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Sister Beth Murphy, OP

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

Sister Beth Murphy, OP

"By a Strange Coincidence…" a memory of Sister Rachel Conway

Today is the day we Springfield, Ill., residents get to take special pride in our association with our most famous and beloved resident, Abraham Lincoln. Today is the 210th anniversary of the 16th President’s birth. We Springfield Dominicans like to claim a special link to Mr. Lincoln, but until today, after 35+years in the community, …

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Dominicans Join Call for Just Budget in Illinois

Springfield Dominican Sisters Marcelline Koch and Beth Murphy were among the crowd at the Illinois Statehouse today, calling for new revenue for a just budget that preserves funding for social services that are critical for the well-being of Illinois citizens who need everything from skilled care to legal assistance, child care to a college education. …

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Springfield Dominican Sisters: Calling All Saints!

Saints are on my mind. We’ve just passed what I think of as a triduum of holy days: All Hallows Eve, All Saints Day, and all Souls Day. Yesterday we Dominicans celebrated the Feast of Martin DePorres, our Peruvian brother. Today is the feast of the great reformer Charles Borromeo. In our common prayer, this …

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Mayor Declares Dominican Anti-Racism Team Awareness Day

Saturday June 20 was our gala concert in celebration of ten years of anti-racism work. Mayor James Langfelder was on hand to present us with a proclamation recognizing our efforts. He declared “Springfield Dominican Anti-Racism Team Awareness Day” at the close of the concert, which featured choral music and other performances by representatives of seven …

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