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Springfield Dominican Associates Think Virtual Community Room is a Wonderful Blessing

In a time of uncertainty, at a scale we haven’t seen in our lifetimes, people across the world are changing behaviors to protect the lives of vulnerable people around them. COVID19 will be the defining experience for this generation. We are living through this experience together while remaining physically distant from one another, yet the …

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How to be a Healer: Lessons from Catherine of Siena

Sister Susan Karina Dickey, a Dominican Sister of Springfield who ministers as Vice President of Mission Integration for St. Dominic Health Services, Jackson, Miss., has long been fascinated with St. Catherine of Siena’s healing mission. “Catherine’s mystical experiences have overshadowed her gifts of healing,” Sister Karina said. “When it comes to care for the human …

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Heart to Christ, Feet for the World

Listen to Sister Rose Marie’s Preaching  https://springfieldop.org/wp-content/uploads/SisterRoseMarieRiley_Preaching_CommunityRoom_4-29-2020.mp3 On April 29, 2020, the Feast of the Dominican mystic St. Catherine of Siena, Sister Rose Marie Riley preached for The Community Room, a series of virtual gatherings of Springfield Dominican Sisters and Associates launched in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic. Her text was from the Gospel …

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Rosalia’s Story: A Journey to Well-Being

Very often, well-being—like resurrection—is an ongoing process rather than a singular event. We move toward it and grow into it gradually over time. Rosalia’s search for well-being has developed in stages, some of which didn’t look much like resurrection. Unlike many immigrants’ journeys, there were no worn shoes and tired blistered feet. She arrived here …

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Pedro’s Story: Gospel Solidarity, and Hope

Sister Judith Hilbing, prioress at the Dominican Sisters motherhouse, Sacred Heart Convent, Springfield, Ill., shared this story in response to a question to put her regarding her celebration of 60 years of religious profession: What experience have you had that has transformed your understanding of consecrated life? Learn more about Sister Judi and the other …

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Coming to a Sewer Near You—Beer?

About the photo: Mike Garrity, owner of Triple Dog Brewing, standing at his brewery on Jan. 24, 2020. | Credit Rachel Cramer / Yellowstone Public Radio Waste produced by breweries—even small craft beer enterprises—can pose problems for sewer systems and water treatment plants. Because it’s rich in yeast, hops and sugar, brewery waste can throw …

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Sister Patty: Bringing the Periphery to the Center

This is the first in a series of Stories of Hope for the Easter Season prepared by the Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation committee of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield (JPIC). Every story demonstrates a success in meeting one or more of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development  Goals (SDGs) and provides a glimpse into …

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Stand Up Sisters! Holy Week
from Sacred Heart Convent

In the midst of quarantine, the Sisters who reside at Sacred Heart Convent, Springfield, Ill., took responsibility for preaching during Holy Week. Here are the words of the preachers. Easter Sunday: Sister Judith Hilbing, OP Preaching on the Gospel of John, chapter 20. We know this Resurrection Story. We know about “that” Day and the …

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