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What Does it Mean to Live in Myanmar Now?

As a result of the fast spreading of civil war, the civilians had to flee for safety either to the jungle or to other villages or towns considered safer. In the conflict zones, the military forces would shoot anyone found in the streets and arrest anyone caught de­livering food supplies to the displaced people. Many …

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Who are the Dominicans that are in Myanmar?

FRIARS Myanmar is a country located in the western portion of mainland Southeast Asia, with a population of 53 million persons. It was formerly called Burma, has an ancient Buddhist tradition and contains many small ethnics groups. The Catholic population is less than 4%, or around 2 million persons. The presence of the Province of …

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Students at Marian Catholic Join Dominican Sisters to help others

Students at Marian Catholic High School along with members of The Emmaus Community in Olympia Fields helped 250 families in need during a community service project that gave a Thanksgiving meal before the holiday. Over 60 volunteers worked together to assemble and distribute food boxes filled with Thanksgiving staples that helped many have a full …

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End the Violence, Change the Systems, Transform Ourselves: A Pledge in the aftermath of the Mass Shooting in Colorado Springs

Springfield, Ill.—In the aftermath of the mass shooting in Colorado Springs on November 19, the elected leadership of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield today reaffirmed their opposition to exclusion and violence and pledged to work together with members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious to halt the cycle of violence and initiate a path …

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Sister Ann Elizabeth Little receives Service Award

Springfield Dominican Sister Ann Elizabeth Little, a chaplain at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, Miss., was among St. Dominic’s employees honored recently with the Franciscan Service Award. Since the Franciscan Service Award was introduced at St. Dominic’s, 17 individuals have been awarded this honor, the highest offered in the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health …

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Thank You to Sister Katherine O’Connor, completing her years of service at SHG

Dominican Sister Katherine O’Connor, OP, announced this week she will step down from her role as president of Sacred Heart-Griffin High School at the end of the 2022-2023 school year. She will leave her post in June, bringing an end to a nearly two-decade career as a leader in Catholic Dominican secondary education in Springfield. …

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