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Two Questions

By Website Administrator | July 11, 2022

This essay first appeared in the summer edition of the Dominican Literacy Center newsletter, Word & Hope. We republish it here with the permission of the Dominican Literacy Center because of its unique perspective on the challenges that face English language learners in the United States. To learn more about the Springfield Dominican mission of literacy and citizenship education at the Dominican Literacy Center visit https://dominicanliteracycenter.org/ “Why don’t they just learn English?” You may have heard this question […]

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The Youth Hope Project

By Website Administrator | July 7, 2022

This article originally appeared in JUSTWords Volume 22, Number 2, written by Cathy Becker. Cathy is a Springfield Dominican associate, a member of the JUST Words editorial board, and youth minister at St. Agnes Parish, Springfield, Ill. Just days before the massacre of 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, the JUST Words Editorial Board invited young people ages 9-18 to tell us how they can bring hope to the world. The day of […]

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Marian Catholic Names New Vice President of Ministry and Mission

By Website Administrator | June 30, 2022

Linda Hansen assumes responsibility for ensuring the school’s Catholic, Dominican traditions. After an extensive search, Marian Catholic High School has selected Linda Hansen as its first Vice President of Ministry and Mission. As a Dominican school, Marian Catholic places special emphasis on the education of the whole person. The newly created leadership position will be instrumental in ensuring that the Marian Catholic community maintains its spiritual focus and direction, guided by the four Dominican Pillars of Prayer, Study, […]

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How to Build a Greener Kitchen

By Website Administrator | June 20, 2022

This article was orginally published as part of the Ecokitchen series from The Washington Post. It was written by Priyanka Naik. I know this may come as a shock, but I spend most of my time in the kitchen. And I use a ton of appliances ― blenders, mixers, air fryers ― you name it, I probably have it. But since living on my own, I’ve always had my parents’ voices echoing in my head ― “Turn the […]

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Our Peru Mission: Dreams Fulfilled

By Sister Beth Murphy, OP | June 8, 2022

About the photo above: Hermana (Sister) Edith Vila Alania above the city of Jarpa where she now ministers. Sister Maria Luisa Naupari Gutierrez, now missioned in Jarpa, made her profession 1997. She and her classmates wrote this poem, “Dreaming Wakes Up Freedom,” published that year in an English language mission magazine. These excerpts may awaken the sense of what our sisters in Jarpa hope to accomplish with their ministry in the Huancayo archdiocese. Can you help us “wake […]

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Our Peru Mission: Searching for Jarpa and a Mission on the Margins

By Sister Beth Murphy, OP | June 2, 2022

About the photo above: Hermana (Sister) Edith Vila Alania above the city of Jarpa where she now ministers. How It All Started For sixty years the lives of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield have been bound to the lives of the people of Peru. Construction of the new convent and community center in Jarpa is one more milestone in the journey that brings us together. But how did it all start? Here we share that spirit-led journey through […]

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Dominican Sisters of Springfield Join Catholic Sisters Nationwide to Call for Action on Gun Safety

By Sister Beth Murphy, OP | May 27, 2022

“Organizations representing tens of thousands of Catholic sisters and associates across the United States are calling for an end to gun violence and immediate Congressional action to stop the bleeding and dying in our schools and cities,” said Sister Marcelline Koch, the justice promoter for the Springfield Dominicans. “We stand with them.” The leadership of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield endorse the statements of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, to which they belong, and the Justice Conference […]

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Our Peru Mission: A Vision for Mission Takes Shape

By Sister Beth Murphy, OP | May 25, 2022

About the photo above: Hermana (Sister) María Luisa Ñaupari Gutiérrez, OP, who co-authored a powerful poem about the experience of ministry in Peru.  How It All Started For sixty years the lives of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield have been bound to the lives of the people of Peru. Construction of the new convent and community center in Jarpa is one more milestone in the journey that brings us together. But how did it all start? Here we […]

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