Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq and Syria is genocide. …

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Vince Krydynski: First Lay President of Marian Catholic High School

Springfield, Ill.—The Dominican Sisters of Springfield Illinois are pleased to announce that Mr. Vince Krydynski will become the first lay president of Marian Catholic High School, Chicago Heights, Ill. Since 2013 Mr. Krydynski has been the Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Marian Catholic. He is a 1981 graduate of the school and a former …

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Our Dominican Family in Iraq: 13 Years after the War

March 19, 2003, the day the United States began its invasion of Iraq, put in motion a series of events that has meant only terror, chaos, and death for millions—Iraqis, and Syrians most of all—but also thousands of military and civilian personnel from the United States and many other nations. Thirteen years later, we can …

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Kerry Calls ISIS' Attack on Christians "Genocide"

Kerry’s Acknowledgement of ISIS’ Genocide Gives “Moral Weight” To Dominicans’ Call for Protection of Iraq’s Minorities, Expansion of Refugee Programs A Dominican justice group today recognized the value of Secretary of State John Kerry’s statement this morning that the radical group controlling much of Iraq is “Genocidal by self-proclamation, by ideology and by actions, in …

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Sister Ann Elizabeth: The joy of inclusiveness

Solidarity. No matter where in world she is! Sister Ann Elizabeth Little was raised in the Tennessee foothills, ministered at the heights of the Peruvian Andes, and is now firmly planted in the prairie landscape of central Illinois. At St. Malachy Parish in Rantoul, Ill., she accompanies a small but growing Latino community in their …

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Springfield Dominican Sisters Recommend Prayer with Your Ballot

Would you like some prayer with that ballot? You are invited to spend a few moments with God before you go into the voting booth. Today we are releasing Take it to Prayer: A Spiritual Reflection for Voters. The brief guide is meant to help busy people prepare themselves spiritually before they vote. “Voting is …

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