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Sister Beth Murphy, OP

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

Sister Margaret Therese
Hebert, OP

Sister Margaret Therese’s Services Private burial at Roselawn Cemetery, Friday, October 9. A memorial mass will be held at Sacred Heart Convent at a later date. In lieu of flowers or visits, donations may be made to the Dominican Sisters Retirement Fund, 1237 W. Monroe St., Springfield, IL, 62704.The Dominican Sisters and family of Sister …

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Hebert, OP
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Why Dominicans Celebrate the Feast of “Our Holy Father Francis of Assisi”

One of the first things I learned about the culture of my new religious community when I joined the Springfield Dominicans back in the last millennium was that there was some kind of a thing between the Dominicans on the west side of town and the Franciscans on the North End. Put aside the fact …

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Celebrate the Season of Creation with the Springfield Dominican Sisters

The Season of Creation is a time to renew our relationship with our Creator and all creation through celebration, conversion, and commitment together. During the Season of Creation, we join our sisters and brothers in the ecumenical family in prayer and action for our common home. Join Our Sisters and Associates Here are some ways …

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Give. Pray. Learn. Share.

Springfield Dominican Antiracism Team member Doug King enjoys a remote connection with team member Daphne Skretvedt during one of the last in-person team meetings in the fall of 2019. The next team meeting Sept. 11-12, 2020, will be completely virtual. Make the Difference! Join the Springfield Dominican Sisters Antiracism Mission. We’re near the end of …

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“Not Alone in the Boat.” Sister Karina’s Story Part III

Sister Karina, left, and her novitiate classmate Sister Linda Mary DeLonais, process into chapel for their first profession of vows, 1997. This is the last in a series of three stories about Sister Susan Karina Dickey, OP, who currently serves as the Vice President for Mission Integration at St. Dominic’s Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi. Follow …

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Dreaming. Discerning. Governing. Inspiring.

This essay first appeared in the Springfield State Journal-Register, Sunday, August 9, 2020. Everyone is thinking about John Lewis. You could write about him.” As I was mulling over what to write for this column, a friend crossed my path with this timely suggestion. I’d not thought of that. St. Dominic was on my mind, …

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Truth at the Service of Ministry. Sister Karina’s Story Part II

Photo: Susan Dickey, second from right, enjoys breakfast with the parishioners gathered for morning prayer at the cathedral in Lubbock, Texas. (Courtesy of Sister Susan Karina Dickey.) This is the second of three stories about Sister Susan Karina Dickey, OP, who currently serves as the Vice President for Mission Integration at St. Dominic’s Hospital in …

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“They Must Have Had a Secret Radar.” Sister Karina’s Story

Photo: Susan Dickey at the start of her career at the Indian State Museum. (Courtesy of Sister Susan Karina Dickey.) This is the first of three stories about Sister Susan Karina Dickey, OP, who currently serves as the Vice President for Mission Integration at St. Dominic’s Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi. Follow along to be inspired …

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Building a Bridge is the Greatest Reward

In 45 years as a respiratory therapist I’ve never seen anything like this. Not AIDS. Not SARS. Nothing.” After “hello,” these were Howard Derrick’s first words to me on a May 1st video call from his office at St. Dominic Hospital, Jackson, Miss. “This” was coronavirus. Howard, a Springfield Dominican associate, and I have served …

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Coping with COVID:
Marian Catholic Makes Smooth Transition to E-Learning

“It’s like Steve had been preparing us for this moment for five years.” Springfield Dominican Sister Jean Patrice Schingel was talking about Steve Tortorello, principal of Marian Catholic High School. “This moment” was the school’s swift and effective pivot to online learning for more than 900 students because of the coronavirus pandemic last March. “Because …

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Marian Catholic Makes Smooth Transition to E-Learning
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