Celebrating 25 years of collaboration

By Website Administrator | July 3, 2023

Twenty-five years ago, several sisters from the Mexico-based Daughters of Mary Immaculate of Guadalupe accepted a mission to teach at Immaculate Conception School in South Chicago. Because of the cultural and language challenges the sisters would face, Springfield Dominican Sister Judine Hilbing was asked by Father Michael Enright to assume the leadership of the school while continuing as principal of nearby St. Michael’s. Thus began the collaborative friendship between our community and Las Hijas-the Mexican sisters. Several Springfield […]

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Visio Divina: Seeing as Prayer

By Website Administrator | June 27, 2023

This method of prayer is called visio divina-holy seeing. Here are weekly pairings of a brief text from scripture and an image. The texts are taken from the Roman Catholic Lectionary for Sunday liturgies. The images might be taken by our sisters or communications office staff, or they might be something we find and use with permission. If you’d like to practice visio divina, here are a few tips. (HINT: Click on an image to enlarge it.) Sit […]

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Sister Ann Vincent Terracina cultivates Catholic Identity at St. Christina’s Parish

By Website Administrator | June 26, 2023

Chicago-What happens when a loved one moves or dies and the family discovers a cache of holy cards, a drawer-full of rosaries, or a box-load of saints’ statues? Well, if they know Sister Ann Vincent Terracina, these items go to her. Everyone who knows, knows she will put the items to good use. Sister Ann is well known in Chicago’s Mt. Greenwood neighborhood where she has been a pastoral minister at St. Christina’s Parish for more than 25 […]

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Healing & Reconciling: Dominican Justice Promoters Meeting 2023

By Website Administrator | June 23, 2023

By Sister Marcelline Koch, OP The North American Dominican Justice Promoters were delighted to gather June 13-16, 2023, for their first in-person meeting in three years. Casa Iskali Retreat Center in Des Plaines, Ill, provided a comfortable and welcoming space. Recognizing that we all are part of something larger than ourselves, the group heard from two Dominican leaders in Rome who joined them virtually. Sister Margaret Mayce, the coordinator of the Dominican Sisters International Confederation, shared stories of […]

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Sister Kathleen Cour, OP

By Website Administrator | June 1, 2023

Sister Kathleen’s Services Visitation:  4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, at Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, 1237 W. Monroe St., Springfield, IL 62704. Visitation begins with a prayer service. Funeral Mass: 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, at Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, Dominican Father Michael DeTemple, celebrant. Wake and Mass will be livestreamed.   Livestream Links Wake Service and Funeral Mass Springfield Dominican Sister Kathleen Cour died May 26, 2023, in Boston, Mass. She was born in 1948 […]

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Nuns Against Gun Violence

By Website Administrator | May 31, 2023

A nationwide action called Nuns Against Gun Violence is being scheduled for Friday, June 2 on National Gun Violence Awareness Day. The Springfield Dominicans are aware of the havoc wreaked by gun violence in our country.  We lament the rage of persons who see it as the only response, the easy access to weapons to vent that rage, and the increased lethality of weapons. June 2 is National Gun Violence Awareness Day.  Below is a candle-lighting vigil activity […]

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Podcasts for Vocation Discernment

By Website Administrator | May 31, 2023

If you are early in the process of thinking about your purpose in life-your vocation-sometimes it helps to create some space to learn from others about their own journeys, or to gather advice from experts and wise people. Podcasts can help. Here’s a list of some you might find helpful. F.L.O.W.cast  A production of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield. How to Discern Anything Related to a Sister Spiritual Practices for Everybody How Does Prayer Change Us? Beyond the […]

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“Our call is to follow the Gospel”

By Website Administrator | May 23, 2023

As president of the board of Bethany House of Hospitality, Joliet Franciscan Sister Dolores Zemont has her priorities straight. “Our call is to follow the Gospel, the Gospel of Jesus Christ that calls us to not only notice but to ‘be there’ for the underserved, for the poor, for those who have no place else to go.” Listen as she explains how donations helps those who have no other place to go. Sister Dolores and her religious community, […]

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