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Sister Beth Murphy, OP

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

Sister Mary Frances Gorman, OP

Sister Mary Fran’s Services Visitors are welcome; masks required. Visitation: 4:00-5:00 p.m., Thursday, June 24, 2021, Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, 1237 W. Monroe St., Springfield, IL 62704. Visitation begins with a prayer service. Funeral Mass: 6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 24; Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, Dominican Father Michael DeTemple, celebrant. Link for funeral Mass live-stream: https://youtu.be/kblSMOJUsc8 …

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Juneteenth: Celebrating Authentically

How White People Can Celebrate Juneteenth

This annual celebration of the day in 1865 when news of the Emancipation Proclamation and the end of the Civil War finally reached Texas has come to the consciousness of more white people as a consequence of our society being shaken into awareness by the police murder of George Floyd. African Americans have celebrated Juneteenth …

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Sister Mary Paul McCaughey Publishes Prayers for Principals

Grace and Guts for School Leaders. Practical Prayers. National Catholic Educational Association. 2020. “It takes a lot of courage to be a principal,” says someone who would know. Springfield Dominican Sister Mary Paul McCaughey was the principal of two Catholic high schools and now is full-time faculty at DePaul University, where she teaches master’s and …

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Sister M. Ruthanne Huss, OP

Sister M. Ruthanne’s Services Private Mass of Resurrection at Sacred Heart Convent, Thursday, May 6, Father Michael DeTemple, celebrant; private burial, Calvary Cemetery, Friday, May 7. Memorials to honor the memory of Sister M. Ruthanne may be made to the Dominican Sisters Retirement Fund, 1237 W. Monroe St., Springfield, IL, 62704. The Dominican Sisters and …

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Morning Star Reminds Us: We Belong to One Another

When Mary Kirkpatrick was ready to make a gift in support of Springfield Dominican Sister Barbara Ann Bogenschutz’s ministry at Our Lady of the Sioux Church in Oglala, South Dakota, she remembered seeing the sketch above on the website of her neighbor, artist Gail Hamilton. Mary knew Gail would make a gift of her artwork …

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New Book about Immigrants Highlights Dominican Literacy Centers

Purchase “We Are Eagles” Be inspired Watch the book launch to hear first-hand from some of the women their inspiring stories Buy the book A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will support the Dominican Literacy Center. It makes a great gift for anyone, but especially for the women in your …

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Sister Catherine Mary Currie Honored by Alma Mater

Sister Catherine Mary Currie returned to her alma mater 36 years after graduation and has now been honored for her 14 years of service at the school. Her Rosary High School classmate Debbie Grommes Olson nominated Sister Catherine Mary for the Dominican Alumnae Spirit Award, given in recognition of Sister Catherine Mary’s service to Rosary, …

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Sister Mila Diaz Awarded Doctorate with High Honors

Springfield Dominican Sister Mila Díaz Solano successfully defended her dissertation and was subsequently awarded a Doctorate in Sacred Scripture, summa cum laude, from the French School of Biblical and Archeological Research, Jerusalem. Her defense took place March 24 via video conference from Springfield with examiners located at the school in Jerusalem, a prestigious 125-year old …

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Feeding Hungers: A Catholic Sisters Week Reflection

“If you can’t breathe nothing else matters” says a friend of the Dominican Sisters who is a respiratory therapist. Other physiological needs are equally important. If you can’t breathe, if you are physically hungry, if you are cold, tired, and without shelter, there is little else you can be attentive to. When needs for safety, …

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