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Peru Independence Day at Sacred Heart Convent

The sisters at Sacred Heart Convent celebrated Peru’s independence from Spain with typical Peruvian flair on Tuesday. Morning Mass began with a joyful Peruvian-style procession and chaplain Father Michael DeTemple, OP, recognized the sisters who were missionaries in Peru and the sisters in Peru today. “This was a celebration in solidarity with our sisters in …

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Join Us in the Struggle against Human Trafficking

July 30 is World Anti-trafficking Day. Please join us in asking Attorney General William Barr to fund and enforce the 2008 Protect our Children Act. Dominican Sisters of Springfield are members of a powerful advocacy and education organization called U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking. Through this organization we have learned, educated others, and most …

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COVID-19 and Giving to the Dominican Sisters

COVID-19 Stimulus Package / CARES Act CARES Act for Nonprofits – Friday, March 27, the Congress passed and the President signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a $2 trillion economic stimulus package legislated to provide immediate relief for nonprofits like the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Ill. Overview New Deduction …

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Springfield Dominican Leadership Team stands with LCWR statement on DACA

The leadership team of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield stands with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious in this statement of gratitude for a Supreme Court ruling that buys more time for Dreamers whose lives would be dramatically altered by a change in policy. Read the full statement here. Read the Statement Here The statement …

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Springfield Dominican Sisters Take the Struggle for Equity
To Wall Street

One of Sixteen Dominican Congregations Announcing Dominican Sisters Climate Solution Movement, a Partnership with Morgan Stanley, on Fifth Anniversary of LAUDATO SI’ Springfield, Ill.—On the fifth anniversary of the publication of Laudato Si’, the Dominican Sisters of Springfield announce their participation in Dominican Sisters Climate Solution Movement, a strategic green investment initiative to address climate …

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Black Lives Matter

“THROUGH THE EYES OF OUR PARTNERS”: A STATEMENT ON RACIAL KILLING FROM THE DOMINICAN SISTERS OF SPRINGFIELD  June 1, 2020   The Dominican Sisters of Springfield watch in horror and sadness each incidence of racial violence in the U.S. They see through the eyes of their sisters of color and the men and women who are their partners …

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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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