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Sister Sharon Zayac, OP from Jubilee Farm

Celebrating Earth Day with Jubilee Farm

Sister Sharon Zayac, OP and Sister Anita Cleary, OP share about the things to experience at Jubilee Farm and how green burial shrouds are made. The Earth Awareness Fair video was produced by the City of Springfield, Illinois Mayor’s Office. Video will premiere on Thursday, April 22nd in honor of Earth Day. What is Jubilee Farm? …

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Violet Protest Project: Sister Linda Hayes Participates in Collaborative Textile Art

How can one individual respond to the political divisiveness and violence plaquing our country?  I found my answer when I stumbled upon the VIOLET PROTEST PROJECT. Opened March 10 – September 5, Phoenix Art Museum, 9500 squares on display with new squares added each week. This project was conceived by Arizona artist Ann Morton, who uses …

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Are you ready to celebrate the Triduum?

Since 1969 the Triduum has been recognized as its own liturgical season in the Roman Catholic liturgical calendar. Triduum, meaning three days, is a bridge between Lent and Easter that begins at sunset on Holy Thursday and concludes at sunset on Easter Sunday. In between, the church’s liturgical life is centered on the paschal mystery—the …

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Marian Catholic Fine Arts Department Achievements and Accolades

Chicago Heights, Ill. (March 11, 2021) – Marian Catholic High School students started 2021 with a bang. With a Fine Arts Department known for success, both the Marian Catholic Band and Marian Catholic Speech Team competed in state-wide tournaments already this year. Ten students were named all-state musicians by the Illinois Music Education Association (ILMEA). …

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Step away from the Noise at “Sound Scape” A BIG READ
event at Jubilee Farm

New Berlin, Ill.—Listen to the sounds of creation, enjoy fresh air, and get a respite from the noise and frenetic pace of life during “Sound Scape,” at Jubilee Farm, 10:00-11:00 Saturday, April 24, 2021. The free public event is offered by Jubilee Farm, a ministry of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield in partnership with the …

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Service in the Community: A Reflection on Service from Current SHG Students

For a number of years the sisters at Sacred Heart Convent and the students and faculty “across the blacktop” at Sacred Heart-Griffin High School have enjoyed a wonderful mutuality. Students are allowed to give one study hall period a week in service at the convent, where they come to read to sisters, or write letters …

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Active Nonviolence: To Celebrate, Contemplate, and Live

This article was originally published in the Winter 2020-2021 Edition of JUST Words. Susan M. Hickman is a Springfield Dominican associate and a member of the sisters’ Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation Committee. Recently I was privileged to participate in a Pax Christi United Kingdom workshop on nonviolence. The sessions took place over five …

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Consecrated Life: An Encounter With God through People

In his homily on World Day for Consecrated Life in 2019, Pope Francis breathed new life and joy in to the observance when he called consecrated life—the vowed life of Catholic sisters, brothers, priests and consecrated lay people—”a living encounter with the Lord in his people.” In honor of the 25th World Day for Consecrated …

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