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A legacy of giving: Charles L. Routt

By Website Administrator | August 15, 2022

If it hadn’t been for Charles Routt, there might not be any Springfield Dominicans. Time and again, he came to the community’s aid. Like the sisters, Routt was a Kentuckian by birth. His family moved to the Jacksonville area in 1834 when Routt was nine years old. They belonged to the Christian Church, now known as the Disciples of Christ, but Routt became Catholic in 1840. The sisters arrived in Jacksonville in 1873 and a few years later […]

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Sister M. Raymunda Troeckler, OP

By Sister Beth Murphy, OP | August 14, 2022

Sister M. Raymunda’s Services Visitors are welcome; masks and social distancing required. Visitation: 4:00-5:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 16, Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, 1237 W. Monroe St., Springfield, IL 62704. Visitation begins with a prayer service. Funeral Mass: 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 16, Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, Dominican Father Michael DeTemple, celebrant. Burial: 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 17, Roselawn Memorial Park, Springfield, Ill. Livestream Links Please check back Monday for livestream links Wake Service            […]

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“Deeply Dramatic”—Dominicans in Krakow Welcome Ukrainian Refugees

By Website Administrator | August 4, 2022

Father Andrzej carries a mattress to an apartment for refugee families. Each family has its own kitchen, bathroom, and washing machine. All maintenance costs are covered by the Dominicans. by Fr. Andrzej Mońka, OP. This article originally appeared in the Summer 2022 issue of JUSTWords. View online copy here. It was obvious to us from the beginning that we wanted to help people who were forced to flee their own country because of the war. Since then we […]

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Springfield Dominican Associate Barb Leaf: Community Weaver

By Sister Beth Murphy, OP | August 1, 2022

Barb Leaf is not a weaver, per se, but the 2022 Women of Distinction Award winner from Little Flower Parish in Springfield, Ill., clearly has a knack for it. Barb, who has been a Springfield Dominican Associate since 2012, is expert at becoming part of the fabric of her intersecting communities. She strengthens the praying community of her parish as the environment coordinator, Eucharistic minister, and RCIA team member. She and her husband Jim, who is also an […]

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The Supper at Emmaus, Galleria degli Arazzi, Vatican Museum. A Creative Commons photo from flickr.com. Accessed May 6, 2022. https://www.flickr.com/ photos/justaslice/49684829557

Walking Together: An Update on the Synodal Process

By Website Administrator | July 29, 2022

This article was originally published in JUST Words Vol. 22 No. 2 Summer Issue.  Exquisite! Magnificent! These words describe the rich beauty of a “planetary tapestry” woven through the global synod convoked by Pope Francis in October 2021. Stories, concerns, critiques, and dreams of Catholics the world over are due in Rome by August 15, and will be processed through the synod office in preparation for the global synod of bishops in October 2023. The Dominican Sisters of […]

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Oración por el Perú – A Prayer for Peru

By Website Administrator | July 27, 2022

Good Father We entrust our Peru in your hands. Though the aftermath and dangers are not over, we thank you for being very close to us,  in the enthusiasm, initiatives and imagination, with which we rose above the very hard moments that we passed, in all our victims that we carry in our hearts and in all men and women who cared for them, and to us, survivors. We thank you for their example. which inspires us to […]

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Fanning the Flames of Hope: Dominican Sisters in Assembly

By Sister Beth Murphy, OP | July 26, 2022

The joy of being together in the same space is one way the Dominican Sisters of Springfield fan the flame of hope. They were most recently together during General Assembly, a time of conversation, prayer, and communal study held in June 2022. The annual three-day meeting, held at Sacred Heart Convent, Springfield, Ill., brought most of the congregation under one roof. Travel concerns kept the sisters in Peru from being physically present but they joined in via videoconference. […]

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Climate Change Quiz: How Much Do You Know?

By Website Administrator | July 13, 2022

By Ryan Bacic and Aviva Loeb April 22, 2022 This article was originally published in the The Washington Post Climate change can feel confusing, big and scary. Trust us: We get it. Just take a deep breath, and let it back out again (it will be full of carbon dioxide, for the record). With this quiz, we’ll start with some of the basics – and then work our way up from there. Can you pass Climate Change 101? Click […]

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