Relationships that matter: Sister M. Rose Schleeper a covenant of liberation

By Website Administrator | January 19, 2023

By Father Joseph Brown, SJ The Covenant by which we are bound was completed—from its proclamation, in Exodus: “You shall not wrong a stranger or oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. You shall not afflict any widow or orphan…”—by the rendering spoken by Jesus, as He reordered our very identities: “… you shall love your neighbor as yourself….” Long before I could analyze and breathe in this liberating reality, I knew the truth […]

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Dominican Sisters Welcome the Curious to Weekend Events

By Website Administrator | January 18, 2023

“Even if you are just a little bit curious, you are welcome,” said Sister Denise Glazik about two upcoming opportunities for single Catholic women to explore religious life. The “Come & See” weekends are planned for Feb. 17-19 and March 10-12, 2023 at Cor Unum House-a convent nestled into one of Springfield’s friendliest neighborhoods. Single Catholic women ages 18-40 are welcome to register for either event. Register now Participants will experience first-hand the rhythms of prayer and daily […]

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Partners in Mission: New recognition wall honors donors

By Website Administrator | January 9, 2023

By Sister Kathleen Anne Tait, OP Director of Mission Advancement This quote from St. Catherine graces a beautiful new recognition wall, recently installed at the door of Sacred Heart Convent chapel, where every day our sisters remember in their prayer our friends and benefactors, who, having been our companions on the journey in this life, continue to share their gifts with us at the end of their lives on Earth. St. Catherine knew from her own relationship with […]

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Save the dates for 150th anniversary events

By Website Administrator | January 5, 2023
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A Year in Review: 2022 

By Website Administrator | December 29, 2022

Taking a glance backward at the end of a calendar year has become traditional-and for us, too. We hope you enjoy savoring our joys and remembering the sorrows and challenges of 2022 in equal measure.   Our Top Six  Our big news in 2022 was the celebration of the 150th anniversary of our founding. We began the celebrating on August 19, 2022, on the 149th anniversary-and will continue to celebrate through August 19, 2023. Here’s an updated calendar of events […]

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The Way of the Cross in Myanmar

By Website Administrator | December 29, 2022

It may seem counterintuitive to present a Way of the Cross while we are still in the Christmas season. For our Dominican family in Myanmar, and for thousands of Myanmar’s citizens, Christmas has not not put an end to the brutal violence and displacement. With this final post of Dominican Month of Peace, we provide a moving version of Jesus’ passion accompanied by images from the conflict in Myanmar, and ask you to remember the people of this […]

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Sister M. Alberta Juggles Techno wizardry, Ministry, and Family Care

By Website Administrator | December 26, 2022

Above: Sister M. Alberta, left, and her sister, Sister M. Rene, who died in 2016. Listen carefully and you will hear Sister M. Alberta mention the reason she asked to move from her ministry as principal at Alleman High School in Rock Island, Ill., closer to her family in Morgan County. She mentions her sister, Marianne, who was as that time raising teenagers and caring for their aging parents. The move would allow her to be close enough […]

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Christmas blessings from the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois

By Website Administrator | December 24, 2022

Dear Friends, We greet this Christmas Season with the honest recognition that our hearts are filled with lament, gratitude, and hope. Lament as we join Earth and her people calling for systemic change to heal the suffering found in our shared global community. Gratitude as we recognize the goodness in all of creation that is restorative, renewing, and resurrected. Hope as we deepen our relationship with the One whose incarnational presence is a forever promise. Together, may we celebrate with deep joy this […]

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