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Sister Kathleen Anne Tait, OP

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The Blessings of 2020: Sister Kathleen Anne Tait Looks Back—and Forward

This article was originally published in the Winter 2020-2021 Edition of JUST Words. January is a month to reflect back and look forward. Far from pulling us in opposite directions, this two-way vision provides a valuable perspective on the experience we are now enduring. Much to my delight, my reflection has revealed three precious gifts …

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Generosity, Serendipity, and the Life
Of Our Friend Leroy Jordan

Sister Marcelline Koch, standing, assists Sister M. Dominic Joerger while Leroy and Johnetta Jordan share a treasured photo. Thank you! On behalf of all our sisters, and with the gratitude of dozens of coworkers and hundreds of students who will benefit from your generosity to the annual St. Dominic Day appeal, thank you. Surely, it …

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Of Our Friend Leroy Jordan
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Fletcher Farrar:
High Adventure, Old Houses,
and Giving

Spirituality and Money? These two concepts don’t often rub shoulders. For spouses Fletcher Farrar and Mary Jessup, however, it’s a connection continually made. Fletcher learned from his parents who were integrally tied to church and community in Mt. Vernon, Ill., where Fletcher Farrar Sr. worked as an oil producer. Frequently the product was a dry …

Fletcher Farrar:
High Adventure, Old Houses,
and Giving
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Blanca Farris:
Monthly Giving is
“Thanks-giving”

Blanca and Steve Farris with their daughter Isabella, top, center, and Springfield Dominican Sister Beatríz Vila Alania at the Farris home in 2018. Blanca Farris partners with the Springfield Dominicans as a “Bearer of the Flame” because she values memories of the Dominican Sisters who’ve influenced her family life through the years, prompting her to …

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Monthly Giving is
“Thanks-giving”
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Light the Way: Sister Kathleen Anne Tait’s
6 Big Ideas for Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday began in 2012 to counterbalance the rampant consumerism that has crept into our culture with the shopping frenzy known as “Black Friday.” Donations to good causes are appropriate! We hope you make some! We also encourage you to “Light the way” to a gentler world by making a gift of human kindness! Here …

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6 Big Ideas for Giving Tuesday
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