What Does it Mean to Live in Myanmar Now?

By Website Administrator | December 2, 2022

As a result of the fast spreading of civil war, the civilians had to flee for safety either to the jungle or to other villages or towns considered safer. In the conflict zones, the military forces would shoot anyone found in the streets and arrest anyone caught de­livering food supplies to the displaced people. Many innocent civilians have been killed, tortured, and burned to death by the military forces. On many occasions, the soldiers break into the civilian’s […]

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Who are the Dominicans that are in Myanmar?

By Website Administrator | December 2, 2022

FRIARS Myanmar is a country located in the western portion of mainland Southeast Asia, with a population of 53 million persons. It was formerly called Burma, has an ancient Buddhist tradition and contains many small ethnics groups. The Catholic population is less than 4%, or around 2 million persons. The presence of the Province of Our Lady of the Rosary in Myanmar began in October, 2010.  There are currently three houses: DOMINIC’S HOUSE Yangon The first community of […]

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Month for Peace Webinar on Myanmar scheduled Dec. 3 at 7:30 a.m.

By Website Administrator | November 30, 2022

Missed the webinar? Check back later for a link to the recording.

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Students at Marian Catholic Join Dominican Sisters to help others

By Website Administrator | November 29, 2022

Students at Marian Catholic High School along with members of The Emmaus Community in Olympia Fields helped 250 families in need during a community service project that gave a Thanksgiving meal before the holiday. Over 60 volunteers worked together to assemble and distribute food boxes filled with Thanksgiving staples that helped many have a full meal on Thanksgiving. Curtis Johnson, Marian Catholic director of choirs and campus minister, said the faith-based project benefited all involved. “As Christians, we […]

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End the Violence, Change the Systems, Transform Ourselves: A Pledge in the aftermath of the Mass Shooting in Colorado Springs

By Website Administrator | November 23, 2022

Springfield, Ill.—In the aftermath of the mass shooting in Colorado Springs on November 19, the elected leadership of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield today reaffirmed their opposition to exclusion and violence and pledged to work together with members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious to halt the cycle of violence and initiate a path toward right relationship “particularly with those impacted by the misuse of power.” “We join our sisters in LCWR to ‘work toward a world […]

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Happy Thanksgiving from Your Dominican Sisters

By Website Administrator | November 18, 2022

“And now, bless the the God of all, who has done wondrous things on earth; Who fosters people’s growth from their mother’s womb, and fashions them according to God’s will! May God grant you joy of heart and may peace abide among you; May God’s goodness toward us endure” Sirach 50:22-24 Dear Friend, This is one of many possible scriptures in the lectionary for our celebration of Thanksgiving Day. I couldn’t do any better than to wish for […]

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Sister Ann Elizabeth Little receives Service Award

By Website Administrator | November 14, 2022

Springfield Dominican Sister Ann Elizabeth Little, a chaplain at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, Miss., was among St. Dominic’s employees honored recently with the Franciscan Service Award. Since the Franciscan Service Award was introduced at St. Dominic’s, 17 individuals have been awarded this honor, the highest offered in the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System. Sister Ann Elizabeth and five other honorees were able to be present for the recognition ceremony. Scott Kashman, president and CEO of […]

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Former educator now feeds the hungry

By Jean Ann Miller | November 9, 2022

Dominican Sister Katrina Lamkin knew at a young age she wanted to serve as a sister. “A friend and I shared the same idea that we wanted to be sisters. I remember begging my parents to let me to Sacred Heart to continue my catholic education. It was during my senior year that I made the decision to follow God’s call after graduation,” said Sister Katrina. Once in the community, Sister Katrina earned a degree in elementary education […]

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