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Celebrate with the Springfield Dominicans during Catholic Sisters Week

Register for Events Springfield, IL—Fifty-two weeks a year, Catholic sisters stand with the poor and immigrants, teach children, fight injustice, heal the sick, share the power of prayer, empower women, defend the planet, promote peace, create community, and offer hope. During the week of March 8-14 each year, the Dominican Sisters of Springfield celebrate the …

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Proud Corazón: The Art of Rosary High School Student Gabriela Diaz

Gabriela Diaz is a student at Rosary High School, Aurora, Ill., a sponsored institution of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield. Her artwork and her reflection on it were shared with the Springfield Dominican Antiracism Team (SDART) at the January 2020 meeting in Springfield. This essay and her artwork are shared with her permission. This piece …

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Hurricane Sows Destruction—and Kindness

by Renee Rollins Although St. Dominic Health Services is 170 miles from the Mississippi Gulf Coast, it became evident on August 29, 2005, that a category four hurricane can quickly become an equal opportunity disaster, spreading devastation and causing untold problems for those much further inland. Not only were Mississippi’s coastal towns almost completely wiped …

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Peace must Prevail

Statement on United States Engagement with Iran The U.S. Dominican Iraq Coordinating Committee calls upon the United States Government to de-escalate tensions with Iran In the midst of the sacred days of the Christmas-Epiphany season, our hearts and minds have contemplated the promised hope of God’s coming peace. Yet, during these days, we have also …

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Forgo Violent Rhetoric, Break Cycle of Violence With Iran

Springfield Dominican Sister Marcelline Koch signed statement, calls for de-escalation of tensions with Iran Springfield, Ill.—Promoters of Justice for Dominican Sisters and Brothers nationwide call upon the U.S. Government to forgo “violent rhetoric and preparations for retaliatory attacks” against Iran. A statement released yesterday, on the Feast of Epiphany, says it is “critical that the …

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