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Our Peru Mission: Peruvian AND Springfield Sisters

By Sister Beth Murphy, OP | May 20, 2022

About the photo above: Hermana (Sister) Doris Terrell Jimenez, OP at prayer during her perpetual profession of vows in 2015.  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 […]

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Standing Against White Supremacy

By Website Administrator | May 19, 2022

A handmade sign by Chloe Wilson used during the Charlottesville, Virginia counter-protest to the Unite the Right rally on August 12, 2017. Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Justin McBrien. The Dominican Sisters of Springfield are members of the Springfield Coalition on Dismantling Racism (SCoDR) and our elected leadership team belongs to the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR). We support the statements made by each organization and add our […]

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Sister M. Teresine Zarones, OP

By Sister Beth Murphy, OP | May 13, 2022

Sister M. Teresine’s Services Visitors are welcome; masks and social distancing required. Visitation: 4:00-5:00 p.m., Monday, May16, Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, 1237 W. Monroe St., Springfield, IL 62704. Visitation begins with a prayer service. Funeral Mass: 6:30 p.m., Monday, May 16, Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, Dominican Father Michael DeTemple, celebrant. Burial: 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, Calvary Cemetery, Springfield, Ill. Livestream Links Wake Service                      Funeral Mass        […]

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Our Peru Mission: The Journey Begins

By Sister Beth Murphy, OP | May 12, 2022

About the photo above: Sister M. Andrea Smith, Sister Janet Guretz (known then as Sister M. De Montfort), Sister Doris Taylor (known then as Sister M. Leona) and Sister M. Rene Lawless were mission pioneers in Peru. Will you honor their gift of self with a donation in support of our mission in Jarpa today? Thanks so very much. How It All Started For sixty years the lives of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield have been bound to […]

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How DO You Dress for the Planet?

By Sister Beth Murphy, OP | May 10, 2022

This blog post from Grist, a climate justice news website, prompted reflection on how Springfield Dominican sisters and associates live their own commitments to simplicity and care for creation through the way they consume clothing. Convent “Swap Shops” For years now, it’s been the practice to have a “swap shop” at Sacred Heart Convent. This small closet in the laundry has served the community well. Sisters contribute clothing they no longer need; other sisters make it their first […]

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A Mother’s Day Litany

By Sister Beth Murphy, OP | May 8, 2022

This article originally appeared in the State Journal Register on Saturday May 7, 2022.  For Mothers. For all of them. For the ones called Mother, or Mom, Ma, Mommy, Mama, or Uma. For the ones not named, remembered, or called anything. For moms alive, and for those resting in peace. For moms we can visit today, and those we can’t. For moms who’ve had the family they always wanted, raised children in economic security, sent them to great […]

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The Youth Bring Hope Project

By Website Administrator | May 6, 2022

Dear Young people, In this crazy world, how will you bring hope? The next issue of JUST Words, the Springfield Dominican Sisters’ magazine, is all about bringing hope. If there is one thing we know, it is that young people are great sources of hope for the world. For the next JUST Words published in July, we’re inviting you, the students at our other high schools, and all the young people we know, ages 9-18, to share their […]

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Twelve Springfield Dominican Associates Make Commitment

By Sister Beth Murphy, OP | May 5, 2022

For the first time since 2019, the commitment ceremony for a Springfield Dominican Associate class was held in-person at Sacred Heart Convent Chapel on Sunday, May 1, 2022. During the homily of the Mass Father Michael DeTemple, OP, chaplain for the Dominican Sisters, thanked the associates for their commitment and noted that through the sacrament of baptism they are called to be light for world. He said to them “Jesus gives the disciples and us a job description […]

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