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Sister Beth Murphy, OP

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

Collaboration Changes the World: Sisters’ Antiracism Work Honored by National Organization

LeadingAge Recognizes Sisters’ Anti-racism Efforts The Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois, have been selected to receive the 2016 Hobart Jackson Cultural Diversity Award from LeadingAge, a national association representing 6,000 nonprofit aging-services organizations throughout the United States. The award recognizes the Dominican Sisters’ “Conscious, committed effort to dismantle racism wherever it exists,” according to the …

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Dominican Sisters Contribute Brains to Major National Alzheimer’s Study

33 Sisters, ages 60-89, begin study this month Sponsored by Rush University Medical Center’s Alzheimer’s Disease Center Called the “Religious Order’s Study” More than 1350 sisters, brothers and priests participating nationwide since 1994 Internationally renowned neurologist David Bennett chairs the study A Rush University Medical Center researcher puts Sister Ann Clennon through her paces. Mobility …

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“Talk about giving your life to God”—A story of friendship, service, and call

                        Sister M. Trinita shares her friendship with Sister Margaret Held and Sister Paula Merrill, the two sisters whose murder in Mississippi last week has shocked the nation. Yesterday afternoon I called Sister Mary Trinita at the community health clinic she’s run for twenty …

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Dominican Sisters Win Cultural Diversity Award from National Senior Care Organization

LeadingAge Recognizes Sisters’ Anti-racism Efforts The Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois, have been selected to receive the 2016 Hobart Jackson Cultural Diversity Award from LeadingAge, a national association representing 6,000 nonprofit aging-services organizations throughout the United States. The award recognizes the Dominican Sisters’ “Conscious, committed effort to dismantle racism wherever it exists,” according to the …

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Dominican Sisters Conference decries race-based violence; calls for soul-searching engagement

U.S. Dominican Sisters issued a statement calling for “personal and national soul-searching” as a step toward eradicating the racist systems that wound our nation. Already engaged in efforts to dismantle racism, the Springfield Dominican Sisters support the statement issued by the Dominican Sisters Conference on behalf of the 19 member-congregations of U.S. Dominicans. “We are …

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A Novena in Solidarity with our Sisters and Brothers in Iraq

On the night of August 6, 2014, Daesch (ISIS) swept across the Nineveh Plain of northern Iraq causing hundreds of thousands to flee to relative safety in the Kurdish area. Our own Dominican Family was included in this exodus. Since then they have not only had to deal with the trauma of this unfolding event, …

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Dominican Sisters Celebrate Democratic Proposal to Close the SOA/WHINSEC

  Springfield, Ill.—Twenty years ago the Dominican Sisters of Springfield unanimously voiced their desire to close a controversial U.S. military program that trains military and police forces in Central and South America who then use those skills to perpetrate violence and terror on the people of their own nations. Their advocacy, and that of many …

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Introducing Rosary High School’s First President

Dr. Thomas Choice, former board chair, takes the helm at Rosary August 1. Following a comprehensive study and months of deliberation by a special committee, the board of directors recommended to the member board—the leadership team of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield—the adoption of a president/principal administrative model at Rosary High School. This was unanimously …

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Prayer for the Iraqi Dominican Sisters' General Chapter

Join us in praying with and for them July 1-10. The sisters will elect a new prioress general and make important decisions about their life and ministry. Their prayer: “We search for you and long to see your face—the face of compassion and mercy.” On July 1 the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Sienna …

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